Island Explorer: Surfing, Sailing and Exploring Beyond Sumatra and the Mentawai Islands
Author: Dan Scheffler
"Wanted: six guys with guts!" An obscure advertisement in a surf magazine sets in motion a journey through Sumatra's jungles, across volcanoes and along chaotic roads, through isolated villages and temples to the fabled Mentawai Islands and beyond.
As the Island Explorer drifts deeper into the wilds, its occupants gradually lose their connection with the "real world" and start existing in their own dreamland.
But the future becomes uncertain when the captain jumps ship and the stand-in skipper slowly becomes unhinged in the tropical heat. Join the quest to find pristine islands, untouched coral beaches and flawless surf.
Sail through equatorial Indonesia's sparkling seas with a group of surfers searching for that elusive, ideal wave.