Battling mother nature at Mandiri Beach

Mandiri beach is a south west facing beach, a wild place where mother nature rules. Take a walk along this beach and you will find the ruins of many a business that found the constant howling winds and wild oceans too much of a challenge.

In February 2007 a huge storm hit the coast an event that local residents said was repeated every decade. The last such event hit in May of 2016 and though the swell was not huge combined with historically high tides many coastal areas took a beating.

The following years have seen continued beach erosion at this location of Mandiri Beach, particularly around locations that place concrete structures below the hightide mark.

Bambu Loseman 2019 Once was Bambu Loseman ~ 2019
Mandiri Beach Club number One The old Mandiri Beach club

Those who learned from their experience or already understood the nature of beach errosion moved to a new safe and stable location further north.

Cabana Surf and Stay closed Has Cabana Surf and Stay closed it's doors ?
Cabana Surf and Stay Nov 2019 Cabana Surf & Stay. 1mtr swell nov 2019
The old Mandiri Beach Club ~ 2019
Mandiri Beach Lamoung Sumatra 3mtr swell Mandiri Beach 2016

Even with the remnants of so many dreams scattered along this stretch of beach there is always a new dreamer arriving with optimism deep pockets and a willingness to battle mother nature to secure their slice of paradise .