Kandui Chronicles: Dispatches From The Mentawais

Day 3 of the Billabong Surf With A Pro trip to Kandui Resort in the Mentawais

Billabong's Jim Kempton carves off the bottom at Nokandui. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Billabong's Jim Kempton carves off the bottom at Nokandui. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

This trip has really reminded me how amazing of a surfer Dave Rastovich is. It's just incredible the things he can do on any type of craft, especially the impossible-to-ride alaia. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

This trip has really reminded me how amazing of a surfer Dave Rastovich is. It's just incredible the things he can do on any type of craft, especially the impossible-to-ride alaia. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Francesca “Frankie” Harrer at Nokandui. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Francesca “Frankie” Harrer at Nokandui. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Five Questions With Frankie

12-year old Malibu, California ripper Francesca “Frankie” Harrer is the youngest of the group out here at the Billabong Surf With A Pro trip to Kandui Resort and has quickly become my favorite camper (even after waking me up at an un-Godly hour this morning; typical frothing grom). An up coming goofyfoot, Frankie has a few surf trips under her belt already, but this one takes the cake…

How did you end up here on the Surf With A Pro trip?

I know Donavon from going on trips to Kauai with my family, and like a week before the trip we saw him at the beach and he told us we had to come, so here we are.

Donny and Frankie. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Donny and Frankie...BFFs! Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Who are some of your favorite surfers?

Parko and Stephanie Gilmore because they have good style.

What’s it like to go on a surf trip with your mom?

It’s fun, but moms get annoying sometimes [for the record we don’t find Mrs. Harrer annoying].

The only two girls on the trip, Frankie and Simone Harrer, taking a quick break from Nokandui. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The only two girls on the trip, Frankie and Simone Harrer, taking a quick break from Nokandui. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Where’s your favorite spot so far out here in the Mentawais?

Probably Beng Beng; Nokandui was kinda small when we surfed it today.

What do you think about Kandui Resort?

I love it! The waves are really good, the water is warm, the people are nice, and the food is great.

Francesca “Frankie” Harrer at Nokandui in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Francesca “Frankie” Harrer at Nokandui in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Frankie at 4 Bobs, the fun little right directly in front of Kandui Resort. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Frankie at 4 Bobs, the fun little right directly in front of Kandui Resort. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

12-year old shredder Frankie Harrer loving life on the Billabong Surf With A Pro trip. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

12-year old shredder Frankie Harrer loving life on the Billabong Surf With A Pro trip. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

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