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This site was created to share photos of John Ocean's art.  He has been building since 1985, first in Hawaii and since 2003 he's been salvaging local hardwoods in the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.  He first built Kandui Surf Resort, and in 2008 moved to the 22 acre private island of Pitojat, where Togat Nusa Retreat was born.  He has been hand crafting wood into bungalows, a restaurant and bar, Yoga Barn, Tree house, furniture and many other creations, including surf boards.

We invite you to browse the photos and hope you feel the strong connection to nature, respect for the ocean, the land, and the Mentawai people.  

If you're interested in coming to relax on Paradise Island, please click here to get our trip schedule and rates, or fill out the form below - we'd love to have you come enjoy our home!!

                 ~~ Peace, love and brown rice.

Mentawai Islands Surf, Mentawai Surf

Togat Nusa Retreat

Pitojet Island, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia 

Contact Ainsley Ocean:

Whatsapp: +62 812-6728-7537

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Copyright 2023 All photos by Mieke Dusseldorp and Ainsley Ocean
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