Pandemic Wins: Alone in the Mentawai Islands

As the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people lost jobs, cancelled vacations, and had their lives drastically changed. For Costa Rican Anthony Fillingim, when the borders closed in the Mentawais, he had a choice—go back to his native Costa Rica, or stay at Kandui Resort. He chose the latter, and for more than a month, he scored wave after wave that would make anyone jealous—surfer or not. Check out his highlight reel below. —ML