If May means one thing in Indonesia it’s that the wet season has gone dry, and the swell floodgates have opened instead. True to form, the first big low of the season reared up recently, with just enough west in the swell to entice Marlon Gerber and Mikala Jones to strike out for the far end of the archipelago, with filmer and photographer Scotty Hammonds in tow.
Unfortunately for Mikala, his trip was cut short when he took a header into the reef. A week later a doctor pulled a chunk of reef out of his face. It goes to show that as tantalizing as Nias might appear, sometimes you’ve gotta pay the skin tax to play.