Two recent deaths in the remote Mentawai island chain have highlighted just how dangerous this favourite surfing pilgrimage can be. The first, Ronald Stephen Schneider, 54, from the East Coast of Australia was found dead by friends after being smashed against the reef by heavy surf. He was followed less than a week later by South Australian man, Adam Dube, who was found dead after disappearing during a night swim.
snapping selfies and perching their children on the turtles’ backs, the ancient reptiles simply turned around and retreated into the sea.
Any supposedly “excess” weight will become a blessing, not a burden. For the larger wave-rider, good things come in buckets. And when they don’t come in buckets, they come in barrels. You will notice that most of the surfers featured herein have a (narcissistic?) preference for waves that resemble themselves (big, round, heavy). Other patterns […]
Speed! You’re constantly being told you need it, that good surfin’ is all about it. Yet sometimes, sometimes, you gotta pump the brakes. Hit the anchors, park it. Chiefly, when you want to pull in. The tricky thing is, slowing down enough to match the speed of the lip line and stay tunnelled, but not stopping altogether into an unrecoverable tis-was. Here surfeuropemag.com give us 5 Fantastic Tubes Stalls to try for the next swell.
An Australian has drowned in the Mentawai islands in Indonesia a week after surfer Ron Schneider was killed in a surfing accident at a nearby beach.
Here some shots of Padang-padang yesterday.
This weekend the swell may not have been massive but the island was blessed with plenty of fun waves.
As is the case with all languages, Bahasa Indonesia is full of expressions that invariably get lost in translation. Here are wowshack.com give us 19 tips which will have anyone mastering colloquial Indonesian expressions in no time.
We wanted to go to somewhere different. We were looking for new and fresh, more barrels and less people. But where to find such a thing?
Hailing from the heart of Kuta Beach, and a proud member of the most famous family in Balinese surfing, Garut Widiarta’s victory in the 2014 Rip Curl Cup could not have been a more popular one. We return to the scene of the greatest day of Garut’s life to have a chat with the young charger who’s competed in every edition of Indonesia’s most prestigious surfing competition.