That’s how it’s like the take off
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.
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?
Our photographer was on the beach at first light and he brought this back. What did you get today?
A not-so-secret-secret was our third target and the boys had a froth-fest. The boys got barrelled out of their brains and then some, enjoying the 2-4ft conditions with the odd bigger set steamrolling through.
Canggu is always a favourite, and in spite of the crowds these days the local boys know how to work the line-up and really turn it on. 2-4ft., a few barrels and plenty of space for fun turns and airs.
We want to put some of these Indonesian kids in the spotlight now to showcase the level and hunger for the sport that is present – and how Indonesian surfing stands to benefit from them. First trip was to Keramas and the boys got plenty of barrel time and threw in some airs to mix things up. More here.
It was a big system coming to Indo. In the beginning it looked very solid and in spite of not living up to these initial expectations the swell that rolled in was of a good size and with a long period. My intention was to go somewhere different, as every year Lakey Peak is getting more and more exposed. No doubt the waves are really good at Lakeys and you have plenty of options but I wanted to escape from the crowd and shoot other waves with the boys.
Two weeks ago a very motley crew of surfers hopped onboard the Aileoita I in Padang, Sumatra, ready for whatever mother nature and the crew had in store for them. Informed by the latest forecasts the group agreed to heed the surf-guide’s advice and head beyond the well-documented Mentawai islands for the relatively lesser known Telos to the North, to search for waves and avoid crowds.