I sit slumped, fatigued from air travel, gazing aimlessly at my phone screen. I am flicking through images to pass time while I wait for my guests to arrive. A little nervous, a tad excited and quite unsure of what awaits on-board the Aileoita. My legs stick to the faux leather seat in the hotel lobby. Foreign exotic smells waft through the air, circulated by air conditioning that is tricking my body into thinking I am back home and not in a smoke engulfed tropical Sumatra, that I am not. Although we share the Indian Ocean with our Indonesian neighbours I am a far cry from my Western Australian desert shores. A day’s travel from Perth to Padang I find myself pensively waiting to board the boat to set sail on my first Mentawai surf trip as a coach and guide.
Yesterday the rain that has been terrifying Bali’s visitors gave us a break. We had some sun between clouds and a bit, just a bit, of rain. The swell that was supposed to arrive on Tuesday wasn’t as good as predicted so we went to our perfect scape: Bingin
Photo: Iuri Borba
He are a few photos from Padang-Padang yesterday, #30th of may. Maybe you are missing it today again. Go out there.
Here’s the pictures from today to accompany your lunch time, enjoy!
Rip Curl Gromsearch Series #3 coming to Canggu, Bali this weekend and the registration for the #3 Gromsearch competition has officially opened. Watch the kids warming up for the upcoming gromsearch!
It was the first trip of 2016 of Aileoita (aileoita.com), our partner boat. The forecast was not the best, there were a couple of pulses but not a proper solid swell. Every one thought that it would be a chest to head high wavess trip but our surf-guide and photographer was confident there he would […]
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.