December has arrived! We usually have a lot of rain and Westerly winds at this time of the year, but as we’ve mentioned before this year is rather unusual. Not that we’re complaining! Over the last few days we enjoyed a mid-size swell that brought Bali fun waves, 5-6ft at some breaks, and with the light Southerly winds we’ve been able to surf all day. The coconut wireless is buzzing with stories that it’s been barreling all over the island.
“We’d been hanging at Macca’s and Green Bush for the last 4 days, and the natural footers were frothing to hit another perfect right-hander after the first 2 days we got at Rifles. Luckily we had a world class right just around the corner and that would be our next destination: Rags.
The seasons are changing in Bali, we have a really hot couple of weeks and the Trade winds are no longer coming as we had in the last 4 months, the swells are also not as strong as before, but yes we are in Indo, waves are always perfect and fun. Check this photos from yesterday at Pererenan and tell us where you would rather be.
It’s been an awesome end of season in Indonesia. September with swell after swell, perfect barrels back to back and when the winds started to change in beginning of October, more swell, one of the biggest and one of the best. Indonesia on fire tip-to-tip. Did you get some? Here are some shots to illustrate one of the best months of the year.
Marlon Gerber, Putra Hermawan, Lee Wilson, Adam Bennett, and visiting Kiwi pro Ricardo Christie caught late-season waves a few days ago.
The media super exposed Indo’s last swell, there were photos on surfing websites around the world. Here in Bali, at the epicenter, a lot of stories were making the rounds: Fights, hassles, drop-ins, the usual unfortunate drama, but the most common complaint by far was the crowd. Waves pumped from West to East, with reported 10 foot sets at Nias, epic Desert Point and smoking Sumbawa. A dream start for a September session that could remind us of that epic video from the early 2000′s.
It’s been a good season – and we’re only just half way through July! In spite of the trade-winds unusually late arrival, early-breaking Padang and the WCT circus provided plenty of fun, not to mention an influx of surfing prowess to an otherwise already blessed island. We caught up with foreign and local pro’s of all ages enjoying some of the best Bali has on offer.
We were having a good combo: with a good South swell we managed to surf Macaronis in the morning before the mooring system police would come and chase us away, then we would go to Green Bush to get the higher tide and the Northerly winds there.
We saw lots of people missing the best wave of the day distracted by Bali goddesses that were coming from the left and then you turn around and see this princess sitting on your right.
Like with any good circus the highlights are always in the side-show; It’s where you can see the bearded lady, the fattest twins and the headless man.