It was not a big swell prediction. Greenbush would for sure the best because I thought Macas would be too crowded for the first few days so I drove Aileoita to Greenbush.
Nick Colbey’s latest surf film, Loco Loco, features Chippa Wilson, Clay Marzo, Mikey Wright, and Matt Meola getting amongst it in classic Indonesian perfection.
How’s this for a clip that makes you want to plan your next surf trip to some far off resort?! “First swell of the year in Indo!
Last season the hard-charging European contingent of Michel Bourez, Nico Von Rupp, Jonathan Gonzalez and Naum Ildefonse got on a boat and went on a tear through the Mentawaiis. They scored fun surf the entire trip and one absolutely perfect day at Greenbush.
In the midst of the surfing Mecca that is the Mentawai, lies a special gem, that is Greenbush. One of the archipelago’s most famous waves, the lefthand barrel machine is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Alluring with the promise of a 100m barrel, the stakes run high with its speed and a very dry last section is oh so tempting.
Phil Goodrich surfing in the Mentawais last month. Here’s some of the best footage captured at Greenbush in 2012. Music’s Seasons by Chris Cornell. Filmed by Fionn Rogers.
Looks like the Mentawais have been cranking lately…