You probably have heard by now that a shot was fired on a charter boat moored at Macaronis. The gun had been fired on charter boat The Huey while moored at Macaronis Surf Resort in the Mentawais.
Margaret River surfer Fred Annesley was lying in the shade on the deck of the Huey I. “All of a sudden this bloody revolver went off — bang!” he said. “It wasn’t a little toy handgun, it was a full John Wayne thing, a big revolver. He didn’t look happy. It shook me up. I thought, this is crazy.”
Here Felix Leaver during two weeks on a boat trip in Indo. This just looks so fun for 16 years old surfer!
Indonesia is one of those places that is glorious from any angle. Here are some clips from summertime in the Mentawais and Bali from above.
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.
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.
An Australian male surfer has died while surfing in South Sipora in the Mentawai Islands on Tuesday.
Back to the end of June, when that Century Swell hit Indonesia. Here’s Jean Da Silva, Guto Amorim, Franklin Serpa, Paulo Moura and Kailani Jabour at Kandui Left in the Mentawais.
Tim Bisso, 18 years old, just came back from his first trip to the best playground in the world, the Mentawai islands. 12 days on a boat, with perfect waves every morning & every afternoon, is a dream for a surfer, and the best training center for competitors.
Marc Lacomare showing some high performance surfing during a 10 days boat trip in Mentawai