The Rip Curl Padang Cup – Expression Session last Friday While the anticipated swell delivered on Friday, conditions were too inconsistent to run the Padang Cup, so the event organizers utilized the opportunity for an expression session for invitees. The boys clearly enamored with the chance to surf uncrowded Padang, gave us a glimpse of what’s in store for the contest
To get there is difficult, as most trips you do around the Indonesian Archipelago are prone to be. There is no easy way here if you want score. But once you arrive in paradise, the traffic, the overcrowded spots, the hassle in the water and the parties, these are all left behind. We had 10 […]
We had 12 days of real good surf and no crowds of Mentawai. It was the first trip of 2017 of Aileoita (aileoita.com), our partner boat and. Are you ready for the next swell coming? Check the photos here and book your trip with us.
There was a swell coming for the end of January and our photographer packed and went to Sumbawa. The weather wasn’t the best but waves were really fun. 3-5 ft with occasional 6ft sets. This is what he brought back. Enjoy and Sampai jumpa!
Macas is the dream of any surfer. One of the must perfect playful wave in the world. You can be a beginner or you can be a Pro, it does not matter we all love Macas. The wave being perfect, easy to surf and fun in any condition makes it one of the most crowded waves in Mentawai, if not the most crowded.
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.
Yesterday we posted an gallery with Bingin photos telling that it was the best call for this mid range swells. Yesterday the boys gave us a call and we headed back again.
Last Saturday we spent the afternoon at Bingin between surfing and shooting photos and this is what we got
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