We’ve put together seven amazingly thoughtful tips to prevent you from going temporarily crazy while waiting for the waves to return.
Surfing has always had its fiercely local breaks. It seems localism, where local surfers intimidate visiting surfers to discourage them from surfing “their” waves, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Rather than complaining all day, why not just go around and look for other things that you can do to fill-up and light-up your holiday in Bali? Here are some suggestions of things you can do and places you can visit when there’s no waves in Bali.
Flummoxed at the way folk like Shawn Briley manage to get pitted at places like Pipe in spite of their ‘physique’? Well, it’s lead many a tube hunter to believe that mastering under-the-lip take-offs is all about technique. There is no wave too steep, only flawed lines of attack. Here former Pipeline semi-finalist turned surf coach Didier Piter offers a couple guidelines to bear in mind next time you’re throwing yourself over the ledge!
No where in the world has as many good waves as Indo. Fact. Tracks created a list of 10 Indo’s Best waves. Any we’ve missed?
There are more than just a few waves on Oahu’s North Shore that can scare the bejesus out of you. All the breaks on that hollowed strip of coastline unanimously break harder with the lips slamming into those shallow reef slabs with a ferocious and eerie intensity, not found in many other places on earth.
There’s something magical about a solo surf session. It’s peaceful to be alone on the ocean. No drop-ins, no snakes, no aggro vibe; just you and the waves.
The only thing that could make it better is a friend or two to cheer your awesome rides and jeer your wipeouts. However, with the ranks of surfers swelling while the number of surf breaks holds steady, how can you find empty waves?
North Sumatra is a remote part of Indonesia…. We love it!!!!!
2014 will long be remembered as a standout season in The Mentawai. Early season was a little inconsistent, but by mid May it was all systems go. The high season was all time. Seemingly endless back to back swells in June, July, August and September ensured crowds were manageable and holidaying surfers left frothing and psyched to save for a return trip.
Hurricane Marie did a lot of good things. She brought amazing waves to most of California’s coast. She made an entire society of surfers giddy for three days straight. And she did this, which is hilarious. But only because no one got hurt. Imagine how expensive this wave was? All those cameras and phones.