Indo's Big Week Vol I

The wild first bite of swell ... Padang Padang

The wild first bite of swell ... Padang Padang

© 2015 - Andrew MacDonald

BIGGEST swell of the Indonesian season? Quite possibly. In fact it was too big for a lot of the most popular spots as the swell peaked on June 16 to 19th - some reports arriving at MSW HQ quoted four times overhead sets swamping popular barrel playgrounds. They say "size isn't everything" and here the fear factor is a complicated equation between size, thickness and proximity of the reef. Click through for a choice selection of pics from across the Indonesian Archipelago. First-up, big wave Godfather Brad Gerlach, who has been living the life at the Kandui Resort. This is just Brad installment one, keep a weather eye out for the full breakdown of Brad in Indo coming soon. For the moment these pics will have to do...

Rifles take one

The point of no return ... Ulus about as big as it gets

The point of no return ... Ulus about as big as it gets

© 2015 - Andrew MacDonald.

Kandui take two

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Video courtesy of ftrfilms.com

Padang Padang roaring

Looks quite inviting from afar

Looks quite inviting from afar

© 2015 - www.secretsumatra.com

Super consistent is the phrase which describes Indo during the Western Hemi's summer: the main spots have a 10 year swell consistency of between 99 and 100 percent from June to October. But it's definitely usual for the swell to square-up like these shots from Padang Padang and Uluwatu courtesy of Andrew MacDonald.

Uluwatu take one

Death or glory ... Ulus agape

Death or glory ... Ulus agape

© 2015 - Andrew MacDonald

Uluwatu taking a victim

It looks a bit diffferent up close ... Dean Fergus eye to eye

It looks a bit diffferent up close ... Dean Fergus eye to eye

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Kandui rocking ... Jono Shade

Kandui rocking ... Jono Shade

© 2015 - Gunner/Lineupexplorers

Heavy, thick-lipped, seductive Indo monster ... Greenbush

Heavy, thick-lipped, seductive Indo monster ... Greenbush

© 2015 - Brian Nevins

Dean Fergus had only this to say: "It's pumping!"

Kandui redux

The safest place is inside the barrel ... Keep repeating it to yourself Jono

The safest place is inside the barrel ... Keep repeating it to yourself Jono

© 2015 - Gunner/Lineupexplorers

And finally back to Kandui for some early swell barrels from the guys at Lineup Explorers.

Deep in Kandui

By all accounts G-Land has been firing so watch this space for more from Indo's Big Week.


Ed Temperley

MSW editor. Twitter @edtemperley