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…
Video courtesy of ftrfilms.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.
Dean Fergus had only this to say: “It’s pumping!”
And finally back to Kandui for some early swell barrels from the guys at Lineup Explorers.
By all accounts G-Land has been firing so watch this space for more from Indo’s Big Week.
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