Indo’s Big Week Vol I

by on Tuesday 23rd June, 2009   197428 Views

Heavy, thick-lipped, seductive Indo monster ... Greenbush © 2014 Brian Nevins

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

This wave barrels for as long as you dare ride it ... Solid Rifles © 2014 Brian Nevins

Kandui take two

Video courtesy of ftrfilms.com

Padang Padang roaring

The wild first bite of swell ... Padang Padang © 2014 Andrew MacDonald

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

The point of no return ... Ulus about as big as it gets © 2014 Andrew MacDonald.

Uluwatu taking a victim

Death or glory ... Ulus agape © 2014 Andrew MacDonald

Looks quite inviting from afar © 2014 www.secretsumatra.com

It looks a bit diffferent up close ... Dean Fergus eye to eye © 2014 www.secretsumatra.com

Dean Fergus had only this to say: “It’s pumping!”

Kandui redux

Kandui rocking ... Jono Shade © 2014 Gunner/Lineupexplorers

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

Deep in Kandui

The safest place is inside the barrel ... Keep repeating it to yourself Jono © 2014 Gunner/Lineupexplorers

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

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