YOU don't get a greatest hits album unless you've had a few chart-toppers and yet again the place to be in 2012 (if you dig getting barrelled) was the Playgrounds region in the Mentawai Islands.
Here we have the season's highlights from Kandui Resort located right in the heart of this Indonesian play-park where barrels grow on trees. Anthony, one of the partners clocked a 30+ second barrel ride here this year. He hasn't stopped talking about it since and it's getting really boring.
Written by Justis St John
That's it, the final guests are on the boat, another season in the books at Kandui. Every year we kick-off all full of hope before descending into a whirl of blue stoke, and only now do you surface, gasping-air and thinking: where'd all that time go?
2012 started off with a bang with some insane April sessions at the resort's premier righthander, Bankvaults. May and June glassed off with plenty of perfect lefts and rights and one of the best days ever recorded on June 11, 2012. July had great, consistent swells and favorable winds. August and September were at times on the slow side, but produced one of the bigger swells seen in years before October finished us off with some of the best conditions of the year.
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