FANCY a trip this year? You could do worse than Noa did in the Telo Islands, located off Sumatra these islands are less critical and sometimes less crowded than their Mentawai cousins - but boy are they fun.
Noa Deane’s Gold Coast school of surfing complete with smooth power gouges to a Nirvana classic is mana to the eyes and ear canals of all those whose teenage years were spent in the analogue early ‘90s. Noa was born in August 1994, just 6 months after the death of Kurt Cobain, making him nearly a gestationally correct (by the numbers) reincarnation of the Nirvana frontman. Almost.
Kepa finds himself in a land of perpetual dancing and broad smiles.
Pick a solid swell, make the treacherous paddle, avoid the fang-like rocks on the inside, and you could score some of the longest rights of your life.
If Jack Kerouac surfed he would have chewed his beatnik leg off to get on this trip. Desert Point to Shipstern and everything in between.
Not all winter is cold, even if the country is in danger of washing away there will be surfers lapping up the storms
Those two imposters, triumph and disaster, go hand in hand in the sport of bodyboarding, especially for those hellmen who push the boundaries of what is surfable.