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Jimmy's Point flaunting perfection© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Sunset barrels in the view of those on the inside© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
The German, Johannes Leak setting himself up for some shade at Jimmy's© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
A hollow one sneaks under the nose of the pack© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
A solid drop with endless possibilities© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Danga throwing water© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Nick 'Danga' Butler holding tight inside a neat one© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Chris hacks a chunk out of a Krui left© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Danga in the barrel from the channel© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Don't sink the nose© 2014 Mandiri beach Club
bottom turn, pull in, grab a rail, repeat© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Sharing waves with mates doesn't get much better than this© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Tube time for Danga© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
More tube time for Danga© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Jungle perfection© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Playing it cool© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Camera shy© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Groomed© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Fun lefts after a hard day of heavy rights© 2014 Mandiri Beach Club
Over the weekend, the Indian Ocean supplied a long range swell providing plenty of wave riding options in Sumatra and it’s surrounding islands. On Sunday, the swell peaked at 8ft @ 18secs, translating as hollow waves up and down the coast of southern Sumatra.
From The Mandiri Beach Club, Chris MacLaverty had his eyes locked to the chart as soon as the bump appeared, and wasn’t disappointed upon its arrival.
“In the lead up to the swell, the mood around the camp was one of nervous anticipation,” he explains. “But it quickly changed to awe and delight when we saw the 8ft swell that the Indian Ocean had provided. Two of our guest’s birthdays alined with the peak of the swell so the pressure to deliver was even higher. This perfect Sumatran right hander exceeded all expectations and provided perfect conditions which would match any day the Mentawai’s could have offered, the difference was, we had it all to ourselves.”
The squeaky clean SW swell with super light winds, meant that Jimmy’s Point was going to be firing. And firing it was, over head, crystal clear barrels in the jungle.
“To top off this epic day we stopped off to catch a few little fun lefts at Krui on the way back through. 2 Birthdays down, 4 snapped boards and smiles all round.”
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