About Impossibles

Becomes possible when a moderate to large, long period S swell sweeps past Ulu’s and Padang onto this long coral reef at low tide. There’s usually 3 sections separated by straight bits of reef, so getting caught behind the curtain is a given. Looks picture perfect from the cliffs, but the reality is it’s impossibly fast at some point in the wave. Often gets a cluster at the tip of the wave over the channel from Padang and also down near the shelf at the end, but crowds aren’t a problem. Rideable at high when it gets warbly and full - low is the go for making it through the many barrel sections. Same paddle-out as Padang, while getting in over the sharp low tide reef is best done in booties.

Scores a 6 for crowds on a good day and about the same for consistency.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Impossibles
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Left-hand break over submerged reef Left-hand break over submerged reef
  • Dead Coral Dead Coral
  • S - SW S - SW
  • South Easterly South Easterly
  • 12 4 Swell Range 4 - 12ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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