Monday, July 31, 2006

The perfect weather from the weekend continues, but the swell fades. The weakening east swell is only managing 2 foot sets at exposed beaches…whilst south facing Bondi is only producing dribbles for beginners. Winds are currently from the NW and will swing SW later today. Max. land temp 19, water 18, high tide 12:15pm, low […]

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Sometimes it happens when you come back from the islands…warm water, silky surfaces, and a whole-lotta-good waves. Diagnosed as Post-Mentawai_Blues, your boards don’t seem to get out of their covers for sometime. Nothing seems good enough. Kinda like eating an upstairs chicken snitz at brh, then down stairs chicken mudflap just doesn’t cut it anymore […]

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Couple waves worthy of a slash kids. It’s small (2-3 feet) and very inconsistent but I witnessed a couple little lefties and righties with some resemblance of a wall this morning. Tomorrow should be a whole new picture with swell doubling overnight. She’s nice and glassy early today …with not too many folk around. Gotta […]

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Where did it all go? Yesterdays decent chunky swell has dissipated overnight leaving 3 foot scraps down at Bond*age this morning. Quite surprised how fast it dropped… Before you all get too depressed don’t worry – its coming back on Wednesday, bigger and better. Glassy conditions this morning – indoesque in fact. Beach was deserted…no […]

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

After traveling 600 nautical miles, burning 6000 litres of diesel, sipping on 300 Bintangs, drinking 15 gallons of water, 160 kit kats, 150 Tim Tams (ok maybe more), surfing 15 surf breaks, this Sumatran surf charter aboard MV Tengirri finishes on a bang with 4 – 6 foot heavy tubing rights. It seems everyone else […]

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sometimes the planets seem to line up… Alleluia. After motoring all night we’ve anchored at a 6 foot heavy reeling right hander (8 foot sets). The Sun was out (finally), and the winds were pretty much non existent. This wave freight trains along deep reef throwing a thick lip towards the inner section. Probably one […]

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Monday, July 17, 2006

We’ve ended up in the land of the rights – righthanders that is. Indo is famous for its lefts, but we’ve found a group of islands near the equator that are predominantly right – suits me being a natural footer. The promised swell arrived today, not nearly as large as we expected – but still […]

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Friday, July 14, 2006

If you’re not with the program Aquabumps is currently being broadcast from a remote archipelago of islands 100 kms off Sumatra, Indonesia (until the 20th where normal reports from Sydney beaches resume). These images are being beamed back via Telstra Satellite from a rocking boat… So far we’ve had a pretty bad run with conditions […]

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Well it doesn’t happen often – but it’s pretty much flat up here. Yup surfing mecca is having a RDO. The swell magnets are more crowded than Bondi on a peak summers day – orkay, maybe not that bad, but everyone is scrappin’ over 1-2 footers. Dayz like these make living on a boating a […]

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