Monday, April 30, 2007

clover fields. Sydney scored a great weekend of surf. Your local beachie would have had some tasty 3-4 to sip on. Yesterday afternoon she picked up to around 5 foot unexpectedly. Like that. Overnight the current SE swell dropped a couple of gears into the 2 foot range with 3 foot infrequent sets. it’s now […]

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Chilled goods.What…go away for 2 weeks and winter kicks into top gear upon return? Ouch. Have 4 layers of clothing on today. What good waves to return to though. Bondi had fun waves around 4-5 foot this morning with a chilly offshore Sou-Westerly. Pitty the banks are crummy. Be surprised if you got two hacks […]

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Beautiful waves.It’s pretty hard to get sick of looking at perfect empty waves. Up here in Mentawai they’re everywhere. Every night the wind backs off to nothing creating silky smooth cylinders. A Photographer’s dreamland. This is the last report from Tengirri’s fly bridge. Many thanks to Telstra for supplying internet connections via Satellite for this […]

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Loco.Day 9 on a boat with 7 guys and things start turning a little loco. 1 guy onboard has formed Tourette’s and is now our crowd clearer – just screaming abuse at anyone for no reason. Another can’t stop hurting himself (Harvey). He’s a walking accident up here – he’s already been patched up a […]

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Rights.The Mentawai Islands isn’t well known for its right handers – aaaii that’s for sure. Well, excluding the infamous Rifles which works once in a blue moon and HT’s which is one of the main tourist attractions up here (mega crowded)… with the current small swell we stumbled across this tasty little deserted right that […]

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Paradise Island.All day we’ve been anchored along side a tiny palm riddled island in Mentawai – about the size of 2 footy fields. On one side of the island a world class left. On the other a ridiculously shallow toobing right. In the middle of the island is a perfect white sand beach with crystal […]

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

blue series.Doesn’t happen very often, but it does happen. Not going off up here in Mentawai. Spent the morning shooting waves from the bottom before a storm hit bringing rain & wind – but not swell – yet. Word on the boats is that the next swell is due tomorrow anyway so it’s not a […]

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

boat transmission. Written by John Blake some punter onboard:Having clicked the ruby slippers last night, "team Tengirri" awoke to a purple grey canopy of clouds mirrored in a smooth 4 foot Macca’s line-up and one other boat. It’s a weird feeling rocking up to a world famous break where no-one’s a local. Taking any wave […]

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

45 breaks. 100 miles.Selamat Pagi. In the morning a 6 foot left. In the afternoon a 6 foot right. No complaints there. Na not Bondi kids – up here in Mentawai Islands. They say there are 45 world class breaks within a 100 mile stretch along the archipelago (not to mention the goods in Telos […]

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