As our trip comes close to an end, we make our way back to the central part of the island chain, where crossing overnight to Padang is easier. There are endless breaks along the way, so we drop anchor at many, hopefully timing it with the right tides, winds and crowds.
It’s been days of sunshine up here, some exquisite conditions with barely any wind. A second pulse of swell arrived yesterday, and we’re all surfed out. Quotas are full, and the shoulders are sore – time to go home. (a sigh of relief from some of our readers back home).