How to get to Indonesia this year (2020).

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bigredcouch started the topic in Saturday, 20 Jun 2020 at 8:43am

Swellnetters,

There must be some way to get to Indonesia this year? Can you jump on a boat from Darwin? Can you fly there on the pretense of something other than surfing? Gotta be something...

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Robo commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 8:50am
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stunet commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 12:14pm

Anyone figured out a way to get over there yet?

Forecast from this Friday...

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dandandan commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 12:36pm

Hard to look at from Tasmania with a continuing run of average surf, water temps now hitting proper winter levels, and a weather forecast of multiple single-digit days.

I would have been two weeks in to a 3 month stay by now.

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Blowin commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 1:10pm

The Youtube algorithm served up one of those Bali “ day in the life “ style shots which showed Balangan looking very appealing . It just made me sad.

I think I understand why crew who are into Instagram get so bummed.

Nice to think that some spots are getting a reprieve from crowds though. So many people around here that it’s a bit impressive really. Luckily it’s not the hardcore surf crowd so the waves are still mostly empty.

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udo commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 3:00pm

Report from Bali - Bukit roads almost as busy as before Corona Virus
70 plus Euro types surfing at Balangan.

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Bnkref commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 3:04pm

I saw a post that one of the G-land camps is set to reopen. Not sure if it will actually get off the ground or whether there's anyone in Bali that would be wanting to head across.

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stunet commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 3:19pm

Kandui Resort opened....to two people. Expats living in Bali who still had to undergo various tests before travelling. The resort had a checklist for domestic travel within in Indonesia. It didn't sound easy.

@Udo....I've been hearing different reports from Ulu, Padang, Bingin etc.

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dandandan commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 5:09pm

Yeah my mates have said the same Udo. None of them spending a dime though. Huge cohorts of Russians who refused to get on the two mercy flights their government organised and have instead stayed on - many to bargain, beg and steal their time through Covid. Every week a new viral video goes through Bali social media of foreigners getting caught stealing from supermarkets, lining up for food relief, and begging for cash. The dropshippers and other internet capitalists are still hanging on, selling iPhone cables and backscratchers via Facebook, or peddling strange cultish training programs online. Even worse, surf industry pests have been posting about new land acquisitions for “surf resorts” in other parts of the country - buying up land for bargain prices when the economy is tanking. All a bit grim if you think about it too much!

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freeride76 commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 5:59pm

where the fuck do all these eurokooks come from?

There was a million of the cunts around today and last swell.

I've realised crowds are not anathema to them, they seek them out. Crowds are validation.

If any euro kook here could explain the psychology I would be seriously grateful.

There's 80 people out surfing sideshore 3ft dribble point surf....;lets paddle out in a group of 6 and join them, great idea.

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Vic Local commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 6:03pm

Surf Industry carpet baggers. Christ, that's not what the world needs right now.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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udo commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 6:06pm

Whoa..whats Jim Banks gonna make of the Sept 11 th date for opening
DPS still accepting flights from China ?

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ringmaster commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 6:37pm

Russians???

How in the fucken fuck have they become a permanent presence on the surf scene in Bali (and no doubt soon to be in other parts of Indo)???

Jeeez.......I'm almost glad I've probably only got a couple of Indo trips left in me.....

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 7:31pm

Stu that forecast is seriously depressing viewing. I was so committed to flying over for an Outside Corner swell or two this season. This damn virus...
Got the money for flights saved already and everything. And more importantly the okay from the missus.
Oh well, always 2023 I s'pose ;-0

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troppo dichotomy commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 9:35pm

Forrest Gump,Prince Charles and MP for Dickson,minister of home affairs Peter Dutton have already survived COVID!?Without a vaccine??
How tuff are those softcock's?

And we can't go a surf trip?

I worry about Dengue(no vaccine),
Malaria(2015 vacinne?= Mosquirix,4 injections very low efficacy),
Staphylococcus(antibiotic resistant),
D.U.I's,
O.D.'s
S.T.D's from P.A.M.'s or A.T.M's
G.F.C's,
C.B.D's wearing P.P.E's.......etc.etc

The existential quandary is do i back myself/immune system and go surf or die trying?.

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 11:36am

Jeez i miss living with my mum or brothers house and only paying a case of beer a week for rent. no lease or mortgage to worry about and being able to go for 6 months or longer. Now ihave enough to go for six months but have a lease that expires in october and too much household items to put in storage.
Looks like ill have to put up with Jakes point red bluff and gnaraloo instead.

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 12:55pm

Oh yeah and an indonesian friend of mine reckons his cousin will be able to get me a visa for working in his surf camp. Doesnt pay much 1 million rupes per week. enough to buy some smokes but not enough to pay my rent back here in Australia.

Anyone interested in becoming a surf guide in the mentawais?
Some bahasa needed and preferably surfs pretty good. backhand and forehand in waves of consequence

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 12:56pm

camp is near rags right and thunders.

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udo commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 1:12pm

Scoot Flight out Perth... Singapore bound tonight..

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carpetman commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 1:37pm

Haha. Is that Mendi’s camp?

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ringmaster commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 2:59pm

There's camps as far South as Rags now???

Jesus........

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 3:58pm

Marius and benny tores run the camp. only six beds at the camp for tourists but will increase over time.

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carpetman commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 5:00pm

Is the camp at another wave nearby? But none of those mentioned above?

A few years ago, myself and a mate stayed in a village out there with a local guy. Really nice guy who had plans of building a surfcamp out there to generate income for the local village. Fair enough. Good on him. Myself and mate weren't interested in helping due to our own selfish interests.
Anyway, turns out he didn't need our help and a few years later had set the camp up.
Haven't been back to see it in person but I assume its the same camp.

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seaslug commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 5:49pm

At the airport, pick up your eucalyptus-based “antivirus necklace” that the Agriculture Ministry Syahrul Yasin Limpo claims prevent COVID-19 transmission.

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vicbloke commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 5:58pm

some good news...Melb in lockdown so should thin out the crowd over the next 6 weeks

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Vic Local commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 6:17pm

gotta look on the bright side vicbloke.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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simba commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 6:33pm

plenty of big swell on the way too for those inclined...

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=indi_wave

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 6:54pm

Simba you’d hate to be sailing from South Africa to Oz at the moment

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simba commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 7:34pm

yeah Goofy be a rough ride ,cant remember seeing yellow blobs on this before.......

simba

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stunet commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 7:36pm

Rough but quick.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 7:50pm

Hah!

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dudette commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 3:22pm

I think a lot of Indonesia is missing Australia not just because of money but companionships. We have always been the most gracious travelers.
(Aside from Bali bogans as I’ve said before and pack hunters from the goldy and Sydney)

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dudette commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 3:34pm

oops I gave away to much again. Post edited. Keep it quiet fellas. Me thinks the hipsters with there neck beards and finless boards who think Torren Martin is king will be watching. Enjoy another boutique beer you muppets.

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dudette commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 3:37pm

Although in saying that it would be funny to watch them get rolled over the reef surfing there 7ft single fin without a leggie haha haha.

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dudette commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 3:59pm

The best thing is placing yourself somewhere where this is no internet. Free yourself from the constant updates and open your eyes to the world around you. Turn off Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and the rest of that rubbish. Enjoy life without staring at a screen.

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dudette commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 4:10pm

Also a lot of alcoholic surfers love indo. Me included.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 5:19pm

"The best thing is placing yourself somewhere where this is no internet. Free yourself from the constant updates and open your eyes to the world around you. Turn off Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and the rest of that rubbish. Enjoy life without staring at a screen."

Agree with that, i enjoy that factor.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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mikehunt207 commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 9:00pm

Yeah Indo, looking around (wife included) so much social media addiction everywhere. I have whats app and swellnet and still dont have enough hours in my day, cant imagine how worrying about what everyone else is claiming they are doing might be a time waster (and head fucker). The new generation are open for some serious let downs in life .
On the Indonesia thread , I am missing the annual trip to Gland though (especially with the forecasts ATM) ahhhh!

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troppo dichotomy commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 9:06pm

Funny you whom post the most are now saying'i luv it wen there no internet!'

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 9:10pm

Why’s that funny?
It’s a relief from our addiction.
You can live properly for a while without worrying what the rest of the world is doing, and sometimes it takes not being able to access it to be able to do it with a relaxed mind.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 9 Jul 2020 at 4:00pm

100% lostdoggy

Im addicted to technology and the net, but i do hate being addicted to it, i really wish we could go back to a time with no internet. (mobile phones would be okay if no internet)

When I'm somewhere super remote where i cant even use social media i do kind of love it, i just dont have any choice, and then when i do go online weeks latter, it doesn't actually take me long to catch up on emails and i dont really care to all the social media or general news I've missed or all the babble posted on Swellnet etc.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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udo commented Sunday, 12 Jul 2020 at 10:22am

Pumping on the Bukit this morning..

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mickseq commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 7:30pm

a great week of waves, waiting patiently for a miracle

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mickseq commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 8:14pm

"quote"

This morning at 7.39 am Scott Morrison opened with international travel restrictions advice finally being eased. Normal fights will resume at some of Australia's favourite surfing destinations such as Indonesia and Hawaii, with regular carriers committing to full flight schedule and no quarantine required on arrival or departure for both countries. The prime minister has advised of the move to come into place immediately.

Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas group has welcomed the move and emphasised priority business class seating to be discounted by 80% for the next 24 months with dingin Bintangs on ice during take off and landing free for all travelling guests

Joko Wikodo, president of Indonesia has welcomed the decision quoting that during this difficult time, "Priority will be given to all incoming Australian airline carriers to Ngurah Rai International Airport and all Australian passport passengers will be granted a 90 day free extension visa on arrival and free transfers to neighbouring islands of their choice courtesy of Garuda Airlines".

sampai jumpa!

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 8:42am

Wish that was true but obviously just trolling

A google of most recent articles finds this one from yesterday a much different realistic story.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has shared a grim forecast for overseas travel, despite Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg pointing to a border reopening in January 2021.
Speaking to A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw on Thursday, Mr Morrison said he has no plan in place for how Australians will be able to travel overseas should there be no vaccine developed for coronavirus.
“That will be very challenging,” Mr Morrison said of overseas travel.
“Right now the opportunity for large-scale travel beyond our borders is not foreseeable.”
Mr Morrison’s comments came just hours after Mr Frydenberg dropped a big clue in the economic update on Thursday that he expects international air travel to resume and Australia’s borders to reopen on January 1, 2021.

While the Treasurer stressed that no policy decisions had been made, the assumptions on international borders lifting were based around when the Federal Government predicted some COVID-19 restrictions could begin to be eased.
“From 1 January to 30 June 2021, it is assumed that the travel ban is lifted, but that a two-week quarantine period is required of arrivals to Australia,” the statement says. “This leads to the resumption of arrivals by temporary and permanent migrants, but at lower levels overall than normal,’’ the Treasury document states.

Mr Frydenberg said that opening of borders gradually would primarily be for international students to return back to Australia, and would still require the 14-day mandatory quarantine for arriving travellers.
“In terms of the borders, the assumptions are that it very gradually starts to come back, that the quarantine is applied, that you start potentially bringing in some international students,” he said.
Mr Morrison said that while he couldn’t put a date on wider international travel, he expected a bubble between New Zealand and Australia to be launched by the year’s end.

“I would hope and expect that before the end of the year, New Zealand and Australia would be able to agree on a safe travel zone,” he said in the ACA interview.
“Prime Minister Ardern and I were only talking about it last week and she remains as committed to that as I do. We are progressing that … and there are many Pacific nations equally that want to be able to be part of that.
“Discussions that I had with the Japanese PM Shinzō Abe … they are keen to see safe travel (between nations) so we will adjust and we can adjust.”

Mr Morrison’s comments come as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would prioritise travel arrangements with other countries before Australia.
Instead of Australia as a first option, Ms Ardern is now giving first dibs to the COVID-free Cook Islands, which form part of the Realm of New Zealand in the Pacific, along with Tokelau and Niue.
“It’s clear to us that opening up with Realm countries, keeping in mind they are New Zealand passport holders, will come before any opening up with Australia,” Ms Ardern told Newshub.
The Cook Islands has been pushing for a travel bubble with New Zealand, with its Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown saying earlier this month he’d had “encouraging” discussions with New Zealand authorities on the subject."

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/scott-morris...

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 8:56am

My wife’s fb reminded her this morning that this time last year we were in South Korea, with a missile sailing over our heads, and in the middle of what became a country hopping bender. 6 countries in 5 days, would you believe!? You’ll be happy to know I sank beers in 4 of them. What a pub crawl. How times have changed.

I’m pretty optimistic about this Oxford Uni vaccine doing enough, combined with a couple others that are doing well, to kick off a good year early in 2021

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zenagain commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 9:10am

Hope so, starting to get cabin fever.

Or hometown fever at the very least.

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Distracted commented Friday, 14 Aug 2020 at 11:23am
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mickseq commented Friday, 21 Aug 2020 at 9:01pm

Wish that was true but obviously just trolling

A google of most recent articles finds this one from yesterday a much different realistic story.

yep! sorry!

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views from the ... commented Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 at 12:25am

Classic - Scomo has "no plan in place".
And Bucky Beaver across the ditch is giving first dibs to "countries" like the Cook Islands.
;-)
Cheers and have a great day.