Watch: Outside Corner in the raw

Stu Nettle
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It's not the biggest OC you've ever seen - bigger than playful, smaller than fearful - though the first wave deserves to be taken seriously.

The rest of the clip shows a relaxed number of surfers slipping into double and sometime triple-overhead sets, mostly at OC but a few at the Bommie too. Stretching out turns on longer boards with mostly inaudible commentary resounding off the Uluwatu cliffs.

It's been said before, but Indonesia is having a banner year. For months now the forecast has been coloured up like a pack of Fruit Tingles, and the next two weeks is no different.

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Brian from Brissy commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 8:53am

Damn I miss Uluwatu... Covid19, please stop

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andy-mac commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 9:02am

Made Lana is the master of style!!
Magic spot.....

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dandandan commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 9:41am

He really is! Such a joy to watch. Relaxed and powerful and just seems so in tune with that wave.

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memlasurf commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 10:10am

I caught a wave and he dropped in years ago and I didn't care just had a front row seat with a smile on my face as that top to bottom back hand turn is effortless and joy to watch. He did apologise after as well.

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andy-mac commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 10:15am

Great surfer and bloke!
Owns probably the best bar on earth also.....

Botak

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jezza64 commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 6:24pm

Watched Made Lana surfing three times over head Ulus on a 8ft softie. Amazing, just took the drop and then let the slow speed of the board get him in the barrel. Privilege to watch.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 9:57am

Stop it

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stunet commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 10:08am

Avert your eyes now, GF!

Next two weeks at Bali...

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yocal commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 11:37am

I recall a year where Indo had a bumper year, and subsequently the East Coast of Australia suffered. It was to do with an overarching atmospheric system from memory. Any relevance to this season? Stacks of sand on the points in QLD indicates that we've not really had a major swell event all year.

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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udo commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 10:03am

In tune with it for sure..as is Bruno Santos who towed some gems but also paddled a few on the 18th at 4-6 times overhead..Tough Man turns !

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memlasurf commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 10:20am

That is pure punishment not only watching the vid but then looking at the next week. Is there any better place to surf and watch than ulu with that many people out, although I reckon you would almost end up at Padang with that sweep. Bintangs all round.

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Bob Sacamano commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 11:21am

Agree with all of this. Punishment to watch, to see the forecast and to not be sitting on the cliff with a cold tang for the sunset.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 12:17pm

whats with the commentary over the loudspeaker?

was there a comp on?

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andy-mac commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 1:23pm

I think Tai Graham and Singlefin had a event for the swell.

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tango commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 9:30am

I really hope that commentary thing for normal surfing doesn't catch on.

Fonzie and sharks spring to mind.

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bipola commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 3:28pm

thats what my dreams are made of

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Vic Local commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 3:43pm

Given our lousy winter, that footage is torture.
I've surfed OC a few times and it's such a joy. That footage is as crowded as I've seen it at that size.
When the swell gets big, I reckon a few blokes head up to Ubud for a day of Balinese culture with their partners.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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t-diddy commented Friday, 24 Jul 2020 at 5:54pm

looks seriously regular guy fun

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Billyw commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 6:27am

Has Indo been having a banner year? Padang hadn't really broken until the recent swells. Yeh the Ments were off the boil for the last few weeks but before that it was pretty standard. It's been good cos Indo always is but haven't heard anyone say it had been a banner season so far.

B Dub

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 7:44am

We had booked to be on Bali for three first weeks of July :-(

7’6 Spartan would have been handy.

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evosurfer commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 8:08pm

In reality it was a very average early season in Bali up until about 4-6 weeks ago
a slow start but certainly came along since then and appears to be just keep coming
I would normally just be returning from my second trip there by now for the year. I really miss my 2 weeks at a time staying at Ulus. Made Lana Uluwatu master of wave and style only Balo with a different style. Beautiful to watch.
I seriously hate this act of war from China with their China virus. RATS
On the upside the surf on the East Coast has been pretty good and consistent
so far and another big swell this week. I even did a north coast surf trip for a week
which really made me appreciate my trips to Bali so crowded and aggro up there also
made me appreciate my own area more. Maybe 2021

IF im not surfing im racing

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JackStance commented Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 at 9:04pm

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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Hiccups commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 2:04pm

"act of war from China with their China virus" Dear me.

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groovie commented Sunday, 26 Jul 2020 at 6:47am

Good to see outside Crn doing its thing. Probs my fav wave on the Bukit. Also enjoying the run of swell this winter too! Also did a run up the Nth coast avoiding the big name spots & getting some GR8 waves & good vibes in the line-up. I saw Lennox point (one of my old early 80's haunts) but didn't take it on due to aggro crowd. Drove another 50mins into QLD & scored a relatively uncrowded point break going off @ 4ft+ on the sets! Stoked!!! Sometimes it all comes together, thank you you Huey & my very understanding wife.

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 26 Jul 2020 at 8:13am

sounds like good times Groovie.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 2:22pm

More footy here, starts with a few tows at the Bommie, including a very big pit, paddle at OC, plus a few more paddles later on at OC.

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andy-mac commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 3:13pm

Tai Graham getting full rinse cycle at 4.00....

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