Watch: Bank Vaults // Raw Files

Stu Nettle
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It's the second day of a south-west swell, the lines are more organised, and boats from every available resport have dropped anchor at Bank Vaults. Holding fort are Josh Kerr and his daughter Sierra, plus other XX rippers Bettylou Sakura Johnson, Erin Brooks, and Caity Simmers.

No music, just the sound of the waves themselves.

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donweather commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 12:57pm

Who's the chick in the black bikini bottoms? She was ripping and not afraid of the bomb barrels at all.

Question, how does Josh Kerr and his daughter get into Indo to go surfing amidst a world pandemic?

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Robo commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 8:25am

Don't you read the news? People with money and power have and can do whatever they want.

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halleys-comet commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 10:11am

Pretty sure Australia is the only "first world" country to not allow its citizens to leave Oz. You've been hood winked, its a plandemic, a global economic and political reset.

daComet

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 10:14am

FFS. We found today's Karen everyone - you can stop looking now,

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juegasiempre commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 11:11am

As someone that loves to travel and is itching to do it. Good. We have it so really good here and if you don't agree, maybe look at some other places in the world.

You just saw grand finals with people in attendance. Now go look at sport around the world and tell me how bad we have it.

Getting stuck in Australia compared to nearly anywhere else in the world is a dream, IMO. Surf? We have it. Money? We have it. Health Care? We have it. Food? Some of the best in the world.

Stay here, chill out, be kind, follow the advice and appreciate your blessings.

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burzum commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 4:35pm

Love this post. Couldn't agree more. its nice to hear from sensible people and not the raving lunatics and conspiracy theorists for a change.

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matt.evans commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 at 8:31am

As an american........... I would love to move to Aus. right now.

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Tim Bonython commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 at 1:29pm

That's my attitude re going to Nazare

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memlasurf commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 3:12pm

We really have to move beyond conspiracists theories guys otherwise we are all back in 1972. Here is a good book to read Halley - Fantasyland, will put this whole conspiracy theory into perspective.

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mibs-oner commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 8:35pm

100%. People who still believe the government have their best interests first are the ones who need to do some real homework.
Getting into indo from aus is possible but the cost isn’t cheap. The 1 year I promised my mrs I wouldn’t do a trip too and this happens. I’ll save the Amex points for next year.

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 1:01pm

How's the wankers comment on Sienna's first wave - "I don't know, some little girl". As if she isn't 100 times the surfer he will ever be :)

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stunet commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 1:01pm

Bettylou Sakura Johnson.

Kerr lives in the US so there's less hoops to jump through.

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 1:04pm

Thought it was Tyler at first glance. She certainly rips!

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donweather commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 1:05pm

I thought Indo was closed to all international tourists?

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geek commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 1:37pm

‘Professional sportspeople’ can get a special visa to get in (like Kelly, strider etc got into Bali)

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udo commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 1:45pm
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davidinindo commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 10:47pm

that explains getting into Indo but how did they get out of Aussie?

Davidinindo

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donweather commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 1:07pm

Ahhhh so she's from Hawaii. Explains the confidence in the big stuff. Look out Carissa I say!!!

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 6:37pm

Damn, Josh Kerr surfs that place well. Reads it perfectly.

And the young ladies are very impressive.

(How was Josh Kerr in Aus for the Rivals thing, then back in US, then in Indo? )

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Robo commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 8:26am

money

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memlasurf commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 3:24pm

I wonder if he had 2 weeks quarantine at each spot? That is around 6 weeks if you count him flying into Oz. 2 weeks in Darwin doesn't look much fun.

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Lottolonglong commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 6:42pm

Some good beatings

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ringmaster commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 9:56am

Probably time the operators stopped flogging the 'empty line ups' hype in the Mentawais promos now.

That line up just looks like a bog standard busy day at Bankvaults with a flotilla of boats parked in the channel.

Not the only wave working in those conditions in the general area either so you wonder how many foreigners are really there now.

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pjbyron commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 5:36pm

Totally agree Ringmaster, looks like a normal day in the high season, not late October! There would have been waves just about anywhere with that swell.

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memlasurf commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 3:15pm

Is a heavy wave and the big ones just about block our the horizon. I got a good beating there many years ago. Take off is straight forward but powerful then that section is the goods. Looks relatively tame - it wasn't when I was there.

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Billyw commented Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 at 12:14am

I reckon the opposite, it can look heavy but is actually pretty playful, yeh the wide peak can get you and you will always get a couple of clean up sets on the head when its big but its deep water, the reef isn't sharp, its short and the wash into the channel is straightforward if you get stuck

B Dub

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davidinindo commented Monday, 26 Oct 2020 at 10:40pm

So Josh Kerr's in Indo, but in August he was in Aussie doing his episode on Rivals, so how did he get out of Australia, isn't it illegal for us to travel? Maybe some business deal and business visa but what about his daughter?

Davidinindo

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stunet commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 at 8:47am

His wife's American and they seem to spend most of ther time their so I'd say his daughter has dual citizenship, if not just American.

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davidinindo commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 at 5:09pm

Ah that explains it, thought might have been some back door dodge dealing loop hole into Indo or more out of Aussie!!

Davidinindo

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Ben Hiron commented Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 at 10:54am

I'd say the young female ripper is - Bettylou Sakura Johnson from Hawaii.... very impressive!

My understanding is that is not illegal to travel, but that you do need to get permission/exceptions and be prepared to do quarantine on return. No doubt dual citizenship would help.

definatley looked like a fun session! - thanks for sharing!

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Lanky Dean commented Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 at 12:47pm

A year without Aussies in the lineup, unless your an expat.
Still plenty of Aussies in indo then?