Watch: Sublime Hideaways

Ben Matson
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As per the message received from videographer Balint Hambalko: "I am since one month in the Mentawais and finally yesterday we got a solid south-west swell with the right wind for Hideaways.. made the afternoon session one for the books! The waves turned ON only for 45-60 minutes - just before the sunset - as the pushing tide put some water on the dry reef!"

The footage is raw but this only adds to the authentic vibe of the session.

Oh, how I long to be back on the road...

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shortenism Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 2:44pm

I thought billy kemper (4:02) surfed better than that on his backhand..

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andy-mac Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 2:52pm

Some guys are going to get some epic uncrowded waves up in the Ments again this year!
Lucky buggers......

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Patrick Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 3:47pm

I've surfed there a few times, found it hard for me on my backhand. Geez it'd be great to be around that area right about now.

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Island Bay Friday, 30 Apr 2021 at 6:34pm

One of my favourite lefts.

Surfed it about 5 times (May '19), and I reckon we got it that good. Cruised it on my 6'10 DS and loved it.

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zoddle Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 11:25am

Is it just me, or is the crew of US and European surfers chasing swells to other countries, often places getting completely steamrolled by covid, just slightly [email protected]?
Im not really a fan of the nathan florences or billy kempers in the first place, but seeing how they are just cruising around to mexico, indo etc. strikes me as pretty entitled

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Redmond Clement Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 2:21pm

I feel the same way Zoddle.

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seaslug Monday, 3 May 2021 at 7:23pm

I'm sure I heard Josh Kerr say today on the Margs Pro that "I've just returned back to Aust before the CT arrived"

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geek Monday, 3 May 2021 at 8:04pm

Yep spent 12 months travelling the world chasing swells and was able to hitch a ride on the WSL plane back to Aus (and quarantine in the big 2 bed apartments the WSL organised). It’s entitled as fuck. Only coming back for a few months too apparently, mentioned it in a comment

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seaslug Monday, 3 May 2021 at 8:10pm

Geeezzzzzzz.....

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Goodwolf Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 1:57pm

Absolutely agree.
I posted a similar comment on Nathan Florence's Mexico video. Had one agree vs thousands of fan-kids writing sweet nothings to the Florence brothers.
How do these people just create a disconnect in their minds between their lived reality and what their idols are allowed to do?
I'll file this under 'more things to worry about the future of the human race'.

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Bungan33 Monday, 3 May 2021 at 2:41pm

Yes...who ARE these people travelling to Indo? There are a few Aussie accents - are they surf camp staff? Are they cashed up tourists who can pay off immigration officials? I was pretty sure you couldn't leave australia without official permission.
"Reason for leaving sir?"
"ummmmm......theres a new swell coming to Indo?"
"Absolutely...go right ahead....just be safe and wear a mask OK?"
"Yes sir....."

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Luke02 Monday, 3 May 2021 at 3:42pm

Stayed at Kandui in 2014, we got to surf Hideaways on the Wavepark changeover day. Just me, my mate, Ray & the Medic out all day. 3-4 foot but as clean as it gets. Definitely one for the memory bank.