Bit of Bankvaults at the start, then talkin', then the real action kicks in at 5:40.
An intimdating wave at the best of time :-)
COVID doesn't exist in Indo?
Thats a very long boat ride, ive done HT's to Maccas in a similar boat with two 40HP that was about 3 to 4 hrs, another 40 mins to Green Bush, would be almost 4 hours from HT's to Kandui, you would be looking at a min of 8hrs of long boat travel one way. (just measured it on google earth about 160km one way)
Cool to see the drone footage, there use to be a village in the bay but it was moved to higher land after the Tsunami, from that drone footage though you cant even see any signs of it now.
BTW. If you ever go to Green Bush go for a snorkel towards that evil end section, not only is the wave crazy, but that reef is seriously scary, huge caverns that go down real deep.
Looks like they got picked up from Tua Pejat by HT's resort speedboat, still probably 5-6 hrs in total. No effin way I would have done it for those waves, looked pretty west still.
The Maccas on the other hand would have been epic, especially with the lack of crowd.
Argh Okay, i just skimmed through the Video, that would knock a big chunk of time off then, yeah id much much rather Maccas, Green bush is a beast of a wave unless smaller, its approachable at 3ft though.
3-5ft 180deg all day no probs, looks like Maccas was firing.
Looks fun, its gets heaps heaps heavier than that wave at 6:35 should see it on really big swells, doesnt get much bigger but just gets super thick.
You can also get the odd crazy double up too, never took them but i got one on the head which pinned me to the bottom for a second or two then bounced me down the reef came up with cuts on my knees and hands and ripped my shorts, came in down the reef gasping for breath and went in with my tail between my legs.
Like him or hate him........NVR seems to have the sponsored, travelling, free surfing gig pretty well sorted.
Must be some ridiculous sessions going on around the Mentawaiis right now for any surfers who've managed to be there this Winter.
Rips and charges. Mostly enjoy his vids, though the way he gloats and such all the time is pretty cringe worthy. Nothing humble about this bloke.
Ill give him one thing. Hes not afraid to edit in the waves he doesnt make.
Imagine ending up on a Mentawai boat trip with him :-O
But yeah, great surfing at a wave I wouldn't wanna mess with.
how are they not cut up? is there some secret beatdown method that only the pros know about? I'd be carved up like a sunday roast if I took that many lips to the head over shallow reef, especially nate on his backhand...
I often wonder the same thing
Yea...same question here. That end section looks foul. I have no idea how they are not smashed up. Ive hit reef hard on waves a fraction of that intensity over there - there's always guys in the line up with scraped backs and gouges. I wonder how they avoid it?
Agreed. Blows my mind. Star-fishing limbs out and as flat as possible after the initial beat down worked pretty well for me over the years. Particularly during those long hold downs where you are only JUST held above the coral but not able to surface. Saved my bacon plenty of times during heavy sessions in Samoa and the Cook Islands in particular.
I think you'll note that Nate barely fall off... He also probably knows exactly where to jump off and the characteristics of the reefs there so well. Some of the top tube riders are just so good at controlling wipe outs. Check the video by Nathan Florence on how to wipe out. Its just another skill set really.
They do get cut up. Read this:
That’s an epic tale.
“Not today” ha. What a mad man
Great read .The Ments coral is so intimidating in small waves . Bali is like concrete but the Ments is like concrete with gaps and barded razor wire laced on top .
Was extra careful at the start of a trip as it could be cut very short . Always wore booties ( no wet suit as too hot but the owner of the resort always did ) and was like a pancake diving under bombs . I am sure the pros have more tricks but if Hewy decides he wants to get you he can literally scalp you .
We stayed at Wavepark ( twice ) which is close to Kandui .
Bank Vaults was 10 min away . Pretty scary as it is prone to bomb sets which are impossible to avoid . Also likely to get washed onto the reef and I had to struggle off to shore and walk around to be able to paddle back out .
I loved Tikki's ( the locals name ) which is a right hander a km further down . The seep washed you down the reef and there was an outlet back out .
We took a trip south in their speed boat 3-4 hours to surf Telescopes . There were 4 big boats there and 30 guys in the water . Was about head high and a half with the odd bigger set . We went to Scarecrows , only 10 minutes away , at the end of the point . Only 4 guys in the water ( they came in after 30 minutes ) and surfed double to triple head high lefts which broke for 200+ meters . The highlight of the trip .
This adventure was on our first trip . 11 of us and hired out the resort ( as we did on the second trip ) . Two guys put a photo album together and used an analogy of a cricket team I can't locate the book due to a recent reno .
Our group had an innings of 650 ish . Each members section had a description of their innings on the
trip . Mine went something like " a very patient innings , unwilling to hit anything short . Anything pitched up was ( hit out of the park - maybe ) . Retired unhurt , 57 not out .
If you hold your phone to a mirror it looks more approachable as a right if you are a regular foot. Nasty end section though.
Try that with Skeleton Bay footage - so much more enticing.
bloody hell frog you must have a lot of time on your hands
I remember watching a clip of parko, mick and dingo surfing G.B. many years back. It was then I thought it was a fairly elite's only wave on account of how hard it locks you in - that end section is just cruel. Can only imagine how average joes fair when its like that, not well i'd say.
I met a bloke in Bali one year who had a terrifying tale of getting lock in at GB. He said it was the deepest tube he's ever had and he was too scared to enjoy it. Story goes he was late 30s and upset with himself that he wasn't charging as hard as he always thought he would and so had just been going in strong all season in Indo. Paddled into what he called a solid 6 footer and well beyond his ability at the Bush after pulling back all day, and proceeded to get locked in the whole way down the reef and kind of just collapsing into the face of the wave at the end zone and came out unscathed. The way he told the story made it clear that it really shook him up.
I think this is the footage you are talking about Parko, Mick & Dingo at GB.
well that was heavy.........chargers