Watch: The Long Road To Grajagan
Beau Foster, Jared Mell, and Tom Morat take a low key mission from Bali to G-Land using bikes, not boats or buses.
Their trip coincided with a large west swell that saw Moneytrees outshine its more fancied brother further down the reef. The trio also gave the tail of the swell a fair wag by chasing obscure waves far down the bay.
Aside from the waves, the other highlight of this clip is the original score by The M1.
The long add for Deus.
Aw c'mon Stu the bikes aren't bad if you are into small bore retro' customs.
More into long travel enduros myself, but not while I'm surfing.
Good adventure on the bikes.
How come the hipster dude didn’t get any waves at G-land?
Yeah, unless I missed them? Thought I only saw Beau and the goofy.
He was definitely out there. I had a quick chat with him not realising till later who he was. Though that was on the paddle back out as I passed him so he was sitting a bit further inside.
Beautiful wave. Shame it's a left.
Good add for not drinking too much, lest you end up with Beer Face.
If G Land was a right I think I would have committed myself to a lifetime in the jungle decades ago.
Nicely done lads with a nod to us of a certain age because inside every old guy there’s a young guy waiting to get out.
hey stunet , just remembered, re your trip to west swell gland, I spoke with Marlo hendo, who was charging the same swell, you said he surfed a wave from the bombie into money trees a big claim really,
he denied it ever happened. makes sense, because i don't know of anybody who has done it . the bombie breaks hundreds of metres out then usually backs off before the money tree or launch pad section. (unless it's 15-20ft plus)
I think that a Kongs wave can roll through into money tree , the section wide of fan palm , I used to call it "Wrongs" it joins kongs to money trees upper ledge area.. maybe that's what you saw?
Yeah right, Clam.
That confounds my knowledge of the joint then, cos he was sitting perhaps 100-200m further out but not in the direction of Kongs. To the west. It was breaking consistently, but mostly backing off before it got to Moneytrees, though it could be threaded by cutting back right - as MH did. One set broke, the biggest set of the day, from there and washed through Moneytrees, halving the crowd instantly.
hey stu , I tried to find a good photo but didn't succeed. instead got some funky maps...
Wrongs…I always wondered if that bit had a name…I found it a good place to sit when the crowd was thick on the ledge…wait for the sets and get a chip in and set a line better into Moneytrees and avoid the jostling for position.
Clam he was there when I was there last year. He goes for it doesn’t he. Looks so comfortable on the big days.
Can you ask him how big the blue (maybe blue railed) board was he was riding if you’re talking to him? Looked maybe 7’6 or 8 foot. Charging
7"4 goofyfoot, it's a popey shape , named the tommy ruff model
Great piece. Nice to see some footage of Beau again.
I’ve done the overland journey a couple of times prior to the readily accessible fast boat. I always wondered how good it would be to peg over on a bike.
Am I being a crumply old man by saying the wank factor was annoying, the surfing / story was great but why the "effects" perhaps the younger generation can educate me.
In the words of Greasy and Lemmy "Complete and utter unwatchable sh!t! It was a mission to watch the moment it came on the fn screen!"
I give it no stars.
Ha. Props to the dude on the big wave somewhere in there. Could've just released the 2 mins of surfing without the flagellation.
cool trip but easy with the exploration hyperbole, its g land in 2023 ffs
More surf industry illusion. I would rather they stated upfront, 'we sell stuff'. Aren't there private losmens with cable tv and waiter service at Bobby's?
You see the name Deus and you know it is going to be an infomercial.
Nice travel clip on bikes & boards. Good surfing on a range of boards, controlled and smooth.
Some surprising posts in here, almost as if some commenters have just done first year media and realised that content media is a thing.
Hello! [said in Biff Tannen voice] Hello! It's existed since the 80s. Most of those videos you loved a grom were dressed up advertisements for surf companies. This is nothing different. If you're only realising this now it says much more about you than it does the video.
Films like Mad Wax and Enjoy the Ride had no lasting effect on me Stu. My choice to only dress in Quik gear and move to the Gold Coast to get sick chicks and filthy pits is mutually exclusive! I may/may not have yelled out Dangar! at Mick Campbell one day too. He didnt laugh
Touche. Nice work.
Agreed Stu I was also surprised at the comments complaining about brand placement in the video. Its like they didn't know that most iconic surf videos of the last 40 years were primarily made to sell product (The Search etc.).
Thanks Stu for the education but, but but in the old days it was better ha ha, don't mind the brand placement thing just the blurred vison, coloring etc all that art stuff is just panful :-)
enjoyed it, but coke in the petrol tank?
Petrol in the Coke can.
More Gland, less Cangpoo and bikes....
Prefer Red Monkey, Full Moon.... :)
i especially liked the bit when they were surfing.
and thank ... its a left
20 sec period swell travelling at 60 nautical miles per hour.............I think his math is wrong!!! Perhaps he meant 60 km/hr?
I wonder if trying so hard to contrive your surfing to look like stuff you watched in Morning of the Earth is difficult? As for Signature Model surfboards... Kanga pulled it off so why not some guy nobody has ever heard of? Very Bali expat .
Always wondered what Deus Ex Machina was , until now
Pretty good. Nice and arty.
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