The lady loggers of Nias

Kitty Putresuod
Swellnet Dispatch

The off-season swagger here is different. It is more of a gentle sway that slays the well-known testosterone scene. It is soothing to the eye, watching the girls making their way down to the reef while delicately balancing their longboards on their heads.

As I paddle out to the lineup, cheerful "hello" and "good mornings" fill the fresh morning air. The goodvibes fill the Point. It is simply a beautiful way to start the day.

(Sueng Nias Surf Photos)

The near empty lineup on Sunday mornings are perfect as the locals are at the various different churches. Unfortunately, social distancing due to COVID-19 does not exist on this tropical island. At least, there are no grommets and locals in the lineup. And it off-season! No bule boys and men with their over-inflated ego, too. Their egotistical peacock swagger shall be missed. Surely, this is pure bliss!

The Point is a machine churning wave after wave. Waves every single day. It is true! The size and power varies in the different part of the year. Even at the end of March, surfers can catch overhead barrels. October till May is perfect for surfing without the Peacock Parade and testosterone of the on season. Perfect for cruising on a longboard, cross-stepping and riding the nose.

All that, or just simply enjoy a beautiful long ride in the warm tropical water of Lagundri Bay without your wetsuits.

(Photo Julius Wauwau)

If it happens to be a big day and you are hugging your surfboard for dear life, just stay put or catch the waves from the shoulder. Or perhaps, practice getting smashed and living to tell the tale: “I surfed the big waves of Nias! Woohooo!”

Enjoy the waves passing above and watch the fluffy white effervescent sparkles from below and around you before freaking out a tiny bit to get some air and go under again. Oh! You are in the washing machine! Alright, you are semi-screwed now. It is surely an experience that you will not forget. But hey, more stories to tell your mates!

Or you could hang out on dry land and watch the surfers getting smashed or head down to Lagundri Bay Beach to catch some baby waves on the beach breaks.

If it is a small 2 to 4 ft day, get your longboard out! Well, unless you have a great paddle power for riding smaller waves with a shortboard. Longboards get more waves. Plus, there are lots of girls in the lineup during the off season to say hello to. Perhaps, you could be a gentleman and give them a hand with their longboards or give them a push to catch waves. Maybe even watch them from behind as they paddle for the waves, cross-step and ride the nose.

Enjoy the show!

// KITTY PETRESUOD

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:09am

sell sell sell

I'd like you better when you were a turtle stroker

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 6:46pm

Well, the money is not in my bank account. Sadly, there is surely another turtle incident after that article but it tends to get a bit bland to write similar drama.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:12am

Jeez, a little light relief during lockdown and people are drawing daggers.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:23am

Sounds like a recent blowin with a vested interest spamming the joint to me.

Be like a Brazzo moving to Sandon and braying on the Internet about when the nice quiet periods during the year occur just to ensure it doesn’t remain that way.

Please tell me she isn’t getting paid for this .

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stunet commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:28am

No and no.

That photo look like the kind of wave you'd travel halfway 'round the world for?

EDIT: Brazo, Sandon? The author is Indonesian. Listen to you fellas in full colonial swing.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:35am

I wouldn’t travel 6 hours to surf Crescent head but plenty do.

Just the fact the she’s bleating about the off season. Just close your lips and let a few balls go through to the keeper.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:43am

Stu....she keeps referring to the locals as though they’re a different species.

What other inference am I meant to assume ?

Still sounds like spam.

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regmo commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:07pm

I agree, pure spam. Why did this self-indulgent junk make the Swellnet cut?

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 8:24pm

Pith helmet intensifies

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eel commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 8:11pm

If the author is Indonesian why does she have to renew her Visa?

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Kitty Putresuod commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 9:53pm

Let's focus on the surfing instead of my nationality? It get complicated. I'm a Suitcasean

If it helps, English is my first language but I'm average at it. I read and speak an acceptable level of Indonesian.

My afternoon sesh was blergh. It was big and windy. I think my smashed my nose on my board and reef cuts on my knee because I suddenly freaked out about crocodiles.

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Blowin commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 9:26am

Mate , you’re not a suitcasean......you’re a blowin.

Welcome to the club.

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NickT commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 9:30am

I agree Stu. There are some negitive people in the forum huh

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Robo commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:23am

Why are you surprised? peoples true characters come out in times of crisis, good or bad.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:38am

Times of crisis ?

Sitting here feeding lorikeets, drinking coffee and commenting on Swellnet....This isn’t exactly the trenches of Gallipoli, Robo.

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Robo commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:47am

Ok, change crisis to tough. Guess you havn't lost a job or business or dealing with elderly parents then.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 11:04am

I’m a carer.

Going to go scrub an octogenarian’s squids in an hour or so.

Whilst it’s not something that I particularly look forward to doing , it’s not responsible for my belief that in this era of mass crowds at surf breaks being a common occurrence, it behoves us all to try and preserve any available windows of uncrowded waves.

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Ash commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 3:38pm

"I'm a carer" well Blowie we have something in common there, I'm a casual and my other job is as a Luthier, which is why I have a casual job as a carer.

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Santosha commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 4:39pm

Two O’s in behooves ... like, she behoovered me senseless

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ringmaster commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:12am

'Lady Loggers'

There's a porn film just waiting to be made with that title.

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Patrick0710 commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 12:52pm

The sequel to Logjammin’.

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jshe35 commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 9:56pm

Apparently the dudes at Nias need to abide .............

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Patrick0710 commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:36pm

The point really tied the ocean together.

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jshe35 commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:38pm

Nice work Patty

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:02pm

This particular one is rated for over 5 years old.

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stylemaster1970 commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 8:53pm

Think I’d rather see lady loggers than ringmasters.

If you argue with a fool long enough you will lose sight of who the fool really is........

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:30am

I'm a bit surprised at the negativity. I was interested in the concept that a wave like Nias - known only for heavy barrels - had another side, and thus another demographic of surfers.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:41am

Whilst I accept the concept that the media can flood areas with punters during peak season whilst leaving the rest of the year quietly unmentioned.

Or do you only stop flogging the horse when it’s not even good for pet meat ?

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jacksprat commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 12:48pm

I agree 100% If one finds a wave that's fun FOR THEM and not crowded why in the hell would you advertise it on the internet - other than its being nothing more than a money making proposition with no consideration for other surfers or the locals. In which case it would be better not to insult people's intelligence by trying to pretend it is nothing more than what it is - spam.

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Clam commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:49am

Egotistical peacocks ! Lol

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 11:26am

Hash surf camp has been going live lately still been about 15 guys in the water

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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Laundromat commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 11:35am

I like cake

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 7:46pm

Stick shifts and safety belts
Bucket seats have all got to go
When we're driving in the car
It makes my baby seem so far
I need you here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat
I need you to be here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 1:11pm

Wow, she's really got an axe to grind.

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rooftop commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 1:22pm

If you switched the hormones, clichés and genders in some of those sentences to female ones you'd never get published. I'm all for encouraging women who want to surf - including my own daughter - but this is just more bias in the name of equality.

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Sprout commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 2:29pm

Not sure inviting people to "watch them from behind" is great idea.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:24pm

I actually edited out where the girls bitched about other girls. And planned to get a girl out of the lineup/island. Oh! And how agro some can get. It is afterall the ‘darker’ part of surfing. There is no utopia. Nias is not perfect. We are only human beings.

I sincerely like sharing the best part of surfing in Nias and other locations. One day you will read a whingey article from Kitty, too.

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Tooold2bakook commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:09pm

Good on you kitty. Haters gonna hate

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rooftop commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 3:49pm

There's no hate in my comment. Every word is factual.

And then Kitty (apparently unwittingly) confirmed her bias by stating that she "edited out where the girls bitched about other girls. And planned to get a girl out of the lineup/island. Oh! And how agro some can get."

And yet she's happy to make references to "boys and men with their over-inflated ego" and their "egotistical peacock swagger".

Simple double standard. Either you can say those things about any gender or you can't.

Let's be clear: I'm not claiming male victimhood. A poorly-worded surf article is just nothing compared to the gender injustices of the past and present. Men have nothing to whinge about in comparison. We all know the facts about power, violence, unpaid work, exploitation, sex crimes, glass ceilings etc.

A clumsy attack on masculinity is misguided and does nothing to celebrate girls and women or promote equality. It's intellectually sloppy, and doesn't move the conversation to a better place.

Ho hum.

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Yippee commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 9:28am

Sexist drivel.
Such blatant sexism (female putting down male) is now so common, that it is rarely called out. The academic literature links it to the high levels of male self harm we see. Think about it from a boys perspective. The negative interpretation of male behaviour and attitudes is relentless and one sided. The "empowerment" of girls & women is unbalanced. So good on ya Rooftop.
Sexist language has no place in todays world.
Cheers!

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GreenCT commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 2:45pm

What is the balance here.

Definitely written like a marketing piece and the comments about pushing them into waves and watching from behind seemed weird to me.

However

The locals rely on visitors for tourists so a crowded lineup equates to people paying money for accomodation, buying meals, some surf lessons.

So while we as surfers lament some where getting exposure ar least some in that village would be grateful if post this shit storm it brings some more visitors.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:34pm

Still no money in my bank account...

Pushing is great for waves with little power or surfers without power. Surely you have seen shortboarders struggling to catch waves and would do much better with a little helping hand. Well, unless they have a huge ego; this includes female surfers. Big wave surfers do get help, too.

Watching from behind is one of the simple things in life to enjoy. Sadly, it might not be your cup more tea. As a woman, I would like to know all the logger’s exercise routines to achieve such form. So long one is not rudely staring and making comments. Compliments are appreciated.

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Roystein commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 3:09pm

I enjoyed this, thank you Kitty. A little bit of stoke and joy nicely timed.
Some seem to think they are the measuring schtick of what can and can’t, who should or shouldn’t, around an article about a surf spot in Indonesia, all from the bleachers of an Aussie website.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:41pm

Thank you for reading, Roystein.

A big part of me do not want people to discover Nias waves. I do enjoy being one of the 3 in the lineup. A lot of beginners and intermediate surfers might shy away from Nias as it is known for big waves and barrels. Nias is actually extremely surfable all year round.

I am hoping that the airport and ports will close soon. Most of the other islands are closed.

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MPGardens commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 11:16am

Thanks for the article Kitty,
I never knew you could surf Nias when it wasn’t barrelling and crazy overhead.
I ride a short board and a longboard, so I can’t wait to get over there and take my toes to the nose at Nias!
Stay positive through these times and keep living your dream!
Sean

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Kitty Putresuod commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 6:13pm

Thanks for reading, Sean.

Pack 2 surfboards with you and you'll have fun every single day. It is still barrelling today.

Stay safe and healthy!

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simba commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 3:19pm

Geez after seeing a lot of spots get stuffed up by people bragging about how good it is at...bla bla and how there missing it,im surprised that Kitty is telling the world about it...next article in a years time will be how crowded it got in the off season....duh

simba

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:44pm

On-season has just started early because of COVID-19.
Sharing is caring. Not sure many are keen to travel such great distance...

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troppo dichotomy commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 3:23pm

Yeah made me smile.go have fun on your log!i haven't been up since 2002 n was wondering if the 'machine' ever came good?

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Smorto commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 3:44pm

Agreed it made me smile too and it was a light-hearted review of an existing tourist attraction.

Nope, The Machine has never returned since the earthquake. When it gets massive there can be sort of rideable left there but nothing you'd class as a genuine break.

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troppo dichotomy commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 9:14pm

thnx smorto,was alwalys wondering.take care and keep surfing m8!

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:48pm

Thank you for reading, troppo & Smorto.

Machine is gone... Smorto is right. Working when big but crashing into the dry reef. Dangerous☠️

There are surely other waves around.

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troppo dichotomy commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 9:12pm

Halo Kitty!keep saving them turtles and i love the work you are doing!!your stories are awesome and keep up the good news.you are in a great place.i love shortboards and i love big old tankers.i highly recommend doing some coffin rides on your log.lay down spin round and go feet first,its the hardest maneuver on  a log you can do.the coffin ride makes me so happy!!i prefer doing it on a foamie longboard,no wax,no leash.hope u have fun and enjoy the ride.........troppo

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Smorto commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 3:38pm

Geez guys this was a nice article about an already more than blown up spot in the off season with waves that none of the heros hating on the post would go there to surf anyway. I'm actually interested to hear what its like in the off season.

Why is it such a big deal? Lagundri is a tourist attraction, even for locals from Gunung Sitoli and van loads rock up there most days to see westerners surfing, so its not like its a secret spot.

Having been there multiple times in the last 10 years I think the post is pretty spot on in terms of the testosterone fulled line up once it gets 6 ft or bigger. So its nice to see a more relaxed vibe for the place because its not something that I really experienced during any of my peak season trips to the place.

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Eugene Green commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 3:45pm

Fuck, swellnet gone all Inertia.com.
Is anyone able to write something that resonates with core surfers while the pro tour shit show aint on? Maybe sling Blowin a few bucks, he seems better at it than most.
If cruising around with your bathers wedged right up your arse isn’t peacocking, what is it?

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 4:04pm

Yep the peacocking of longboarders is off the scale, with the chicks arguably worse.
This one is in the article is certainly out for attention.

Having said that, I wouldn't go to Nias in peak season because I imagine the ego factor would be nauseating - even if it's a fraction of the Bukit it'd be too much.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 4:09pm

Fair go mate, have a scroll through all of the editorial content we've produced in the last month (and more) here:

https://www.swellnet.com/news

That's not including all of the surf reports/forecasts/cams.

Not bad for 22c a day.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:55pm

Oooo... lalala. That is surely a different kinda swagger. I am a straight female but I still do very much appreciate the wedgies. I hope you do, too.

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seaslug commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 12:51am

I do very much appreciate nicely formed wedgies on straight females in the line up, do please carry on K.itty. Lleva las Nias

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The Shaper commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 4:53pm

dudes are are clearly a bit sad, maybe too harsh, whats it to ya really. It is what it is and a refreshingly different read. If they want to show it off to hordes they must have some reason. The rear view I mean.
chin up chaps.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 7:34pm

Interesting response to the article, to be honest the article didn't do much for me, but i didn't feel it was exploitive either, Nias is the opposite of a secret and obviously small and less crowded in the off season, so no real news there.

It's interesting because there has actually been a few articles that are pretty much advertisements for off season trips in Indo and rarely anyone has commented on them??? and nothing like these comments.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 8:00pm

Peacock Parade seems to rub the wrong and right way, I guess. But we have Wedgie Warade at the moment...

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 8:38pm

I liked it, it reminded me of longboarding back in the 1990s. A great way to get lots of small waves and go fast that no-one else bothered with.

However, these days, the more it is visually shared (particularly beaut tropical images) the more the mass appeal, and then you end up with something like The Pass or Noosa when it's easy, fun and loggable.

With the travel restricted, enjoy those little waves! But officially, they have never existed...

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stylemaster1970 commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 9:11pm

But like BKs in Java. Was heaven late 90s

If you argue with a fool long enough you will lose sight of who the fool really is........

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Kitty Putresuod commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 1:13pm

It is simply beautiful to enjoy long rides; just enjoy the waves.

Unfortunately, it is a 5 to 7 ft week at the Point. It is looking more than double my height and I am not short. Biggie waves are also nice to ride, I think...

Keeping my fingers crossed that the Indonesian authorities will extend my visa because of the COVID-19 situation.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 1:17pm

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 7:43pm

I found a similar conundrum - surfing little waves with longboards, how to deal with Margaret River's size & power, yet still have the board feel similar to ride (and not like a hi-po shortboard which felt alien). The answer was a 70's style single fin with tight pintail, excellent in heavy waves, and draws similar arcs in turns to the log, only on much bigger waves. Also it has that familiar, awesome, projection-out-of-the-hips feeling as you drift it up into the top of the wave. For inspiration for me were Wayne Lynch, Michael Peterson, Terry Fitzgerald, Joe Engel; for this article perhaps find Margo Oberg or Linda Davoli. Perhaps if the point is too big/crowded, there is a less famous & mellower wave nearby? Good luck with the visa, hope it all goes well.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 1:48pm

Thanks for the tips, velocityjohnno. I actually enjoy watching videos of surfers from those periods.

Sometimes the biggies waves are fun, too! And scary...

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wally commented Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 10:15pm

I enjoyed Kitty’s article. Nate Florence was only recently saying he was surprised what a fun wave is small Nias.

As for the ‘peacock parade’ backlash, Ray Collins on the ‘Conversations’ radio show said he gave up traditional surf photography because he got sick of dealing with the egos of pro surfers. No one seemed to get upset with that comment.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 1:21pm

Thanks for reading, wally.

I think all waves are fun. The main thing is to have fun and not bring bad vibes to the lineup. Frankly, there is bad vibes and a bit of a bad blood in the line up at the moment. Ah... such politics. Nowhere is perfect. Might write about it. I am anticipating a show down soon!

There is not much entertainment in Nias. I enjoy watching the Peacock Parade and Wedgie Warade. It reminds me of how I might have behaved in my younger years and laughed at myself.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 1:29pm

What’s the story with the bad blood in the lineup at the moment ?

I thought it was all watermelon grins , pillow fights and shit-splitter swimwear ?

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Kitty Putresuod commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 3:21pm

That will be another story?

I am wishing for more watermelon grins, wedgies and no budgie smugglers...

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shayne algar commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 12:22am

Lovely to see a positive aspect in such unpredictable times. Have surf tripped here once many years ago, had amazing waves and Phill got the amazing rainbow barrel. Cool to here there are fun waves here year round and you had a wonderful journey also, Indonesia and its people are amazing. Thanks indo, and thanks life for everything, your the bestist Eva!

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billythekid commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 7:53am

I liked it. So with double Centrelink payments and no mutual obligation bullshit should be able to easily live there for the next 6 months...sounds like a plan.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 1:23pm

Surely sounds like a plan! Maybe you can start a surf etttiquette school here. It is very much needed for EVERYONE!

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 2:41pm

I tried that in the late 90s, on the dole cash job, went to Indo for 6 weeks got someone to put in my forms, but even back then once I got back home they knew id been overseas and made me payback all the money.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 7:20pm

Ooops

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 5:37am

Centrelink payments are automatically suspended when your electronic passport scans out of the country.

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 11:12am

Lighthearted story. Something different for these strange times. Don't read too much into it and enjoy it for what it is. Too much negativity on here.

Looks fun as.

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Panman commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 12:18pm

Hi Kitty I went to Nias in the 70s is amadoli still around also Adifadi and Sumadi were first locals surfing then
I never returned

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Kitty Putresuod commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 7:24pm

Is that when the big resort at the end of the road was still alive?

It has surely changed. Hope it will change for the better soon.

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Ray Shirlaw commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 5:04pm

I liked it too,I really liked it but I think it was a little irresponsible dropping the "N" word. Times really have changed. Less is More.

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 8:17pm

Any 'Lady Logger' t shirts on the horizon Kitty?

I reckon a few on here would buy them if available.

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seaslug commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 8:42pm

Only if they have a shit-splitter swimwear picture on the front, Josie Prendergast would be in

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Spuddups commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 6:29am

Shit splitter. Ha ha!

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Kitty Putresuod commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 1:50pm

Maybe Swellnet will have a limited edition...
I've seen a few in Kuta and I kinda like it

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blower commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 8:35pm

Nothing more, nothing less. The spin is an all consuming entity of surfing and always has been. Just another doctor to wield the hype but I must admit my suprise at those quick to defend the spiel. As mentioned, we will see true colours at critical times (humanitarian and industry related) and take this into account into the future.
I guess it is time now for Kitty to respond/continue the blog/spam.

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Santosha commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 7:43am

Agree that looking from behind is pleasant , but tell me this . Why does a guy going up an escalator with a shoe-cam taking butt shots of the woman In front , get prosecuted by the porkers ... and the devo surfer recording pretty much the same thing in the lineup with his mounted go pro , has free range . Don’t tell me that when he gets home to watch vids , like the sneaky escalator man , that he’s not batting away like a goddam madman.

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PCS PeterPan commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 9:39am

Lost me at the image of a Longboard .
Market good waves , even little ones , at your peril ! Hope every core surfer , male or female has "plan B" destinations . I'm sure you all do , and never ever tell anybody .

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zenagain commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 9:41am

Call me old fashioned (or gay) but I don't particularly like the g-bangers, does nothing for me. I'd rather a cute little bottom in nice pair of boardies. Maybe I still have some imagination left?

As for those XL bums a-la Kim K. Goodness knows how anyone finds that a good look except for maybe the Zilla's.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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belly commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 10:15am

I hear you. Ever watched those surfers of Bali clips. Wow, flesh overload.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 1:54pm

I'm impressed by their skills to still have those pieces of fabric on (in the right places) while ripping.

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mugofsunshine commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 11:47am

Try using what imagination you have left to reconsider how you could have re-written the above from the person choosing to wear said clothing's point of view.

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zenagain commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 12:13pm

Ok, let me try.

As a modern woman, confident in mind, body and spirit, I couldn't care less what that awful man thinks of my derriere or whether I choose to display it in the manner I see fit. Of course he should find me incredibly attractive but if he dares mention it I will be immediately on to my numerous social media accounts to vent my outrage and call out his behavior for having the gall to objectify me.

How's that Mugs- better?

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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mugofsunshine commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 12:37pm

This place is like Jurassic Park. Just keeps breeding dinosaurs.

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Blowin commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 12:47pm

I don’t understand Mug’s point ?

Are people not allowed to prefer one style of swimwear over another ?

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mugofsunshine commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 12:55pm

oh do fuck off with your fishing trips Blowin.

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Blowin commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 1:18pm

Haha !

But really....Zen just said he’s not into g strings ? What’s the problem ?

I know girls who won’t contemplate a guy as a potential mate unless she likes his shoes. It’s just personal preference. Struggling to understand which part was inappropriate ?

People wear what they want to wear. They’ll never please everybody.

Maybe because Zen said he wasn’t into the big booty look ? Again....people appreciate different things. Who cares ? You think that girls don’t have preferences in physical attributes ? If they didn’t then there’d be no lonely men.

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seaslug commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 4:40pm

I still don't understand why everyone sniggers when I wear my Borat Mankini BL

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belly commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 12:59pm

You're probably right mug (about it generally being an older demographic on here). I didn't watch this clip as I generally don't watch logging but my partner is a feminist and she couldn't believe some of the SOB clips. I just don't know why you'd want to surf basically nude, man or woman.
FWIW I liked the strutting peacock comment or whatever it was, that used to be me ha ha

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zenagain commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 1:18pm

I think you're being a little precious Mugs. Having not actually met me or even knowing anything about me.

For the record, if a lady wants to bare her bottom in the surf, go for it. I'd never say anything to her or even give it a second thought. Am I still permitted to have my own thoughts or heaven forbid, an opinion?

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Blowin commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 1:41pm

I don’t get it either.

Just seems like another issue the thought police have dictated to be off limits.

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mugofsunshine commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 2:32pm

"Call me old fashioned (or gay)". You asked.

Would you like to see more female involvement on this site Zen? More women getting involved in the comments section? You think "..a lady wants to bare her bottom.." or "I'd rather a cute little bottom in a nice pair of boardies." is going to encourage that?

I might be wrong, you might just want to keep this a boys club.

And as for "Goodness knows how anyone finds that a good look.." have a think about why you like "cute little bottoms".

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Blowin commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 2:55pm

I’d love to see more women frequenting the site but I’m not going to pretend I’m not a man to do so. You really think that “ I’d rather a cute little bottom in a pair of boardies “ is offensive to girls ?

I still don’t get your point at all. You think that girls don’t want blokes to look at their arses ? Or that no girl has ever dressed with the consideration about just how much male attention she can garnish ? Or that girls don’t appreciate male bottoms ?

Seems straight forward to me that Zen is a heterosexual as is 90 percent of the male population and that he is genetically intended to appreciate girl’s bottoms. And the other 10 percent of males are designed to appreciate boy’s bottoms.

You really think that girls will find this objectionable ?

Particularly as the female author at the top of the page describes the joy to be found paddling around behind girls just to see their bottoms.

Any girls out there want to chime in ?

This doesn’t even seem prudish, it seems weird.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 4:52pm

It is kind of weird sometimes when your in the water paddling behind a girl in a G banger, it's like im here because all i want to do is paddle back out and get another wave, so please don't think im being some creepy guy paddling behind you to check out your butt, but even when you honestly do just happen to be in that situation, it always feels like, they must be thinking you are this creepy guy and everyone else is thinking look at that creepy guy paddling behind that girl...ive even just waited a while to let them paddle further away, just to not be that guy.

Im sure there is all kinds of reasons why girls wear them in the water, maybe some like the attention, maybe some want a full tan, maybe some find it comfortable, but i swear some use it as a tactic to even get more waves.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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seaslug commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 4:42pm

Yes to all ID, look left look right but never ahead haha

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 4:52pm

Glimpse but don't stare.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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jayet-010 commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 8:56am

Own it and if you like it enjoy it ... If they don't, than put some fucking clothes on

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zenagain commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 5:05pm

Look Mugs, I see your point and i respect it but permit me to give you a little bit of background. Also, I'll preface it by offering an apology for my poor choice of words. I wrote it in haste and perhaps didn't put as much thought into as I should have.

Edit: I just wrote a big background story of how i spent the afternoon with 40 or so Japanese schoolgirls but decided to delete it. My story is not important. I will say that my poor choice of words allowed you to misinterpret my character. I will say, I am all for girls being the best damn girls they can be but I stand behind the fact I don't find g-strings attractive, nor the big bottom insta-pics that wannabe influencers want to foist upon these impressionable young peeps both male or female. It doesn't mattter the size of the arse. I do like cute boardies, i like surfing with girls, i value their opinions and I love being in their company.

Also, for the record, my best friend for the last 30 odd years recently came out as gay. I love him to bits.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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mugofsunshine commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 9:22am

Thank you Zen. Your reflection is appreciated.

I too have opinions, predilections and am not a fan of 'influencers' but I think we have to stand back sometimes and look at the bigger picture. Influencers have been around forever, way before electronic wizardry and have shaped many of our thoughts and actions. I think we do younger generations a disservice by assuming they can't sort the wheat from the chaff of the modern influencer's thrall.

Choosing our words more carefully, I hope will go some way to encouraging more female contributions here.

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I focus commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 1:31pm

Zen understand and agree with your sentiment your choice of words were as alway fine.

Kitty enjoyed the article nice bit of light relief best to ignore the negative testosterone pumped up peacocks on the forum who are god like in their own minds.

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 2:03pm

"i spent the afternoon with 40 or so Japanese schoolgirls"
Was it something like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfr6joRTRqQ
High school in Japan must be a blast.

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seaslug commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 3:48pm

Hehe VJ

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Remigogo commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 4:50pm

Nice Velocityjohnno.

These Koreans have found a way around social distancing restrictions to get a physical education class in.
https://youtu.be/WDN_IWtFJk0

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 9:11pm

lol! The headfirst jump was great too! I think 1.65m was about all I could do in highjump...

Take a squizz at this, shinto beliefs + anime + cosplay + high explosives =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQPQDdEnvWs

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Remigogo commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 8:39am

Maaate... that's just mental!!

Funny as fuck though..

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 2:06pm

@Kitty is the name Putresuod Indonesian?

I haven't heard it before but sounds Indonesian.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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Kitty Putresuod commented Friday, 10 Apr 2020 at 5:49pm

Meow... It's a secret!

As a turtle stroker and cheeky lover, I have adopted a pen name to prevent machetes from flying towards me.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 11:34am

Total random tit bit of info but in Bahasa Nias (south dilect which differs a bit from North Nias dilect) "Meow" actually means cat, but you do have to say it in a certain way and i think spelt differently.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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views from the ... commented Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 at 6:22am

I think Kitty is a great name! Enjoyed the read until my eyes were opened that it was a sexist self promotion. Poor Kitty ;-0
BTW...G-Bangers are THE NORM in Zilla land.
Oh my lord and most of em on rear ends that should never see daylight. Frightening!
Strangely enough, crew cant get enough selfies of themselves in them. Very funny!

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Kitty Putresuod commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 6:20pm

I prefer to watch them slaying the waves; not the camera...

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 5:55am

I reckon she does have a point about “The Peacock Parade” though. Nothing more irritating than a bunch of posturing young guys at a crowded surf spot. I avoid it like the plague. That said, a pack of women in tiny bikinis paddling round on longboards, smiling as they snake you for the 100th time can be pretty nauseating. Fuck that.

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 6:23am

Hah, never happens anywhere near here, and I haven't had the pleasure elsewhere. Not even at The Pass.

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 8:41am

Yeah, now that I think about it I’ve only had that happen once, in Bali. Far more common is the aggro bloke crowd. Mind you, men are about 95% of the surfing population so that’s not surprising.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 10:42am

I could name you a few spots where it’ll happen more often than not.

No different from the men .

Maybe a couple of key differences....

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ken.vincent commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 11:17am

Never forget surfing " old mans" one morning, and a delightful young lady paddled past in a high cut ( but not g) bikini & I had to do the "glimpse but not stare" . Big one forms up in front of us, and I just know she is gonna burn me for the wave. She turns , offers a glowing smile & in a perfectly clipped & polite USA accent says : " Excuse me sir, would you like to go". Who wants more of this in the water?.

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strawbs commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 12:37pm

Just watched some live footage of a large crocodile that got just pulled out of Lagundri river from a Nias local, didnt know there were any left there .

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Kitty Putresuod commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 12:53pm

Oh? Can you please share the video or link?

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strawbs commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 1:10pm

Not sure how to , was from Adirikan Wau , facebook , pretty sure most of the locals there would have it on there pages by now looking at the crowd around it , , Adi said it bit someone three weeks ago not long after i left by the sound of it .

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Kitty Putresuod commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 1:23pm

Thanks, strawbs.
Yes, a woman was bitten and she possibly died because of infections.
I hope they don't kill it because the 4 species of crocodiles in Indonesia are protected.

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strawbs commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 2:08pm

Sorry to here about the women Kitty hope she is ok , hopefully the crocodile is taken to the zoo at Gunungsitoli and survives ,but more than likely was a feast for the village , hope we can get some more early season surf once this virus is under control , was fun while i was there .

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Kitty Putresuod commented Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:03pm

Unfortunately, they have butchered it. The police were there but they were outnumbered. Keep on ripping, strawbs.

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Eliza Feely commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 4:45pm

I don't know but- a non local hyping empty waves, somebody mansplaining about equality or the writer herself trying to appease all men as a 'cheeky lover'. Firstly- Um does this beautiful session need to be broadcasted? Swellnet badly needs some female voices - fer sure- the only articles I've noticed are Pauline Menzer (Legend!!) not being honoured on a mural, the horrific tale of Jodie (legend!!) nearly being drowned by the chauvinist of the century and this article calling for the boys to watch our behinds. Farrrrk. I wanted to read something inspiring and instead I kinda feel sullied....

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Blowin commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 4:57pm

Hey Eliza

Be part of the solution.

Start a forum thread.....about anything you can possibly think of. Get a female voice on here .

Surfing , non surfers , waves , breaks , your job , your dog. Your garden , the shape of a cloud outside your bedroom.....anything.

Just write a little paragraph and the resident freaks will expand from there.

https://www.swellnet.com/node/add/forum/0

You’ve got to put the first comment in yourself to get it on the home page.

What board are you riding . Do you hate cold water as much as everyone else with any sense ?

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Eliza Feely commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 5:15pm

! Right on- Will think on this- cheers Blowin!

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batfink commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 10:50pm

So. Depressing.

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batfink commented Monday, 13 Apr 2020 at 10:51pm

Not the story, just a lot of the comments.