27th June 2015 I was searching the beach between Jl. Segara & Ramada Bintang for a boat to take me to airport rights. The ocean between the airport all the way to the front of Discovery was whitewater. There was even a bombie breaking out in what one local called gods waves a few k's out the back of Midway Kuta. I watched the G'land boat head off & get smashed by a wave as high as the boat in the Kuta reef channel, then remembered I had a waterproof camera in a bumbag & filmed it get smashed by a second wave. I didn't realize it then but the front windscreen of the boat was smashed & injured people. The boat turned back & took them to hospital.
After 45 mins begging & with the financial incentive of another couple of blokes throwing in $20 each along with me we got a ride to AR's thinking sweet we're gonna have it to ourselves. But some people had gone over to Jimbaran bay & got a ride from there, I didn't think of that damnit. Still it wasn't packed & it wasn't that great with an early fairly strong tradewind. Got some good size 2.5 to 3 times overhead screamers (about 18 foot face). Then stopped on the inside shoulder to get some footage of a set coming. But it broke really wide & I realized I was gonna get smashed if I didn't make a move. I managed to scrape under these waves just in time & pulled out my 5m waterproof camera I'd had for years only to find the water pressure had killed it.
Meanwhile the pro's & semi pro's were at Padang Padang getting bazzed & the hellmen were at Ulu's.
The storm surge passes without causing serious damage in Gipuzkoa.... looks fun
Bizarre watching this below average day at Gland via remote copter camera when I'm 1/2 way through Phil Jarratt's Bali Heaven & Hell book talking about the early days. We really need to discover a new planet with consistent epic surf, coz the world is getting way too small.
Shane Herring - Greg Webber 90's Banana boards
I love this. Big boards - yeeeewwwwww!!!
Were you out there, Tux?
Kids are so spoilt these days, internet surf vids, dads pushing them into waves & tropical surf trips. I was lucky if I got a lift down to the beach
Seven years old and totally committed to surfing.