- only 8 surfers
- uncrowded waves
- variety of waves
- experienced crew
- Australian owned
Hey Jamie,Sorry for the very late reply, has taken me till today to get all the photos off the boys after our Paniatan Island trip in July. We scored awesome waves throughout the trip and Iâ€™ve attached a few pictures. I cannot speak too highly of Olly and all the boys on "Just Dreaming", as they were great and made sure that we were all very well looked after. This included travel time, great food, good beer and fucking unbelievable waves. We scored One palm about 4-6 foot a couple of days with only a few of us out. Also scored 3-4 foot Napalms with just us boys out for about 4 hours. Its October now and we are still pumped about the trip.Thanks for all your help in organizing the trip, made life a hell of a lot easier. Trying to sort out attaching photos.. my computer keeps fucking up so Iâ€™ll try and get them to you eventually...Cheers again mateDale Cowling
Experience Begun: July 2009
Created on: Friday 12 February 2010
We arrived at Panaitan and weather was calm, we had a good trip down with calm winds the whole way down.The trip started off with some 3 foot, super clean napalm. It was a great intro for the boys. The next day we were expecting a large swell and the boys were keen for some bigger napalm which we scored.... solid 5 foot, heavy barrels, the same day we surfed 5 foot one palm, heaps of barrels for everybody.Next 2 days we surfed napalms and tetes, clean 3 foot conditions. The winds were good for the rights as well, and we surfed illusions 3 to 4 foot clean and doing its thing. Apocalypse was 6 foot solid, heavy barrels, but only broke briefly due to a wind change. The rest of the trip saw us doing the rounds of the bay with great head and and half high waves at napalms in the mornings then across to the rights when the tide dropped for great long walls at illusions.We ended up with 2 great surfs at Apocalypse, one was 4 foot and super fun. The next was 6 foot plus grinding barrels which were as wide as they were high.....very impressive!This was a ten day trip and saw the boys score great clean waves everyday.
Experience Begun: June 2010
Created on: Wednesday 7 July 2010
Our first sight of the waves was an over head glassy barrel funnelling down the reef at Napalms. The wave was greeted with collective hoots onboard as we all scrambled to get amongst it. The rest of the day and the next were spent scoring perfect head high and head high plus barrelling lefts at Napalms and Tettes. By the end of day two we had all donated both skin and fibreglass to the Napalms reef but had the smiles of surf stoked men. The next 4 or five days are somewhat of a blur as the trip went from great to insane. We were greeted with wet season like conditions which meant the rights were on. Illusions was pumping and the boys made the most of it clocking up 6 to 8 hrs in the water. One day blurred into the next and we continued to score perfect, uncrowded, overhead waves. A brief stint at Apocalypse managed to impress all the boys as we watched a couple of pros pulling into stand up barrels on waves that have to be seen to be believed. As the swell dropped and the trades started to blow four ship wrecked Javanese locals emerged from the jungle and swam out to the boat. These guys hadn't eaten for 5 days and had been wondering through the jungle looking for help. After giving them a feed and some dry clothes we motored to the main land to drop them off and managed to surf a few waves in a magical bay called Angels before heading back to Panaitan Island. The next couple of days were small and we spent time at the top of the main bay surfing Croc n Rolls. Fun lefts and rights were had by all as we waited for the swell to hit in hope One Palm would turn it on. We woke on our second to last day with swell lines rolling through so we pulled the pick and headed for One Palm. The sight that greeted us as we pulled up was one I wonâ€™t forget any time soon. Perfect 3-4 ft barrels pouring down the reef with such perfection it was hard to believe. What a way to finish off a trip!! As we motored back to port we were met with an impressive lightning storm that lite up this incredibly beautiful place. As the final beers were drunk, the tunes cranked and the smiles on the boys faces said it all. A huge thanks to Siby, Manto, Cooky and Olly for a brilliant trip. I hope to see you again soon fellas!
Experience Begun: July 2010
Created on: Monday 6 September 2010
I have just arrived home from your last trip out to the panitans. We had great waves, Napalms was amazing, and i'd love to come back and get illusions good (it was onshore, but still heaps fun)the crew were great, the food was really good. Ollie was super aware and responsive to everything that was going on throughout the trip, he was an awesome host. it was amazing how the whole crew just slipped around the boat, doing so much, making everything run so smoothly, but you would hardly notice them. i can only imagine that it would be hard to keep that level of service throughout the season, but with something like 4 months down they seem to be taking it all in their stride.an awesome trip, I had a great time.thanksPete
Experience Begun: August 2010
Created on: Monday 6 September 2010
Just wanted to touch base and thank you both for all your help and support in getting our trip up and running.The boys had an awesome time, and while we didnâ€™t get a â€swellâ€™ as such, we surfed at least twice a day in 2 â€“ 4 foot waves that were above and beyond the standard we would surf at home.A couple of the last days around at Rangers Station were super fun and everyone got some great barrels. Will shoot through a big folder full of pictures from the whole trip once the boys have finished sorted and editing them.Everyone was stoked!!!The crew were complete legends, the food was amazing, accommodation was perfect and the area itself is amazing!Everyone is super keen to get back over there, thatâ€™s for sure!Just wanted to let you know again that it was awesome and thank you once again!Canâ€™t wait to get back over there!
Experience Begun: February 2011
Created on: Friday 1 April 2011
Hi guys, I'd like to take this oppurtunity to say thanks for an unbelievanle experience, Olly is an exceptional skipper whose knowledge of the breaks and island is highly recommendable, his cool character set the tone for an amazing adventure and he led by example by charging the hardest at One Palm Point, the food was great all thanks to Baba Hanky. Sivy and Manto knowledge of fishing and the little channels in and around the bay insured that we caught alot of fish which was most enjoyable. I will not hesitate to recommend the trip to friends and you can count on me coming back next year. I will be uploading some photo's and I have a nice one of Olly and the Just Dreaming Boat that I will tag you in and can be used in the boats advertising library. Huge thanks to Josh at The Perfect Wave for hooking this trip up for me, couldnâ€™t have done it without him and Iâ€™d highly recommend his services to anyone else out there looking to jump on a charter to Indo!Regards, Gary
Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Friday 26 August 2011
No exaggeration, this was the best trip I ever had. We scored Panaitan rights (illusions and Indicators) off shore and uncrowded for eight days of our trip, btween 3 and 6ft.The boat was a bit cramped with eight punters, one guide and three crew but it was clean and the crew did everything they could to help us enjoy our time on the Ketch.Johno the guide was relaxed and informative, giving us waves constantly, taking great photos for a reasonable price and giving us advice on how to approach each of the waves we surfed.Danna the cook did an amazing job with the fish blokes caught and the curries and indo dishes (pisang goreng) were beautiful.Manto the skipper and Sibi the deckie were legends and made us feel safe and thoroughly looked after at all times.If you are thinking about this trip stop thinking and just book it. You won't be disappointed.