Darcy De Clouett and Jay Brown describe their first trip to the Mentawai Islands , "It was well above my expectations. It was a sick boat with good food. We had a great crew, the waves were amazing, we scored solid swell conditions and surfed most breaks relatively uncrowded- Greenbush , Macaronis , Rags Right , HT's
Darcy De Clouett is a 17 year old shredder from Coledale on the Coal Coast of NSW, North of Wollongong. His dad Christian is a great all round surfer who is extremely supportive of Darcy’s growth as both a well rounded human and travelled surfer.
The Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs Minister came up with an unconventional way to encourage young Indonesians to look after their reefs and stimulate the desire to become guardians of the Archipelago’s remote coastal regions. Giving the young Indonesians “the eyes” is the unconventional way to educate the next generation
This year saw Aussie Josh Kerr battle it out with Brazilian Alejo Muniz in the final. Kerr got off to the perfect start, posting two excellent scores and despite the best of efforts from Muniz, the final nail in the coffin came in the last minute when Kerr scored a perfect 10 point ride.
Kandui is a startlingly fast, hollow wave, known as the best left in the world, by any person a With a chart reading of 20 feet at 17 seconds, the swell was the largest ever recorded to hit the region.
The Indian Ocean has been bombarded with swell after swell throughout June and July. The entire Indonesian archipelago and the Maldives have enjoyed a season that will go down in history as one of the best. July was proclaimed "Best ever" by so many Indo water-people it is impossible to argue. Big Wednesday July 25
No matter if it’s a family holiday, a romantic couples getaway, a solo strike mission or a couple of weeks off with friends, there are a few things that help make any surf trip a success: excellent waves, warm water, great food and a bit of fun and adventure. Southwest Sri Lanka offers all of that
In my 30 plus years as a surf scribe for various Australian surf magazines and websites, I would have to say the winter of 2018 on the East Coast of Australia ranks in the worst 5 that i have ever witnessed. Hey, its not all bad, the weather has been the warmest ever, the water quite warm until recent weeks, wind offs
Surfrider Foundation San Francisco Chapter and their allies have been raising awareness for roughly 3 years toward reducing the use of single-use plastic straws. Their ambition to offset marine plastic pollution finally bore fruit with San Francisco pass ing the Plastic, Toxics and Litter Reduction Ordinance. It bans
Monday 30th of July, a fresh pulse of Atlantic swell hits the iconic Cote Landaise. Kyllian Guérin, Léo-Paul Etienne, Enzo Cavallini & Téva Bouchgua show us Capbreton in all it's glory. On the other side of the river mouth, Hossegor was firing!
I take off behind the peak on a slabbing right for the best barrel of the trip. As I fly out into the channel, Aku is laughing so hard because he didn't get a single photo of the good wave. Thankfully all the photos of the average waves look pretty good! Back to plantation for a cruisy arvo surf out the front at Rubio.
The largest swell in a decade just swept through the Indonesian archipelago and the Banyaks received it's fair share. Our friends on The Dream measured a max swell of 19 second, 9 foot, SSW, rip through the Banyaks. Olivier shared his experience with us: "On Day 1, three breaks were on fire! 3 to 6 foot super clean.