On behalf of all the crew, the Ono Niha offers great value for money! The boat is more in the traditional Indonesian style than others I've experienced and whilst not as luxurious as some, it certainly has its own charm and was significantly cheaper! It is very comfortable
Jay Brown is a 17 year old supergrom from Cronulla. His old man Mark is also a great surfer with a fluid style and likeable demeanour. Jay’s favourite home breaks are the Alley Rip Bowl and Voodoo. His best contest result to date was taking out the National Rip Curl Gromsearch in 2016 and then coming 3rd in the Intern
It’s getting harder to do, but the boys all managed to get their leave passes locked in for our biennial Ments trip and with more kids between us these days the froth levels have never been higher to get away. As usual, we did a couple of nights in Bali on the way over to have a few settlers, both in the water and at
Switchfoot , a 50ft fibreglass powercat, oozes luxury. A brand new addition to the Sumatra charter fleet, the Switchfoot offers the best combination of great design, new technology and a crew with years of experience. One of the Mentawai's most experienced surf charter captains, Jason Quinn, commissioned this boat
Well known for its dreamy beaches and beautiful surfing spots, Biarritz is the undisputed epicenter of surfing in France. Even more well known for it’s heavy barrels and year round consistency, the Mentawai Islands is the worldwide mecca for surfing. From France to the Mentawais : local Biarritz up-and-coming surfer
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 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
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
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!
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.
The D'Bora is a massive 80-foot vessel running affordable quality surf charters in the Mentawai , Banyaks , Nias an d Telos. This unique vessel has all modern amenities, but a decidedly local Indonesian architecture and flair. With many years combined experience in the Mentawais , they've pooled together the best possi