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
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
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 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
Surfers have long known about wave rich regions of Central America, but Nicaragua has flown well beneath the radar. Nicaragua enjoys lush natural surroundings and consistent waves all year round but also offers an exclusive bonus - all day offshore winds!
How good do you feel when you book a surf trip and know you’re heading somewhere tropical with warm weather, uncrowded surf breaks and cold beer? How good do you feel when you contribute to a cause that is making a global impact in reducing plastic waste in our oceans? Well combine the two together and you have our
Thanks to those same storms dropping silky white Japow on Japan, epic new swells were brought to Papua New Guinea. So how is PNG surf in December?
We figured we'd take them fishing at one of our hidden jewels, also home to some of the clearest waves in the country, and show them all PNG has to offer