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by carpetman
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: First OS surf trip.
Replies: 208
Views: 33823

Re: First OS surf trip.

Which airport are you flying out of? You shouldn't have any troubles gettin $25 USD from any major airport, there's plenty of currency exchange traders.

Otherwise, last time I went to Indonesia I just paid for the Visa in AUD.
by carpetman
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980
Replies: 41
Views: 20458

Re: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980

This is awesome. Can't wait for the next instalment!
by carpetman
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April
Replies: 11
Views: 3238

Re: Sri Lanka or Taiwan in April

Hi Jimi, I was in Sri Lanka for about a month in March to April of 2012. Just for travel as it was outside both sides of the island's surf season but managed to get a few waves in around hikkaduwa & arugum. I wouldn't travel there at that time of year for a surf trip. hikkaduwa was mosty 2ft with on...
by carpetman
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Mentawai surf charter trip diary - good read
Replies: 9
Views: 3061

Re: Mentawai surf charter trip diary - good read

10 days! Ha, thats classic.
by carpetman
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Chasing the dragon
Replies: 39
Views: 7246

Re: Chasing the dragon

I feel like this song sums it up pretty well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQIQRLqzJY8

Plenty of people I know sacrifice much looking for the chamber. It does feel pretty good though.
by carpetman
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Events at Nazare
Replies: 15
Views: 4082

Re: Events at Nazare

Agreed, one wave i watched; the surfer was towed in, cruised down the bumpy face, bit of a turn and off the shoulder without it even breaking. Sure there's huge consequences when it does break and it's easy to judge sitting behind a computer but the excitement from big wave surfing comes from the da...
by carpetman
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives surf trip...
Replies: 271
Views: 71167

Re: Maldives surf trip...

Good point Tonka. They certainly got pretty vocal about it on the SN article. Drops my opinion of them even further.
by carpetman
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives surf trip...
Replies: 271
Views: 71167

Re: Maldives surf trip...

So Lohis is exclusive to 35 surfers starting 2014, sultans & honkeys exclusive before the construction is even finished, as well as exclusivity at pasta point. So there are only really 3 or 4 other world class breaks which are't yet exclusive? Sounds like the maldives just got shit. I for one will b...
by carpetman
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Swap City and Check my website
Topic: Indonesian surf travel website.
Replies: 1
Views: 2532

Re: Indonesian surf travel website.

Hey Indo,

What happened to your website?

I remember looking at it a year or so ago and it was great for procrastinating.

I didn't realize it was yours when I first looked at it
by carpetman
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Lord Howe Island
Replies: 4
Views: 3462

Re: Lord Howe Island

I haven't been so can't speak from personal experience but I know someone who has and said it was great, expensive though. Not sure what time of year either, but theres plenty of swell exposure.
Balls pyramid looks pretty amazing.
by carpetman
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A personal message from Don
Replies: 32
Views: 7629

Re: A personal message from Don

Happy to chip in. Animal Chin's signature alone is enough to throw a bit of cash over. A few more gifs like that around the page and the traffic should increase dramatically!
by carpetman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives surf trip...
Replies: 271
Views: 71167

Re: Maldives surf trip...

Has anyone been to the central atolls and can PM me some info on their experiences down there?
by carpetman
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: SHARK ATTACK!!!! (in Victoria)
Replies: 7
Views: 3720

Re: SHARK ATTACK!!!! (in Victoria)

I was surfing down that way this weekend. Sitting in the water with about 5 others waiting for a set when one of those buggers (a bit over 2m long) swim right under me. No one else in the water noticed it and it took no notice of us either. It just cruised on past. People must unknowingly encounter ...
by carpetman
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives surf trip...
Replies: 271
Views: 71167

Re: Maldives surf trip...

Thanks Don, I was aware of the impact Vaavu Atoll plays on South Male but don't really know anything about the Central apart from what I've read. I might have taken some misunderstanding and made it truth. I suppose there are a few more spots open to different swell directions in the Central Atolls ...
by carpetman
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives surf trip...
Replies: 271
Views: 71167

Re: Maldives surf trip...

Hi Don, Can you explain the difference in swell exposure between the Male atolls and the Central atolls? I read somewhere that the central atolls will typically be smaller than Male but they look like they have the same exposure to the SE & S swells (with the exception of some central spots being ex...
by carpetman
Fri May 17, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Samoa April
Replies: 15
Views: 5508

Re: Samoa April

... that is AWESOME!

It's gonna be difficult finding a vid as incredible as that to pass the time at work now :(
by carpetman
Fri May 10, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Forecast for Southcoast Samoa
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

Re: Forecast for Southcoast Samoa

Hi NBG, Yeah got some good waves. Bit more of a discussion over here... http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21431 As Don says looks like they're about to get some good swell. It would be interesting to see those places when a big swells coming through like this week. We got a day of ...
by carpetman
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Samoa April
Replies: 15
Views: 5508

Re: Samoa April

Yeah, they got hit pretty bad. The only thing not needing to much work was the surf house. No Brent or Clarke & not sure about the owners, they seemed pretty nice, I think I recall something about them being newish owners? Just surfed outer siumu, coconuts, pebbles & sales. Sales really is an awesom...