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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 am

Lucky Al wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
three very enjoyable and exhausting years.
Where did stay? That would have been a great time to live and surf around the bukit. Even 10 years ago it was pretty quiet around ulus. There was only a handful of places to eat and hardly any nightlife, now development is exploding.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:10 pm

you still dig it Cranked?

Last time I surfed the Bukit I vowed never to again and that was more than 10 years ago.

Those big creamy boomers at Belangan looked enticing though.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:16 pm

fun day - wobbly but muscly swell combo, light winds

kinda feel as if some boards might be snapped in the next few days

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:26 pm

it's weak up here.

same sich : no sand on the Points= rock runners or flabby Bells like peelers or a narrow range for beachies.

Man,the sand transport is really broken. Sad.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:42 pm

Cranked wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 am
Lucky Al wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
three very enjoyable and exhausting years.
Where did stay? That would have been a great time to live and surf around the bukit. Even 10 years ago it was pretty quiet around ulus. There was only a handful of places to eat and hardly any nightlife, now development is exploding.

Banksy got his 25year leases within 200m of the cliffs just in time.
the first year i lived in a family losmen on poppies 1, then i got a job and the company let me live in a villa they had in seminyak, up past the gado-gado. i was always riding around though and stayed at a friend's place on the bukit a fair bit. we surfed belangan and nusa dua a lot and rode around checking different spots. uluwatu, padang-padang, bingin and kuta area spots usually looked too crowded, but it wasn't hard to keep going and find empty line-ups. we rode to lombok and sumbawa a few times too. had a lot of fun and some great surfs!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:17 pm

Lucky Al wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Cranked wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 am
Lucky Al wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
three very enjoyable and exhausting years.
Where did stay? That would have been a great time to live and surf around the bukit. Even 10 years ago it was pretty quiet around ulus. There was only a handful of places to eat and hardly any nightlife, now development is exploding.

Banksy got his 25year leases within 200m of the cliffs just in time.
the first year i lived in a family losmen on poppies 1, then i got a job and the company let me live in a villa they had in seminyak, up past the gado-gado. i was always riding around though and stayed at a friend's place on the bukit a fair bit. we surfed belangan and nusa dua a lot and rode around checking different spots. uluwatu, padang-padang, bingin and kuta area spots usually looked too crowded, but it wasn't hard to keep going and find empty line-ups. we rode to lombok and sumbawa a few times too. had a lot of fun and some great surfs!
Mrs Cranked and I spent a year living in Legian in 1982. I would have been content a large portion of the rest of my life there and would still move somewhere in Bali but Mrs Cranked is not at all keen. 6 alternate months a year was the compromise. I'd still keep our place in Perth though and spend a good deal of time there.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:40 pm

our office was in the back alleys of legian (gang janji i think it might have been) and i used to ride over to surf padma at lunchtime. had some great little surfs at that beachbreak. down at the imperial, too.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:11 pm

That whole Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Canggu area is just about dysfunctional now
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:23 pm

fcuk it did muscle up this arvo, v solid 4-6' SE groundswell still crossed a bit from the east

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:35 pm

are you close enough to jog to the beach for a surf, nick?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:46 pm

god yes.

but sadly enough I often drive.

I go to the beach and hang out with younger crew, and 14 year old kids, and people who I've surfed with for 40 years.

I often take a couple of boards down and go back and forth between them during a surf. Like trying to figure out stuff about the boards, and maybe about me.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:18 pm

Cranked wrote:
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That whole Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Canggu area is just about dysfunctional now
First time I went to Bali was 1982. I'd been to Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Thailand and Malaysia by then on the trip. Bali was Fcuking really relaxing and I still had a legrope in my pack but no board. Hardly a Losman in Legian and it didn't vaguely join up with Kuta. Just a shop on the main road that had a sign...mushroom...omelette, milkshake, juice.

Borrowed a chewed up old board from the losman and paddled out to Kuta Reef.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:13 am

small and weak here again.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:04 am

Cranked wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:11 pm
That whole Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Canggu area is just about dysfunctional now
Its like a euro version of low rise Gold Coast with enough filthy streets to make it feel like SE Asia. Get a decent coffee mind you.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:06 am

Well that energy’s gone but oooo a bitter fcuking wind is blowing, full on proper winter SW, pre-swell wind.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 am

Thud wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:04 am
Cranked wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:11 pm
That whole Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Canggu area is just about dysfunctional now
Its like a euro version of low rise Gold Coast with enough filthy streets to make it feel like SE Asia. Get a decent coffee mind you.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:34 am

"Ah, how's the serenity"
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:46 am

the Bukit is pretty crazy as well.

you still OK with it Cranked?
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