Sumba

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Re: Sumba

Post by buddy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:56 pm

Just locked in 3 weeks indo june 16-July 7.
First 2 weeks Krui region then Bali To finish off.
So sick of this summer/autumn.

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Re: Sumba

Post by jimmy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:53 pm

buddy wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Just locked in 3 weeks indo june 16-July 7.
First 2 weeks Krui region then Bali To finish off.
So sick of this summer/autumn.
I’ll be in Krui at the end of next week. First time for me.
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Re: Sumba

Post by buddy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:07 pm

Yeh, I've never been there either.
I'll await your rundown.
:)

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Re: Sumba

Post by Wyre » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:42 pm

Cranked wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:11 am
25 July 2018
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UdDx4UGlJww

Honestly, it looked much bigger and more critical if you were there.

There were only 3 waves caught on the peak of the swell, and those were just before this one and just as big. Each time the rider pulled into a massive, massive tube, the screams and groans from the 20 odd people watching were incredible. One tube was made, the other was much longer but was not marketable - neither rider had any other option than pulling in.
Unbelievable. So much speed
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Re: Sumba

Post by Cranked » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:35 am
agree. Outside Corner is insane, bigger the better.
There were so few waves paddled into on that swell, and on just about every swell, as nearly everyone is under gunned.

9'x22"x3.5" would do it
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Re: Sumba

Post by jimmy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:48 pm

You can see his board chattering away with the speed he had. Was that the Russian bloke?
I mean he got two barrels or maybe three but wonder if a bigger board my have suited better for that particular wave.
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Re: Sumba

Post by Cranked » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:06 pm

I've never seen anyone going so fast on big waves at ulus, I assumed it was the smaller tow board that was the reason - less drag?

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Re: Sumba

Post by Wyre » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:12 am

Cranked wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:46 am
I don't think Ulus is ever out of control size wise. It was perfection last year at 35'. There's a few good surfers who make the case for outside corner being a better option than gradjagan when it's really big
So, the swell Jim Banks caught the biggest ulus wave, did he paddle in? What's the biggest a paddle in surfer could handle out there?
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Re: Sumba

Post by buddy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:19 am

Wyre wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:12 am
What's the biggest a paddle in surfer could handle out there?
I think we'd need the best jaws paddle crew on appropriate boards - Lenny, Kemper, Dorian etc and another similar swell to find out.
I don't see why they couldn't paddle it.
They wouldn't be able to draw lines as well as on tow boards I imagine though.

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Re: Sumba

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 am

you'd have to think so.
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Re: Sumba

Post by Cranked » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:09 am

Wyre wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:12 am
Cranked wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:46 am
I don't think Ulus is ever out of control size wise. It was perfection last year at 35'. There's a few good surfers who make the case for outside corner being a better option than gradjagan when it's really big
So, the swell Jim Banks caught the biggest ulus wave, did he paddle in? What's the biggest a paddle in surfer could handle out there?
That morning, I'm told, only 3 or 4 guys I knew from the 'gong paddled out and only one took off and was drilled mercilessly.

When we arrived at around 2pm there were about 60 people watching, no-one surfing. Jim paddled out from the cave and even as he started we could see a huge set miles out to sea.

Jim paddled a ballsy line that would put him just between the outer peak and outside corner. All of those watching could see he was going to take the beating of his life. He made it over the first 3 or 4 monster waves and then the biggest wave of the set was about to annihilate him. Everyone was groaning anticipating the beating he was going to get.

Then suddenly Jim spins around mid-face and paddles for it! Drops in and races down the line. But he's a long way from the corner and as he enters it the whole wave pitches and collapses on him.

I figured it would be at least a minute before he surfaced, if he did at all. Then, suddenly, he gets spat out of the barrel and screams off down the line.

Later that night I asked him how the fcuk did he have the balls to spin around on that wave. He thought about it for a moment or two and said "That's what I do... I'm a surfer".

Jim only had a 7' all rounder that day, he wished he'd had his 9' gun.

As for boards, if you commit mid face with no way to change your mind then just about anything, but its hard enough to get in a position on a big gun, let alone the added criticality and positioning needed for a mid face takeoff. The guys with the 9 footers get the most waves.

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Re: Sumba

Post by Cranked » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:15 am

Oh, that tube on the corner!

Jim said he was shitting himself, he figured he had to make that tube or die, so he scrunched himself up into the smallest ball possible and just hung on. He was as surprised and thankful as everyone else there on that day that he made it out.
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Re: Sumba

Post by Wyre » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:37 am

What a tale. Thanks Cranked.

Would you believe, I've never surfed indo. This must change, stat!
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Re: Sumba

Post by offshore1 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:17 pm

Next Realsurf barbecue at Cranky's Bali hideaway.

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Re: Sumba

Post by JET01 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:07 pm

saltman wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Harris’s Hotel At Tuban is close to airport and the surf
Baruna Holiday In on the beach and a bit more upmarket
There’s a few small hotels on the road to the Baruna that are walking distance from airport reef as well
Thanks for the heads up. Ended up booking a night at the holiday inn
Looking forward to a Babek Goreng and a large Bintang
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Re: Sumba

Post by JET01 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:42 pm

I’m taking
5’9 Firewire Midas
6’0 x 19.6 x 2.5 PCC rountail shorty
6’0 Firewire SKX
6’10 Jye Byrnes Crossbreed.

If I decide to leave on at home I’ll leave the Midas behind.
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Re: Sumba

Post by JET01 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Our flight from Bali to Tambolaka got cancelled by Garuda citing “Operational Reasons”.
We’ve had to rebook that leg with Wings Air.
I’ve googled, tripadvisored and all that.
Seems we’ll be stung 200,000 rups per board each way.
Does anyone have actual experience in terms of board lengths you’ve had on Wings?
I’m going to take a 6’10. But a mate going with us is talking about taking a 8’1 mal as the forecast is looking average.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Sumba

Post by Drailed » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:13 am

If you are going Wings don't bother with a return ticket.
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