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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:02 pm
by Beanpole
Lucky Al wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:34 am
I'll come too, Cranked and Wyre! Twenty years since I was there last. Would love to surf Uluwatu again. See you in the warung on the cliff!
The one with the swimming pool or one of the myriad other ones that dot the landscape these days. Lucky Al would be in for quite a shock if he hasn’t seen the Bukit for Twenty Years.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:38 pm
by Lucky Al
Hey I watch Surfers of Bali too, I kind of know what's going on.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:46 pm
by Lucky Al
Was just remembering some things that happened there 20 years ago. One day in September my Californian mate who lived on the Bukit picked me up at my place in Kuta and we headed east to a spot he wouldn't tell me the name of until we got there. On the highway just out of Sanur we stopped at a traffic light and a newspaper boy came up to the car waving a Jakarta Post with the World Trade Center towers on the front page. We went surfing that day and came back in the evening to the news playing on all the TVs in the Kuta shops and restaurants.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:52 pm
by Beanpole
My last surf at Ulus was pretty crap. I’ve only surfed it about four times since 1989. Watching SOB I established that every other time I surfed it it happened to be breaking from that section which has a fairly mellow take off before hitting the racetrack section. Last time it was breaking further around and pitching a lot more. Plus it was crowded. Lucky Cranky wasn’t there to watch.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:57 pm
by Wyre
My only trip to Bali was when I was 13 or 14. I was Bob Marley mad, and we stayed in some expat's beautiful house a half an hour's walk down a winding path in a dusty town called Ubud. 8 weeks, surrounded by locals, kids playing in the river. The place was magic for sure.

It was transcendant, one of the most amazing times of my life. Everywhere I went, I heard Bob Marley. I bought loads of cassettes and started talking bahasa, smoked a cheeky gudang or two. Saw a cremation which was intriguing and so different to anything I'd seen previously. Went and saw the local band at some east coast tourist town without my parents, getting a lift with the guitarist, who acted as my chaperone, on his motorbike from the place we were staying. They played Bob Marley songs. I had a beer, the band let me come up and play a tune on guitar. They looked after me. I bought gorgeous batik cloth for a girl I liked back home.

In fact, the only thing I didn't do was surf.

I had this feeling from that place that I will never forget, and I'm kinda scared to see how it is now.




But I'm also ready to surf my head off.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:33 pm
by Cranked
Lucky Al wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:34 am
I'll come too, Cranked and Wyre! Twenty years since I was there last. Would love to surf Uluwatu again. See you in the warung on the cliff!
Looks like we're gonna do a realsurf vacation movie

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:48 pm
by Cranked
Beanpole wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Lucky Al wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:34 am
I'll come too, Cranked and Wyre! Twenty years since I was there last. Would love to surf Uluwatu again. See you in the warung on the cliff!
The one with the swimming pool or one of the myriad other ones that dot the landscape these days. Lucky Al would be in for quite a shock if he hasn’t seen the Bukit for Twenty Years.
There are still lots of quiet areas on the bukit

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:44 pm
by godsavethequeen
marauding mullet wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:24 am
godsavethequeen wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:45 pm
Cranked wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:44 pm


MM spent a few weeks there with me a while ago.
How did that work out for you? I’m guessing mullet’s personal habits leave an awful lot to be desired
Au contraire ol’ chap, not for me to say but I believe my behaviour was acceptable.
So, no drunken fists and hot remorseful cuddles?

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:14 pm
by Cranked
Ummm, MM is a pretty solid guy!

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:19 pm
by Trev
Cranked wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:14 pm
Ummm, MM is a pretty solid guy!
Solid as in genuine or solid as in BIG? 😉

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:40 pm
by godsavethequeen
He’s sinewy Trev, remember. Sinewy

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:42 pm
by Cranked
Trev wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:19 pm
Cranked wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:14 pm
Ummm, MM is a pretty solid guy!
Solid as in genuine or solid as in BIG? 😉
Haha... both!

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:50 pm
by marauding mullet
don't ask me to do this again GST
Image

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:03 pm
by Legion
That's mm with his 9' step-up.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:05 pm
by Legion
While I surfed today a majestic black swan slowly drifted around out the back. I thought kunji would appreciate it.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:20 pm
by Hatchnam
marauding mullet wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:50 pm
don't ask me to do this again GST
Image
That board has way too much volume you should slim it down like they do in Wales Hey LOL

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:39 pm
by Beanpole
Cranked wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:48 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Lucky Al wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:34 am
I'll come too, Cranked and Wyre! Twenty years since I was there last. Would love to surf Uluwatu again. See you in the warung on the cliff!
The one with the swimming pool or one of the myriad other ones that dot the landscape these days. Lucky Al would be in for quite a shock if he hasn’t seen the Bukit for Twenty Years.
There are still lots of quiet areas on the bukit
Very true. I had never been to Balangan before and it was like stepping back in time. Plus a pleasant lunchtime chat.
Every time I have been to Bali I have surfed somewhere new on the trip.
So far I’ve surfed Kuta Reef, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Green Balls, Ulus, Hyatt Reef, Keramas, Medewi, Balian, Serangan and a non descript bit of Nusa Dua.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:23 pm
by godsavethequeen
You seem a bit tense iggy. Everything ok at home? Still getting out for your monthly surf?