Latest on the Indonesian earthquakes, and Padang Earthquake Relief Appeal

The latest on the situation in Indonesia can be found via the SurfAid International site, the link is below. SurfAid Padang Earthquake Update Saturday 3 October 2009: Two major earthquakes have hit the Padang, West Sumatra, region – the initial 7.6 on Wednesday evening and then a 6.6 quake on Thursday morning.  Padang, the gateway to […]

October Froth is ON!!

Back in the G-land jungle for a second stint this year… taking over from Dr Phil…Just recovering from the overnight, overland trip over here- should have taken the fastboat option but was frothing to get out of Kuta… Thoughts go out to the very many people affected by the two Indonesian earthquakes, and the tsunami […]

The termination of an evil presence

Howzit folks Well the time has come to exit the jungle.. Yesterday conditions were very small, in the 2 – 3 ft range, thus making a normally painful departure quite bearable.. The crowd in the water consisted of day tripping Euro gliders and numerous be-helmeted darth vadar – like crash test dummies, giving the other […]

Pied Piper and Lemmings depart G-Land

Howzit folks Reporting in today after one blog blinder, because of Raymondo’s beer fest, we will be combining 2 reports into one.. Yesterday surf was in the 4 – 5 ft region and we even had a few clean gems roll through speedies.. The SA crew (David & Lyle) were onto it milking every last […]

Doldrums hit G-Land

Howzit folks Here we are after a day of serious low pressure action and no wind.. No trade winds, no clear skies and a powerful dose of humidity.. The predicted bump in the swell only reached us in the late afternoon and was severely wind affected.   Needless to say there were a few gems […]

The heart of darkness revisited

Hi Guys Welcome back to the South Eastern tip of Java.. No doubt a spot that Joseph Conrad would love to have hung out at.. We have had many an “apocolypse now” moment here over the last few weeks.. With our resident surf guide Matt (The fat bastard) Dobell, doubling as Colonel Kurtz .  There […]

Surfing : What is the definition ??

Howzit folks Here we are again, hot, humid, torpid, sweating and full of garlic and chilli. It was a hazy day, with a persistant south wind blowing down the face causing sever wrinkles and frowns of the normal glowing faces of the G-Land waves.  Once again, there were some strange surfing antics leading us to […]

Boy George busted again in South Eastern Tip of Java

The once reformed rocker who has never learnt his lesson after his short sabbatical is back for fondling the beloving jewels of Plengkung Reserve. Much to the other wave riders disgust, his “Lawyers of Arabia” approach, attire, attitude and general arrogance nearly led to his demise. Luckily it only came down to an Aussie ritual […]

Dropping swell and Big influx

Hi guys , today we had a number of crew pull in . 25 came into the camp , and only 2 left . WTF ?? ..Just like coming to a braai with no boerewors or biltong !! Once again the solicitoring android , rocked up and proceeded to voice his unwanted thoughts for the […]

Jungle politics and a dropping swell

Howzit guys , Well we are yet again surfed out after a clean day of 4-5ft waves . The morning revealed some gems down at the Pad ..and even a few Speedies sections . There were a few incidents of surf rage today . The finer details have not been revealed , but we gather […]

Turtle calls out the novices

Howdee folks Here we are again, reporting in the south eastern tip of Java. Today revealed a disjointed swell, in the 6 – 8 ft area and it turned into a day of solid paddling with a few bombs. The morning session really only had about 4 surfers in the line-up, all battling with the rip […]

Patience ..and then some .

Well folks , the swell has remained solid . So solid that were unable to attack the main break again today . If , however the vital ingredients had come togather ..we could have had a perfect day .. Such is life . We awoke to a major downpour , followed by pretty radical humidity […]

Roosters raid the coop .

The Roosters woke up bleary eyed trying to live up to there namesake .. We woke up to a massive south mass off surf .. After a couple of eggs / and bacon ….the reality was the G-land farmers had nothing worthy of cutivation on our beloved reef ..thus leading to one thing .. a […]

Big swell washout !

Well folks here we are again in the humid /torpid heat ..Swell maxed out at 8ft+ , and along with the low tides and the surge we were all forced to head twenty minutes down the track to 20/20’s . It was a clean 3-4ft ..which was pleasantly surprising … It was great to share […]

A day of cooking waves , and perspective .

Howzit guys , It has been a huge day of perfect waves and savage sunburn ..still fighting with the keyboard , but we have come to some kind of strange nexus . Today provided all punters with solid 6-8ft tubes . There were a few very memorable moments .. I’m not going to stroke anyones […]

Quick report

Howzit guys , wave are cooking .. Crew are stoked ..I just typed a massive message ..and lost it in the blog cozmos ..shit , does’nt that piss you off . Either way the moral is high and the swell is predicted to rise …everyone ..is amping . So I suppose it’s time for one […]

Swell generator at work !

Hi guys , well there has been some pretty good surf , and the swell is predicted to rise . It was a clean 4-6ft today , and we had a fairly mellow crowd . Things are looking up , and hopefully the predicted swell doesn’t wash through . No nasty lacerations today , but […]

Blog Delirium

Working on this right now ..that is the blog , not te delirium …will report in on the morrow . Post breakfast with a better laptop !! These keys are bad , and my peripheral neuropathy is kicking in ….chat soon . Adios ….Swell is up and so are the spirits .