BALI SURF TRIP 2011/2012
After 2 flights, and a taxi ride we have made it finally to Bali, Internet is a bit sketchy so we will update as and when we can, first day was nothing short of classic Bali Surf, double over head perfect waves with a light off-shore wind. Some stunning rides going down as well as some classic messed up take offs, and to top it all one of the team got thrown over the falls backwards due to a bit of congestion on the peak, Ouch!!
day 2 things had drop of wave wise but still some fun head high sets on a low tide at Serangan, on the super low they become really hollow, and you just had to grab a rail and stall as much as you could. But avoid falling badly as there must have only been a few feet of water between you and the reef, 1 team member hit hard in a barrel and smashed one of his rails on the reef, Oh well great wave, and an easy fix here in Bali.
Well it has certainly been a mad few days , meeting up with Balanise friends and family a wild night out on the town, followed by a rest day due to the lack of surf, then heading back out today to grab the first part of the new swell. Afternoon session out at Serangan was great swell at 2.00pm was in the shoulder high range but by 3.30 it had gone to head and a half with the odd freak set at double, wave period over 13 seconds which made it seriously rippable. Lots of great waves scored . Just not to many Photos. We will try harder in the morning. Things look to be getting big tomorrow, bring out the big boards eh!!
SOME REALLY SERIOUS SURFING ACTION WENT DOWN TODAY, SIMPLE PUT WE HAD PERFECT 6-8FT SOLID SWELL WHICH WAS PRODUCING SOME SERIOUS DROPS IN THE 12 TO 15FT RANGE!!
Team Sij scored Sarangan on the early morning tide at 6.30am with a pack of about 15 quality surfers out in the line up, with a wave period of about 14 seconds it really was quality, as you did not have to dodge the sets to often, but on the odd occasion you did get stuck inside you took the pounding of a life time.
One SIJ team member grabbed one of the bombs of the day the second wave of a 3 wave set that condensed perfectly on the right hand side of the reef , and then produced a ride that he will remember for a long time to come, solid double over head grinding wall, in the pocket surfing the whole way with a couple of top cut backs thrown in for good measure, no tube ride but that did not matter, this was all about the wall....
Looks good for the next few days as well, some fingers crossed there will be similar action over the days to come. 3 more of the SIJ team members fly into town tonight as well.