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Old 21-03-2010, 22:07   #16
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thanks but indo out......too many boats......i know it has perfect waves( surfed it from 1974-1981-2)but it"s done.......near new ground png/sols......
Skimbo, Thanks for heads-up, could you tell us where on the West of Coast of Sumatra there too many boats ? Are these cruising sail boats, or boats only there for surfing ?
Not sure what is meant by DONE ? or "near new ground png/sols" ?
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Old 21-03-2010, 22:44   #17
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I think he's saying it's all played out, all the gold has been mined and now it's a surf park rather than an adventure.
New ground Papua New Guinea, Solomon islands.
Don't know about the boats.
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Now Tasmania, there's a island I'm down here now. Lots of interesting set ups.
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tassi to bloody cold.....and yes way to many boats doing surf tours in indo.....png in particular has a cap on how many surfers and you pay per day......it helps all the locals...google png surf and find the links.....the solomans i"m not sure about......there is a lot of exploring to do......
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Skimbo, Thanks for heads-up, could you tell us where on the West of Coast of Sumatra there too many boats ? Are these cruising sail boats, or boats only there for surfing ?
Not sure what is meant by DONE ? or "near new ground png/sols" ?
I suppose what he is trying to say is that these places have become full of surfing charter boats not unlike the way the Whitsunday area off Queensland is full of charter bareboats. Like above, instead of Indonesia being an adventure to an unexplored paradise, you are now likely to turn up and find another couple of boats anchored off a “secret” break.

Heaps of blokes I know go over Indo on surfing charters and they are always commenting about having other boats at the breaks they hoped to surf alone. Not saying you won’t find your own waves, but obviously you will also experience some competition with the surf charters.
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