Thanks for your comments. We surfed Telscopes all day yesterday, sometimes head
andf a half high and very glassy most of the day. Absolutely beuatiful bowly, glassy take offs into long steep section, sometimes barrels, a lot like smallish centrepeaks at Gnarloo in WA, but a very forgiving bottom, no live coral
, as the reefs
move up and down about 2m a year with all the earthquakes up here!
Crew baked some fresh bread and I changed another broken spring on the injector pump
. at least the chain was not wrapped around the coral
when we came to leave and we had a starry night without any storms!! Lucky eh?
I have a 7'2" home made thruster, pin tail with a wide nose as a general purpose board, for up to 20 foot faces and when it gets over 20' faces or 3m in the old parlace I drag out the 8'3" thruster, 4.5" thick and charge on that. Get all the set waves, normally no competition.
Most of the time I sit out the back and take the biggest, gnarliest waves that come along.
Too many crew surfing small, thin boards here and having to sit on the inside or shoulder and missing a lot of the fun.
The boards suit me well, but it's all very personal and what you are comfortable with Alex! We have until the 28th out here then we return to Padang or Sibolga to clear out from immigrasi and slowly head
back to Phuket.
Cheers from Keith.