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RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #1 on: September 05 2007 22:09:00 »
Winds are variable which means you have to check it 2-3 times a day. You may get it good in am and then it's over. Or maybe blown the wrong way in am and the pm is decent offshore/sideshore. Swell is generally available for a surf. All in all, about 65-70% of the quality of what you find in the "on" season. Finally, yes it does get wet. But it's a warm wet and you don't need much sunscreen as it's cooler and partly cloudy most days. Foreighn crowds are down BUT you still have the local contingent during prime times, and they always seem to know when it's going to be good. I recommend a good local taxi driver who is familiar with the different spots to take you around each day.
RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #2 on: September 14 2007 02:09:00 »
This post is purely about -> why cant i make a new thread?
Ive tried from this computer and many others.
I can only reply to threads,
I have made one or two about sumatra and now i can make any.
I need advise on whethor im being ripped off in indonesia.
it says to email them but its a recipiant that fails.
RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #3 on: September 14 2007 23:09:00 »
Advice on getting ripped off in Indonesia???
Well explain?? whats the problem?
Getting ripped off is part of life in Indonesia, and only time can make you more wise to it, but not only westerners get ripped off even locals do.
RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #4 on: September 15 2007 18:09:00 »
How much would you pay for a 20 day land trip to ments with a guide and small boat, living with villagers?
$900US good price or too much?
RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #5 on: September 15 2007 23:09:00 »
Depends on lots of things...
How many people is he taking with you?
Is the price per person? (thats the biggy)
Include all other cost fuel, ferry etc.
What the boat to get to breaks is like, how fast etc.
RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #6 on: September 16 2007 22:09:00 »
Thanks for the replies.
Includes food and living with local people, local style.
does not include ferry.
includes boat trips to south siberut breaks from nyang nyang area and fuel.
should i third his price? im used to thirding indonesian prices then coming back to around half etc.(haggling)
RE: mee too« Reply #7 on: September 17 2007 05:09:00 »
hey i cant post a topic either only a reply
RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #8 on: September 17 2007 05:09:00 »
well the question is really not is there surf as im sure there will be but more how are the lefts between oct and feb and how often does it rain during the rainy season and how does that effect the mozzie situation
it would be great to get this info as im trying to plan a trip there for a few months etc also gotta look up cost of flights in and out as i can olny get a 30 day visa etc so ive heard it keeps changing... so i plan to leave and return a few times anyone got ideas???
RE: how is the surf during the wet season.« Reply #9 on: September 19 2007 04:09:00 »
I guess at the end of the day it comes down to what you see as a good price and value for you own dollar.
In one sence $900 for 20 days sounds good compared to the thousands paid by others for 14 days or less.
But if there is more than one paying this price even after all cost the guide would be earning an amazing wage for an average Indonesian.
If there was more than 2 people id try to get the price to about half, if you cant, id just make sure you get the most out of the boat.