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Topic: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?
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Topic: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?
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By:

Saffa

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As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

hey all, just a general q, regarding the waves of bali(West Coast), Lombok , and Sumbawa(Lakeys), if anyone knows that's, or has an opinion on the subject.

If waves start getting bigger, like between 5-6ft +, and waves start pumping, and sucking.

Do you reckon crowds start lessening off, or start getting more and more crowded.

Or  another way to ask this q is, do u get way more waves, relative to crowd factors etc..As their simply will be , more waves and swell to surf.

Do the ratios sway in ones favour or not, with regard to the above that's?

This may be a silly q, but I'm interested to know....

Shot , later doods.



By:

Jim

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

What's your pereception of 5-6' waves? headhigh? double overhead?
With head high it will be very packed, with double overhead less crowded, but the ones that are in than are the btter more experienced and keen surfers.

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Saffa

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

My perception of 6' is basicaly a 12ft face, and a 6ft back.

So i guess the crowds lesson when it gets bigger, and the so , u can say that one would get more waves, when the waves get bigger.

But, whats a an average crowded day @ Bali west coast, when th esurf get 4-6ft, r u able to estimate or give an average, + -, how many guys out in the line up?  Arb q I know.

Any general guidlines or  indications will be appreciated.

By:

Jim

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

I didn't say you get more waves. Lesser crowd yes, but better surfers are harder to compete with than beginner to intermediate surfers.

By:

Safa

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

Cool, I get what you saying Jim. Shot for your opinion on the subject.

Later Dood.

PS Average # of people to expect out on the line up when bali gets big like 4-6+ ft? If not able to give an estimate or average, no worries, I know its  a hard q to quantify, or to give a round number....Laterz.

By:

MATT

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

about 40 people good surfers and bad out padang anytime its three to 12 feet.

more out when its 4-8 feet, 30ish when its 8-12.
Locals mostly getting the goods.

60 people or more on ulus, the most part of the crwod at eithor the peak or the start of racetracks. when its 3-6 feet.

when its 6-12 feet the crowd gets smaller and if you wait you might just get one, especially if your the only one that made it through a cleanup set.
bUT ITS STILL GETS OVERLY CROWDED AND COMPARES TO THE SUPERBANK.

By:

Saffa

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

Shot for the info Matt. Hopefully Balangan, and Lembongan may be a good option.

I got to experience 6+ ft Padang Padang and Ulus, if possible.

But, I reckon after 12d's in Bali, I'll be more than ready for Lombok, and then Sumbawa, for atleast 2weeks, which should be allot less crowded relative to Bali.

Shot for the Info Matt.
Later.

PS If u have any info on Sumbawa(lakey) in terms of crowd factors relative to Bali, and if the other nearbye spots like Nungas, Lakey pipe etc break up the crowds? Then if possible, may u please advise, thanks.



By:

J ----D

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

Yeah, people are wussies b/c they dont want their body opened by the reef.

By:

Kirby

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

it all depends on where you are going.  if you make the mission off the beaten track youll get more waves. plus the adventure getting there can be wild.



By:

surf73

RE: As waves get bigger, do crowds get smaller?

I find that impossibles is the place to be when it gets big. I also reckon that when it's more than double overhead people start to respect each other and it's easier to get waves. I've had good waves there with less than 10guys while there's been 50 at Ulus.

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