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How good do I need to be to surf indo?« on: August 23 2005 23:08:00 »
I've been surfing for 5 years but very inconsistently... biggest surf probably around 6-8 foot NSW north coast. Just looking for a bit of insight from an experienced travelled surfer on how good I need to be to surf the reefs of indo or anywhere else as I would love to travel to surf but am unsure about surfing the reefs because I never have. Cheers!
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #1 on: September 01 2005 22:09:00 »
i've surfed indo reefs and i've only been surfing 2 years, just don't get yourself to go too big. I'd watch guys surf reefs before you go if I were you.
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #2 on: September 05 2005 00:09:00 »
It really depends on where in indo your ganna surf at. I have seen spots like at Kuta beach on Bali, that were too small and I have seen some in Lombok, that I knew not to even paddle out at because it would crush me. Same with the reef, some spots you need booties for the reef, and its so bad you can see the reef underneath you when your fallin in the wave. But there is also some beach breaks thats pure sand and those are usually the smaller waves at the crowded local beaches. It all depends on the spot. - im no kelly slater but I have seen my share of indo and the waves- if you did 6-8, you will be fine with the reef, make sure you wear booties and dont get crushed. - just be cautious and know what you can handle and get out of quickly.
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #3 on: September 07 2005 09:09:00 »
I have to agree with cj, and strongly disagree withh tt. Breaks in Indo are quite varied, and the rule of thumb is not to get in over your head. There is a bit of surf for just about and level, if you're savy about where to go.
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #4 on: September 08 2005 20:09:00 »
there is surf for every level mate but if your not a relativly high level you wont get shit at the beach breaks, whcih are heavy still...if you want to get waves with no hassel go between jan-march...a lot of people will tell you there r no waves in rainy season there full of shit its still better than 75% of the world,cheaper and less crowded I scored last feb
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #5 on: September 08 2005 22:09:00 »
As with anything else you work into bigger surf with time. Rule of thumb, "don't surf anything bigger then what your comfortable with". Bali has many great breaks but getting more crowded every year. As said earlier, there is a wave for almost every level there. If you have ever surfed Hawaii, then you know how much power the North Shore can hold. I have yet to experience that power in Bali, however, that is not to say it is not there. Especially at Green Balls on a big day. Just make sure your upper body is in good shape, if not I recomend a boat a day to the Kuta Reefs and paddle back, you'll be in shape in about a week.
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #7 on: September 19 2006 22:09:00 »
You don't have to be a pro but u need to be able to get to your feet with no problems... its more about conferdents in your self and surf knowloge and knowing what to do in different sitations
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #8 on: September 20 2006 16:09:00 »
most places in bali are ok to surf compared to the rest of indo. i am a pretty average surfer and i love uluwatu racetrack. the take offs can be quick and waves fast but you would be suprised how many average surfers are over there coping ith the waves. even when its big uluwatu is easy to ride and take off. give it a go. your surfing will get heaps better as you will be standing up on your board more in 1 week there than you woould do at home in a year. try practising at home at local reefs or low tide point breaks. most of indo are lefts to, so it helps if you are a goofy footer
RE: How good do I need to be to surf indo?« Reply #9 on: September 24 2006 18:09:00 »
Yesss Tom !!!!!!