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RE: South Sumatra mainland« on: June 24 2008 17:06:00 »
Hi guys can anyone give me a true indication of what the area is like. I've heard so many mixed comments its a bit confusing.
How many real quality waves are in the area?
Are they consistently good or do they need all the elements in favour for them to fire?
Whats the deal with this Andy bloke, hearing some prety bad raps about him and his camp?
Are his camps a disgrace?
Crowd factor these days? Any help would be great!
RE: South Sumatra mainland« Reply #1 on: July 17 2008 00:07:00 »
Nah mate the waves are not really that good.
I stayed there for two months this year, as i didnt have cash to move onto somewhere else..
Got a few good days but mostly sectiony walls at nevs/unjung bocur, best under 5 feet, but gets the most swell.
The best surfs i had were waiting for a huge high tide only spot my friend and i found that no one else surfs. As it only is makeable on the right sse swell and even then its one out of every set.My mate got 7 stitches at this spot on a small day... krui is ok but needs 3-5 metre swell to be 2-4 ft, to be cont'd
RE: South Sumatra mainland« Reply #2 on: July 17 2008 01:07:00 »
Found some other waves, some dont seem known, all short of perfect on the good days even.
Whether they dont get enough swell, wind problems,pinching tubes, backwash at the right tide for the reef, sketchy if they are hollow- ledge in front etc...Jimmys left is heavy-and if you get decently slotted you end up on the reef not the same as karang nyimbor at all andy...Wtf? if it was it would be way over rated like unjung bocur.
Or many spots only good on when all the stars align.
Not going back and most surfers i spoke to in two months are not either.
RE: South Sumatra mainland« Reply #4 on: July 17 2008 20:07:00 »
Send me an email and ill prove im andy mate.
By the way i did get waves, just that throughout everywhere ive been, south sumatra has the most amount of waves that have something wrong with them.
Ie- pinching tubes, ledge in front, only surfable on 1.4m+ high tides, backwash on hides but good setup, closeouts...Sectiony walls at nevs when over 5 feet...
Just saying no break in the area is world class.
RE: South Sumatra mainland« Reply #5 on: April 19 2013 03:04:00 »
Just want to drop a quick reply about South Sumatra... there has already been a lot of info given and most of it is true, but to keep everyone up to speed... Andy the Yank is gone, gone, gone. Karang Nyimbor Hotel now has a new owner and agent, As those that have already stay there know, it is one of the best places to stay on Unjung Bocur Point. Check it out
and send an email if you want anymore info.