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After surfing epic, Indonesian perfection all day, the OceanGybe boys are hungry for more than waves and head to the local market for dinner supplies. “Kami mau dua ayam banyak, saya potong” translated from Bahasa Indonesian into English literally means, “We would like two big chickens, we will kill them”, but when you order a chicken in Indonesia, it arrives warm, feathered and definitely clucking.
WARNING: If you are squeamish (like Bryson…see him gag @ 06:48), a vegetarian or from PETA, please be advised, chickens are killed in this video and you might not want to watch. Plus there is some great surf!
After spending the last four years in the wilderness of our oceans, and its water never being more than 10ft away, I suddenly find myself surrounded by 1000’s of km’s of solid continent in every direction and the ‘wilderness’ of a huge metropolitan city, Montreal. Museums, interesting pubs and poutine can keep any surfer interested (read: distracted) for two or three days, but sooner or later, the itch returns and the only real solution is getting back in the water. Continue reading
Want to Sail Around the World and Surf ? Yeah right.
About 7 years ago now, three young friends came up with this great idea. They were going to sail around the world in small boat and surf all the best waves in the world. The idea began to germinate in their fertile yet partially frozen/incapacitated minds after yet another freezing surf during the middle of the Canadian winter. “Sail away to the promised South Seas, where the surf was always pumping, the water warm, the locals friendly and the wind always blew 10 – 15 knots” -ahhhhh.. Continue reading
One frigid morning in late November I departed the soggy and wet Vancouver for the tropical climes and a much anticipated re-union with Khulula. 30 hours later found me jam packed between my Spanish chattering Columbian driver and a very queasy and highly morning-sick pregnant young lady who would periodically roll down the window and yawn at the blurry landscape passing us by, streaking the side of the minibus with gastric graffiti. Nice. Not. Continue reading
International Surfing Day is the official unofficial holiday when all beach lovers and surfers are supposed to head down to their beach, catch a couple waves, share the stoke of surfing with all and sundry, then clean the beach and do their part to preserve this amazing natural resource, the ocean.
On June 20th, 120 official groups in 20 different countries did exactly this; they headed down to their local spots, and spend the day/ the afternoon/an hour surfing and cleaning up their beaches. Created as a partnership between the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, ISD has turned into a global effort to educate all about the polluted state of our beaches and share the joy of surfing. This year, I was in Montreal, Canada. Continue reading
Surfing and Awareness in South Africa
The surfing community of South Africa meets on a very cool website entitled Wavescape. While in South Africa, we met with the Wavescape folks on a number of occasions – a presentation at the Brass Bell (a pub in Cape Town) and a llarge beach cleanup! Have a look at the links in this story. Continue reading
Frequent blog followers will be privy to our search for a mystical barreling right hand point break on St Helena Island, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. When we arrived after 12 days at sea, we almost fell over ourselves getting off the boat, into a rental car, Sitka boards on the roof, Globe sandals on, LiViTy hats on and driving to the beach.
Lets back up a bit, so why did we think there would be waves on St Helena ? Generally, in order for there to be waves on a certain island, there are a few prerequisites: Swell exposure, favorable bathymetry and lack of wind exposure. There are huge amounts of other factors that come into play but these are the most basic ones. Continue reading