Indo Swell Journal July 19-25, 2010.

26 Jul 2010 0

The classic scene at Padang Padang never changes-Local fishermen are always there when there’s waves breaking. This shot was taken on the opening ceremony day for the RipCurl Cup 2010.

The classic scene at Padang Padang never changes-Local fishermen are always there when there’s waves breaking. This shot was taken on the opening ceremony day for the RipCurl Cup 2010.

Balinese Hindu dancers at the Kecak dance performance at Padang Padang beach as part of the opening ceremony for the RipCurl Cup 2010.

Balinese Hindu dancers at the Kecak dance performance at Padang Padang beach as part of the opening ceremony for the RipCurl Cup 2010.

Peak season in Bali and everyone wants to be a surfer these days-Kuta beach surf school morning madness and the ugly changing face of Kuta beach.

Peak season in Bali and everyone wants to be a surfer these days-Kuta beach surf school morning madness and the ugly changing face of Kuta beach.

The Racetrack at Uluwatu doing its thing early in the morning as perfect trade winds blow open the tube.

The Racetrack at Uluwatu doing its thing early in the morning as perfect trade winds blow open the tube.

Set of the morning powers through the New Kuta line up (the beach once known as Dreamland).

Set of the morning powers through the New Kuta line up (the beach once known as Dreamland).

Fun peaks at the home of Bali’s Italian surf scene on the Bukit Peninsula.

Fun peaks at the home of Bali’s Italian surf scene on the Bukit Peninsula.

Early morning perfection at Impossibles and Bingin.

Early morning perfection at Impossibles and Bingin.

Fun Bingin session as the trade winds howl in Bali.

Fun Bingin session as the trade winds howl in Bali.

Impossibles uncrowded for a rare session during peak surf season in Bali.

Impossibles uncrowded for a rare session during peak surf season in Bali.

The girls have been raiding Bali on mass in and outta the water-Uluwatu morning glass.

The girls have been raiding Bali on mass in and outta the water-Uluwatu morning glass.

Hurley USA super grom Jake Marshall drawing clean lines-Uluwatu.

Hurley USA super grom Jake Marshall drawing clean lines-Uluwatu.

Uluwatu greenroon. Where’s the crowd?

Uluwatu greenroon. Where’s the crowd?


Bali.

The early morning trade winds made for super clean conditions - no morning sickness.

The SE tradewinds howled in Bali again last week. Conditions were really good for surfing on the Bukit Peninsula or visiting the annual kite flying festival over on the beach at Padang. Galuk and Sanur was worth a look on the small days.

It was a slow start to the week on Monday. .It was a nice surprise to wake to a jump in the swell. The Bukit Peninsula was 3-4 feet at the Impossibles and Balangan reefs, but smaller and still surfable at Bingin and Padang Padang. The early morning trade winds made for super clean conditions -no morning sickness. The rest of the week was smaller and again strong SE trade winds ruled. The beach breaks at Legian, Kuta and Seminyak finally have a few ok banks and have been as good as anywhere to surf. Canggu was blown out early most mornings, and the Kuta/Airport reefs were small or flat.

The Billabong Pro Junior Asia was on most days over at Keramas. The top pro juniors from Australia, Japan, Brazil, Philippines, South Africa, New Zealand, and Hawaii were in Bali competing for their share of the USD$25,000 in prize money. The boys scored a mixed bag of conditions, generally speaking it was rippable most of the week in the 3-4 feet range.

Rip Curl had the opening ceremony for the the 32 surfers invited to compete in the 2010 Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang. The waiting period has begun, sol hopefully the contest will happen sometime in the next 5 weeks swell permitting.

Session of the week- The Groms scoring at Keramas in the Billabong Pro Junior.

– Jason Childs.

Pete's record stands at 2 snapped boards for two trips and despite the destruction on the 26th he's still smiling!

Pete's record stands at 2 snapped boards for two trips and despite the destruction on the 26th he's still smiling!

Perfect lines and storm clouds have been the go all week in North Sumatra.

Perfect lines and storm clouds have been the go all week in North Sumatra.

North Sumatra.

A fantastic week of waves in North Sumatra despite the strange weather conditions. Wave heights were between 4-6 feet most of the week and we actually saw two swells in the reporting period both of which delivered the goods for surfers in the region. Things were a little tricky avoiding the storm cells that have been around all wee but fortune favoured the bold and a bit of rain is a welcome change to the tropical sun. We have still not had that one swell that blows the doors off but there is a little something modelling for 180 hours or so out that may deliver the goods. For a full update on whats coming check Ben McCartney’s report.

- Peel

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