Swell Alert: The Most Active Storm-Track In Years Lights Up Indonesia

17 Jul 2018 3

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Indonesia Surf Forecast 18 - 31 July, 2018

Forecast Issued Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Usually the appearance of a purple blob on the charts has many or us entertaining ideas of a strike mission. To just drop everything, book a flight and getting over to Indonesia ASAP. Then there’s another kind of blob. The one with weird colours representing the highest significant wave-height on the scale – or the one that sits at some indeterminate point beyond it. It’s one of the latter variety that’s lighting up Indonesia’s swell window this week under the influence of the most active storm-track seen in many years.

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These kind of swell-events just aren’t for everyone. The prospect of quadruple overhead sets at Outside Corner, freight training Speed-reef or the giant, crystal tubes of No-Kanduis just isn’t everyone’s up of tea. So if you’re suddenly feeling very comfortable being at home, tucked away under your doona, or suiting up for a few 2ft waves at your local, there is nothing wrong with that. On the other hand, if you’re packing an 8ft quad specifically designed for such occasions, it’s fair to say it’s looking like the opportunity of a lifetime.

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