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Postby EADG » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 12:23 am

barmyarmy wrote:EADG
Where are the spots to surf in Bintan?? Is there anyways of knowing there are waves before you go? Is it very inconsistant?
Any info on going for a surf would be great.

Level - Been surfing 26 years
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Eric is right, in front of Mana Mana, and they (the guys at the windsurf school) can take people to a reef break by boat

I know Chris the instructor there and can ask him for reports, last I asked (~2 weeks ago) it was flat

surfed there last December, decent but not great longboard waves

Mana Mana is more known as a wind/kite surf haven

me? 11+ years, board 9'2"/9'5"/9'6", the rest are sold
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Postby skimilk » Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:19 pm

barmyarmy wrote:EADG
Shape im in - Why have a six pack, when you can have a whole keg???


:lmao:

I've been trying to lose weight myself since I find it quite disgusting how my belly jiggles when I surf...

...which wouldn't be too bad if I weren't a girl... :shock:

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Postby harry kilmer » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 6:11 am

during the monsoon season there is surf on the eastside of malaysia.
check it out here: www.ecsurf.com
or may be the philliipines? www. surf.com.ph

or just have a look here: www.wannasurf.com

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Postby EADG » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 11:22 pm

harry kilmer wrote:during the monsoon season there is surf on the eastside of malaysia.
check it out here: www.ecsurf.com


looks good but hasn't been updated since last year, since Malaysia is close and I haven't surfed there yet it holds the most interest for me

there is also a place in Bali I want to check out but forgot the name (not Kuta obviously)

harry kilmer wrote:or may be the philliipines? www. surf.com.ph


there is a place called La Union a friend of mine has been to, said it was pretty good
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Postby harry kilmer » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 4:42 am

I think the phillies have some good but inconsistent spots. I had been told that"Cloud Nine" at Siargo Island is a real killer wave.
Anyway, another tip is the fishing village pelabuhan, ratu west java 150km south of Jakarta. waves for all levels of surfing skills and pretty uncrowded. Enough accommodations down there. here is the webpage of one of the most expensive hotels, but u can see the breaks on it.
http://www.didesa.co.id/sur.asp
if you go down there take something to read with u. there is nothing more to do than surfing.

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Postby Em Eye » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:13 pm

Thanks Harry.

i'll check out the sites you recommended.

I'm just a beginner. We surfed a few weeks ago at Kata Beach, Phuket. Have truely got the bug.

Kuta doesn't interest me that much, especially around the holiday season.

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Postby EADG » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 10:50 pm

check out this month's Action Asia, it has some good info, though it glosses over a lot of other places
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Postby barmyarmy » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:29 pm

Thanks guys and girls for the info. All this talk of surfing is getting me pacing around the room. Skimilk lets not go tandem sky diving together!!


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