Stab Magazine | Nineteen seconds of south west fury, Lacerations, Indo
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Nineteen seconds of south west fury, Lacerations, Indo

You know we love our periods and swell directions and the dorkiness around predicting swells but the swell that hit Western Australia on the weekend and then onto Indo the past few days is the biggest of the year. It was a 19-second period and it lit up all those spots in Indo we know […]

full frame // Mar 8, 2016
Words by Aaron Hawke
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You know we love our periods and swell directions and the dorkiness around predicting swells but the swell that hit Western Australia on the weekend and then onto Indo the past few days is the biggest of the year. It was a 19-second period and it lit up all those spots in Indo we know and love. Even good ol Lacerations.

Lacerations is a reef that sits between Shipwrecks and Playgrounds on Nusa Lembongan, which is half an hour on scoot boat (or an hour and a half on public ferry) from Sanur. Lacerations isn’t a wave not generally known for wigging out on huge swells and causing wash-throughs. But, yesterday, it did exactly that and it caused a slight disruption to the lineup, as you can see here. Now, we’re first to admit it’s really fucken annoying that every meal, every sunset and every half-cooked tube needs to be recorded but, when disaster (and especially the relatively harmless kind) strikes, we’re just as happy as you that almost everything in the world is recorded. God bless digital photography and the fact we’d rather get the shot than get to safety.

The gents on the pontoon here, which holds permanent residence in the Lacerations channel, had their boards, boat and selves good and cleaned up. They had to jump to grab their boards and then swim after their boat. A couple scratches and a brief (but not unpleasant) loosening of the adrenal gland, and a very re-tellable story to drop over Bintangs that eve.

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