It’s around this time of year that a good percentage of Aussie surfers begin getting itchy feet. No we’re not talking about a fungal infection from dirty wax, but rather the maddening bite of the travel bug. As Winter slowly rolls in we look north to Indo and start planning our escape. The lure of tropical tubes and Bintangs under Indonesian sunsets too much to bear.

To further entice, we’ve decided to run a weekly visual report on what the waves are doing in the Telo Islands. Tracks photog Simon ‘Swilly’ Williams is holed up a Resort Latitude zero for the winter and every week he’ll be stuffing a scribbled report and a USB stick full of images in a bottle and tossing them into the Pacific to ride the currents all the way to the Tracks office.

Without further ado here’s the first report:

“A super fun start to the week with the first three days offering 2-4 feet of fun waves.

Got to love the forecasts here. iIt was meant to be flat. Well, if this is flat then look out because solid swell is showing for the last three days.  

However local weather systems are caming into play, making the winds super hard to read. In saying this we managed to pick the eyes out of the last four days, scoring some great sessions with nobody around.

Epic start to week one!"


Swilly would like to thank the following for their support:

@rockstarenergy @dhdsurf @creaturesofleisure @shapersurf @otiseyewear @aquatech_imagingsolutions @rocktaustralia @resortlatitudezero @dafinaustralia

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