Padang Padang, on the mighty Bukit
Thanks,bring on sept.
For most people that break is forbidden fruit. Its sooo frickin shallow over jagged reef (the boil in slide 11 sums it up nicely), and so heavy and fast. And the fact that you'll be sharing the lineup with 20 or so extremely aggressive semi pros and pros won't help.
Mortals like me will have much better luck around the corner at Ulu's, or better yet, farther around the corner still at Temple's.
@ Wrybread- Even with the crowds, the Bukit always has quiet moments. Im a Bingin man myself (dawn patrol) eat lunch...gander over at Impossibles...(needs at least a 4 ft. swell) , and when Padang does have enough swell....dusk! And yeah, a few options at Ulu's.
@Unfocused: totally agreed about the Bukit having quiet moments. Especially if you're willing to paddle for a few minutes... But in my experience that's never the case at Padang.
And now you got me thinking about Bingin. I looooove the warungs there, right on the cliff. Every night at sunset kick down $3 for some bbq'd fish. In between sessions hop on the rental scooter ($2/day!) and go explore. Oh man, I need to get back there.
@ wrybread- ahhhh...the Bukit......ever go to Mama Tum Tum's for eats? Diane's (or Didi's place) was my set. Didi is my boy. One of my most favorite people on Earth. I surfed Bingin a lot with his kid Tommy.
Yeah, got to get on Padang early, dark morning. but yeah, if it's breaking, it's crowded all day.
I think it's sad what happened to Dreamland. Inevitable, i suppose.