There’s no shortage of swell. And there’s no shortage of hype. People love to talk about the next swell….But how’s the one out the back?!
After surfing in Bali with 93 other guys, Evan and Crane rented and car and drove straight to the ferry. No sleep and some bed bug bites later they saw car after car with board bags stacked to the sky driving the other way. After arriving at the beach and seeing the onshore winds, they knew why the cars had been driving the other way. Deserts was deserted. Well, besides the 40 Brazilians still here. And the few Hawaiians. And the one dude from Cali. And those Spaniards. But for 2017 — where Padang Padang has 100 guys out and Canggu has 200 guys out, we can call it deserted at Deserts.
Now the wind has changed. We’re on a different island. We met up with a few other dudes. We’ll keep you updated as the tide drops and this new swell fills in. And have you seen the one out the back?! —Nate Lawrence