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Monday, June 3, 2013

Purchase Your Surfboard and Go to Nias, A Surfers Paradise

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"Where are the bad Indonesian boys?" said a group of foreign tourist while getting out from Ngurah Rai airport, Bali. Their muscular hands carried a surfboard they brought from their respective country. It must be special and expensive one, otherwise they actually don’t need to bother themselves carrying those long and heavy boards along with them, they definitely can hire it in Bali. Their faces show that they have no more patience to conquer Bali wave. The words that they have just uttered, I consider, challenging the Balinese to fight with them on the board, over there, at the tip of the sea waves.

Well, Bali is the island of tourist which has fascinating and most beautiful beaches around the globe. A big number of tourists visit the island every year. If you take a look at Kuta beach, most of the tourists are foreigners, yes local people are there but their number are less. I don’t know is the sun in their countries different from the sun in Bali, but the fact is that they really enjoy the sun in Bali, either sunbathing or just watching the sunset. Some of them were surfing, some other are playing volleyball, or merely lying down their bodies, or sitting and have some talks or any other activities. To talk about surfing, you can find places to hire surfboard over here, at the very beach, or there are many in the town, both for hire or sell. Even the classes to learn surfing are available in the town. Most of the tourists in Bali are surfers. They visit Bali to surf in Bali beaches. I met a tourist who visits Bali almost every year in the season when the wave is good to surf. But I still wonder do they know other tourism objects in Indonesia except Bali?. Do they know that a surfing paradise is in Nias, the best second surfing site in the world after Hawaii?. 

Nias Island (Pulau Nias) lies in the Indian Ocean west of the island of Sumatra. The island is beautiful and amazing is surrounded approximately 27 small islands where only 11 islands of which are inhabited including the island of Nias, Simeulue Island, Mentawai Islands and the island of Enggano. What exactly Nias Island is approximately 125 km from the west coast of Sumatra.

 Nias is an internationally famous surfing destination. The best known surfing area is Sorake Bay, near the town of Teluk Dalam, on the south end. Lagundri coast and enclosed by Sorake bay has both left and right breaks. As they wait for waves, surfers can often see sea turtles swimming below. There are also two consistent, world-class waves in the nearby Hinako Islands, Asu and Bawa. Many lesser-known, high-quality surf spots with lots of low await adventurous travelers. Lagundri Bay is much like any other perfect surf break that is not perfect all the time. For those trying to get a slice of its real magic you will find that it is quite accessible to travelling surfers and if the place is firing you’ll be shacked like never before. Asu is located on the nearby Hinako Island chain and is a moderate to heavy lefthander that has both tube and wackable face sections.

If you are a professional surfer, pack your bag and your board then go to Nias. This is a have-to-visit surfing destination for professionals. If you are just a beginner, it’s not a sin to plan to see the best surfing area in Nias. You can arrange your board in Nias since the local people might provide it for hire, but this is only if you are a beginner. Professionals usually have their own boards; some of them have a collection of surfboards. In case you have not own one, or you want to add your collection you may order it by clicking the links below. I show you some alternatives so you can choose anyone of them.

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Looks great. Definitely an advanced board. Very light has lots of flotation feels like a surfboard has you riding higher out of the water. Spins easily and at the same time the edge shape has you cutting nicely very responsive. Fully padded top deck provided great grip for your feet. I did loose a fin on the first day out as I did not want to over-tighten, they are expensive to replace about $50 for 3 replacement fins. You will likely want to purchase a case as it is fragile dings easily.
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As a stand-up board, this is really built for a much lighter person. It is beginner-friendly, fingertip-light to carry, and maneuverable on the face of a wave. Its soft foam construction and urethane fins have nothing to scuff through, delaminate, or maintain, and make for a soft impact if you wipe out or clip another swimmer on a crowded beach.
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The boards are not made to last, as they are light foam material with a plastic bottom. You will dent, scratch and chip the board and it's artwork just attaching the fins on.

A good option to make sure your kids will learn and enjoy surfing before investing $400+ on a more long term board. This board is not made for adults.

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The size of an 8 foot board generally equates with a lot of weight. This can be burdensome for carrying, hauling, and paddling on it. The 2.0 is approximately 10 lbs. and makes easy jobs for carrying from the car to the beach (and back), weight on the top of the car roof, and making it out past the surf break.The foam in the board, and the slightly extra wideness of the board, provides the buoyancy and foundation to make it EASY to catch a wave without having to paddle like the pro's do (I've seen some guys paddle like a mad men in both Hawaii and Texas to catch a wave; experience/practice is a MUST to be able to do that with fiberglass boards). I've traded with some other local surfers to try out both long and short fiberglass boards and I can tell you from experience, that i'd much rather spend my time having fun rather than working hard out there. I can't just enjoy myself with other boards I've tried. It's a lot of work to keep the board under me since it sinks more into the water, I struggle more to swim myself AND the board out past the surf, I sturggle more to catch waves and on the off chances I do catch one, it's always short lived compared to riding the waves almost all the way into shore like I do on my 2.0. Add that the 2.0 is more durable than a fiberglass board (won't crack/take on water) and that it doesn't leave me or my wife with bruises on our knees, and it's a no brainer. Oh--and have I mentioned that there is NO other longboard that even comes CLOSE to how low the price is on the 2.0???!!! You'll waste hundreds more on fiberglass boards!

Yes, the price of surfboard varied from type to type accordingly to the size and matterial it made from. If you want to save your money by making a wooden surfboard by yourself which spend less than $100 I provide you an E-book on how to make a wooden surfboard with surfboard plan   Click Here!