Not only did the weekend mark the arrival of the swell of the year in Indonesia, it also saw the first solid session for the jewel of the Bukit Peninsula. Expectations were high, crowds were thick and the wave so good they named her twice, brought the goods.
"She pretty much broke consistently on a nice mid to low for about 8 hours a day, so every session delivered some epic nuggets if you picked the right one," continues Nick. "I knew it would end up on Padang's doorstep at healthy 6ft. That's a lot of energy to push through and keep holding like that, even though the swell was a little south there were still some perfect nuggets that ran deep from second rock."
"It's a pretty damn good feeling to get some Padang water time cause she's been sleeping for a while and a lot of surfers love and respect that wave," says Nick. "The waves of the day for sure were made by Adi Bol Putra. Every session, every day. No one even come close to him bro. He's hands down the best to ride Padang and does it with style and grace. He's an animal out there."