Video & Gallery: Indian Ocean Swell Recap – September & October 2013

15 Oct 2013 0 Share

Sponsored Content
The Indian Ocean Swell Recap is produced and supplied by The Perfect Wave

Words by Ben Horvath

Gallery by Joey Melroy D’Bora Surf Guide and Andy Potts

The Indian Ocean has been pumping on peptides.

September and October have been the most consistent months of 2013 period!

The consistent run of swell really began back in the middle of August, but from September 3 onwards the run of swell has been phenomenal

D’Bora Surf guide Joey Melroy said, “We had young Avalon grom – 15 year old Fraser Dovell up here for his second Mentawais trip in a year with his semi mentor Wylie Fowler from Cronulla in late September. Wylie has been up at least six or eight times in the last few years. Wylie broke three boards in half an hour at pumping Greenbush during one outstanding session on September 28. Young Fraser was absolutely blazing. I can’t even imagine what that kid will be doing in a few years. Those lads scored some incredible waves during one of the best runs of swell of the year in late September/early October. We got HTs pumping and were the only boat there until about noon one morning. We surfed Greenbush by ourselves, and Maccas pumped for two days, not to mention all the other sneaky surfs we had along the way.“

« 1 of 13 »

The other real standout swell hit last week on October 9. Everywhere from The Bukit, G-Land, Desert Point and Bali’s East Coast enjoyed a couple of the biggest days of the season. Set waves were reportedly closing out well outside Kuta Reef. Outside Corner Uluwatu was a solid 10-12ft with only 3 or 4 chargers taking it on, whilst Padang was a more manageable 5-8ft on the arvo dropping tide.

October 10 was a foot or two smaller, but just as perfect on the Bukit, whilst Keramas and Serangan were reportedly still up to 4-6ft solid on the sets.

Up in The Maldives the story has been similar. Brian James from Cokes Resort said, “We have had some great waves up here this late season, we have enjoyed pretty much back to back swells. September and October really fired. There have been a couple of chunky 6-8ft days at Cokes and the rest of the northern atoll breaks, and some really clean 4-6ft days down at Kandooma.”

Coastalwatch chief swell forecaster Ben Macartney said, “There’s one or two more SSW groundswell’s set to light up the region this week before the Indian Ocean falls quiet, leading in an extended run of small to tiny surf across the Archipelago into the final days of October and early November.”

Read the latest Indo swell forecast here: Coastalwatch Plus | Coastalwatch

Tags: indo , indonesia , indian ocean swell recap , video (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Swell Recap
Swell Story: A Week To Remember

Swell Story: A Week To Remember

A Look Back at the Massive Swell That Smashed the East Coast of Aus

23 Jul 2020
Swell Diary: Bali 1 September 2015

Swell Diary: Bali 1 September 2015

Hayden O'neill reports from Bali where the latest swell has hit from the Southern Indian Ocean

1 Sep 2015
Video & Gallery: All Cylinders Firing, Mentawais June 2015

Video & Gallery: All Cylinders Firing, Mentawais June 2015

Broken boards and best waves of lives

24 Jun 2015
Recent
Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

22 Oct 2020
Brazil's Beachies Look Fun as Hell and Gabriel Medina Is Making the Most of Them

Brazil's Beachies Look Fun as Hell and Gabriel Medina Is Making the Most of Them

1 22 Oct 2020
Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

18 Oct 2020
Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

6 17 Oct 2020
Latest News

Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was October 23 2020

Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

Including some necessary carpark banter as the get ready for pumping Snapper

Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

All about that ridiculous new WaveGarden pool in South Korea

Popular This Week

Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

All about that ridiculous new WaveGarden pool in South Korea

Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

Including some necessary carpark banter as the get ready for pumping Snapper

The Wonderfully Weird Clay Marzo Backhand Tube Approach, Slater at Uluwatu, and a New (Not Good...) Wave Pool!

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was October 16 2020

Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was October 23 2020

Go to Top