Just Dreaming Surf Charters - Panaitan Island, West Java

March 2018: First Trip of the Year

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Who says Panaitan Island is all about two of the best waves in Indonesia being One Palm and Apocalypse? How about 8 days of chest to overhead waves over Easter, surfing a variety of fun rights and lefts? Well that’s what the boys on Trip 1 of 2018 got. Day 1 set the seen as we motored into the bay and a good nor-wester so captain Manto had us over to the far side of the bay and the rights. The boys were straight into fun Indicators from the get go and all the travel from Oz was soon washed away. Then the daily routine was set for the next 5 days: surf the rights at Indicators and Illusions, fish (a big GT and Spanish Mackerel being the highlights) rinse and repeat. It only changed on the arvo of day 5 when 2 of the boys disappeared fishing in the fast boat, only to come raving about surfing Rangers by themselves for hours. So, on day 6 we motored over to Ranger Station and anchored up in that beautiful bay for a day surfing Rangers left, finishing with beers on the wharf at sunset. Day 7 dawned with more good news as the sou-easter was finally up so it was back around into the bay to finish off the trip with 2 days of Napalms and Inside Lefts. By the time we packed up and headed home, we had surfed every day, with only 2 or 3 guys in the water at a time and Pete had scored more “champagne cream puff rides” (don’t ask) than ever with the odd double fist pump claim thrown in. Cheers to the boys of Trip 1 for an awesome start to 2018: Josh and Graeme (returning Just Dreaming guests), father and son duo Steve and Paul and the one and only Pete, the recognised fisherman of the trip who we are still waiting on to hook a fish…