Jiwa May 2012: A nice little clip that Jiwa photog/video guy Chris made for his May, 2012 crew.
Grumpy Old Men: Master Lensman Josh Symon created this video from Ray Crake and the good old boy's trip on Budyadahri from April 6 - 20, 2011, to the Telos and beyond. Josh is the full time photog and videographer on Budyadahri, and can create similar magic for you on your trip.
Hati Hati, North 2009: Dave "Sumo" Keagy is back yet again with one of his amazing videos from his 2009 trip up North. Dave has been coming with us every year (sometimes more than once) since 2000, and after every trips, he does these friggin' amazing videos. He calls this probably his "most watchable" yet, so check it out!
North Sumatran Ridiculousness, Revisted: Well, the boys are back at it again. Justin Ayre, Derek Wilson, and the rest of the mates were back in July/August of 2008, and here is the video evidence that they scored, hard, yet again. This is a tight group of long-time return guests, always with positive energy, and Mother Nature always seems to reward them for that with sick, empty waves. Notice the absence of other surfers, minus a few young locals, in the lineups. It's a long one, so I had to break it up in 2 parts to get it on YouTube. For Part 1 of the video, click here. For Part 2 of the video, check here.
Off Season Going OFF: This excellent two-part video, which was created by long-time return guest Justin Ayre, shows just how hard you can score in the "off" season in the Mentawais if you have the right guide and crew. This trip was in late November, 2007, and you can see Justin's gang definitely put Scuzz’s guru wave finding expertise to good use. Part one of the video is here, and part two is here.
Early Season Bliss - Expertly shot and edited by Carlos McCarthy of Anonimo Media, this video shows just how good the Mentawais can get in those months when many people mistakenly think it's flat. Except the odd session at name-brand spots like Macaronis, the boys pretty much had it to themselves and the conditions look pretty damn rippable. There's a bit more of the "Secret Left" and a previously unridden right, as well as a few other secrets. Be sure to pay attention to Monkey's Dance at the end - it's a thing of beauty.
Sea Legs - In August of 2006, we were lucky enough to have a good portion of the Patagonia team join us aboard the Southern Cross. Patagonia riders Chris Malloy, Keith Malloy, Dan Malloy, Jeff Johnson, Mary Osborne, Belinda Baggs, Fletcher Chouinard, Dave Ogle, and Tim Davis put on an awesome display of surfing and an even more awesome vibe for the whole crew. Patagonia is putting out a short film called Sea Legs based on this trip, and you can see the preview here. For more info on Patagonia's 2007 Surf line, check out this link here.
Mad Chargers - This video features Justin Ayre, Derek Wilson, Austin Peck and the rest of their gang from their July, 2006 trip to North Sumatra on Southern Cross. It shows some cool Super-8 footage and basically captures what a trip North with Sumatran Surfariis is all about.
Secret Left - If you haven't been with us, there's about a 99.99% chance you haven't surfed this wave. Somewhere in Sumatra, February, 2006.
Sumo's Revenge - This video was edited by our long-time return customer Dave "Sumo" Keagy after one of his many trips aboard Southern Cross. Dave typically creates a full length video each year after his trip, and the quality is every bit as good as the stuff you see in many of the shops these days. This spot is no secret. What IS a secret is how we get it absolutely alone and perfect and heaving in the peak season. Come with us, and maybe you'll find out.
Surf Happens - This video is from the "Surf Happens" crew, which consists of Aaron Ernst, Chris Keet, Chad LaBass, and Mike Billgreen. This footage comes from a trip they did with us last October (2004), and it shows one of the worlds funnest rights in the Mentawais going off it's gourd. Thanks so much to Bo Appleton and Noverius Marunduri for shooting the video (and to Bo for editing it). Be sure to check out their site at www.surfhappens.com.
North Rules - This video was also put together by Bo Appleton from footage of a trip North back in August of '02. It features footage of Stinky, Parker, Kev, Dern snapping and pulling in over the Nuclear Zone, and Scuzz doing what he does best - get so many damn barrels it's disgusting.
Very Good Rights - The title pretty much says it all
Claiming - So I get a little over excited sometimes...
Zen - Yep, our founder surfs ok...
Thanks for watching! More to come soon.
We recently began running a series of ads in Tracks Magazine, one of the biggest surfing mags in Australia, to promote our boat trips. Our goal with these ads was not only to show killer waves or the amenities of our boats, but also to show as many of the various aspects of what a boat trip with us entails. Though traveling to Indo is becoming more and more popular, it's still very much an adventure and an exotic trip for almost everyone. We wanted to show what makes our trips special, beyond just scoring sick waves, and hopefully this is conveyed in these ads. They seem to be getting a very good response, so hopefully you'll enjoy them too. Click on the images below for the full sized PDF (give it time to download as they are pretty large).
Back in 2004/2005 after the devastating quakes and tsunamis rocked Northern Sumatra, Scuzz was the first charter operator to survey and provide relief to the many remote villages we visit on our trips. These efforts continued for many months, and proved to be a catalyst for other charter companies to join in and pool their resources to help these people out. At the time, we continually posted updates of our relief missions and the heroic efforts of many involved on our website, and since taking the links down we've gotten several requests about how people can read these stories. So, back by popular demand, here is the first update which we provided in December 29, and you can follow the chronological links to the many updates that follow. In the later updates, you can read about how we've "adopted" the island of Bawa, and have constructed a "pig proof" fruit and vegetable garden, thanks in large part to donations from the Wooleigh School (Scuzz's childhood alma matter). Since the updates, the garden has flourished, providing a sustainable source of food and future source of income. Anyway, hope you enjoy the read - thanks!