In my humble, spin-twisted and reef-cut opinion, Indonesia’s most over-rated famous wave is Scar Reef. It doesn’t break properly until it’s six foot, and even then, it doesn’t break properly. You have to pick the peak that doesn’t have a shoulder because the ones with the shoulders are the ones that section you out or shut you down onto a nasty reef just a few inches of water shy of dry. And even those shoulderless peaks will suddenly decide to throw one on top of you anyway. Not to mention there isn’t any real channel. And when its solid 8 to 10 foot, you’re sitting out there during a lull in the lineup, and you see a set smashing into the sail rock down by the headland, a booming explosion of white water, you get to have the joyous experience of a full minute of adrenalin, knowing full well that set is headed your way.
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