Finding The Barrel
Right after the Hope Island adventure, Kepa and Natxo decided it was time to pull the plug and head somewhere more dependable (Aritz had to split for other career obligations). They beelined it to Indo. It took them a couple of days to zero in on a spot, but again, they commandeered a fishing boat and found themselves staring at a wave they really didn’t want to ride.
Remote, heavy and shallow, Kepa and Natxo decided to paddle out against their better judgment.
“We should have had helmets. I’ve heard stories of guys surfing this spot wearing motorcycle leathers because the reef just tears you up,” Kepa explained.
“Neither of us felt comfortable out there, even wearing full suits, but we’d come so far.”