Red Bull ‘Minor Threat’ Mentawai Boat Trip: Dispatch #2

Bruce Cristobal
Bruce Irons
Indies Trader IV
Jamie O'Brien
Jamie O'Brien
Kai Neville
Macaronis
Mentawais
Minor Threat
Peter Macaronis

The Red Bull surf team has been out in the Mentawais aboard the Indies Trader IV for a few days now and while we haven’t actually spoken to them, we are getting sporadic emails with photographic updates. So far it looks like the waves have been kinda slow, and reports indicated that the wind was out of the north, which is less than ideal for the area. They’ve been making do by shooting flash photos in the evening and playing some spirited games of backgammon. However, as of today it looks as though there’s some surf out there and hardly any wind. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some ripping action shots up here soon—this SUPing and fishing shit can only last so long!

JOB applies his Pipeline pig dog skills to two-foot Macaronis. Photo: Brent Bielmann/SPL
JOB applies his Pipeline pig dog skills to two-foot Macaronis. Photo: Brent Bielmann/SPL