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If you have had your ear to the ground you would have heard about our latest mission to points unknown in the Western Pacific aboard Indies Trader 3. It's the biggest mission in the last decade for the Indies Trader exploration division and is being headed up by Indies Trader Chairman Martin Daly. Martin has been doing the initial recon missions privately (other than those lucky close friends of Indies Trader who have snuck aboard) starting from our base at Beran Island Resort in The Republic Of The The Marshall Islands and wandering several thousand nautical miles in all directions. We have been everywhere from deep into Pacific coast Indonesia as well as other locations in the lower Western Pacific. Captain Daly is being tight lipped but there is a glint in his eye and some photos that reek of discovery. 4 legs of the available expeditions have already been filled with a cross section of the worlds best surf film makers (more on that soon) and long time Indies Trader guests. There are still a few key expeditions available and Martin will be onboard for all of them. These exclusive trips are a special experience from the very top shelf of surf travel and strictly limited. Our first expedition starts early December and we are currently taking applications from interested parties who would like to book a berth or full expedition aboard the vessel. All of us at the Indies Trader organisation are excited to share our latest discoveries and also to have friends along for the new ones about to happen … there are naming rights up for grabs and a slew of memories that will be with you forever. For more details hit the bio link. Available Expedition Windows (Typical charter is 13 nights) Nov 29, 2019 - Jan 23, 2020 Mar 10 - Mar 27 2020 (sold) photos @damea_dorsey
Macaronis camp still under construction. Taken from a helicopter off Trader 4 2006 I think or thereabouts. You will notice the 8 rooms on water. The tsunami vanished those rooms, they just weren’t there the next morning. Gone. The only reason that all the guests were not killed was a young Indonesian girl that was working st the camp felt the earthquake woke everyone up and got everyone to go to the 2 nd floor of the restaurant. I organised the evacuation of the guests with Tengiiri charter boat. Owners of the resort did nothing. To thank us they decided to try and kick us off the break and claim exclusive management rights. Still an ongoing shitfight. To this day. The camp is an environmental travesty bang in the middle of a unique mangrove waterway.
I guess we’ve done about 1,000 miles trolling over the last 6 weeks and caught stuff all but a couple of stinky Barracuda and a few small bonito. Even had to endure having it rubbed in by Tony “Doris” Elthington about how many fish hed been getting a few days ago and how awesome his fishing skills were!! Well the drought has finally been broken. Double hookup yesterday with nice size Spanish and 2 wahoo this morning. Yeah the cooks happy
Martin Daly recently was interviewed by David Scales, of the @surfsplendor Podcast. This clip is about building the resort on Beran Island and choosing the destination in the beginning… Bio Link for full clip and slideshow! Pics via @damea_dorsey @apotts @reostevens @moonawhyte @chuckharlan @morganmaassen @john_john_florence @ian.walsh @kellyslater @reostevens @moonawhyte @keahideaboitiz #surf #podcast #interview #offthegrid #islandlife #outdoors #sustainable #marshallislands #exploration
It has been a lot cooler lately in the Mentawai. Water is as cold as I can remember. Southerlies are still a feature and the water is dark like Northern California. So all things considered a perfect time for a bonfire and a beach Bbq! Its the first time ive done it in the 33 years we’ve been doing boat trips and it was awesome.
On location Sumatra, we had to do a lot of driving to get away from the re enforced trade winds that have plagued the island chain for the last few months, there has been really bad peat fires and forrest fires on the mainland and its been toxic with the smoke, visibility down to a mile or so, rains are coming soon and the wind is just starting to abate. Looking forward to October for some better conditions. Shockingly crowded at the well known breaks that hold the se wind. Luckily we’ve managed to put in the hard yards and find some sumatran gold. 🚁 📷 by @tabosco