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indiestrader. Another shot photo courtesy of the Jupiter foundation http://jupiterfo

Another shot photo courtesy of the Jupiter foundation http://jupiterfoundation.org/humpacs-1

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indiestrader. Middle of winter nth west Pacific Ocean. I was contacted at the end of

Middle of winter nth west Pacific Ocean. I was contacted at the end of February by the Jupiter Foundation from Hawaii. They asked if we could head out 700 nm nth of the Marshall Islands to recover an autonomous vehicle called a wave glider. My first reaction was nah too hard middle of winter, strong trades and maybe even worse as we go nth. Studied the weather maps for nearly a month and finally saw a weather window and told em ok lets go, I told my skipper who went white with fear and didnt smile till he got back, totally shit himself. Even tried to squeeze me for danger pay at the last minute. Anyway the forecast was spot on, thanks buoyweather, this photo was taken by the waveglider as the vessel approached on maybe the calmest day of the winter out there. Nailed it! Check out jupiter foundations website http://jupiterfoundation.org/humpacs-1. This device is propelled by wave energy and can cross the Pacific. Pretty amazing piece of equipment

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indiestrader. This might be the most comfortable bed in the Mentawai . We have plent

This might be the most comfortable bed in the Mentawai . We have plenty of availability mid season on Indies Trader 3. There is a lot of noise out there but if you want to do the Mentawai in comfort safety and style with no crowds then there is only one choice. We have led the experience in surf charters for nearly 3 decades now and are still the team everyone follows and imitates.

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indiestrader. The MV Volcanic the very first Purpose built Mentawai charter boat 199

The MV Volcanic the very first Purpose built Mentawai charter boat 1991 . She burnt in a marina fire in Merak West Java in 1992. This is the boat Martin Potter RCJ and TC with others went on the first trip way back when. She was a fine vessel and losing her took me years to recover from

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indiestrader. Marshalls underwater with the @thegoodwinway

Marshalls underwater with the @thegoodwinway

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indiestrader. Dr Gil with a nice 55lb yellowfin he landed this morning, long fight s

Dr Gil with a nice 55lb yellowfin he landed this morning, long fight stoked to get it onboard, used to be a lot of these, not so much these days, sashimi ! Yeah!

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Wreck dive - this particular one in Kwaj , Marshall Island- photo by @chris_dascher

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indiestrader. From the archive- early mentawai footage, trader 1 and one palm

From the archive- early mentawai footage, trader 1 and one palm

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indiestrader. shacked...
yeah there are “gentleman waves” and off day waves, but thi

shacked... yeah there are “gentleman waves” and off day waves, but this isn’t one of them. Photo @zaknoyle

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indiestrader. Good news dept!!!! One of the major reasons i built out here in the Pa

Good news dept!!!! One of the major reasons i built out here in the Pacific was the pristine coral reefs and marine environment. A few years ago here was a major bleaching event throughout the whole Pacific. I was devastated to see so much of the coral dying. In the next few years there was some recovery . Then in October last year it happened again , i was saddened to see new growth after the the last event dying, but there was some that seemed more hardy even the same species right next to the affected corals that seemed unaffected. Well in the last 5 months the recovery has been nothing short of amazing in some locations. Pictured is all regrowth. The branching corals seem to go first and the slowest to recover. This a different species of coral than was there originally but as you can see its thriving, there are coral recruits everywhere now and in some areas now you wouldn’t know that it had all had recently died, Question? Is this evolution in process with heat tolerant survivors of the warming seawater being the new breeding stock . Hope so

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indiestrader. Next island down towards the bowl pass with natural swimming pool!!

Next island down towards the bowl pass with natural swimming pool!!

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indiestrader. Almost 75 years later. Who’s out there?

From recently declassified Na

Almost 75 years later. Who’s out there? From recently declassified National Security Archive USS Agerholm, bikini atoll,Baker nuclear test, July 25, 1946 —-Meanwhile, lagoon water rushing back into the space vacated by the rising gas bubble started a tsunami which lifted the ships as it passed under them. At 11 seconds after detonation, the first wave was 1,000 feet (305 m) from surface zero and 94 feet (29 m) high. By the time it reached the Bikini Island beach, 3.5 miles (6 km) away, it was a nine-wave set with shore breakers up to 15 feet (5 m) high, which tossed landing craft onto the beach and filled them with sand.

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indo photo by @apotts .. not this season but swell in the Indian ocean is showing up, Trader 3 is floating around in paradise as we speak.

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indiestrader. Maccas from the bow of the Trader 3, drawing by @havassy_art

Maccas from the bow of the Trader 3, drawing by @havassy_art

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indiestrader. Lots of surfers probably don’t get all the gear and technical parts of

Lots of surfers probably don’t get all the gear and technical parts of kiting or have never tried it. @keahideaboitiz making it look easy and really fun. ・・・ One extremely fun session during the last run of #MIkiteadventure weeks. So good to score waves like this with no one else around!💨🌊🏝 —— Shot with the @noirmatter #quark gimbal 🙌🏼 If you’d like to check them out, hit the link in my bio and use the code “KEAHI” for a $10 discount ↖️↖️ —— 🎵 Bambari - Ambala —— @cabrinhakites @neilpryde_waterwear @noirmatter @reostevens @indiestrader —— #cabrinha #cabrinhakites #cabrinhakitesurfing #cabrinhateam #npsurf #kitesurf #kitesurfing #kiting #kitesurfingworld #letskitesurf #kitesurfparadise #thekiteshow #thekiteshots #thekitemag #neilpryde #kitesurfingphotos #kiteworldwide #freesurf #keahideaboitiz #marshallislands #indiestrader #reostevenscoaching #goproau #goproanz #goprowars #goprooftheday #noirmatter #quark #goprouniverse

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indiestrader. Calm and beautiful. 
Drone footage from @reostevens kiting retreat (ta

Calm and beautiful. Drone footage from @reostevens kiting retreat (taking a break from kite boarding)

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indiestrader. TBT 2005 Quik ad still floating around the web from when the crossing

TBT 2005 Quik ad still floating around the web from when the crossing was going to have the sea plane with the matching paint job.

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indiestrader. Photo of a photo, 📷 Chuck Corbett by way of @michael.kew
caption read

Photo of a photo, 📷 Chuck Corbett by way of @michael.kew caption reads “Remember the source, it’s worth the effort.”

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