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Erin Brooks | A Search Through Indo
Watch Erin Brooks Take On the Indo Archipelago in 'No Hesitation'
The Search through the Indonesian archipelago is a ‘right-of-passage’ of sorts for most aspiring professional surfers. Multiple regions, full of diverse lineups, empty blue canvases, perfect for honing in on any skill set. Big barrels, long lefts, air waves… Indo truly has it all.
However, most of the waves, while seemingly dreamy and inviting, have dire consequences. Shallow reefs, sketchy paddle-outs, dry end sections, the list goes on. Any surfer that’s paddled these lineups while pumping, knows the result of hesitation. While easier said than done, there is no room for a lack of commitment here.
When Erin Brooks booked her Indo jaunt last season, she had no idea of the forecast that lay ahead. Perfect Kandui, magical Mentawai’s and a handful of idyllic Indo lineups were awaiting her arrival.
While Erin has surfed heavy waves all over the world, most notably around her home of Hawaii, there aren’t many that prep you for Indo. You just have to go. And go Erin did.
Tap play to watch ‘No Hesitation’, the full Indonesian edit from Erin Brooks. Get ready to pick your jaw up off the floor.
Filmers: @def_mentawai, @kanduivillas & @kanduiresort