The Past Few Days and the Great Indo Magic of Nias

Jason Lock

by on

Updated 161d ago

The great Indo revival is upon us! The world's surfers are descending on everyone's favourite archipelago and we'll bring you all the action, interviews and more as it happens. Check it here.

Last week, the great Indo revival got cooking – Nias, home to one of the world's most flawless waves at Lagundri Bay is open for business, and a mix of frothing super groms took over for a few days last week.

Yeah, the world's slowly converging on Indonesia, especially now with a few weeks of magic on the cards. Indo was under a strict lockdown and this is now the first season the country's returning to normality. So let the great Indo revival of 2022 commence!

Live cam: We've got one, at Nias!

George Pittar, Xavier Huxtable and Samson Coulter, the all Aussie grom show.

George Pittar, Xavier Huxtable and Samson Coulter, the all Aussie grom show.

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

And for these kids, a little island off the western coast of Sumatra was ground zero for a few days of catching up with pals, scoring some properly fun and somewhat critical waves – even if it meant 100 or so surfers confined to one peak – while stoking the travel fire once again.

Thomas Carvalho flares - would this be the ultimate selfie?

Thomas Carvalho flares - would this be the ultimate selfie?

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

On the ground is lensperson Federico Vanno, long-time MSW contributor and prolific snapper of in-the-barrel gold. But more so, Fede's got a keen eye for getting those moments in between, too. And that's what we tasked him with here, to show the waves and the people. Because what says 'welcome home, surfing' more than a bunch of grommies having the time of their lives?

Yoza Zagoto, from Bali may be a relative unknown in the pantheon, but that'll change soon/

Yoza Zagoto, from Bali may be a relative unknown in the pantheon, but that'll change soon/

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

They may have been in town for the Nias Pro, but it is the surrounds, the out-of-the-rash-vest happenings where the real action went down. Take Ziggy Aloha Mackenzie for example. Sick name aside, check this 14-year-old wonder grom pulling into one of the bombs of the past few days, her expression saying it all.

As more and more swell pours into Indo across the next few days, weeks, months, we'll be bringing you it all. Stay tuned.

Tru Starling, another Aussie making the jump over to Nias.

Tru Starling, another Aussie making the jump over to Nias.

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

...and looking like she's sure glad she did.

...and looking like she's sure glad she did.

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

It's glorious, isn't it?

It's glorious, isn't it?

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

Skate kids of Lagundri bay.

Skate kids of Lagundri bay.

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

Ziggy Aloha Mackenzie best name...

Ziggy Aloha Mackenzie best name...

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

...best wave.

...best wave.

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.

May the revival last forever!

May the revival last forever!

© 2022 - Federico Vanno.