Tip to Tip - Episode 2
Length / 9mins
On average, 2,478 millimeters (or 98 inches) of rain dumps on the lowlands of Indonesia per year. From April to October, it's hotter, rains more frequently, and the ocean is angrier. That's boat trip season. And though on any given day from one end of Indo to other, an unholy amount of perfect waves are unfolding all by their lonesome, so too is foul weather and rough seas. But this crew has been down this road before, and they know just how nice Indo can be after one of her more moody days.Chalk one up for Tin Boat. It won't be the last. It's been a grueling leg of Tip 2 Tip for Brady, Garut and Ricardo: the weather, the treks overland the waiting. As the Quest 1 sits in deeper water, licking her wounds after copping a pounding across the Lombok Strait and on westward, Albert zings Tin Boat into every tight corner, snooping and peeking, hoping and wishing. And then he's on the radio, telling the boys the weird, but good, news. It sure don't look like Indo, but... oh, it's Indo. On your standard 2-week boat trip, land is just an intangible film reel of white sand, coconut palms and distant mountains flickering on by. On your standard boat trip, you pass by at least one perfect wave a day because it's just too difficult to reach by boat under such cramped time constraints. On your standard boat trip, it's real easy to forget what you're missing over there on shore. Hence the beauty of this mission. On land or off, there are no rules. Every wave is important, just as every person and place along the way is too.
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Series cast : Tom Curren, Dean Brady, Richard "Ricardo" Christie, Steph Gilmore, Alana Blanchard, Bethany Hamilton, Tyler Wright, Dillon Perillo, Koa, Davey, Bruno Santos, Tyler Larronde, Oney Anwar and Gabriel.