First Day at Whiskey Point
Trip Start Jun 25, 2012
41Trip End Aug 19, 2012
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What I did
Waiting for the second Tuk Tuk to appear, I got a lesson in driving the little 3 wheeled Indian transport. The oddest part is that the little left side handle acts as a clutch and a gear shift. I am ready to take it out on my own soon.
We loaded up the rides and did the 5 minute trip to Mambo's. The boards were quickly loaded onto the top and off we went 15 K North to Whiskey Point. We heard it was a good place to begin. Most of the big surf breaks are yet to form. More on that later. 3/4 of the trip is on road going on past the town of Pottival and then the last quarter is on dirt track out to the point. Mambo's brother, Babaya, looks to run this joint, and smoked a few while we were there.
Anyway, the surfing. The point was great. It is created by the large outcropping of rocks that creates a wonderful sharply curved sandy beach that generates a slowly refracting wave of about 5-7 feet that carries along the curve for a good 100 meters. So a good ride. You can also hide behind the rocks until a break in the waves and make a run for it.
Seth, Coen, Caden, and Julie all got a little lesson on the beach from a couple of friendly dark hued Sri Lankans and then pushed onto the surf ready or not.
After surfing we headed to the little cafe that Babaya ran and had a couple of beers and a nice little lunch of fruit, chicken, mi gorang etc. By 1:00, we were back at our waiting tuk tuks for a trip back to Mambo's to drop off the boards and head back to the Lounge.