September 2016 was ridiculously good. Solid, back to back swells all month, light winds and amazing weather. I guess that is why my take on Sept 2017 isn’t as rosy as it might be, but after looking through all the days photo files for the last month I must say it was another really fun month here at Hudhuranfushi.
September kicked off with the visit of Gabriel Medina, he took an instant shine to Lohis – the fact that it was 4-5ft and barrelling with just 3 other guys in the water definitely helped “anywhere else in the world waves like this would be packed” he mused after a very satisfying 3 hour session of tube to air combos. He then hooked into the Lohis buffet and paddled straight back out. There’s something about watching pro’s in real life, it really makes you think about your surfing and, dare I say it, try a little harder. For the next week the guests were extra frothing on the Medina factor and adding a bit of pizzazz to their turns! Haha.
Through the middle of the month things went a bit quiet but it was still surf-able every day. Things really improved later in September with a couple really fun S/SE swells with great conditions and perfect weather. Good times were had, especially with the high number of Lohis regulars on hand to keep the good vibes rolling.
October has started with some smaller windy days and funky weather, but the forecast is for an improvement over the next few days. Long term we are really looking forward to the quieter days of late October and November – smaller swells, but still super fun in the ocean that never sleeps!
See you soon. Rich