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3 04, 2018

Earl’s Updates – Asu Camp April 1st

2018-04-03T16:04:37+00:00

Here is an update from Earl over at Asu Camp. Super stoked to see all the progress he has made as he works his ass of in the jungle. Check out the photos as well. If you are interested in heading over to Asu please let me know, I would love to make that happen for you.

Hey Josh,

The new camp is coming along really well. We’re done with the Big House and received our first 2 guests from West Australia already. The new digs are so comfortable, spacious, and just so nice to be in a clean new space.

It’s so quiet at night with the new generator house so far away in the back of the property, just the sounds of the waves out front and the breezes through the coconut palm leaves.

The new bed frame designs with the fans inside the mossi nets is great, with shelving right by your head to keep your stuff at easy access. Sleeping is a dream.

The new land is amazing and it’s already starting to feel like home. Picking out new coconut trees for hanging hammocks. Just beginning the big job of landscaping, planting new trees and flowers, making new paths, just letting the way we live on the land direct the flow and adapting to the new space. That goes for furniture too, we’ve moved in the bed frames, but we’re just working out what we need and where, so we’ve brought out a furniture maker to do some custom shelves, cabinets, tables, and chairs.

The new kitchen and dining room are almost ready too!! So stoked!! We got a 50” TV for the new space to be able to put up the days pics over dinner or watch a movie, got a computer hooked up to it too with a hard drive full of movies and a speaker system flowing tunes all day and the same great food, cold coconuts, and fresh juices.

Building in Indo has been full of lessons in patience, new techniques of building, challenges, obstacles, and successes. We have been pretty blessed with good weather, so that’s been great. We’ve had 4 different teams of builders on the site so far, the Nias culture is super family centric and a bit transitory, so it’s hard to keep Nias people out here on Asu for a long time, they long for home and family, get cashed up, and flick off for a new scene… It can seem challenging at first, but it keeps bringing in new crew and fresh energy which has proven to be a good thing too.

We’ve been scoring some early season waves. January was exceptional with great weather and back to back SW swells. I spent February in Bali looking for furniture and finishing products like window coverings and light covers. There’s nowhere in Indo like Bali for finding creative home furnishings, everything the people make there is inspired with love, art, and craftsmanship. It’s just another level beyond the poverty and necessity that inspires most things here on Nias. And March has been pretty flat, some small waves out front and now that I have guests we’ve been getting really fun waves over at Bawa. But the flat spell was good for me to put my head down and get the camp ready for the first guests.

We’re optimistic for a great season. So far the weather has been really nice with light and variable winds, lots of sun, and just a bit of rain now and again. We’re anxious to see the Indian Ocean light up with the first swells of the season.

Earl’s Updates – Asu Camp April 1st 2018-04-03T16:04:37+00:00
3 04, 2018

Josh Mulcoy in Southern Mexico

2018-04-03T15:14:36+00:00

Photographer Grant Ellis and myself found a gem last week in Southern Mexico at Las Palmeras Surf Camp. Stoked to have already made a few trips down there is year. It’s setting up to be a good season so far, this week in particular should be firing with good swell and good winds. Let’s go!

Josh Mulcoy in Southern Mexico 2018-04-03T15:14:36+00:00
22 02, 2018

Asu Updates from Earl

2018-02-22T19:18:13+00:00

Asu Season Begins…

Just got an email from Earl. He is headed out to Asu to begin the Indonesian surf season going. Swell is on the way, water is 80, slack winds at the moment. Sounds pretty inviting to me after driving the last two days in snow… Who want’s to get over there? Let’s go…

Asu Updates from Earl 2018-02-22T19:18:13+00:00
12 02, 2018

Another Classic from Asu Camp

2018-02-07T23:28:07+00:00
classic asu camp, indonesia

How is this classic shot of Asu from Earl. This is the view from the bunglows where Earl is building his new camp. Looking forward to a visit this year. Reports are that they have already had 2 decent swells, no one around. Let’s go!

Another Classic from Asu Camp 2018-02-07T23:28:07+00:00
10 02, 2018

David and Zion in Salina Cruz

2018-02-07T23:21:00+00:00
david and zion las palmeras surf camp
david and zion las palmeras surf camp
david and zion las palmeras surf camp

Stole this from the Las Palmeras Surf Camp website. David is such an awesome human. Here he is teaching Zion to surf. Those kids are gonna be ripping in a few years. Can’t wait to see David, Karla, Dylan and Zion here very soon… Let’s go!

David and Zion in Salina Cruz 2018-02-07T23:21:00+00:00
7 02, 2018

Classic Photo via Patrick Trefz

2018-02-07T22:44:03+00:00

Saw this image posted on the Las Palmeras Blog the other day and it brought back memories for sure.

This is a classic image from Patrick Trefz. This morning was in August if I remember correctly. We got up early and drove to this particular spot knowing we had a bit of a walk due to the rains that had just hit Salina Cruz pretty hard. If you look at the person in the foreground on the rock, you will see that he is fully clothed even though its probably already 80 degrees out. Rain = Bugs… Either way it was an epic day.

Can’t wait to get back down there. First swells are starting to hit.

Classic Photo via Patrick Trefz 2018-02-07T22:44:03+00:00
7 02, 2018

ASU View from the Bungalow

2018-02-07T00:21:52+00:00

Earl sent through this photo of Asu taken from his bungalow right on the point. Pretty epic afternoon view I must say… Ready to go? Season opens March first!

ASU View from the Bungalow 2018-02-07T00:21:52+00:00
18 01, 2018

Asu True – Earl Reports

2018-01-18T17:55:21+00:00

Just got an email from Earl at Asu this morning. He is alone on the island working on the new camp, says its oil glass, and a small swell building which occasionally happens in January over in Indonesia. Said he will surf on the push of the tide and will surf all alone… While the North Pacific goes nuts (Mavs is huge right now) Earl surfs chest high Asu all alone. Think I might like to be with him right now. Photo is not from today…

Asu True – Earl Reports 2018-01-18T17:55:21+00:00
10 01, 2018

Camp Asu is Now on the Point

2018-01-10T23:02:36+00:00

Our good buddy Earl over at Camp Asu has been busy…

Here is a recent email he just sent to us about the new goings on over at Camp Asu. Check it out!

Hey Josh! Yes, we are now right on the point in front of the takeoff at Asu. Our old place is right in front of the last 1/4 of the wave looking up the point, our new place is right in front of the first 1/4, the take off, and looks down the wave as it peels away. It’s a really exciting point of view, puts you right in front of the main take off when you are on the beach and you can still see the entirety of the wave, but it really puts you in an intimate location with the takeoff. It’s very exciting.

The energy on our new land is amazing. Building under a high canopy of old coconut trees, we are right on the point, so we have the wave straight out front and to the right and then the sunset to the left. In our old place, out at the beach, we looked directly into the sunset to see the surf, the new place is much easier on the eyes. We are also still the only camp where you can wake up in your bed, sit up and see the surf out the window. This is one of my favorite things about Asu, to wake up and be right in front of it. I can’t live anywhere else anymore…

Right now we are starting in March by accommodating up to 6 guests in my spacious 3 bedroom house, I am calling it the Big House for now. My wife and kiddo are living in Bali for the season, so it’s just me and them, looking for the best surf of the day. We have 3 rooms. A master bedroom with a queen size and a single bed with attached ensuite bathroom. The second room has 2 single beds and the bath is a shared bath not attached. The third room is a spacious second story loft with one queen size bed and 2 single beds. There is a spacious living room and small kitchen and breakfast nook.

We are building a separate kitchen and dining room with an area for ping pong and foosball will allow people to have some additional space to spread out. There will be a TV there for slideshows of surf pics and the daily surf report where i post up screen shots of the daily Bouyweather reports and windy.com forecasts.

The first of 3 private and stand alone 2 person bungalows will be done in May. They can be set up with 2 single beds or one queen size bed. The second bungalow will be done in September, and the last one will probably only be in operation by next season. These bungalows will have the option for using AC for an additional fee. We are also building a big common area/game area and then a gym but those are likely not to get finished until 2019. Come on out!

Check the photos below of the new camp right on the left point of Asu:

Camp Asu is Now on the Point 2018-01-10T23:02:36+00:00