Above: Indies Trader lll headed back to the Indian Ocean.
INDIES TRADER lll HEADED BACK TO SUMATRA
With 2022 shaping up as the first season in a couple of years with full access to the Mentawai Islands and the fabled waves of West Sumatra we will be pointing Trader lll that way at about 8 kts any day now. We are almost full for the season as it’s the first season that see’s us return to regular programming in Sumatra in quite some time but there is a couple of opportunities if you would like to get onboard or secure a charter so, please here find out more. We dry docked the boat and carried out an extensive re-fit late in 2021 so she’s in pristine condition ready to hit the traditional Indies Trader stomping grounds in the Mentawi Islands.
Above: Frame grabs of Walker Daly having a crack at Cloudbreak in Fiji.
INDIES SURVEYOR IN FIJI
Indies Surveyor is out of the RMI for the first time in a long time and currently ensconced in Denarau marina in Fiji under the watchful eye of Walker Daly and Angus Sheridian after an emergency dash to a remote location in the lower pacific for a on an undisclosed commercial charter, this was a super complex mobilisation that crossed a ton of borders to move crew and craft but all’s well and the jobs ticked off the list. She will hit the dry dock soon before heading back to the RMI or maybe another fun project we have in the works. Cloudbreak was pumping as we write this so keep an eye on the social channels for a possible update.
Above: KT perfectly positioned as Amnesia opens up. Photo Dorsey.
BERAN ISLAND RESORT OPENING
It’s been an excruciatingly long time between drinks out in the Republic Of The Marshall islands where one of the worlds strictest travel quarantine’s has been in place for over 2 years now and entry has been almost impossible even for citizens. From all reports the surf was ALL-TIME this past season and as we type this blog up it’s still firing! Indications are pointing to an open gate for the 2022 /2023 season and we still have great availability there so if you would like to experience the world’s most exclusive surf resort and the beauty of the Marshall Islands head here. We have started the re-boot sequence at Beran with the arrival of a pretty sharp little electric jeep and a refrub program to ensure all the marine toys are gleaming for the start of the season come October.
Below: A good place to rest your head after a day of fun.
INDIES TRADER APPAREL NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SURF STOP
Florida surf retailer The Surf Stop has come aboard as our second retail location in the state. The Surf Stop is a core surf retailer that evolved organically from the Where Salt Meets Soul (WSMS) brand founded by the Zappone family. Rick Zappone is one of surf retails great success stories having driven multiple high profile surf labels to success as a legendary rep.
Above: The Zappone family out front of The Surf Stop.
Below: Kayla Zappone
Starting as a home for the WSMS brand Kayla Zappone has built The Surf Stop into an integral part of the Saint Augustine surf community. To keep it a full family affair Alec Zappone also runs the WSMS after school program right there.
Above: A swarm of stoked groms at the WSMS after school program.
Below: Alec Zappone setting up.
Trunks and T’s are instore and for anyone who would like to have a close look at the garments in Florida make sure to visit the store at 101 F Street St Augustine, Florida. To celebrate opening we are giving away an Indies Trader clothing pack worth $500 dollars to go into the draw to win this you just need to post a selfie with an item of Indies Trader gear you have purchased instore at The Surf Stop in March, April or May.