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Show Notes

Episode 7: Indocast - Going on a surf trip to Sumbawa

Florian Weimert

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Location of recording: Barcelona
Main themes: surf trip to west Sumbawa/Indonesia, planning and reasons to go
Surfing factor:  🏄🏄🏄 (3 of  3)
"Saving the world" factor: (0 of  3)

Detailed notes:
I just got back from Sumbawa. Here how to plan a surf trip to this amazing corner, and some reasons why you might to go there:

A) Reasons to go on a surf trip to West Sumbawa.
1 stunning and empty beaches just for you
2 the local people and other travelers
3 the relax- and disconnect factor
Other: cheap, snorkeling, hiking up some mountains or to waterfalls and beaches, local food, seafood, nice climate, undeveloped and nature & monkeys. And, the surfing...

B) The surfing
World class waves like Scar Reef, Super Sucks, Yo-Yos, etc.
Empty waves
3 main zones: bay of Scar Reef, Super Sucks ay and Yo-Yos/Tropicals
Room for exploring
Intermediate waves, eg. Phantoms or downtowns and little biging
All spots are reef, nice mix of lefts and rights
Warm water temperature of about 27-28 degrees C
Beautiful scenery
Surfing hours are limited because of tides
Season: most of the year wind, se, dry April to September with most swell
My favorite: beach of Scar Reef at the village Jelenga, a left called Little Binging, and Phantoms/Downtowns. Very quiet and relaxing, setting, nice people

C) What special stuff to bring?
Limited supply, bring your stuff
Rashguard and 1-2mm vest
Strong sun protection
Malaria protection optional and mosquito protection
Strong and new leash
Google maps offline in your phone
Sim card insertable mobile
Reef cut stuff

D How to get there?
Some flight options to Sumbawa Sumbawa Besar or Lombok Selaparang Int. Airport
Then own transport or taxi
Or/and:
Rent a scooter in Bali or Lombok or car
Route Bali to Padang Bai, 5 hour ferry to Lembar for 70 EUR with car
Or too avoid traffic and hassle, rental car in Lombok for less than 30 eur/day
Then to the east side in Lombok in about 3 hour

E ) Other random info
2 nice places to stay in Jelenga:
Alam Dita or Harrys Homestay
And Santai Beach Bungalows at Yo-Yos
Refill your plastic water bottles
Say "No" to plastic bags

E) "High" and "low" lights
Lowlights:
1 long way to get there
3 poor infrastructure and medical options
3 limited beer (=Bintang) supply

Highlights:
1 Jelenga time: relax
2 great surfing
3 nice local people

Links:
Alam Dita - Scar Reef accommodation: https://alamdita.com/


Listen to the interview here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9784086/going-on-a-surf-trip-to-sumbawa

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Episode 4: The Sierra Leone Marathon (in German)

Florian Weimert

Location of recording: Bureh Beach, Sierra Leone
Main themes: Sierra Leone Marathon, Street Child
Surfing factor:  🏄 (1 of  3)
"Saving the world" factor: 🏄🏄🏄 (3 of  3)

Summary:
Welcome to a special edition recorded in Sierra Leone right after the Sierra Leone Marathon. As an exception this interview is in German, not in English. The Sierra Leone Marathon is a charity marathon and trip organized by the NGO Street Child. Martin and Stefan share their experience of their 6 day trip. An English interview about this trip will follow soon.

Links:
Sierra Leone Marathon: https://www.sierraleonemarathon.com/
Street Child: https://www.street-child.co.uk (English), https://www.streetchild.de (German)


Listen to the interview here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9784086/the-sierra-leone-marathon-in-german

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Episode 3: Surfing the Basque Country, Hawaii and more with Lurta Nikolas

Florian Weimert

Location of recording: Barrika, Basque Country
Main themes: surfing in the Basque Country and Hawaii, Barrika Surf Camp, save the beach, Coge3
Surfing factor:  🏄🏄🏄 (3 of  3)
"Saving the world" factor: 🏄🏄 (2 of  3)

Summary:
Talking with Lurta Nikolas about life in Basque Country, Barrika Surf Camp, Hawaii, and many other interesting things.

Links:
Barrika Surf Camp: http://www.barrikasurfcamp.com
Coge3: https://www.facebook.com/coge3/

Listen to the interview here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9784086/003-surfing-and-saving-the-world-lurta

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Episode 2: Shaping wooden hollow surfboards with Mirko Stränger

Florian Weimert

Location of recording: Barcelona, Spain
Main themes: wooden surfboards, surfing in the med
Surfing factor:  🏄🏄🏄 (3 of  3)
"Saving the world" factor: 🏄🏄 (2 of  3)

NEW FILE WITH IMPROVED AUDIO WILL BE UPLOADED SOON

Summary:
Speaking to Mirko Stränger, shaper and founder of wooden hollow surfboards by PROYECTO SANDEZ. Find more about Mirko and his wood shaping under http://proyectosandez.com/.

Links:
PROYECTO SANDEZ: http://proyectosandez.com

Listen to the interview here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9784086/002-surfing-and-saving-the-world-mirko

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Episode 1: About surfing and the saving the world with Joan Ayala

Florian Weimert

Location of recording: Nuernberg, Germany and Barcelona, Spain
Main Themes: welcome to our podcast
Surfing factor:  🏄🏄 (2 of  3)
"Saving the world" factor: 🏄🏄 (2 of  3)

Summary:
Talking about surf in mediterranean, social projects and other things related to surf with our co-host Joan Ayala.

Listen to the interview here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9784086/001-surfing-and-saving-the-world-joan

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Episode 5: Meet KK, Sierra Leone's first and only female surfer

Florian Weimert

Location of recording: Bureh Beach, Sierra Leone
Main Themes: surfing in sierra Leone, female surfing, community project built on surfing
Surfing factor: 🏄🏄🏄  (3 of  3)
"Saving the world" factor: 🏄🏄🏄 (3 of  3)

Summary:
In Bureh Beach, Sierra Leone, I had the chance to speak to KK, the first and still only female surfer in Sierra Leone. Hearing the waves rolling in the background, KK will tell us a bit about here cool story of becoming a surfer and the community supporting project, the 'Bureh Beach Surf Club'.

Links:
Facebook page of the Bureh Beach Surf Club: https://www.facebook.com/Bureh-Beach-Surf-Club-Sierra-Leone-168372559912151
Contact at the BBSC: https://www.facebook.com/sheriff.palmer.9

Potcast here

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"KK" from Bureh Beach/Sierra Leone

"KK" from Bureh Beach/Sierra Leone

Episode 6: The Impact Nepal Marathon trip with Phil Langley

Florian Weimert

Location of recording: Estepona and Barcelona, Spain
Main Themes: traveling to Nepal, running for charity, Street Child Nepal Marathon
Surfing factor:  (0 of  3)
"Saving the world" factor: 🏄🏄🏄 (3 of  3)

Summary:
Listen to Phil's experience of participating in the inaugural edition of the Nepal Marathon in November 2016. If you like to learn more about the 2017 edition, see details here www.nepal-marathon.com.

Links:
Nepal marathon: www.nepal-marathon.com
Street Child website: www.street.child.es or www.street-child.co.uk

Listen to the interview here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9784086/the-nepal-marathon-trip-with-phil-langley

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