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    How Apocalypse Now inspired Filipino surfers...

    Interesting article... anyone surfed in the Philippines?

    BBC News - How Apocalypse Now inspired Filipino surfers



    When a scene from Apocalypse Now was shot on an obscure beach in the Philippines in the late 70s, little did the film-makers know they were giving birth to the country's surfing culture.

    "Charlie don't surf," says the reckless and irrepressible Colonel Kilgore, in one of the most memorable lines of the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now.
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    Ive heard its a bit like here , with a long flat period , but about the same time here pics up.

    Balers the best known , but 'Cloud 9 ' has a better rep.

    Philippines Surf Report and Surf Forecast.

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    ^Have you ever surfed elsewhere in SE Asia Chob?
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    Only Indonesia and here.

    Im of the view that Burma should have some good breaks as Payam has had pretty good waves when Ive been up there near Ranong.
    Theres a couple of spots in Malaysia.
    Vietnam is supposed to get surf and the craze has really hit China at Hainan Island !

    http://www.sunnysanya.com/sanya_day_...an_Surfing.asp

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    Only Indonesia and here.

    Im of the view that Burma should have some good breaks as Payam has had pretty good waves when Ive been up there near Ranong.
    Theres a couple of spots in Malaysia.
    Vietnam is supposed to get surf and the craze has really hit China at Hainan Island !

    http://www.sunnysanya.com/sanya_day_...an_Surfing.asp

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    ^You could become a surfing bear touring the region!

    Do you miss the Australian waves?

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    Yep , less fit because of the long wait thru high season as well..

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    As Chob says Cloud 9, and Bali has some great breaks, especially at some offshore islands, but a bit of political/religious problems so need to be careful.

    I heard some of the guys were finding some spot's in Korea, called it the new unknown.
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    The guy who has the rental/ learner shack in front of Gracelands on Patong Beach , which has had the best beach sand bank for surfing for the last 2 years , named Khun Day , is also the groms ( young surfer) team organizer for Rip Curl.
    Hes taken the lads to Korean comps twice , says the surf in Korea is better than he ever thought but way too cold for the Thai guys.

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