Watch: The Final Man of the Mentawais, Episode II


After closing its border to worldwide vacationers in March, Indonesia has since been nearly blocked. Nobody inside, nobody outdoors and restricted journey all through the island chain. And now the Balinese authorities has introduced that they are going to be closed to guests till 2020 – after denying a plan to open in mid-September.

However some folks ended up in Indo earlier than the doorways closed, they usually determined to get all of it out. They have been encountered with hardly every other surfer round, and heaps of swell on faucet. Discuss concerning the final case of “I ought to have been right here yesterday Final 12 months.”

A type of people is Costa Rican Anthony Fillingim, who squatted at Kandui Resort all through the pandemic. We have seen loads of Fillingim over the previous few weeks – like, extra just lately, the primary episode of the well-titled sequence, The Final Man of Mentawai. And now, Fillingim and filmmaker Justis St John are again for episode two. This time it is Financial institution Vault as a substitute of Kandui. As Saint John instructed us:

“With the border closed on the finish of March, April opened and Anthony had a fairly sick day at work at close by Financial institution Vault. The edit was largely shot in someday, but in addition acquired a fairly loopy second session. I used to be so loopy to see somebody of their potential driving these empty waves; that may by no means occur once more. “


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