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Hey all,
In Singapore now. Got bogged down with uni and haven't been on here for ages. Can someone email/PM me Spook's website or contacts?
Cheers.

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hello jayne whats new in singapore

spook and spooquett's site -> feast for the eyes

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Hope all are OK after today's Earthquake and resulting wave inundation.

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3 metre Tsunami hit Macaronis.
Still one surf charter missing.
shouldabeenereyesterday

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Bit of a worry. Hopefully just a communication problem.
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Yep, all safe and sound.
Story

This area has been a hot bed of earthquakes and tsnamis lately.
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yeah, would have liked to be staying at Maccas in those on water huts..

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Originally Posted By: Mantas
This area has been a hot bed of earthquakes and tsnamis lately.
Not wrong.
And Volcanic Activity.

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Great news about the Southern Cross. Feel sad though as some of the villages must have been hit.
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Everyone I know up there has been accounted for. Not such good new for a lot of villages at the southern end of the islands which were badly hit.

Imagine sitting on the back deck of Midas when another charter boat slammed into you, and then being washed a couple of hundred metres into the jungle. The reef at Maccas is gnarly.

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Maccas is a bit south of of Pit stop right Spook?
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So the charter boat ended up inland of the reef Spook and did those villages on the way down to lighthouse and the hole get hammered?
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Yep. Maccas is quite far south of the northern Playgrounds area. There's 4 main islands in the Mentawai, and Maccas is kinda two-thirds down the Pagai Utara (the second island from the bottom).
How's them directions for you guys? Clear as mud.

Have read some pretty horrific first hand reports about villages down there. Greenbush village had 52 houses and a church wiped off the land. Estimates put the wave(s) at 4m. Many many dead, rotting bodies, no clean water and so on.

The resort at Maccaronis is gone. The only building that looks to have survived is the main bar building where everyone sheltered. Having been there, I can only imagine the amount of force it would have taken to demolish some fairly large and sturdy bungalows.

Here's some footage of the Midas charter boat on fire after the initial collision:


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:( :( :( :(
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Very sad.
Amazing how quickly a natural disaster such as this can change the lives of communities in a heartbeat.
My heart goes out to all effected.

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good that you were ok spook.

I was a bit worried about you and your mob.

best wishes for all the villages that got hit.

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Just had news in that my bro's mate got hit by the Tsunami.
He was in his tent camping @ Lances left and was underwater in his tent trying to breath through his tent material, 2nd wave hit and hit got tangled in his fly and thought it was all over, miraculously the thing ripped and he got free.

How much would that freak you out? Can imagine.. Just glad he is OK.

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Surfers always seem to get out of these type of scrapes OK. It's the locals that always cop it. Poor buggers can't even swim, let alone deal with all that!

A similar thing happened to a mate of mine at G-Land in 1994. He was asleep in his hut, then found himself being washed through the jungle tangled in his mossie net. It's a horendous story. Some of them got trapped under logs, bamboo and stuff. Holding their breath as long as they could. They all survived, but 264 locals from the village died.
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