Ask them in the GlobalSurfers Surf Travel Forum
You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.
to post a new question or answer excisting ones
Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school.
The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 20 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« on: October 30 2008 07:10:00 »
Martin Daly,, if you want to be Mr. famous surf explorer and be in the magazines, than you should also able to cope with some criticism.
Look at what's going on on "your" islands: bribery, politicians involved, student riots, lots of money being made, whilst people still die of diseases that can easily be prevented. and what do you do?
Call people here greedy and find yourself another island chain, so you can do it again?
Bad karma amigo
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« Reply #2 on: November 15 2008 20:11:00 »
If people want to talk about positives and not negatives then Im all over it, I have stood up against the negative influences and am being attacked by them because of this. I really find this whole forum pretty ordinary. I am in the business of making people happy-stoking them out getting them barrelled and getting a few waves myself along the way. i have never exposed any surbreaks over the years but yes people that came with me and those that followed have done so. Life is good, lets think about surfing more and good shit- Rick Cameron , Surf camps , wave rights, govt surf taxes- Good Grief lets just get over it.This site shits me, people spilling the beans on surf locations, get off your arse and go and have a look yourself- spend more time surfing waves instead of the net
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« Reply #3 on: November 16 2008 08:11:00 »
What have you done for the Mentawai people Martin?
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« Reply #5 on: November 16 2008 09:11:00 »
Martin whether you think this forum is boring or not is irrelevant, this is a place to say what you want, when you want, how you want to who you want.. its a free world, freedom of speech, just like the ocean, take your boat where you want, leave only footprints, not diesel fumes and a wake of surf resorts
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« Reply #6 on: November 16 2008 09:11:00 »
I'm stuck in a 9-5 nightmare, i used to surf every day of my life,all over the globe, now i can only manage 2 weeks a year, i know its my choice, i earn a shit load of money to try to justify it, next month i'm off to mentawai for my annual two weeks in the water, if martin didn't have fun there for the last ten years i'd never have gone, i'm guilty of doing more web surfing than actual surfing,but even if its flat for two weeks i'll just be happy to be somewhere close to the waves, be happy you've got two arms and two legs & someone, somwhere along the way, taught you to surf.
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« Reply #7 on: November 18 2008 15:11:00 »
After reading the discussion on the community thing, it seems to me that the Mentawai people don't want you there anymore,
and even some people in the marshal islands are truning against you, before you even opened shop there.
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« Reply #8 on: December 27 2008 09:12:00 »
Very long but very interesting discussion.
I think both Rick and Martin dont like each other very much!!
Who do the local people support?
RE: Community discussion Mentawai« Reply #9 on: January 11 2009 12:01:00 »
Looks like Rick Cameron has made a fool out of himself there