The 2016 winner of the Cosmic Children retro series, Mr. Alex Bauduin, won one of the best trophies you could ever get, a trip onboard King Millennium vessel through the best spots of the Mentawai islands in Indonesia.
ALEX BAUDIN | COSMIC CHILDREN | KING MILLENNIUM | MENTAWAI | INDONESIA
Cosmic Children: Hi Alex, You are the first winner of such a price, and thanks to the Cosmic Children Festival and courtesy of King Millennium you’ve done a trip of a life time. Tells us about your experience in the Mentawai’s.
It has been a very Cosmic experience since I have never been on a trip like this. It was one of my best experiences. Being on the boat gives you the possibility to catch the best waves that’s on offer. We had such a good crew and the laughs were endless, plus Mentawai is such a spectacular place to visit, not only for the surf, but also because of the landscapes, the places and the people. I would seriously recommend the trip and destination to any mate.
Cosmic Children: How was it with the King Millennium crew? Did they treat you well?
Couldn’t have had a better crew. They were all super attentive at all times, in addition to the crew there was a MasterChef, Eduardo, who prepared some impressive dinners. Manu Miguelez (big legend), the surf guide and photographer was on it every day to find us the perfect place to surf; And always made sure that the clients were well attended and creating a very good atmosphere. On the boat you can also make very good friends as you meet some amazing people; In the KingMilnium we were 10 customers and 7 of the crew. I am very grateful to have met them all and for this epic experience.
Cosmic Children: What waves did you surf?
We surfed as much as we could. The first few days we were at HollowTrees, then at Bintangs which is on the other side of the island. And we also surfed in Macarronis, Roxys and finally in Thunders down south.
Cosmic Children: What is your favourite wave?
I will definitely go with Macarronis. For me its one of the funest waves in the world. Although I liked them all a lot.
Cosmic Children: What quiver did you take with you?
5.10 Superbrand (the toy)
6.1 Superbrand burnside
6.3 Superbrand burnside
Cosmic Children: What else would you say that stood out apart from surfing in Mentawaii?
Mentawaii has many amazing dive sites to the coral reef and you can find thousands of different species that were amazing to watch.
Cosmic Children: Was there anything you didn’t do in mentwaii which you would have liked to?
Well I would have liked to have had a couple of bigger swells. Also I have a lot of desire to surf greenbush, but next time it will be.
Cosmic Children: Is there anything could you recommend to the next Cosmic winner to take with him/she?
Take as many boards as you can hahaha There are too many beautiful waves and some might break a couple of your boards. Also don’t forget suncare and eye drops as you fully burn your eyes after surfing all day. The most important thing you need is the desire to have a good time. Thanks to the fantastic team of King Milenium and cosmic children for making this trip an unforgettable experience and leaving me so hungry to repeat it next year.
Thanks to you Alex for coming to the Cosmic Children Festival and for showing us your surfing.
We saw you signed in for 2017 edition so see you next Friday (June 16th) at the lighthouse of Santander and Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th at Liencres beach (Canallave). We look forward to see again your best surfing “BE COSMIC MY FRIEND“