Pepen Hendrik is one of the most powerful surfers in Indonesia, charges on every wave he catches and is given priority at every spot he’s at!
The local Kuta boy was introduced to surfing quite late, he started around the age of 14 at Kuta Reef, finding passion in the sport he never stopped since then… throughout the years he developed a unique stance and style, resulting in great contest results and a leading position in Rip Curl Indonesia’s Surf team
Rip Curl started sponsoring him around 20 years ago, when he was only a 17 year old teenager with remarkable talent In surfing. It has been fascinating watching him charge and rip more and more each year.
In Indonesia he is known as a “Legend”, no matter where or when, he is respected out in the water and is given priority of most waves… Which is Pretty amazing!
The Natural Footer generally rides 5’9, 5’10 and 6’0 boards, primarily shaped by Nobuo Sato, which he uses to perform his epic airs and deep barrels – his favorite maneuvers. During a big swell don’t be surprised if you find him charging the biggest set waves at his beloved spots – Padang Padang and Keramas!
Rip Curl Asia are very proud of all his accomplishments throughout his years with Rip Curl, like appearing on the front cover of the latest edition of SURFTIME Magazine!
Keep ripping Pepen!