Chief of Indonesia’s National Police General Sutarman has guaranteed that Australian tourists visiting Bali, in particular, and Indonesia, in general, will be protected despite the ongoing row over espionage allegations.
It is hard to believe that it is about one year since we read the impassioned plea of 11 times surfing world champion Kelly Slater, but it is. At the time, he tweeted: “If Bali doesn’t do something serious about its pollution, it’ll be impossible to surf here in a few years. Worst I’ve ever seen.”
“They’ll be looking for the surfer who catches the biggest wave, rides it for the longest distance and more importantly gets inside the tube, when the surfers buried by the hollow part of the wave.”
The 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) is nearing a close and the final event of 2013, the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, will see a showdown for the ASP World Title between Mick Fanning (AUS), 32, and Kelly Slater (USA), 41. In addition to the battle for the throne, Pipeline will also determine the final qualification slots for the elite 2014 ASP World Championship Tour.
The quality of the water in the rivers that flow through Bali’s capital city of Denpasar are heavily polluted. Tests carried out by the Denpasar environment agency have show both the Tukad Badung and Tukad Ayung to exceed the limits for Class III water.
90 second-horror Encyclopedia of Surfing wipeout collection part II. Watch also Wipeout Porn part 1, here
The window for the final event of the ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pipeline Masters, begins on December 8. With a decent run of swell forecast to arrive from the north and northwest at the outset, look for the contest to get going early. Here are the top five threats to win the most prestigious competition in surfing.
I recently came across an exhibit while making my way through San Francisco Airport. Over the years, I’ve come to understand how single-use plastics are plaguing our oceans, but the Classic Plastics exhibit at SFO featured a century of items that reflect how plastics helped shape everyday items that included eyeglasses, jewelry, radios, vinyl records, handbags, cameras and chairs.
December has arrived! We usually have a lot of rain and Westerly winds at this time of the year, but as we’ve mentioned before this year is rather unusual. Not that we’re complaining! Over the last few days we enjoyed a mid-size swell that brought Bali fun waves, 5-6ft at some breaks, and with the light Southerly winds we’ve been able to surf all day. The coconut wireless is buzzing with stories that it’s been barreling all over the island.
Whether it’s the crowds, the waves, or the locals, there is no stretch of beach quite as notorious as Oahu’s North Shore. Despite being one of the most intimidating locales in the world, Hawaii is the destination de jour every November when surfers arrive with bloated board bags, uneasy stomaches, and the dream of scoring the best waves of their lives.