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You know you are in Canggu when…

Canggu is arguably becoming one of Bali’s most progressive and culturally fascinating areas. Your mum will liken it to “how she remembers Legian in the 80s”, and you will hopefully never liken it to “the new Seminyak”. Having really only found its name on the tourism map over the past few years, Canggu is maturing rapidly and is undergoing a very visible revolution, as a graffitied wall along “the shortcut” suggests. As construction continues and creatives gather to cultivate, there is a fascinating undercurrent of cool becoming increasingly prevalent as Canggu comes into its adolescence.

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Video: Gabriel Medina vs Bob Burnquist = Surf vs Skate

Samsung is trying to fuel a fire between surfing and skateboarding. The mobile company has created a challenge between Gabriel Medina, ranked #1 surfer on the World Tour, and Bob Burnquist, one of the best and the most innovative skateboarders in the world. Both are Brazilian.

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Joel Parkinson Injured at Pipeline

Joel Parkinson sustained an injury while freesurfing Pipeline, and has withdrawn from the Vans World Cup of Surfing, the second event of the Triple Crown of Surfing.

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Staying Safe in Bali

Unfortunately Bali is in the news for all the wrong reasons more and more often of late. There’s the more typical issues that come with concreting over paradise — over-development, pollution and trash disposal and, of course, the traffic — but there are also more troubling issues such as a rise in petty crime, theft, druggings and corruption.

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15 Types of Surfer You’ll Find on Beaches Around the World

Anyone who has ever ventured down to their local surf spot will know that they are home to a colourful bunch of people. Those who are surfers might even find themselves reading about one of the following characters thinking that it all sounds very familiar. And if you haven’t ever had the sheer joy of encountering these guys we suggest that you head on down to the beach with this guide in tow. It’s a little like birdwatching or train spotting but in our opinion far more entertaining. Enjoy!

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About 6,000 young Australians are expected to be in Bali for Schoolies

With 6,000 Australians expected to land on the shores of party island Bali in the next three weeks, a schoolies support group is warning graduates to take more precautions as the risks of running into trouble overseas is higher than at home.

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How To Avoid Drowning In A Rip Current

All surfers know that the ocean is not to be messed with. Conditions can change quickly, and often you can be put in danger simply by being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tragically this was the case for a group of surfers in Cornwall this weekend. Seven surfers, including four children were caught in a rip current and swept out to sea.

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Indonesia Removes Visa Requirements for 5 Countries

The government will waive visa requirements for the citizens of several countries in a bid to attract 20 million tourists by 2020.

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Kelly Slater Official Injury Report

Kelly Slater confirmed Tuesday to the ASP that he broke a bone on the second and third toes of his left foot. This comes after the 11-time World Champion visited doctors in Orange County, Calif., to assess the condition of an injury he sustained while surfing Cloudbreak in Fiji a few days prior. Slater’s doctors estimate he’ll be sidelined for approximately 3-to-4 weeks, but they anticipate he will be ready to surf at the Pipe Masters.

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10 Signs You’re Addicted To Surfing

Do you check the surf cams multiple times a day? Blow off family occasions when a new swell fills in? Sneak glances at the waves over your honey’s shoulder during candlelit dinners at beachfront restaurants? Then you may be addicted to surfing.

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