Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, with 18,307 islands there are just so many places to explore and discover. Some islands, however, are more worthy of exploration than others. Now, we’re not talking about the likes of Bali, Lombok, Komodo and Raja Ampat – these are pretty popular places already – wowshack.com want to show you some real hidden spots around the Nusantara so that you can enjoy your own secret getaway.
Great news for all you ripping under 16 year old surfers, Rip Curl has officially opened the registration for the 2016 Gromsearch competition series. This year is sure to be the most popular yet, so get your entry in now at http://asia.ripcurl.com
Are you one of those people who can’t go surfing without thinking about sharks? Or maybe you suffer from that totally irrational ‘there’s a shark in the swimming pool’ sensation? Then you might not want to go surfing in these places.
Claire did a submitted a nice video now we are waiting for your:
– Create a Surf Clip from your “Indo Moments” between 1-3 min.
– Download Channel Island & IndoSurfLife logo
– Upload the clip to Youtube placing both logos at the start of the clip
– Promote your Clip on Instagram and Facebook tagging @cisurfboardsbali & @indosurflife
Some surf camps are great, some good, others are just plain grotty. mpora.com give us nine of the best camps that can give you a surf trip of a lifetime, here we go:
So is Bali over? “Yes, if you compare it to what it used to be,” is — at the very least — what many residents agree on. Indeed, paradises have no future: they are just fragile perfections in an imperfect world. And if you define them as the receptacles of a frozen past, they can only be victims of modernization. Bali, among other “paradises,” seems ill-equipped to resist the 21st century’s mutations.
Sharks and surfers is something that coexist, last saturday a 3 meter shark spotted in Balian Beach right next to the surfers who are busy looking for waves.
Two people are reported to have died in bomb explosions in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday (Jan 14).
Bali/Indo’s dry season runs May-Sept ish and coincides with the more consistent swells, as well as the thickest crowds. Crew surf the Bukit, they go Desert’s, The Ments, Nias, etc. The wet season, when the winds blow more from the north west (than NE) coincides with Europe’s winter, might get a touch less consistent swell, but still gets it, and the ‘other’ side gets going. The other side is the east facing coast, where mainly righthanders live, like this one, and several others.
When it comes to the surf gang, it remains unclear whether or not notoriety is something to shoot for. On one hand, surf gangs are a product of an ever-increasing amount of surfers around the globe, and are often locals of a certain spot that seek to protect them from overcrowding.
On the other, they often resort to acts of serious intimidation and violence in order to achieve their goals. The result is run-ins with the law, and a bad reputation among the surf community at large. For better or for worse, and in no particular order, the following is a list of the surf world’s most infamous surf gangs.