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Crossing the channel to Nusa Lembongan from Bali has been on my mind ever since I started Stand Up Paddling in 2008. I was always fascinated by Monte Monfore, the Bali based American who swam various channels in Indonesia to bring world attention to the underprivileged and people aflicted by disaster. He even swam from Nusa Lembongan to Bali twice.
IndoSurfLife.com | 25 February, 2013 | Pandawa Beach – Nusa Dua, Bali: Last Sunday, Grommets battled for top place honours at the 2nd series of the Rip Curl GromSearch 2013 on the beautiful white sand’s of Pandawa beach. 3 to 4 foot waves were served up, offering the Groms perfect sized conditions to show-off their skills during the entire day.
Instagram. Photographers, pro surfers, writers, everyone and anyone is using it these days and some of the pics are pretty good. Here’s a selection of 30 best photos from our @indosurflife Instagram feed. Which ones are your favorites?
Yesterday the IndoSurfLife.com forecast pointed an increase of SW/SSW groundswell due to arrive on the Balinese Coast. Earlier today, the swell delivered some good waves with some 3-5 ft sets rolling in around the island. Who knows what the rest of the day will bring. Not to mention this weekend (check the forecast). Here’s some pictures taken today in Bali.
Tasmania’s king of big waves, Marti Paradisis, had a long-time dream come true when he won Biggest Wave at Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards for riding a nine-metre monster at Pedra Branca off Tasmania’s south coast.
On the last day of 2012, Uluwatu locals organized their own surf contest entitled The Barong Open, held at Racetracks with nice 3-4 ft sets. If you missed out on the contest, or want to enjoy the day again, feast your eyes on these photos and videos.
Happy 2013! It’s out with the old and in with the new – but before we dive headfirst into the swells this new year already has on the horizon for us, it’s time for a look back at the best of 2012. We trawled through all our photographs of this past year to find you the gems of surfing in Indonesia in 2012. As you recover from your New Years Eve festivities and prepare to take on the year ahead, enjoy the shots and may all your wishes for 2013 come true! Continue reading
Daniela Hantuchova has arrived down under for the beginning of the new tennis season. Her first activity? Surf lessons! Dani took a surf lesson with pro surfer Julian Wilson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia. Good form!
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself surfing with Santa Claus the next time you’re in Bali for Christmas. The popular resort island of Bali, a pocket of Hindu culture in a country with the biggest Muslim population in the world, receives thousands of tourists every year over the Christmas season.
Settled on the coast of West Java, 200 km from Bandung, lies the remote coastal village of Batu Karas. Away from the hustle and bustle of touristy sister beaches of Pangandaran or even Bali, it is a rare gem of a place that simply leaves you be.