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The Padang Pulse: Chats With The Champ

Hailing from the heart of Kuta Beach, and a proud member of the most famous family in Balinese surfing, Garut Widiarta’s victory in the 2014 Rip Curl Cup could not have been a more popular one. We return to the scene of the greatest day of Garut’s life to have a chat with the young charger who’s competed in every edition of Indonesia’s most prestigious surfing competition.

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No Language or KITAS Requirements for Foreign Workers

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered that the requirements for foreigners working in Indonesia to master Indonesian and to hold a Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS) be scrapped.

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Foreign Tourists Flock to Bali After Visa-free Policy

The international community, particularly originating from Asia, welcomes the visa-free policy imposed by the Indonesian government in the attempt to increase foreign visit to Bali.

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74,000 Tourists Cancelled Bali Holidays Due to Volcanic Eruptions.

The series of temporary closures and flight cancellation in late July and early August 2015 at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has cost the Island of Bali visitors during what is traditionally the busiest period of the year.

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Video: Morning Price – Indonesia

Last year, Braiden Maither was diagnosed with Arthritis (ankylosing spondylitis), a chronic inflammatory disease of the axial skeleton, which affects joints in the spine and the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis that, in the worse cases, can result in the complete fusion and rigidity of the spine. But Braiden was determined not to let the disease control his life so, after battling with rehab and doctors, he started surfing “to get his life back together”. Only one year, and he’s already getting barreled off his head in Indonesia.

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The Surfer’s Bucket List

Is it along the Gold Coast in Australia, Mavericks in California, South Africa’s Supertubes, Uluwatu in Bali, or the monumental Nazaré in Portugal?

Whether you’re a beginner or a hardcore boarder, this ‘Surfer’s Bucket List’ will give you a great insight into the best places to surf around the world and the biggest recorded waves at these spots, and hopefully you can start ticking them off your own bucket list one-by-one!

This infographic was originally posted on The Beach House Company.

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Video: Bingin – Home Away From Home

Last Tuesday and Wednesday (11th and 12th Aug.) a medium size swell brought good waves to Bali. A fun practice session for the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge that started today (Aug. 13th) and for the Rip Curl Padang Cup, whose waiting period is ON.

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Shark Attack Survivor Vows Never To Surf Again

Shark attack survivor Craig Ison has spoken for the first time about his terrifying near-death encounter with a great white shark at Evans Head. Talking exclusively to The Daily Telegraph from his Gold Coast University Hospital bed last night, Mr Ison said that he would never get in the water again.

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Video: Bali’s East Coast

You may not recognize the names, but the cast putting on a show in this clip is very familiar with the mechanics of one of Bali’s most perfect righthand barrels.

Bali’s east coast, which hosted the world tour host when it last visited the Island Of The Gods, isn’t the most feared or famed region of Indonesia, but it definitely checks a lot of boxes when it comes to getting tubed.

Lee Wilson, Marlon Gerber, Adam Bennetts and Pepen Hendrik are the men on duty here, as our man-on-the-black-sand, Ivan Tanjung, lets the camera roll.

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1000 Foreigners Busted for Traffic Violations

Denpasar Police have processed 4000 traffic violations over the past 12 months, with 1000 reportedly carried out by foreign tourists.

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