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Surfing’s 5 Most Fiercely Protected Local Breaks

Surfing’s 5 Most Fiercely Protected Local Breaks

Surfing has always had its fiercely local breaks. It seems localism, where local surfers intimidate visiting surfers to discourage them from surfing “their” waves, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Video: Beautiful Bird’s-eye View of Bali

Video: Beautiful Bird’s-eye View of Bali

This is a compilation of drone footage taken by photographer Michael Matti took all around the island and smaller surrounding islands. Shot in 4K resolution, the video takes us through familar scenes of Bali like Tanah Lot temple, terraced rice fields, cliff-lined beaches, and thundering waterfalls.

Beneath The Surface of Tourism in Bali

Beneath The Surface of Tourism in Bali

But beneath the glamorous surface of cocktails, swimming pools and beach holidays lies an environmental threat that may cause the island to face a water crisis in less than four years.

The World’s Most Dangerous Shark Zones for Surfing

The World’s Most Dangerous Shark Zones for Surfing

Sharky shark sharks. The source of so much controversy these days and so misunderstood! Sparked by an unprecedented run of fatal attacks off the coast of Reunion Island and Western Australia both starting in 2011, the introduction of new shark culling policies continue to make headlines as they’re continually denounced by animal-rights activists, especially in Australia, less so in Reunion Island where local inhabitants have been more in support of action.

Bali Volcano Eruption Threat Not Affecting Tourism

Bali Volcano Eruption Threat Not Affecting Tourism

“Bali tourism is safe. Do not spread misleading news that Bali is not safe because Mount Agung is on the highest alert status. Please come and visit Bali,” National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho​

ISIS Detected in Bali

ISIS Detected in Bali

Indonesian Military (TNI) has detected 50 people suspected of being part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror network on the island of Bali, it’s just the official count and that there could be more.

Mentawai Charter Boat Crashes and Burns

Mentawai Charter Boat Crashes and Burns

Last friday, the surf charter boat Star Koat, an eighty-foot trad Indonesian wooden boat built in Sibolga for twelve passengers, ran aground while taking a short cut in the Mentawai’s deep south a little before eight pm, Beach Grit reported.

6 Mistakes Every Beginner Surfer Makes

6 Mistakes Every Beginner Surfer Makes

However, when you actually catch a wave, it’s like crack. It’ll keep you coming back for more, time and again. We were all kooks once. Everyone knows that feeling of awkwardly getting donked on the head by their own board or frustratingly being unable to paddle out back. So, we’ve put together the six mistakes every beginner surfer makes.

Video: Crazy Surfing with Kelly Slater and Friends

Video: Crazy Surfing with Kelly Slater and Friends

Old footage of Kelly Slater and Taj Burrow surfing all sorts of crazy stuff, like a christmas sled, guitar case, snowboard, table ++ you name it, they’ve prob tried surfing it. Slater gets a pretty sweet ride (with a table!) at the end there