When life gets a little stressful, getting into nature and learning something new might be a fun and daring way to let loose. How about learning to surf in an archipelago filled with the world’s best waves? Here are four beginner-friendly surfing spots across Indonesia to get you up and surfing.
Indo means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it’s simply your best bet of scoring perfect waves. For others, it’s where their mates are going. For others still, it’s simply cheap, warm, exotic and massagey. But whatever your reason to go to Indo, it’s a good one. Coz everyone needs more Indo in their lives. With it being the season n’ that, we sat down and thought about the Ten Best Indo Waves To Surf Before You Die. Here surfeuropemag.com make list 10 Indo waves to surf before you die.
Feel like your local shifty beachbreak closeouts are holding your surfing back? If only the ocean would just throw you some wall to let loose on… Well, here’s an idea. Take a surf trip to one of the world’s longest waves and finally unlock your true wave riding potential! Here are some options you may want to consider:
Travel back in time and explore the exotic Island of Bali, stroll into a local market, enter a temple and pass lush rice terraces. Watch local artisans create timeless works of art.
“It’s a mistake to think that you can go there and get away with anything, that you’ve got a licence to unleash your inner vampire, which is unfortunately what a lot of especially younger travellers seem to do, and they often suffer as a result”, he added.
The predator is purportedly seen floating to the banks with the naked body of Syarifuddin in its jaws as the gathered crowd looks on, in video footage from the scene.
It then dropped off the corpse sparking suggestions the saltwater crocodile, which can grow up to 5.2m as an adult, had actually been guarding the victim’s body from other predators seeing as it hadn’t been eaten.
Dropping in someone is one of the worst sins a surfer can make, especially if it’s this bad. Sometimes they happen by accident occasionally… but when you’re screwing someone out of a barrel like this and risking knocking his head clean off in the process… you should probably rethink how you surf.
Bartlett, who’s known for never pulling back, was knocked unconscious on the reef and split his face open. Luckily three Brazillians Renan Farias, Rodrigo Cardoso, and Kako Lopes, who reacted quickly to Bartlett’s life-threatening condition.
Among the world’s best surfers preparing to push the limits of tuberiding in pursuit of the prestigious title are: 3x World Champion Tom Curren (USA), North Shore charger Mason Ho (HAW) and former WCT superstar and style icon Bruce Irons (HAW). Among the surfing luminaries representing Indonesia are defending Rip Curl Cup Champion Mega Semadhi, Indonesian surfing ambassador Rizal Tandjung and two-time Indonesian Champion Lee Wilson.
Padang Padang is the jewel in Balinese surfing’s crown but it is a rare gem, and scoring this mythical wave is easier said than done. Reigning event champion Garut Widiarta to break down what makes the wave tick, and he gave us an in-depth look at the mechanics of Padang Padang.