World’s 20 Best Surf Towns

World’s 20 Best Surf Towns

National Geographic has picked a list of the world’s best 20 surf towns. With a list from cities around the world, each photo includes all the important details you need to know before you go: from what kind of wave you can expect to a handy local tip. Here’s some of the list.

Batu Karas: Surfing the West Java’s South Coast

Batu Karas: Surfing the West Java’s South Coast

Batu Karas is a living, working village which has been chosen by ‘Lonely Planet’ travel guide as one of Asia’s most beautiful beaches for 2012 generated by the dark sand along the beach, lush greenery on the rock, and fantastic waves of the sea.

Photos: Surfing Bali in 12.12.12

Photos: Surfing Bali in 12.12.12

A recent pulse delivered some fun waves to our Island of the Gods. A 3-4 ft swell hit on the 11th and 12th of December, and the local boys ventured out and about to enjoy their quota.

Friendship of Man and Tiger in Indonesia

Friendship of Man and Tiger in Indonesia

It is quite common for people to form close and loving friendships with animals. But it is quite a different matter when that animal is a 27-stone tiger with a fondness for fighting.

10 most dangerous waves in the world

10 most dangerous waves in the world

Rhys Stacker, an avid surfer from Australia and writer from Matador Network, compiled a list of the world’s 10 most dangerous waves. Even if you have advanced equipment and utilize swell tracking, think twice before you tackle these waters.

Schoolie punched woman in Bali

Schoolie punched woman in Bali

Horrific new details have emerged about an 18-year-old Australian schoolie in Bali who punched and hospitalised a young woman and experienced a psychotic episode while under the influence of hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms”.

Back to the Bono…

Back to the Bono…

It was only 1 year ago I returned from my first visit to Teluk Meranti where, together with few friends, I went to Surf the Bono, a tidal bore wave on the Kampar river in Sumatra. This was a trip that I started to plan on the day I first watched the Rip Curl video on the web showcasing this unbelievable wave somewhere in Indonesia. A quick internet search brought me to the web site of “Bono Surf”, a company that was already promoting trips to surf the Bono.

Bali to hold an ASP World Tour stop in 2014

Bali to hold an ASP World Tour stop in 2014

We already know that the controvertial stop at Margaret River, West Australia will take place on the ASP World Tour in 2014. Now the ASP is confirming the possibility of a new stop in Bali, Indonesia!

World’s best surf spots for beginners

World’s best surf spots for beginners

In an increasingly busy world, going for a surf is a chance to get back to nature, test yourself against the ocean, have fun and get some exercise. And these days learning to surf doesn’t have to be the fearful, difficult proposition it once was. Forgiving foam surfboards and qualified surf instructors mean standing up and riding a wave in your first session is very likely—and then you’re hooked. Read on for Matador’s list of the best surf spots to start your new addiction…

UFO flies over Baturiti village in Bali

UFO flies over Baturiti village in Bali

Villagers in Baturiti in Tabanan were shocked when they say they saw an unidentified flying object (UFO) like those usually seen in science fiction movies fly across the sky for the second time.