Lance’s Treasure Trove. Lance’s Left is an oldie but goodie. Traipsing about the Mentawai islands recently, my comrades in arms and myself found ourselves returning to the wave again and again.
As the summer season has kicked in, RALPH.com.au’s Larkin Harrison takes off his leggie to find out more about the planet’s most notorious surf gangs.
Surfer Magazine just released Distant Shores, a short film about surfers traveling to the end of the earth, in search of some of the world’s most remote line-ups, for perfect and uncrowded waves.
In the midst of the surfing Mecca that is the Mentawai, lies a special gem, that is Greenbush. One of the archipelago’s most famous waves, the lefthand barrel machine is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Alluring with the promise of a 100m barrel, the stakes run high with its speed and a very dry last section is oh so tempting.
Even surfers and pros need to be reminded that everything isn’t suitable for Instagram.
It’s not cool to take a picture of every little thing OR the same thing over and over. We decided to help you out so your friends and fans won’t unfollow you. Here are some things no one wants to see you post…
On the 5th of June, 16 brave souls ventured out to embark on the journey of the Bali International School Surf Camp 2012. This group consisted of both beginners and advanced surfers.
Lee Wilson is an example of a successful surfer: 2-time Indonesian Champion, last year’s Padang Cup Champion and surely more to come. Between getting sick barrels and huge airs on secret surf trips, Lee took some time out to talk to us about his life, comps and free surfing.
Check out why Lee is the man.
Everybody loves a holiday… particularly if it’s unplanned and coincides with swell. Thursday’s Hari Merah (red day – local jargon for public holiday) saw the swell drop off a bit on the Bukit, but this didn’t stamp out the fun. The annual surfer migration to Bali is in full-swing and the Bukit was swarming with people looking to score a few waves, preferably of the barrel-kind.
The shark attack in Balian we reported on April 12th, 2011 has a new update. And now we have the true story from the victim, Joseph Ferrar, with more pictures and video to illustrate what really happened.
During the last swell, 2 weeks ago, photographer Diogo d’Orey set off with Mentawai Surf Charters and had an early season taste of heaven.