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Interview: Salini Rengganis – The Surfer Girl

Interview: Salini Rengganis – The Surfer Girl

Salini Rengganis, 14 years old, is the next promising junior surfer girl from Pacitan, East Java, Indonesia. Salini has already competed in numerous surfing events dating back to 2006, when she joined her first local “Hidden Point” surf competition. Her favorite motto is “Seek the fellowship of at least one new person each day, regardless […]

Photos: 6-8ft Secret Bali

Photos: 6-8ft Secret Bali

Last Friday Padang-Padang was on with 6ft sets rolling through from the horizon. The crowd of around about 50 was the usual mix of locals, world class Pros and all the visitors who flock to Bali year in year out.. Knowing that Padang was going to be working on Saturday and after Friday’s crowded session, […]

Photos: Padang Early Season

Photos: Padang Early Season

Last Friday, Padang broke for the second time in 2012. Perfect 6 foot sets barreling all the way into the channel. April has been great for a season that has barely started. Kelly Slater, Rizal Tanjung, Coby Abberton, Dean Morrison, and Mustofa Jeksen were out there sharing the water with other 30 or 40 surfers […]

Photos: Sumbawa goldmines

Photos: Sumbawa goldmines

Sumbawa is renown for many fine features: There’s the place names that sound like belonging to the language of hobbits, the divine honey, the goldmines and then there’s those splendid waves.

Seen and Heard in Bali

Seen and Heard in Bali

Whether you’re out in the water waiting in a lull between sets, hanging at the warung after a surf, or relaxing after a day of chasing waves across the island, you see things, hear things, notice things. Things the coconut wireless is abuzz about, things mentioned with a knowing look, a chuckle, things some prefer […]

Photos: Terra ferma in Indonesia

Photos: Terra ferma in Indonesia

Many of us surf-obsessed-types will travel far and well, even further, to seek out a particular wave. Or poor over maps, or google-earth to determine where there should be a particular break.. Often the shoreline is the goal, and the shore itself a beautiful frame to a peak, a place to rest, forage or let loose.