Isolated yet worldly, the Nias Island chain has been trading since prehistory with other cultures, other islands, and even mainland Asia. Some historians and archaeologists have cited the local culture as one of the few remaining Megalithic cultures in existence today. While this point of view is hotly debated, there is no doubt that Nias’ relative geographic isolation has created a unique culture. As a culture of traders, the people of Nias find tourists to be a welcome–and historically familiar–phenomenon.
Billabong’s insanely talented junior squad, dubbed ‘Bloodlines’ rips through Bali. Featuring Ryan Callinan, Kaimana Jaquias, the Moniz bros, Creed McTaggart, Peterson Crisanto and more future stars.