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.
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Seven-time Billabong Pipe Master Kelly Slater (USA) breaks down the ins and outs of Pipe, outlining his approach at each turn. It’s particulaly interesting that just like every other crowded wave in the world, Pipe also has a crowd of people just floating around following eachother, according to Kelly.