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Photos: Boat Babes

Photos: Boat Babes

I sit slumped, fatigued from air travel, gazing aimlessly at my phone screen. I am flicking through images to pass time while I wait for my guests to arrive. A little nervous, a tad excited and quite unsure of what awaits on-board the Aileoita. My legs stick to the faux leather seat in the hotel lobby. Foreign exotic smells waft through the air, circulated by air conditioning that is tricking my body into thinking I am back home and not in a smoke engulfed tropical Sumatra, that I am not. Although we share the Indian Ocean with our Indonesian neighbours I am a far cry from my Western Australian desert shores. A day’s travel from Perth to Padang I find myself pensively waiting to board the boat to set sail on my first Mentawai surf trip as a coach and guide.

Claire Bevilacqua Scores Perfect 10 Point at West Sumbawa Pro 2016

Claire Bevilacqua Scores Perfect 10 Point at West Sumbawa Pro 2016

Clair Bevilacqua (Aus) earned a perfect 10-points in her semifinal heat in challenging 6-8 feet (2-4 meter) conditions on opening day of the West Sumbawa Pro 2016, by charging fearlessly through a heavy barrel section after setting it up with a couple of gouging turns

Pict Of The Week: #16

Pict Of The Week: #16

Right or left what you prefer? Well in this case Pererenan offers better rights but can you see there are actually waves in this photo?

Photos: Mistress to the Waves and Guru to the Groms

Photos: Mistress to the Waves and Guru to the Groms

Everybody’s favorite female charger from WA, Miss Claire Bevilacqua herself, was recently on island to train a pack of 6 up-and-coming Aussie groms and get some waves for herself.

Photos: Bali Sessions November

Photos: Bali Sessions November

The seasons are changing in Bali, we have a really hot couple of weeks and the Trade winds are no longer coming as we had in the last 4 months, the swells are also not as strong as before, but yes we are in Indo, waves are always perfect and fun. Check this photos from yesterday at Pererenan and tell us where you would rather be.

Video: Bali Beats with Claire Bevilacqua

Video: Bali Beats with Claire Bevilacqua

Video of Claire Bevilacqua from a recent surf coaching trip in Bali. Hope to inspire those who want to get tubed but think they can’t….YOU CAN!!!!

Photos: Insane Rights on the island of Lefts

Photos: Insane Rights on the island of Lefts

It’s been a good season – and we’re only just half way through July! In spite of the trade-winds unusually late arrival, early-breaking Padang and the WCT circus provided plenty of fun, not to mention an influx of surfing prowess to an otherwise already blessed island. We caught up with foreign and local pro’s of all ages enjoying some of the best Bali has on offer.