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Video: Throwback Clip Of Bali in 80’s

Video: Throwback Clip Of Bali in 80’s

Of course, in 1981, when Bali was still fairly underground, nobody could have predicted just how popular the little island in Indonesia would become.

Video: Bali Before Mass Tourism

Video: Bali Before Mass Tourism

Travel back in time and explore the exotic Island of Bali, stroll into a local market, enter a temple and pass lush rice terraces. Watch local artisans create timeless works of art.

Video: Padang Padang, 1980

Video: Padang Padang, 1980

Exquisite left-breaking reef wave located in Bali, Indonesia; an emerald-green tropical tube described by photographer Aaron Chang as a “rare, treasured and magical spot.” Padang is often called “the Balinese Pipeline.”.

Video: Bali, 1974

Video: Bali, 1974

74′ Bali was still a buzz. Story of a two months surf trip there at 17. Kuta was just a small village. Few losmen for backpackers and surfers with the neighborhood of the local families. Cows were hanging under the coconut trees. No electricity, no running water, dogs everywhere. Mushrooms from cowpats end up in a small restaurant. Pot passed from hand to hand. No forecast just the expectation of a new moon when it was flat. We had to listen the sound of the swell during the night, with the morning surprise… Just few surf spots were discovered beside Kuta and the virgin beaches up to Legian. Kuta Reef was the main surfed left on a good swell. Aussies were already ripping on 6′ boards.Frenchies, we were still under the 8′ gunny hawaiian/cal influence.

Video: Uluwatu 1970s

Video: Uluwatu 1970s

Throwback in 1970, one of the world’s most dependable surf spots in Bali. Expansive left-breaking wave located on the southwest corner of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula; the first in a near-endless chain of perfect Indonesian reef waves discovered by traveling surfers from the early ’70s to present day.

Video: G-Land 1980’s

Video: G-Land 1980’s

Throwback in 1980’s, panoramic left-breaking wave located on the jungle-lined southeast tip of Java, Indonesia; one of the world’s longest and most challenging reefbreaks, and site of the original surfing camp, Grajagan as known as G-Land.

Video: Ellis & Salsa – Happy Beach

Video: Ellis & Salsa – Happy Beach

In the final episode of Jack Coleman’s Happy Beach, Ellis Ericson and Jason ‘Salsa’ Salisbury surf a variety of boards somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Directed by Jack Coleman.

Video + Photos: Ellis Ericson Wins Good Vibrations Retro Classic at Canggu-Bali

Video + Photos: Ellis Ericson Wins Good Vibrations Retro Classic at Canggu-Bali

Legends such as Terry Fitzgerald and Mitchell Rae, pro surfers Rob Machado, Rizal Tanjung and Marlon Gerber, musician-surfers Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, and Chad Butler from the band Switchfoot, Bali legends Made Lana from Uluwatu and Ketut Menda from Kuta and others with their families and friends from all over the world came together to honor and celebrate the roots of modern surfing at this unique surf gathering.