Surf On Etiquette

Surf On Etiquette

Perhaps one of the greatest things about the pursuit of surfing is the lack of regimentation. No need to reserve court time, buy a lift ticket, or wait for the ref to show up—just grab your stick and go. Even the act itself is usually pretty loose—no governing body monitoring you and no authority figures telling you what to do. We surf by an informal collection of unspoken/unwritten “rules” that wave riders learn about over time.

You’ve been to Bali too… much

You’ve been to Bali too… much

Indonesian tourism operators will push Australians to holiday in places other than Bali after fears the party island is being overrun by tourists.

Crowd surfing, surfing with the crowd or couch surfing?

Crowd surfing, surfing with the crowd or couch surfing?

Have you ever felt a strong desire to go surfing and the only surf spot with decent waves has 50 fellow surfers trying to catch a single wave? Well, it has happened to all surfers. It’s not a personal problem, so relax.

Bali: Half way to 3 million visitors in 2013

Bali: Half way to 3 million visitors in 2013

June 2013 saw 275,617 foreign tourists visit Bali, an increase month-on-month of 15.7% over the 238,296 foreign visitors that came to Bali in June 2012.

Bali: 2.8 million tourist in 2012, 3.1 mil expect for 2013

Bali: 2.8 million tourist in 2012, 3.1 mil expect for 2013

The data show 684,312 Australians and 267,353 Chinese visited Bali in the year to October 2012. He said the number of US tourists visiting Bali in the first ten months of 2012 also grew positively at 33 percent.

Video: Off-Season Surfing in the Mentawais

Video: Off-Season Surfing in the Mentawais

What is technically referred to as the off-season in the Mentawais, is more like secret gold untapped. This period is between December and February. Smaller waves, smaller crowd.

Video: Dessert at Desert’s: Barrels galore Part Two

Video: Dessert at Desert’s: Barrels galore Part Two

A few months ago IndoSurfLife.com scored magical Desert Point with 5 foot sets rolling through for days with hardly anyone out. We ran a photo-spread at the time and now we have some juicy footage of the swell to share. Epic left-hand barrels that epitomize the Indo-dream-experience… without the crowds! The season’s about to start, […]

Photos: Deserted Desert’s

Photos: Deserted Desert’s

With the hectic traffic courtesy of the ASEAN conference and the usual tourist madness, we set out to escape and went East. 18 minutes East by air, but that’s far enough apparently. With the swell and wind directions predicted many thought there wouldn’t be much going on; thankfully our trusty forecaster didn’t fail us and […]