Bali’s Darmaputra Tonjo claimed victory today over fellow Bali competitor Pepen Hendrik in an exciting 30 minute finale to the Aceh International Surfing Championship 2017.
One of the first ground swells in Indo in year 2017. Sunday surf sessioon with Marlon Gerber, Jay Davies, Nyoman Satriaa (Blacky), Dermaputra Tonjo, Betet Merta and other guys at Keramas beach.
The first shots are fired at Keramas with Chris Zaffis, Adam Bennetts, Marlon Gerber and twins Darma Yasa Bleronk and Dharmaputra Tonjo. Barreling right handers, and they are living the dream.
After some top secret wave-hunting missions over the weekend we enjoyed some classic Padang yesterday. This wave never goes out of style and the locals know how to charm this lady.
Latelly the boys have been loving Krupuk Point, and you want know why? Check the videos here:
The Rip Curl Asia team upped the ante during free surfing this week in the SearchGPS Keramas Challenge. Check out how Garut Widiarta, Pepen Hendrik, Putra Hermawan, Dharmaputra Tonjo and Dedi Gun fared across a range of metrics – speed, wave count, ride length, distance paddled, and more.
The forecast was right, ISL.com crew woke up early and drove to Padang. Arriving there some big sets were coming through but tide was too high. So we waited and we scored.
Here a bit of what was going on in Bali’s most famous break:
February is over; this month was the worst February we had in years in terms of waves. It was a shorter month with 28 days but we only had 3 swells arriving in Indonesia in that time.
The boys have been dominating the peak at Keramas the last few swells. Rumors are that in a desperate attempt to catch a few waves, some Australians tried to bribe Darmaputra Tonjo and the rest of the boys by promising them a bottle of Jack Daniels if they would accidentally miss a few waves of the set.
It doesn’t take much to enjoy life in Bali… No Money? Just make yourself a Warung from pieces of Driftwood washed up on the beach, sell a couple of Bintangs to some travelling Italians and hey presto! – you have enough money to eat and you can surf the rest of the day….