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IndoSurfLife.com had the chance to interview Diah Rahayu Dewi, a young talented surfer girl from Bali, Indonesia. She took some time out of her busy schedules to catch up with us. One of her sponsors Electric Visuals, helped us to arrange the time and the place. Here, she explains up and down of being a surfer and about her goals and projects for 2013.
With its massive waves and perfect weather, it’s no wonder Bali is constantly spitting out more than its fair share of surfers. But one thing’s for sure: not everyone has managed to craft a career as successful as Raditya’s. Starting his passion for surf through a board he borrowed from a friend, fast-forward a decade later, and he is today one of the most formidable and humblest fella you’ll ever meet. Billabong caught up with the 24 year old and got him to reminisce about the good, the bad and the (somewhat) ugly…
Teiki, I know you grew up on a boat, primarily around the Indian Ocean, but you also did trips around the world, is that right?
I was one week old when I came aboard my parents boat. They had already been living on the oceans for more than 20 years when they had me.
Last week IndoSurfLife sat down with the women’s winner of the Oakley Pro Junior competition, Coco Ho, at the Volcom’s office. She was beaming from her victory and happy to talk surfing, sate and fashion before jetting out again for the next stop on her young yet illustrious career.
Lee Wilson just won the Rip Curl Padang Cup. He beat an international field of handpicked tube-gurus (like Ryan Turner, Kalani Chapman and Chris Ward) and a local field of Padang Padang ninjas (like Rizal Tanjung, Garut Widiarta and Bol Purta). He did it in pumping surf. He did it with flair and style. And he did it on his backhand.
Raditya Rondi is only 22 and already number 3 on the Indonesian tour. One of the few goofy-footers in the top 5, he is able to hold his own on the tour of rights. He took some time out of his busy schedule to catch up with IndoSurfLife.com and gave us a look at who Raditya really is.