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The Chosen One: Mega Semadhi

The Chosen One: Mega Semadhi

You’d be hard pressed to find a surfer out at Padang Padang with more local street cred than Mega Semadhi. He’s the local of the local surfers in the Rip Curl Cup. Mega grew around the corner at Bingin, owns the food truck in the car park, and is on it for practically every good […]

“First Time” Storm Surfer Trolls NY News Crew

“First Time” Storm Surfer Trolls NY News Crew

Surfers flock to Long Beach to charge the winter swells and while that may be the norm among locals, it may come as a surprise to casual observers when they catch surfers riding waves in the middle of a storm. But it’s safe to say that anyone attempting to surf for the very first time […]

Why That Japanese Surfer was Six Kays Out to Sea?

Why That Japanese Surfer was Six Kays Out to Sea?

Maybe some of you have read about Japanese Surfer Rescued After Spending 16 Hours at Sea on Surfboard. Some of people might be think what was old mate doing six kilometres out to sea? The surf that day was tiny, there’s no way a current could drag him that far. Our friend Stu Nettle from […]

Video: Gabriel Medina Talks, Losing The World Title And What’s Next

Video: Gabriel Medina Talks, Losing The World Title And What’s Next

2016 has been a wild ride in the surfing world. A new generation has come in and taken the World Tour by storm, the older generation is beginning to retire, one by one, and a World Title is the farthest thing from an “easy pick”. The level of surfing has skyrocketed, and at the end of the day, it was John Florence who came out on top.

The Padang Pulse: Chats With The Champ

The Padang Pulse: Chats With The Champ

Hailing from the heart of Kuta Beach, and a proud member of the most famous family in Balinese surfing, Garut Widiarta’s victory in the 2014 Rip Curl Cup could not have been a more popular one. We return to the scene of the greatest day of Garut’s life to have a chat with the young charger who’s competed in every edition of Indonesia’s most prestigious surfing competition.

Interview Tom Curren

Interview Tom Curren

Surfing with Tom was such an awesome experience. He doesn’t really need an introduction – he’s for sure one of the legends of the surfing world. Everyone’s seen the videos of his soul carves at JBay back in the day… Most of the time he’s just such a genuine and down to earth guy, but when he gets in the water he really does rip – somehow even surfing the open faces on a skimboard

Mushrooms: Allowed or Not Allowed in Indonesia?

Mushrooms: Allowed or Not Allowed in Indonesia?

With frills as a legal state, Indonesia is determined to eradicate all forms of illegal drugs, yet these strict laws seem a little inconsistent. On any night in Kuta you’ll see all sorts of guys selling magic mushrooms, which contrary to popular belief became a type drug last year. As the head of Denpasar’s drug […]

CJ Hobgood Announces Retirement

CJ Hobgood Announces Retirement

C.J. Hobgood announced during the Fiji Pro that this season will be his last. In this exclusive interview, the 2001 World Champion sits down with Ronnie Blakey to share his thoughts on leave the Tour after 17 years, achieving his dreams, and what he wants — and doesn’t want — for the future.