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Photos: Bingin, White Sand Beach, Small Bikinis and Barrels

Do you know those days when the swell is too small to surf at Padang-Padang, the waves at Uluwatu are not really breaking at Outside Corner, and if you try to surf Race Tracks or Inside Corner some bigger sets would just wash through?
Those days are what we call the Bingin days.

Bingin is a perfect left-hander that breaks with 3-4ft on a perfect corner of reef. The best waves are caught behind the peak. You take off and back-door it straight into the barrel, that usually opens up and drives you to a section where you can do 1 or 2 turns before you reach what is called by many “the greeds” the last bit of the wave where you usually meet the reef.

The white sand beach with all the Warungs (the local restaurants) on the cliff gives the place a look of paradise. Then when you walk down to the beach and see the beautiful girls hanging under the balinese sun in their small bikinis you definitely find yourself where you always wanted to be.

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Video: Balinese surfers – Padang Padang

This short video features Balinese surfers such as Mega Semadhi, Agus Sumertayasa, Agus Julyantara, Koki Hendrawan, Raditya Rondi, Alik Rudiarta, Mukhlis Anwar and two Malaysian surfers Azmi Awang and Didaqt Musadiq. Most of the footage was filmed at Padang Padang, Bingin and Impossibles.

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Video: PadmaBoys Challenge 3rd Series

Sunday’17th of August, PadmaBoys Challenge 3rd Series was on. Waves were pumping, weather was sunny and everyone was super stoked on this event. Hope you guys enjoy this clip as much as that crowd!!

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Video: The ‘Bagus’ Life

If you can bare to drag yourself from the media frenzy that is The Tahiti Pro, the Indonesia season is still in full swing. Max Zappas paints a picture of the simple life in Bali. Warming up for the big swell this Sunday.

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Quiksilver Welcome’s Made Ropik to the Team

Quiksilver Indonesia is elated to welcome Uluwatu local charger and avid surf videographer, Made Ropik to their team roster.  Ropik joins other local rippers Dede Suryana, Tipi Jabrik, Rio Waida, and the high flying Made Darmayasa Bleronk.

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The World’s Most Infamous Surf Gangs

When it comes to the surf gang, it remains unclear whether or not notoriety is something to shoot for. On one hand, surf gangs are a product of an ever-increasing amount of surfers around the globe, and are often locals of a certain spot that seek to protect them from overcrowding.

On the other, they often resort to acts of serious intimidation and violence in order to achieve their goals. The result is run-ins with the law, and a bad reputation among the surf community at large. For better or for worse, and in no particular order, the following is a list of the surf world’s most infamous surf gangs.

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How Do You Find Easy Waves to Surf When You’re Abroad?

Amy Lambert, editor of the Mellow Waves blog, shares some tips on finding waves to suit your ability level when you go abroad.

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Locals, foreigners call for a safer Bali

Hundreds of foreigners and locals, dressed in all-white, gathered at Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu, Badung regency, on Monday to support the safer Bali campaign.

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Photos: Padang-Padang yesterday

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:

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15 Types of Surfer You’ll Find on Beaches Around the World

Anyone who has ever ventured down to their local surf spot will know that they are home to a colourful bunch of people. Those who are surfers might even find themselves reading about one of the following characters thinking that it all sounds very familiar. And if you haven’t ever had the sheer joy of encountering these guys we suggest that you head on down to the beach with this guide in tow. It’s a little like birdwatching or train spotting but in our opinion far more entertaining. Enjoy!

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