Results for locals
December has arrived! We usually have a lot of rain and Westerly winds at this time of the year, but as we’ve mentioned before this year is rather unusual. Not that we’re complaining! Over the last few days we enjoyed a mid-size swell that brought Bali fun waves, 5-6ft at some breaks, and with the light Southerly winds we’ve been able to surf all day. The coconut wireless is buzzing with stories that it’s been barreling all over the island.
Surfing has always had its fiercely local breaks. It seems localism, where local surfers intimidate visiting surfers to discourage them from surfing “their” waves, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
The seasons are changing in Bali, we have a really hot couple of weeks and the Trade winds are no longer coming as we had in the last 4 months, the swells are also not as strong as before, but yes we are in Indo, waves are always perfect and fun. Check this photos from yesterday at Pererenan and tell us where you would rather be.
Bali Sessions filmed last spring 2013 at Padang Padang, Desert Point, Keramas, Padma and Canggu with some local surfers.
Big open spaces hammering down the line at Padang Padang yesterday! After what’s been a slightly dissapointing couple of months of surf in Bali, the locals were finally treated to a decent Padang Padang swell.
Biriatou’s Production made this clip featuring Bali’s Bukit Peninsula locals including Made Lana, Ketut Pitur, Made Lapur, Agus Blacky, Alik Rudiarta, Tumbling Adjuzh, Mega Semadhi plus several international chargers including Ry Craike, Ozzie Wright, Alvaro Malpartida, Mr DP, and 2012 Rip Curl Padang Cup champion Chris Ward, ripping the left land….
Muklis Anwar loves to surf anywhere. He travels a lot, searching for either big or even small waves. Just for the joy of riding it.
‘Local Style’ episode 2 profiles Indonesian big wave surfer, Made Lana. The local legend shreds Uluwatu and shares knowledge of his favorite spots to surf including Outside Corner and Race Track. Lana also runs a successful cafe just above pristine Uluwatu. Made is the surfer every local kid wants to become. Listen to an inspiring story about the good things that can happen when a tourist takes 5 minutes out of their surf trip to push a child on a wave. It can change a life forever.
A short clip made by Fazio Video Production for a local Balinese surfer grom Wayan Matius. He is 13 years old and lives at a children’s home in Kuta, Bali. Matius has a great perspective on life and rips quite hardcore for his age! Check out the video.
On the last day of 2012, Uluwatu locals organized their own surf contest entitled The Barong Open, held at Racetracks with nice 3-4 ft sets. If you missed out on the contest, or want to enjoy the day again, feast your eyes on these photos and videos.