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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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Alik, Padang-padang, Bali-3344

Photos: Padang-Padang yesterday

The forecast was right, 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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Local Tourist Destination Will Popular in 2014

A global travel search site, Skyscanner, predict a number of regions in Indonesia, which will begin to be a popular Indonesia tourist destination in 2014.

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Video: Locals Only At Pipeline

Wave Of The Winter, as you’re probs well aware, is a contest to find the best wave (see also: barrel) ridden between November 1 of last year and February 28 of this year. Here are a bunch of entries from the local boys. Guys like Kalani Chapman, Nathan Florence, Kai Henry, Sai Smiley, Kai Barger, Kamalei Alexander, Danny Fuller, Reef McIntosh, Koa and Makua Rothman, Flynn Novak, Mason Ho, Jamie O’Brien and John John Florence. The above compilation features most of the best entries from Hawaiian locals. There’s plenty of names in here but we won’t spoil the fun. Continue reading »

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Bleronk flying over Pererenan, Canggu-Pererenan, Bali-2844

Photos: December in Bali

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.

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Surfing’s 5 most fiercely protected local breaks

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.

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