Imminent plans to commence work on an extension of the apron area at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport is meeting with some unexpected opposition from residents of the traditional village community of Tuban that surrounds the air gateway, Bali Discovery reported.
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.
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!
The beauty of being a surfer in 2017 is the myriad of ways of being obnoxious. It’s like there are just so many options open to us these days, so many reasons — and methods — to be an asshole. Prime among them, is the time-honoured tradition of being a local. Everyone, everywhere in the world is a local somewhere, pretty much. But ask yourself, are you being local enough? Are you letting enough people know?
However, when you actually catch a wave, it’s like crack. It’ll keep you coming back for more, time and again. We were all kooks once. Everyone knows that feeling of awkwardly getting donked on the head by their own board or frustratingly being unable to paddle out back. So, we’ve put together the six mistakes every beginner surfer makes.
The Rip Curl Padang Cup – Expression Session last Friday While the anticipated swell delivered on Friday, conditions were too inconsistent to run the Padang Cup, so the event organizers utilized the opportunity for an expression session for invitees. The boys clearly enamored with the chance to surf uncrowded Padang, gave us a glimpse of what’s in store for the contest
With yet another swell strafing the islands these past weeks filmer Ivan Tanjung got behind the tripod to bring us this Hit&Run edit from Padang Padang, featuring a lineup of local heavy hitters that those outside of Indonesia might not recognise, but will soon be in awe of once play has been hit.
Travelling, finding and shredding new waves is one of the great joys of surfing life but it can go sour if you approach it with the wrong attitude. Or the wrong crew. Once etiquette breaks down ruffled feathers, negative vibes and car park show-downs are never far away. Let’s avoid all that can we?
The Indonesian business partner of the Trump group has pledged to respect Hindu traditions and follow building height restrictions at a luxury hotel and golf resort it is developing near a temple on the island of Bali, as quoted from Reuters.
Hary Tanoesodibjo’s MNC group has been buying up land around the existing Nirwana resort at Tanah Lot, a relatively undeveloped area about an hour’s drive north of the main tourist strip at Kuta, as quoted from ABC News.