“Because they cause loss to locals, earning money for themselves in our territory. We want the young generation in Canggu to have steady work, so they can claim their own innovations, and get a decent income, rather than just being bystanders here.” CBBT was formally acknowledged and “backed up” by Banjar Canggu in late 2014, and has hundreds of members who claim to stand up for local custom.
In a time when some surf zones around the world struggle to manage crowds, resources and expectations, Papua New Guinea’s Surf Management Plan actually appears to be successful in regulating numbers, protecting the area, empowering & benefiting the local communities.
So, White Horses wanted to find out: Can the rest of the world learn from this small island nation? We’ve really only sketched out PNG’s Surf Management Plan with this pilot. White Horses says they’ve learnt a lot from doing this clip, and are stinging to crack on to a larger scale film production.
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.
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!
Last month local surfer in Bingin held an open surf contest and family gathering. With perfect 3-4ft glassy barrels rolled through as all of the boardriders cheered for their favourite surfers and heroes.
Bingin, September 22. A weekend of epic waves at the Bingin Open & family gathering 2015 presented by hurley culminated with the champions crowned in perfect four-foot Bukit Peninsula tubes. Agus Dag Sumertayasa claimed the open division, Nyoman Pill Suartika won the masters, Mega Artana took out the pro juniors, Ketut Agus the juniors and Cinta Hansel the pro junior girls, with winners of both the pro junior and pro divisions earning a free trip to the Mentawais thanks to one of our sponsors, Seabourn Surf Charter.
Gili Trawangan, the paradise escape just off the coast of Lombok, plays host to many island travelers searching for their taste of paradise! Although most of the time the backpacker-code keeps life fun and carefree, some tourists just don’t know how to behave.
This weekend the swell may not have been massive but the island was blessed with plenty of fun waves.
The Maldivian government has terminated a contract to develop the military owned island of Thanburudhoo near Male’ as a boutique surf resort.
We see a lot of people coming from many different countries who are completely unaware of basic etiquette, the acceptable way to behave in Bali and Indonesia.