After some top secret wave-hunting missions over the weekend we enjoyed some classic Padang yesterday. This wave never goes out of style and the locals know how to charm this lady.
Mega Semadhi is one of the most knowledgable Balinese surfers out there and his impeccable tube riding shows it. Thus, it’s no surprise why he’s had one great result after another, including a win at the very prestigious Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational in 2013. Tommy Shultz’s latest edit provides an in-depth look into Mega by elucidating the ways in which his Hindu faith plays into his life as a professional surfer.
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.
Last Sunday we got to the beach around 11AM, and it was high tide. Waves were barely breaking with 2-3 ft sets coming through. Around 12:30 a good set of 3 or 4 waves barreled all the way to the channel and we decide to go out and snap some shots . A few minutes later some 8 footers were coming through producing what Padang is known for… Wide and heavy barrels. Check the photos and leave your comments.
With a massive 10-12 foot (3 meter) swell predicted to slam into the Bukit Peninsula of Bali towards the end of next week, Rip Curl has put the 24 local trialists on alert for a possible green light on either June 19 or 20th, just a few days after the start of the Trials waiting period that runs from June 14th to 30th.
A few weeks ago we went to Kuta Reef to check what was going on out there. It’d been a while since we’d been over there and I had forgotten how much fun the waves are in that part of the island, the Outer Reefs.
From The Woods Productions release a clip from defending champion Rip Curl Padang Cup, Mega Semadhi. Good clip and from local surfer, ripping!
Local boy Mega Semadhi finds redemption at Padang Padang and claims his first Rip Curl Cup in pumping barrels.
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….
During Rip Curl Pro Terengganu event in Batu Burok beach, Malaysia, Made Ropik capture some free surfing moments. Featuring Garut Widiarta, Dede Suryana, Raditya Rondi, Darmaputra Tonjo, Diah Rahayu Dewi and Mega Semadhi.