Mega Semadhi Takes Phuket Open Win and Raditya Rondi Crowned 2012 ASC Champion

Mega Semadhi Takes Phuket Open Win and Raditya Rondi Crowned 2012 ASC Champion

Topping a long list of highlights in the four days of non-stop surfing and extreme sports action at the Phuket Open, Bali’s Mega Semadhi took out the ASC/ISC Open Division final yesterday for his first contest win this year, while reigning Men’s Asian Surfing Champion Raditya Rondi (also from Bali, Indonesia) hoisted his second consecutive ASC Championship trophy as a result of his second place finish behind Semadhi.

Young Balinese fight to save their paradise

Young Balinese fight to save their paradise

They’re young, feisty, smart and well travelled and they want to reclaim the destiny of their island home. In a relatively short time – not much longer than many of them have been around – Bali has gone from a sweet, spiritual, low key holiday destination to an international tourist hotspot sinking under the weight of mega-hotel developments, raucous bars and clubs and the garbage, detritus and waste that millions of tourists generate. Meet the surfer, the rocker, the activist and the princess saying enough’s enough: Give us back our Bali!