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.
Join Tai Graham and friends as they endure the ferries and driving required to tackle a Desert Point swell head on. From days of hanging out sharing laughs, to patching up each other’s wounds and writing off each other’s waves, it’s a simple life in the dust bowl, and the Deserts Rats wouldn’t have things any other way.
Mikala Jones, Marlon Gerber, Tai Graham and Desert Point future star Awan Hadi could have aimed for the usual sure bets when the Indian Ocean came alive during a big swell, but with such a massive population of surfers hungry to see some juice they knew crowds would be at worst-ever levels. Instead, they caught ferries to far-flung islands, the only way to get a jetski to the extremities in a hurry. After a few sleepless nights they finally had their dream set-up in place, and set off on a high-risk, high-reward kind of deal.
While the surfing world flocks to Lombok and Sumbawa in hopes of scoring Desert Point and Super Suck, locals Tai Graham, Marlon Gerber, Lee Wilson, Rizal Tanjung team up with Mitch Coleborn to stay home to score Bali’s most fickle best kept secret.
Billabong is proud to announce the official signing of free surfer and personality Tai “Buddha” Graham as a Brand Ambassador. Born in Australia but raised between Gold Coast and Bali during his formative years, the 34-year-old former professional lifeguard now lives in Bali and has made the Island of Gods his home for the last […]
Tai Graham embodies a rich heritage of Maori/Aussie/Balinese cultures which he blends into an inspiring life of surfing, working and savouring local life in Bali. In the latest Monthly Grind episode from ION the barrel Tai reflects on his first waves in Indonesia, his role mentoring young surfers and about the place he loves to live and hunt for waves.
Chasing a swell that lasted a week, Tai Graham, Soli Bailey and Harrison Roach score Desert Point drainers, bending right barrels and bodysurfing glory. The retro enthusiasts will dig the way Harrison wields his Pavel, Bonzer bottom through the tunnels and Tai’ backside barrel riding is something to behold. It’s also the sort of clip likely to make you overlook Bali and the Ment’s and make Lombok your next Indo destination.
Rob Machado, Marlon Gerber and Tai “Buddha” Graham attempt to surf every wave on the Bukit Peninsula in a single day. Not an easy task, but certainly a fun one.
The 2nd Annual Put Up or Shut Up/Source to the Sea free-surfing international contest proudly presented by Surftime Magazine was held off the wild jungles of East Java surfing the massive waves of G-Land. Surfers from all around came together and put in their own money to bet on themselves to see who is the best surfer. There was no whistles, heats or hassle, just surfers going on and surfing their best. The winner was chosen by the Surftime Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Matt George, based off his knowledge and experience as a surfer. Winner takes all, just like Texas Hold Em’. After the contest, each surfer signed and gave their thumbprint to make sure they kept the waters clean. Congratulations to Tai Graham, winner of this 2nd Put Up or Shut Up contest.
At the 2nd annual Put Up or Shut Up/Source to the Sea One-Day Surf Tournament presented by Indonesian Surfing Championships and SurfTime magazine yesterday in massive 8-12 foot waves, Australia’s Tai Graham put on a committed and exemplary performance to receive the honor of being declared the best surfer of the day.