Surfing Breaks

Billabong Rote Surfing Open Starts Next Week

Great news for the surfing fraternity and those lovers of watching surfing and related events with the Rote Open 2011 presented by Billabong just a few days away. For those who have never heard of Rote, the island is part of Kupang Regency in East Nusa Tenggara. Along with some […]

Guide to Padma area in Legian Bali

Last year I wrote about the beach / surfing break at Jl. Padma, in Legian. For beginning / intermediate surfers, who are tired of Kuta Beach / Halfway etc., but like the idea of being downtown, Padma is a good option.

Balian: Surf spot in West Bali

When people think of surf spots in west Bali, they think of Medewi. Earlier this week, passing through Soka Beach, Barrie, who is an experienced surfer, pointed out some okay places to surf. Back in 2003, I visited Balian, a quiet place in west Bali, that gets swell. Looking back […]

South coast of Lombok: A taste of the unexplored

Lombok is only 30 minutes from Bali by plane, yet it is like stepping into a different era. Longterm Bali visitors, tell me stories of Poppies Lane being a sand track, and Legian being the outer reach of westernization, warungs serving only Indonesian food, and the barest of western dishes. […]

Mentawai Islands Sumatra: Best surf destination in the world

A Australian friend of mine, who is in the surfing industry in Bali, one told me that the 2 best surfing destinations in the world were Hawaii and the Mentawai islands, of the west coast of Sumatra. An article by one of the guys who discovered the Mentawai’s, backs that […]