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INDRA KUBON INTERVIEW BY ALDO PHOTOS BY HAMISH

The first time I hit up Indra Kubon to hang out, I figured we might get into some heavy shit. All I knew about the guy – aside from the fact he's one of the most respected street skaters to come out of Jakarta – was that he was covered in tattoos and had survived some dark days as a drug addict. I was fired up to talk to him about some bad things. Hood rat stuff. But when Indra texted me back, he said he was in Norway for three months visiting his girlfriend's family. Meeting the parents in Norway isn't very hood rat, I thought, but Norwegian girls are hot, and I'd be lying if I said I've never flown halfway around the world in pursuit of a Scandinavian love connection. The next time I called Indra to meet up, he said he'd love to but it was Sunday and he had to host his weekly church group meeting at Donkey Skate Park on Sunset Road. That's when I called the guys at Volcom to make sure I had the right number. Indra was starting to sound less like Jay Adams and more like Ryan Sheckler, which wasn't the interview I had in mind. Who was this sheep in wolf's clothing? Indra had invited me to come down to Donkey to meet him after his Bible meeting, so I put on my Sunday best and headed down to the chapel of skate to investigate.


Bali Belly Issue 003