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CoveR shot By JAsoN ChILDs

Raditya Rondi not only landed the cover shot but also scored one of the roundest and greenest Padang Padang barrels seen in a long time. With spit from the wave fanning his back and his arms raised high and still not touching the ceiling of the cavernous tube, Raditya is right in the mix of a Bali wet dream.

Brian Blank/LiquidEye Jason Childs Mick Curley David Deckers Diogo d’Orey/LiquidEye Pete Frieden Russ Hennings Hamish Humphreys

Life Without Andy Liquid Barrel Bekka Siagian/Boa Hill Surf House

Pick an island from sumatra to timor open to the Indian ocean and you might luck into a wave like this. Photo: JAsoN ChILDs

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Date 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Day Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

6 0.0* 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.5* 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.1* 0.0*

7 0.2 0.1* 0.1* 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.1

8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2* 0.4* 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.5* 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.5

9 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.5* 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.6* 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.4

10 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6* 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.7* 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.4

11 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7* 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.8* 1.9* 2.0 1.9

12 2.0* 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.8* 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.0* 2.1*

1 2.0 2.1* 2.1* 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9* 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1

2 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.1* 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8* 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.8

3 1.3 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.1* 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8* 0.7* 0.7 0.8 1.0

4 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.0* 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.7* 0.7 0.8 1.0

5 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.0* 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.6* 0.6* 0.7

6 0.6* 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.0* 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.6*


Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Day Tue Wed Thu Fri Sut Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sut Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sut Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sut Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

6 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

7 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0,7 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2

8 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.5

9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.9

10 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.3

11 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8

12 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2

1 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.3

2 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.2

3 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.9

4 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4

5 0.1 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.6 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0

6 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6



Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Day Fri Sut Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sut Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

6am 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5

7am 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

8am 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.4

9am 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8

10am 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2

11am 12pm 1.7 2.0 1.5 1.9 1.3 1.7 1.1 1.5 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.6 2.1 1.9 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.4 1.9 2.3 1.7 2.1

1pm 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4

2pm 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.4

3pm 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2

4pm 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.5 1.8

5pm 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.3

6pm 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.3 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.8




















































All valid participants who have paid their entry fees in will be entitled to prize money when they get to the money round. All ISC/ASC prize money is subject to taxes according to the host country’s laws.

Surfers join ISC/ASC events at their own risk and ISC/ASC assumes no responsibility for their actions. Injury, sickness, alternative travel plans not on the schedule, transportation problems and any damages to person or equipment are not ISC/ASC responsibility. Underage drinking, intoxication at events and use of illegal drugs at any time are not condoned or permitted at or during ISC events, and may result in immediate expulsion from the tour

ISC/ASC members may compete in any non-ISC/ASC event with the exception of the Top 16 ranked surfers, who may not compete in any event sponsored by a drink company with products that compete with Coca-Cola and its products, unless they pay an appearance fee of Rp 2,500,000 / $ 250 to the ISC/ASC. If they fail to notify and pay that required fee their membership in the ISC/ASC and any points accumulated may be canceled TIED SCORES: The emphasis is on the better waves in a heat with the highest single wave score of the tied two or more surfers winning the heat and the second highest single wave score taking second place and so on. If the two highest accumulated scores are tied, then the next highest single wave score from the third or fourth wave etc is counted to break the tie. Unbreakable ties will be re-surfed unless, if in the opinion of the Head Judge, all surfers or the remaining surfers in the heat deliberately did not catch a wave. Advancing procedure to the next round will go as per higher seeding At the end of the ISC tour, deciding the ISC champion will use the system below for event points in all divisions: • 1-2 events all will count • 7 events will count 5 • 3 events will count 2 • 8-9 events will count 6 • 4 events will count 3 • 10 events will count 7 • 5-6 events will count 4






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A new fitness program has been launched by The Art of Body that caters specifically for surfers. This new Surf Fit Class is the perfect place to go for conditioning yourself to become a stronger surfer and swimmer. Classes are on Wednesdays at 11am and after December 17 on Mondays at 630pm. All pro surfers that cross train assert that their surfing performance increases along with their overall physical fitness, and of course, everyone wants to be in shape. For the girls there is a fun new Pole Dancing class at Bali’s first ever Pole Studio in the same gym. The idea is to mix fitness with finesse while dancing on the pole and the program has many students worldwide. the new studio is in Kerobokan at Jl. Mertanadi 25 and offers group and private lessons. the toAst Gallery and Cafe there offers yummy refreshments and eye-catching exhibits that will showcase fine arts. Check it out today!


Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI) is a Bali-based NGO focused on natural resource management and providing information on local environmental developments. WALHI Bali, together with other organisations and individuals, are currently involved in the Bali ETERNAL garner petitioning for revocation of the permit granted to PT Tirta Rahmat Bahari (PT.TRB). PT. TRB was granted a tourism permit for 102.22 hectares of the mangrove forest in the Ngurah Rai area for 55 years with an additional 20 years priority rights on top of this. They have proposed to build a tourism area on the land that will contain 75 units of accommodation, 5 shops, 8 restaurants, 2 spas, 2 offices, 1 pool and an area for public events amongst other things. Only 22% of Bali’s forests remain, with the mangrove forests part of this number. Mangrove forests are not just important natural ecosystem for marine wildlife but they are also essential in maintaining clean water, decreasing coastal erosion, alleviating saltwater intrusion into our ground water systems and acting as a barrier against tsunamis. If you would like to sign the petition to revoke the PT. TRB permit please head to: and search for PT. TRB. For any more information regarding this development please head to


Tired of spraying chemicals you can’t even pronounce on your skin for protection against mosquitoes? Then try Begone Bug from Utama Spice which has nothing but natural ingredients to ward off annoying mossies the natural way. With seaweed and mint among the ingredients you are going to be smelling fresh with each spritz. Utama Spice is a company from Bali specializing in the manufacturing of all-natural body care products. Clients include Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and of course, you. Check out


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The Indonesian surfing community lost one of its founding members with the passing of Australian David Wyllie. David was one of the early surfing pioneers pushing deep into uncharted Indonesia in the 1970s when Bali was still a mystery to the world. For more on this go to

After finishing a massive renovation, the Nusa Dua Beach Grill is finally ready to reopen for New year. Well known as the top Nusa Dua restaurant on the beach, the landscape has changed with the Mulia hotel going up next door, but the same relaxed beach vibe still remains and the food is always fresh, delicious and top quality. Whether you want fresh seafood, juicy steaks, gourmet pasta or a power smoothie, Nusa Dua Beach Grill is the place to go. With a festive New year’s eve beach party being planned, Nusa Dua Beach Grill is opening with a bang! For info call: (0361) 7434779.


Photo: JAsoN ChILDs



An amazing statistic has come in showing over 1,500,000 viewers tuned in to watch the oakely World Pro Junior live webcast showcasing the world’s top Pro Junior surfers ripping up Bali’s favorite waves Canggu and Keramas. the top 3 viewers came from UsA then Brazil and Portugal.


the Bliss Wayan Hotel has incorporated surfing into its interior design and is proudly known as the first surfing-themed hotel in Bali. strategically located on Jalan sriwijaya in Legian you are right by the action of legendary Kuta Beach and seminyak. A hotel shuttle bus for guests makes a loop around the Kuta downtown and beach areas so you can always get around town easily. If relaxation is your objective then kick back poolside or sip a cold drink at the sand-floor bar. For more info call +62 361 767 222 or go to

Jalan oberoi is widely known as Bali’s hot spot for fashion and fine dining. The trendy street has also become a new surfing retailer hotspot with Insight and Rip Curl the latest to join Quiksilver, Billabong and more neck to neck with high-fashion brands. Drifter was the first to sell surf fashion here and has recently expanded its business into a bigger retail space that includes a new Cafe serving yummy cafeine concoctions, pastries and smoothies. so for your next shopping and restaurant day cruise down to Jalan oberoi that has it all on one street.



Dear santa, We are still waiting for the Go Pro 3 Black Edition to release in Indonesia. this model is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Did I mention that it is waterproof to 197’ (60m), capable of capturing ultrawide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second? And at $399 compared to a new fish eye lens alone (no camera, no water housing) at $750+ it is quite a deal. Look for a Lines review soon. thanks Go Pro, I mean santa, I’ll take two please.

Andrew Dolan is a native Californian sketch and animation artist who has been working on a series of clever surfinspired stories called Surf Hound. some stories are one page skits and others are series that create a bigger story. After traveling to Indonesia on surf missions, Bali became a theme in some of the stories. For more surf hound and to see Dolan’s animated projects go to:


Bali WIse students (top) and graduate (below)

BALI WISE FREE EDUCATION FOR BALI’S UNDERPRIVLEDGED WOMEN Bali WISE represents an initiative by the ROLE Foundation ( to provide FRee education programs to local women in need. Bali WIse aims to empower women; break the cycle of poverty; and remove barriers to women accessing education and employment opportunities. Programs include general literacy; english language; personal development; and job skills training. these courses incur no costs to participants who can receive transport, meals and accommodation support to overcome social and economic constraints to accessing learning opportunities. vocational training classes are complemented by onsite hotel training through the RoLe Model program in partnership with AyANA Resort and spa. twelve women graduated from the vocational course in october 2012, with nine accessing full time employment and three pursuing further english language studies. Alongside the full-time study programs, Bali WIse provides a night school for women working in poor conditions to enhance their skills and lessons for local children who cannot access formal schooling. Programs are delivered at the Bali WIse centre at Jalan siligita, Nusa Dua, through structured classes, workshops and community guest speaker events. Bali WIse welcomes community support through visits to the onsite Silly Snail cafe which features organic produce; traditional herbal drinks; spa therapy treatments; and hand made eco-products. to learn more go to www.baliwise. org/ and you can show support by leaving a comment on the Bali WIse Facebook page.

2012 Coca-Cola ISC AWARDS NIGHT held at the W Resort and spa in Bali’s stylish Petitenget area, the 2012 Coca-Cola IsC Awards Night was dedicated to the champions of Indonesian surfing. After a delicious W-catered dinner, the Ketel One Vodka flowed into the night as awards were presented to the newly crowned champions. As the night kicked into high gear the party carried on to Mantra where the Balian band rocked the house. For more photos and info go to: All photos by: and yAsNyIAR GeA








unning back just one block from the sand of Kuta Beach is where Made Raditya Rondi grew up. A lot of the guys from his Balinese family surf and some of them are the top Indonesian surfers today like his cousins Bol, Garut, Win and Budin. his His uncle Ganti is one of the original Indonesian surfing legends and still rips today. All of them, including Raditya, mastered the sport of surfing on Kuta’s sand-bottomed waves and have made successful careers from it. At 23, Raditya has always been the youngest surfer of his family and has reaped the benefits of high-level surfing knowledge and train-

ing passed on to him from his peers and especially his family. This training paid off big time this year with Raditya winning the this Asian the Asian Surfing Surfing Championship Championship (ASC) (ASC) pro title pro for titlethe forsecond the second year in a row year in ainrow Phuket, in Phuket, Thailand, Thailand, and also and also his first his ever first ever Coca-Cola CocaIndonesia Cola Indonesia Surfing Surfing Championship Championship (ISC) title (ISC) in Bali. title in The Bali. ASC The is a newly AsC is aformed newly formed tour thattour goes thatthroughout goes throughout Asia to Asia The to Philipthe pines, Indonesia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, Taiwan taiwan and Thailand and thailand and attracts and attracts top surfers top surfers from around from around the region theand region the and world. theThe world. ISC the tour IsC is thetour highly is the competitive highly competitive and prestigious and prestigious Indonesian Indonesian tour that tour arguably that arguably has the best has surfers the bestand surfers waves andinwaves all of Asia. in all of Asia.

Raditya Rondi in full flight mode. Photo: MICK CURLey

Family and friends celebrating seconds after Raditya won the Kuta final and ISC Title. Photo: tIM hAIN

Raditya is sitting with me at his family’s restaurant called Goku tucked just back from Kuta Beach on Jalan Benesari. As the soft-spoken Raditya starts remembering his year, plates of delicious Goku BBQ pork ribs have been ordered with mash potato and salad sides. As the meal gets inhaled we are checking some amazing surf photos of Raditya from recent surf trips around Indonesia and thailand. Raditya has been everywhere around Indonesia and Asia recently surfing contests on both the ASC and ISC tours, and freesurfing where the waves are good. It’s safe to say that Raditya typically rides more world-class waves in one year than your average pro surfer. Guaranteed. But when asked where his favourite wave is, without blinking an eye the answer is, “Kuta Beach for sure. Kuta has brought me so much happiness and so many things. It is where I learned to surf and where I won my first surfing contest when I was 14.” In 2011 Raditya won the final ISC event at Kuta but still finished 2nd to Marlon Gerber on the IsC. this year Lee Wilson was already in a solid lead in the IsC rankings and the only way to win the title from Lee was to repeat win the Kuta event, easier said than done. Under pressure barely describes the situation. Anything less than first place and the title was out of Raditya’s hands. And as his family and supporters held their breath round after round, winning is exactly what Raditya did in the tightest of title races and final point spreads ever to win at Kuta Beach and finish 2012 as both the Indonesian and Asian champion of surfing. In the end it was Kuta Beach that smiled on Raditya, helping him achieve his biggest dream, the Coca-Cola IsC title. So with the Goku lunch finished it was time to talk about what Raditya had going on. this is what he had to say:

Raditya and his dad relaxing at home in Kuta. Photo: LoRCA

How did you get into professional surfing? When I was 8 my uncle Ganti pushed me in on a boogeyboard at Kuta and I rode the wave until the sand and I really liked it. The next day I was on a surfboard and started surfing Kuta

Raditya in the Padang Padang photo studio. Photo: BRIAN BLANK/LIQUIDeye

Beach everyday. From there I won my first contest at 14 and then I just kept going from there. Tell us about why you like surfing contests. I started doing the ISC tour five years ago but really focused and got serious about it for the last three years. It feels good to win a contest and be on the podium, and you can make money too. I love surfing contest too because we go to the best waves and you get to surf them with nobody out. And if you win your heat you get to surf again. So now that you won 100 million rupiah (the ISC champion prize) how are you going to invest it? I am going to buy a lot of chocolate and candy, and keep the rest in my bank account for my future! How important is your family for your surfing career? very important. Because they are older than me I have to follow their steps and they are all kind to help me and they take me on trips and tell me how to do well in contests. My uncle Ganti has been teaching me since my first wave and he still teaches me today. It’s really cool that all my family are surfers. What kind of boards did you win the championship on? My championship boards are 5’7” x 17 3/4” x 2” rounded square tail from my Japanese sponsor Akaba surfboards.

As of going to print Raditya had already won the season’s first ASC contest in taiwan. But life’s not all about contests and sometimes sunset surfs with just a few friends out can make your day. Raditya sprays water over a fiery Javanese sunset. Photo: MICK CURLey

What’s next for 2013? I just want to win another contest and make more money for my future. I think it’s better for your surfing career if you are winning contests than only freesurfing. Any last words? Just enjoy the surf. Don’t be too aggressive in the water because in the end the waves (and ocean) are stronger.

Lee Wilson strikes classic poise within an outer island dream barrel far away from the sound of a contest horn. Photo: Pete FRIeDeN

Lee Wilson from Kuta, Bali missed his third IsC Pro title this year by a mere 250 points. Already a two-time IsC Pro champion (2007, 2009), Lee has been on tour since 2004 and has seen it grow from the start. Outside of pro surfing Lee is a father, world traveler and independent artist. Now in his prime years at age 27, Lee Wilson reflects on 2012. You’ve been ISC Pro champion twice before. What was different for you those years you won? the IsC tour had better waves for the Bali events like Keramas, sanur and Padma. What is your typical training like before a big contest? I like to be in a routine... sunset Pilates, yoga, good diet, heaps of reading and even more surfing. No partying. Absolutely no logic or benefit in partying/chasing girls. Waste of time, money and energy. Avoiding the party will make the difference between a win and a first round knockout. Who shapes your winning surfboards? I just order boards and use whatever works best. Nat Woolley shaped my winning boards and y.U. shaped my favourite boards. I landed my highest airs on a Richard evans.

Outside of surfing what else does Lee Wilson enjoy doing in his free time? I love to hang with my daughter Ava. We do everything together. she’s my little sidekick. When she’s not around I love to paint, make shirts, read books and cook. Aside from contests, how was the rest of the year for surfing? Any good trips? This has been the best year of free surfing I’ve had in my whole life. thank God for blessing me with all these waves and good times with my friends. What are your goals for 2013? 2013 I wanna spend more time competing overseas doing more WQS comps. I wanna expand my horizons...haha. Learn new tricks...

“2012 has been the best

year of free surfing I’ve had in my whole life. Thank God for blessing me with all these waves and good times with my friends.

--Lee Wilson

Lee WIlson may have placed second this year on the Coca-Cola IsC tour but for his personal year of surfing mysto perfect waves it was his finest ever. Photo (RIGHT): Pete FRIeDeN - PoRtAIt: hAMIsh hUMPhReys

PePeN heNDRIK throws down big airs and power carves like this during competition as comfortable as if he was in a freesurf. this was at the oakley Pro at Canggu, Bali. Photo: tIM hAIN

Photo: MICK CURLey

Pepen hendrik has placed 3rd on the Coca-Cola IsC tour for 3 years in a row now. Being a respected veteran of competition surfing Pepen has surfed the IsC tour since the start and was IsC champion in 2004. Pepen has also been one of Indonesia’s top pro surfers for over 20 years and now in his 30s is showing no signs of stopping. there are certain surfers like Kelly Slater who get even better at surfing the older they get, and Pepen hendrik is one of them. Any year could be Pepen’s year for a title.

Photo: FRIeDeN

the Coca-Cola IsC Junior division (under 16) is getting more and more competitive as young surfers from all over Indonesia are starting to blossom into young rising stars. Raju sena is one of these budding pros and was already featured in Lines #16 in May this year as one of Indonesia’s top Juniors. this year he took the Junior title by storm, placing first at only 12 years old. on any day at Padma you can find Raju practicing his moves with the Padma Boys. there are still many Junior years for Raju to get even better before going pro.


there was only one Coca-Cola IsC Pro Junior event this year and Gazali Hamzah won it. Gazali has made Pro Junior finals before but never won so this was a major achievement for him, especially because he won the Wildcard spot into the oakley World Pro Junior along with his brother oney Anwar. hopefully 2013 will bring more Pro Junior events to Indonesia for young surfers like Gazali.

Photo: tIM hAIN

Arip “Mencos� Nurhidayat is a stylish surfer that has all the longboard moves down and is pretty much unstoppable right now on the Coca-Cola IsC tour. Classic longboarding is getting bigger and more accepted each year by Indonesians and Asians as another cool form of surfing. Batu Karas in Java is still the epicenter for Indonesian longboarding and is also home to the 2012 champion Mencos.

Photo: tIM hAIN

With 5 Coca-Cola IsC Women titles under her belt no other Indonesian surfer has been champion more times than yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea from Nias. With women surfing on a steady rise in Indonesia, more and more girls are taking to the waves. 20 years ago this was not the case and it is encouraging to see so many surfer girls enjoying waves in Indonesia. speaking on the matter Bonne said this, “If surfing for fun is your thing, enjoy it. But if you want to go pro and get sponsored you have to keep practicing.”

Photos thIs PAGe By DAvID DeCKeRs

2012 saw Ketut “Kombong” Juliarta win his second Master title in 3 years and he’s not done yet. Armed with a quiver of Luke studer surfboards, no wave is safe in or out of a contest. For years he has been the fastest surfer on tour and if you look at the snap he’s doing to the right it is clear to see why. With no signs of slowing down anytime soon you can be sure Kombong will have many more Master and open results in the near future.

Photos thIs PAGe By tIM hAIN

this year the AsP Pro Junior Champions of the world were to be decided by only one contest, the oakley World Pro Junior held october 6-17 at Keramas and Canggu in Bali. these two most coveted surf breaks of Bali set the final stage for the historical first-ever crowning in Bali of 2012’s ASP Pro Junior Champions surfers. Bali is quite a logical spot for such a climatic championship event. Aside from world-class waves and scenery Bali is easy to get to, easy on all budgets and the welcoming locals make it an obvious choice for the oakley World Pro Junior. the availability of fast internet made live streaming the event possible allowing 1,500,000 international viewers to watch every wave live from Bali. Besides the contest not one surfer could argue about being in Bali and surely it must be one of the favorite stops on any competitive surfer’s list.

10th anniversary Bali Bomb paddle out at Keramas on october 12. Photo: MICK CURLey Ezekiel Lau from Hawaii placed 2nd. Photo: tIM hAIN

Keramas turned on the heat like with conditions about as good as you could possibly ask for. With a 30 minute heat in waves like this these the Pro Juniors were some of the luckiest surfers on earth. Photo: tIM hAIN

Bali’s Mount Agung watches over the event at Keramas. Photo: MICK CURLey

South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag,18, got 2nd but has also qualified for the Women’s World Tour. Photo: tIM hAIN

opening ceremony local style at Canggu. Photo: tIM hAIN

Jack Freestone’s mom was overjoyed as she watched him take apart the final at Keramas. Photo: MICK CURLey


As heats pushed through to new rounds it would be JACK FReestoNe who would be the 2012 AsP Pro Junior Champion of the world. Freestone won the title and the oWPJ for the second time in his career joining the ranks of Joel Parkinson and Pablo Paulino as the only Pro Juniors to ever win the title twice. From the start Freestone and Ezekiel Lau were showing flair that other surfers didn’t seem to have and the two were clearly destined to make the final. In the end Freestone was in perfect rhythm all day and won by the narrowest margin against Lau to end his Pro Junior career with the AsP title. Photos thIs PAGe By MICK CURLey

NIKKI VAN DIJK - ASP WOMEN’S PRO JR CHAMPION Nikki Van Dijk from Australia was on her first trip to Bali and this win made the trip well worth it for the 16 year old Pro Junior from Australia. Not only did Nikki win the AsP Pro Junior title in Bali, but in her final against Bianca Buitendag the two were treated to the best pumping surf of the whole event at Keramas. talk about lucky, but that is what it’s like when the Island of the Gods smiles on you. Photos thIs PAGe By MICK CURLey




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16 September 2012: the beautiful Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand is one of the most popular Asian holiday destinations and it is also known to produce fun surf on its day. Luckily the Andaman sea came to life with Patong dishing up fun contestable sand bottom beachbreak everyday of the Quiksilver open Phuket thailand, a combo IsC/AsC 6 star event. Bali’s Mega Semadhi took out the ASC/ISC Open Division final 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.


AsC/IsC MeN’s oPeN DIvIsIoN 1st Mega semadhi (INA) 2nd Raditya Rondi (INA) 3rd Lee Wilson (INA) 4th Darmayasa (INA) AsC/IsC WoMeN’s DIvIsIoN 1st Annissa Flynn (thA) 2nd Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea (INA) 3rd salini Rengganis (INA) 4th Gemala Hanafiah (INA) AsC/IsC LoNGBoARD DIvIsIoN 1st Arip “Mencos” Nurhidayat (INA) 2nd Luke Landrigan (PhP) 3rd tipi Jabrik (INA) 4th Wenling Chou (tWN) AsC/IsC MAsteRs DIvIsIoN 1st Wayan Widiarta (INA) 2nd Graham Raisbeck (AUs) 3rd Made Lana (INA) 4th Michael Anthony (AUs) GRoMMet DIvIsIoN 1st Annissa Flynn (thA) 2nd Rory McDonald (tWN) 3rd Panu Wisetsombat (thA) 4th Pancho schneider (thA)

Phuket’s own wunderkind 14-year old Annissa Flynn from Kata Beach bested the boys to win the Grommet division. Annissa went straight into the Women’s Division and took that win as well, coming into the beach to receive the 2012 Asian Surfing Championship Women’s title! An amazing feat for a girl that’s only been surfing for 5 years. other highlights of the day included Bali’s Wayan “Cupak” Widiarta winning the Masters Division and Arip “Mencos” Nurhidayat and Luke Landrigan going head to head in the Longboard Division with Mencos coming out on top and winning his 2nd consecutive AsC Longboard title. Celebrity surf lessons were given by Ry Craike and stephanie Gilmore and the DC tour skate and BMX teams were wowing the spectators on the sidewalk with their radical moves like jumping over motorbikes, doing flips and all kinds of other tricks.

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oPeN DIvIsIoN 1st Raditya Rondi (Bali) 2nd Darmaputra tonjo (Bali) 3rd Marlon Gerber (Bali) 3rd Pepen hendrik (Bali)

Bali’s Raditya Rondi not only claimed his second consecutive Rip Curl Surf & Music win but his first Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship Men’s open title against Darmaputra tonyo in the final. Another champion was crowned today as well, as Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea won her 5th consecutive Coca-Cola IsC Women’s Championship. thailand’s Annissa Flynn went on to win the Women’s final. In the much-anticipated South East Asia Gromsearch Final, it was Koko Mitsua from Nua Dua going head to head with Raju sena from Kuta. swapping the lead on virtually every wave ridden, in the final minute it was Mitsua that came out on top and wins the coveted all expense paid trip to Bells Beach next year to represent Indonesia at the World Gromsearch Finals. As night fell, record breaking crowds turned out to witness the biggest Free Live music show ever seen on Kuta Beach halfway, Bali that featured Dita the Mighty, Mom Called Killer, stars and Rabbit, Jeruji, Painful by Kisses and headliners souljah and DJ electrofux. WoMeN’s DIvIsIoN 1st Annissa Flynn (thailand) 2nd Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea (Sumatra) 3rd Diah Rahayu (Bali) 4th Dhea (Bali)

soMA WARsoMA won the LINes AIRshoW and RP 1,000,000 prize (right) for a clean frontside 360 air. Photo: CURLey

seA GRoMseARCh FINAL 1st Koko Mitsua (Bali) 2nd Raju sena (Bali) 3rd Andre Anwar (sumbawa) 3rd Dian hardianto (West Java)

KoKo MItsUA. Photo: hAIN soMA WARsoMA

RADItyA RoNDI. Photo: hAIN

PRo DIvIsIoN. Photo: CURLey

ANNIssA FLyNN. Photo: hAIN

MUsIC FestIvAL. Photo: CURLey

NYOMAN “BLACKY” SATRIA won a wildcard into the Oakley World Pro Junior, got sponsored by Da hui clothing and got shacked beyond belief on this heaving right cylinder. Not a bad last few months for Blacky. Plus, wherever he shows up to surf seems to be breaking really good so if you see Blacky out you know you went to the right spot. Photo: DAvID DeCKeRs

this is very early morning at Keramas, Bali. the sun has not even risen and waves are being ridden, ducks are being walked and photos are being taken. It’s just another morning in paradise as morning glass gets shattered in a good way. Photo: MICK CURLey

TIPI JABRIK tests his fins’ resilience through a tight pocket snap at Canggu. Photo: Pete FRIeDeN

Being a junior surfer today the aerial is a standard maneuver you need in your repertoire. Airs are already a check on Reef’s list. PHOTO: LIQUID BARREL

Reef Doig is another product of indonesian-trained surfing talent. Born in Australia and raised surfing in Bali, Reef is 15 years old and already making Round 3 in ISC Pro events against pro surfers twice his age. Against Indonesia’s top junior surfers Reef placed 2nd in a closely contested final at the Quiksilver King of the Groms at Kuta Beach. In freesurfs Reef is blowing up pulling the hard tricks and getting barreled at Indonesia’s best breaks. Recounting some of his memorable experiences growing up in Indonesia, Reef remembers, “In 2011 my brother and sister and I moved to West Java for three months with our dad. We home schooled there and got to surf Cimaja point every morning until 12 noon. Those three months the swell did not stop and it was the most concentrated surfing experience I’ve ever had.” Being a young surfer growing up in Indonesia is already very lucky. With surf coaching, sponsorship and time on his side, Reef’s whole surfing world is just starting to open up.

Growing up surfing in Indonesia is like being at Disneyland with the variety of waves on offer. every morning you wake up deciding which classic wave to surf. here Reef Doig settles for a morning session at Keramas. Photo: BRIAN BLANK/LIQUIDeye

If you blinked you could have missed it. this is AsP Pro Junior champion JACK FReestoNe launching his “hippy Flip� aerial at Keramas for a perfect 10 in the Oakley World Pro Junior semifinal. Word has it Matt Meola has pulled them before but this might have been the first time the trick was seen in competition. Photo: RUss heNNINGs

With lineups that barrel this big and still peel down the line it’s safe to say that Indonesian waves are about as perfect as can be. the question is, how come everyone is still sitting in the boat? Photo: DIoGo D’oRey/LIQUIDeye

thank you everybody for the support and see you in 2013. Every year just keeps getting better! CoMING NeXt LINes: the Photo IssUe Photo: BeKKA sIAGIAN/BoA hILL sURF hoUse

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