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1.6 1.4 1.2 1.9 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7* 0.9* 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.6* 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6

1.8* 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.7* 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9

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1.6 1.9 2.1* 2.1* 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.0* 2.1* 2.1* 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7

1.3 1.7 2.0 2.1 2.3* 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2* 2.2* 2.1 2.0

1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.3* 2.2* 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.2* 2.1*

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Tide Chart by www.indosurf.com.au


The Lineup This issue features the photos of Brad Masters

Wyatt Daily Pete Frieden/LiquidEye Ted Grambeau Trevor Murphy contact Lines lines@asiansurfingtour.com

25. MASTER CLASS 38. INDONESIA’S FIRST SURFER 46. THE 2013 ASIAN CHAMPIONS 58. MERRY CHRISTMAS PHOTO BY BRAD MASTERS Luke Davis flew from California to join Brad Masters and crew on their recent adventures through Indonesia, tipping over the edge and off the map into some serious surfing grounds not many had seen at such extremes. On one particular wave Davis caught what might be the biggest wave ridden in Indonesia to date. Any challenges out there?


The one that got away from the boys. Photo: Brad Masters


It’s kind of a trip to think that in the blink of an eye it’s been five years of publishing Lines magazine. Some groms that were in the pages back when we started in 2009 are now competing fulltime at an adult pro level around Indonesia and the world, making names for themselves and for the great country they are from, Indonesia. But that is the great dilemma pro surfers have here, whether to chase the World Tour Dream or just live comfortably in Indonesia, surfing the best waves in the world and making arguably as much or more money as they would chasing tour qualifying points overseas. But money is not everything and you have to remember the whole reason why we started surfing in the first place: the unexplainable feeling of riding a wave that you couldn’t wait to do again. And when you are talking about surfing Indonesian waves, you are talking about high-quality hollow reef waves that look like they came right out of a magazine. Brad Masters knows this and that’s why this issue is dedicated to both those perfectly spinning barrels Indonesia is famous for that Brad has been visiting and also to the surfers on the Asian Surfing Championship Tour who are traveling, surfing and making famous names for themselves while enjoying the best waves at home too. -- Lorca

Wayan “Betet” Merta, tucked into a dry one at home in Bali. Photo: Brad Masters


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Mick Fanning freeze frame from “Missing” available worldwide November 8th, 2013. Photo: Ted Grambeau

BONES OF THE DARK MOON NOVEL by RICHARD E. LEWIS

Richard E. Lewis was born in Bali, Indonesia to American missionaries. As a nine-year-old boy in Klungkung, Bali he was an eyewitness to the events surrounding the massacres of 1965 and the effect they had and still have on his neighbors and friends. After graduating from American university, Richard returned to Bali, where he now lives with his wife and family, dedicating his time to writing, surfing and researching further novels. Everyone that has read “Bones of the Dark Moon” has been raving about it, and the book is available at bookstores around Bali and Indonesia. More information about Richard can be found at his website http://www.richardlewisauthor.com

MISSING is a new film project directed by worldrenowned filmmaker Taylor Steele that takes Mick Fanning out of the competition world of the ASP and drops him square into reality. About MISSING Fanning explained, “I wanted to work with Taylor and was trying to come up with a concept, but it all got too hard, I didn’t need another thing to concentrate on as my life can be so regimented at times that I just said to him, you know what? You surprise me. I’ll give you 21 days in July between events and whatever you want to do, I’m up for it.” In the wilds of Africa, Steele linked Fanning up with local Jordy Smith and his long time Rip Curl teammate Matt Wilkinson. In Ireland, he walked into a pub where his best mate Taylor Knox and wife Karissa were waiting with a pint of Guinness. In an undisclosed location, a chopper arrived and flew him and John John Florence to a secluded right hand reef for the day. In another jungle, waiting under a palm tree, off a big right peak, was the enigmatic Tom Curren. As a result the surfing is special and some of the best you’ll see on screen this year. Taylor Steele says Mick Fanning was one of the best subjects he’s ever worked with “Knowing Mick, there’s a lot of layers to him that are not usually portrayed in the media and this is a great opportunity to show people what a great guy he is and what a great traveller he is too. I’m proud of the piece,” commented Steele.


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A LINE OF SERIOUS WATCHES BY BUDDHA TO BUDDHA

Precisely timed to become this festive season’s #1 gift of choice, Buddha to Buddha celebrates the launch of their first ever watch line this November. In close collaboration with a professional Swiss partner, Buddha to Buddha’s vision has been materialised in 23 Swiss Made solid watches for men and women made with the highest level of craftsmanship. Inspired by the enigmatic ocean and love of change and the eternal movement that surrounds us all, the collections named ‘Aquatic Explorer’ and ‘Accelerator’ wonderfully resonate the free-spirited brand philosophy; clean, powerful designs crafted from durable and luxurious materials with unique features that place them in a league of their own. Batul Loomans, founder, CEO and designer of Buddha to Buddha established his company in 1997, inspired by his extensive travels to Asia and his quest for mindfulness. Popularity of his solid, sterling silver, handcrafted jewellery turned it into a serious business very quickly to the point where, together with his business associates, he now oversees an internationally renowned jewellery, apparel and accessory business. The timelessness of the designs and the nature of the material alongside the high quality of the make, all ensure Buddha to Buddha pieces are treasured for life. The Buddha to Buddha flagship store “Selected Labels” on Jl. Oberoi #20-42A in Bali’s fashion district is where you can try out the new range of watches and jewelry. www.buddhatobuddha.com

IN INDOBAMBOO WE TRUST

Imagine if there was a surfboard made 100% of Indonesian sourced rapidly renewable materials of HIGH QUALITY, namely bamboo, that was stronger, more flexible and was priced around 3 million rupiah for a new board..... Well, the only way that could ever happen in the future of Indonesia is if the Laminate/Composite Industry developed it’s capabilities domestically. INDOBAMBOO LESTARI is the only strand woven bamboo factory in Indonesia that produces bamboo blocks as strong as iron wood and truly shows an example to the Indonesian public what is possible for the sustainable future of Indonesia! They also specialize in flooring, roofing and as the technology develops more, surfboards. For more info on Bali’s bamboo movement go to www.indobamboo.com


BENG-BENG MAXX

Oh yes, it’s true. One of Indonesia’s finest food products of alltime, the beng-beng, now comes in the Maxx size of 32g of Indo chocolate-caramel goodness compared to the 20g regular size bars.

HARUKU - THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT

You may have seen Haruku, the big grey 22 meter wave piercing catamaran, around Benoa Harbour over the years though you are just as likely to have seen her anywhere between Jakarta and Darwin or West Papua and Perth. Well, her Indonesian owners are upgrading and have put her on the market. Free to operate throughout Indonesia she is tricked with two dingys, sea kayaks and dive compressor. A huge range at high and low speed would make her an ideal charter boat. She also has all Indonesian import duties paid and is ready for the high seas. Check the web site www.harukuyacht.com for more details. You can also scan the barcode below to find out more info.


CABALLITO DEL MAR OPENS ON GILI AIR, LOMBOK

Nice barely describes Caballito Del Mar the plush new bar and restaurant that opened on the beach on Gili Air. The rooftop bar is perfectly positioned to catch the Sunset View at cocktail hour, and all meals are served from Breakfast to Dinner with tapas munchies inbetween. The downstairs pool, sunbeds and pro sound system mean you don’t have to leave all day and at the upcomming New Years party planned there, some people might not leave at all and end up moving there permanently. www.facebook.com/cdemarindo


HEY BRO!!!

PLACES TO STAY IN BALI LINES FEELS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT

BINGIN VILLA SOMA - Jl. Pantai Bingin Cliffside right above Bingin with views of Padang Padang and the sunset. Pristine location and a stylish house. 3 bedroom, fully staffed. info@baliretreats.com.au

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BINGIN Five bungalows right on the cliff at Bingin, some with ocean views from your bed with great food. Rooms start at US$60/night or take the whole bungalow.To book: info@lokalliving.com +62361732998 www.lokalliving.com CANGGU THE CHILL HOUSE - Jl Kubu Manyar #22 Surfguiding, surfcoaching, massage, therapy, yoga, amazing organic food all day long, Wi-Fi all from Rp 4-6 million per person per week all inclusive except drinks. www.thechillhouse.com LEGIAN BLISS SURFER HOTEL - Jl. Sriwijaya 88 For couples on a romantic escape, friends on a fun-filled vacation or family trip, there is a room for everyone at Bliss only 15 minutes from Kuta Beach and the airport.www.blisssurferhotel.com SEMINYAK 4 bedroom house with pool and open garden near the beach in central Seminyak, rent by the room or book the whole house. Rooms start at US$90/night, Full villa starts at US$300/night. To book: info@lokalliving.com +62361732998 SEMINYAK VILLA KRESNA - Jl. Sarinande 17 & 19 Down a quiet street just 150m from Seminyak Beach near the famous KUDETA are the Villa Kresna Boutique Villas and Suites, well removed from life’s frenzied pace. www.villakresna.com

Mentawai Sikerei (medicine men) enjoy Lines on Siberut Island, Mentawai. Photo: Dede Saraina

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BUYING GREEN IN BALI

Some of the all-natural products pictured here are wooden surfboards shaped by Vince, Billabong recycled plastic boardshorts, and bees wax surf wax being made (below).

ECO SURF SHOP JL. Nakula Block 6, Seminyak Tue-Sun 10am-6pm The Eco Surf Shop sells only natural, recycled, or eco-friendly products and may be the only surf shop of its kind in Southeast Asia and perhaps even the world. What you find available here is quite amazing with products like a bamboo wax comb, natural bees wax surf wax, corkscrew surfboard deck pads, and all-natural ding repair. They also sell recycled plastic bottle surf shorts by Billabong and recycled plastic sunglasses by Dragon and the boards for sale are all handmade out of wood by local shaper Vince. Those products are only the tip of the iceberg... Even cooler is that all profits go to teaching orphans how to surf and make a living through surfing at the foundation soul surf project Bali that they also run on Bali. Their shop is open 24/7 online: www.eco-surfshop.com

UTAMA SPICE JL. Danau Poso 57, Gopa Town Square, Sanur One thing many people do not know about Utama Spice is that their products are 100% natural and based on ancient Balinese herbal remedies. Utama Spice opened a new flagship store a couple months ago in Sanur to compliment their Ubud Store on Monkey Forest road. Their extensive product range goes from teas and incense to help unwind after a hectic day, to moisturizes and cleansers to help repair, nourish and cleanse the body. They also have an all-natural Bug Begone Spray to help ward off mosquitos. Besides retail, Utama Spice also stocks the Four Seasons Hotels, Uluwatu Surf Villas, and more in Bali. Their products are also available for private label orders. For more information on what Utama Spice makes, go to www.utamaspicebali.com or call them at 0361-282 836


Utama Spice is one of the few companies that make 100% natural products such as incense, soaps, moisturizers, body butter (below) and so much more.


MAS T E R C LAS S An expose- and story on surf photography by Brad Masters Indo has been known for a long time as the “Land of Perfect Waves�. For most people that means 4 to 6 feet peeling barrels left or right depending on your stance. The more time you spend living in Indonesia and looking for surf like the old days with nautical charts and old school weather maps, the more your eyes start to open up to new possibilities. The last two to three years Mikala Jones and myself have been doing just that and there are some amazing rewards out there. Strike missions to new wave areas is never easy and you must expect a few fail attempts along the way. Of course when all the elements do come together and you have the right crew with you, the boys will always score. When your passion is for adventure and hunting down Left: Brad Masters takes a self portrait in his favorite place to be.


“Sure enough the guru was right - we awoke to chunky nugs scattered up and down the reef spewin’ their guts out.” --CALE GRIGSON


waves, having the right crew is key. On some recent trips we where able to get just that with Dean “Dingo” Morrision , Cale “ Griggy “ Grigson, Ian Walsh, Luke Davis and of course, Mikala Jones scoring some classic Indonesian waves. With a bunch of different swells showing up on the charts the first mission was called upon a heaving bombie style right with a crazy backdoor section. Just to get to this wave was a two-day trip with all the normal delays you grow to expect in Indo. All this just makes you even more excited in anticipation on what you are going to find. One thing about these waves is that you are never the first to surf them and definitely not the last. But being out there on certain prime conditions gives you the feeling of surfing this wave at its best. With a new boat under his control, “The Raja Elang”, Tony “Doris” Eltherington is the man out in these waters and having him as our captain made the task of us scoring this mysto wave even the more possible. Waking up to the boat motoring thru the early hours

of the morning could only mean one thing - we were off to check what we had come out here for. On first sight of this wave words would not explain what we saw break in front of us. The boys were keen to get wet and just enjoy this feeling of being out in the middle of the ocean on a desert island with worldclass waves but they did have this to say: Mikala Jones: “This is the real deal and I have never seen a wave look like this in Indo. Let’s get out there!” Dean Morrison: “These are the best waves I have ever seen in Indo and I just got my best barrel of my life”, (big call from a guy who now chases big perfect waves around the world) Cale Grigson: “Sure enough the guru was right we awoke to chunky nugs scattered up and down the reef spewin’ their guts out.” Over the next 2 days we were lucky enough to have been at this spot on the right time on the right day and witness this. We were the only guys out there

Left: Cale Grigson from West Australia takes on the barrel of a lifetime.


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within a few hundred miles from the nearest other people surfing. All good things must come to an end and once the new front came through, it was time to draw anchor and motor off and leave us with our memories of the last two days.

swell was something totally different. This swell was so raw and powerful it was a sight to behold. The old saying of “Only a surfer knows the feeling” really plays out at a spot like this. Once in your lifetime it is worth the effort to see Nias 10 feet.

Even though the swell was dropping, the charts were lighting up again and the call was made to keep this trip alive. Emails were sent out and teasers of what we had just scored were shown and just like that, we had another crew to keep on going. With already such a good season in play, the next round looked like the swell of swells and was seeming to be the icing on the cake. With the report looking so good the decisions were made and plane tickets bought. Nias was the call. A swell like this doesn’t happen very often so you really need to drop everything and just go for it. Mikala and I seem to spend most our days looking for swells like this and after a few phone calls it is always easy to rally up a team.

The crazy thing about chasing waves is that it really doesn’t matter what else you have going on around you at the time, the only thing on your mind is this one thing, scoring. It does sound selfish and childish, but on the other hand anyone else out here would be having the time of their life. We were here for one thing and one thing only, and once we score, job done. What we do is a job. The amount of money, time, and effort that goes into these strike missions is what most people work in a normal 9-5 job.

This swell sure didn’t disappoint as I was over in Nias for that last Jamie O’Brien swell and I can tell you this

The feeling you have when the job is done and we got what we came for is the best feeling in the world. With all the elements coming together we were all blessed by the surf gods. The boys had scored.

Right: Dean Morrison from Australia scored some of the best Indo waves he’d ever surfed with Brad and the crew.


Sequence: Mikala Jones from Hawaii reaping the benefits of perseverance and a lot of free time during the swell of swells at Nias in October.


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Sequence: Same wave, further down the line. Mikala Jones still scoring super hard on the same wave all the way to the channel.


Brad Masters reckons the Nias trip in October he scored was about as good as he had ever seen The Point at Lagundri. It was definitely the biggest he’d ever seen it and he goes several times a year.

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“Originally from Perth, Australia, I’m 34 years old and have been shooting photos professionally for the last 7 years, based in Bali with my wife Morgan and my son Kai for just as long. I got into photography by luck. It all happened in Las Vegas when my wife Morgan had a bunch of luck playing Black Jack and won the money for a camera. From there we went to Mexico where I started shooting photos and I have never looked back.” -- BRAD MASTERS


36 Brad Masters captures a frame of Ian Walsh from Hawaii on a liquid canvas somewhere near the Indonesian equator.


Illustration by Louise Koke

BOB KOKE

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By Nigel Simmonds

All photos courtesy of the Koke Collection

In the 1930s American Bob Koke opened the first hotel on Kuta Beach. He was also the first surfer ever in Indonesia and later on as a CIA agent in Bali, helped win against the Japanese in World War II. Nigel Simmonds is Editor of The Yak magazine and also enjoys surfing in Bali where he was one of the last people to ever interview Koke on a trip back to spread his late wife’s ashes. Here is what Nigel told Lines about meeting Indonesia’s First Surfer: It’s not often you meet a guy like Bob Koke. When I did, in 1993, he was already an old man, but that didn’t stop him from opening a bottle of Johnny Walker he’d bought at duty free on his way through the airport at Ngurah Rai. He was here to scatter the ashes of his wife into the sea off Kuta Beach. It had been her dying wish you see – Bob and Louise had opened the first hotel there back in the ’30s, and I guess it had been the most special time in her life. As we drank and chatted late into the

afternoon, I could see why. Bob and Louise had been married for 50 years. He spoke about how they had met and fallen into an affair, eloping to Bali from Hollywood to this beautiful tropical island that was just being discovered, far away from their past lives . . . a perfect place for their newly found love. I knew about Bob because I read his wife’s book “Our Hotel In Bali”, about how they came to the island and started


The first Balinese surfers? Very likely. Two of Koke’s surf students pose for a photo at Kuta Beach during the 1930s.

Bob Koke surfing Kuta Beach ca. 1930s. This appears to be around the bend at the start of Kuta Beach where the beach road today starts. If this photo was taken today you would probably see Discovery Mall in the distant coconut grove.


Kuta Beach, still a virgin in the mid to late 1930s. Look at the perfect peaks breaking back then with nobody around. This was when Kuta Reef was probably still undiscovered. Imagine what was going on at Padang Padang and Ulus all those years...


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The Kuta Beach Hotel circa late 1930s (left and above) and Louise’s book “Our Hotel in Bali” about their time in Bali during the 1930s.


RAJU SENA

WINS RIP CURL GROMSEARCH NATIONAL FINAL AND FREE TRIP TO OZ

For video, photos and more info go to www.asia.ripcurl.com

Rip Curl brought something for everyone in two full day’s of fun at their GromSearch National Final at Kuta Beach, Bali. Besides surfing there were also bowling and archery games to win prizes, and a Surfboard Test Drive center offering Firewires and DHD Rip Curl boards to be taken for a surf around the contest. And of course there was also an Expression Session and Tag-Team Event to keep the adult pros busy. This year the Rip Curl GromSearch contests were the only events on the ASC Junior Division with more contests (10 total) around Indonesia than any other ASC Divison. This is a sign of Indonesian Junior surfing today, a movement that is growing by leaps and bounds each year with young talent pools of grommet surfers on each island with surf that are progressing more and more each year,especially with the help of events like the GromSearch. Every year the National Champion of the GromSearch wins a free trip to Australia to compete in the International GromSearch Championships against the world’s best junior surfers. Opportunities to win trips like these are quite rare here and one that is very important to training the Indonesian juniors to take their surfing to the next level. In the end it would be Raju Sena from Padma Beach, Legian who would take top honors, winning the GromSearch and the trip to Australia over 60 of Indonesia’s top Under 16 Junior surfers. dAY 1 - GROM SEARCH #9

dAY 2 - NATIONAL FINAL

UNdER 16 BOYS: 1st – Mega Artana (32.5) 2nd – Andre Anwar (30.2) 3rd – Kusuma Rai (27.5) 4th – Raju Sena (21.5)

GIRLS: 1st – dhea Natasya (31.8) 2nd – Cinta Hansel (24.7) 3rd – Taina Izquierdo (18.8) 4th – Hayana Iguchi (14.7)

1st – Raju Sena 2nd – Kusuma Tanabe Equal 3rd – Mega Artana Equal 3rd – Febri

UNdER 14 BOYS: 1st – Ketut Agus Aditya (31.4) 2nd – dhanny Widianto (29.4) 3rd – Tenshi Ishi Ratif (24.3) 4th – Ryuki (22.3)

TICKET TO NATIONAL FINAL 1. Naoki Surya 2. dede Sulaksana 3 Putu Krisna 4 dhanny Widianto

EXPRESSION SESSION 1st – Wayan Andika TAG TEAM CHALLENGE 1st – Padma Boys

RAJU SENA NATIONAL FINALISTS


N O I P M A H DI C C S RON I C AS DITYA RA

The Champion Raditya Rondi takes time off for some free surfing inbetween events. Photo: Trevor Murphy


MADE RADITYA RONDI from Kuta Beach, Bali has set a new record by claiming his third consecutive Asian Surfing Championship title and second Indonesian title this year in Taiwan. Even though he missed the first ASC Mentawai event due to a knee injury, Raditya still came back full force, winning two of the next 3 events in a row on his 2013 ASC Championship Title campaign. You could call him a contest machine, a gifted competitor, or lucky, but the fact of the matter is that Raditya straight up rips in any surf he paddles out in and this shines through in and out of the contest arena. New school, old school, carves barrels and airs, frontside and back, he’s got one of those unpredictable surfing styles that makes every wave he rides fresh to watch. Check out his freesurfing clips in the video “Indo” by Sean Gilhooley for proof of how hard he surfs outside of the contest jersey. Here is what Raditya had to say about winning Asia’s only unified surfing tour, the Asian Surfing Championship. How do you prepare for a contest? We had 7 contests this year and every location is a different type of wave so I usually try to surf a lot at the contest spot to know the wave better and try different boards to see what is best. And most of all, I try to have fun. You said you hurt your knee bad this year? It was at Keramas, the end of the Wet Season, that day was 5 to 6ft clean pumping, and I did that on my second wave. I was in the barrel and I was too deep then the foamball hit me then I fell on the top of my board and my knee hit my board so hard. After that I went in, I tried to walk but my knee hurt so bad, and I checked my board and there was a big ding and almost snapped. I was so surprised. I rested for 2 weeks, I tried to surf a little bit and I went to physiotherapy and felt better so I went to Sumbawa for 5 days just for a surf trip. I surfed a lot up there and my knee felt bad, it was defi-

nitely hurt again. When I got back to Bali I went to hospital and they just tell me to rest more, and I did that. I feel alright now but still not 100%. Lately I’ve been doing some training and Pilates three times a week. I hope my knee is good by next year. What’s your opinion on the young Indonesian surfers today? The young Indonesian surfers surf so good right now, they can do airs they surf good on the reef breaks, I hope they can travel around the world do contests and make it to the WCT. My advice to them is keep focus, surf a lot more, stay humble and have fun! What’s up for next year?! I want to enter more contests next year, maybe going to do couple of WQS. I wanna go to China, Japan, Australia, I just wanna go on trips more and surf more because this year I was resting a lot and didn’t get enough surf..


PION M A R CH O I N SC JNUA I C AS JU SE RA

Raju Sena won this year’s Junior Title over Riman Jayadi by the narrowest of margins, a mere 17 points higher, by winning the Rip Curl GromSearch. Had Raju placed any lower than first in that event, he would have had to settle for a 2nd place finish. But backing down is never an option, and Raju is no stranger to the podium because of it and has already won many junior titles before. Keep your eye on this Junior Champ from Padma.

Photo: Pete Frieden/LiquidEye

PION M A ’S CH N E AWA WOIM Z C A S T A AK RIN Rina Kitazawa from Japan took the ASC

Tour by storm this year, almost missing her first heat at Cimaja, and then going on to winning the event with some impressive hard rail surfing and combos on waves. Rina went on to win the next Balangan Pro contest and held the momentum through the end to win the ASC crown in her first year competing.

Photo: Tim Hain


PION M A ’S C”HGEA N E M E C WO“BONN S I 6X SNIAR YA Yasnyiar Bonne Gea has won her 6th Indonesian Surfing Championship title this year and is not done yet. The powerful goofyfoot surfer girl from Nias traveled to all the events this year and although she didn’t win the Asian title, she had accumulated enough points to win the Indonesian title. Still on top after all these years, chances are good that next year she may just make it seven titles!

N PIOM A M A A H T C R I STEINRG” W A M ISC OPL ASCY-AN “K WA

The Master Division this year came down to one event, the Balangan Pro in July. Blitzing through a crew of seasoned veteran and legend surfers, Wayan “Kopling” Wirtama (wearing blue) broke out solid carves and lined turns together to the #1 podium spot and was frothing for the next event. Unfortunately there was only one event, but next year is lighting up already for a more extensive Master Division schedule.

All photos this page: Tim Hain


PION M A H RD HCIDAYAT A O B R ONGOS” NU L C C Arip “Mencos” Nurhidayat from Java has been unstoppaIS ASCI-P “MEN ble in the ISC Longboad Division over the last two years and this year was declared the ASC and ISC Longboard AR

champion. His Batu Karas home break is widely known as the longboarding capital of Indonesia with a large crew of longboard surfers coming up from its beaches. Now Indonesians are Hanging 10, doing nose spin 360s and enjoying perfect surf on 9ft and longer boards too, and it is really a breath of fresh air to see in Indonesian surfing.

2013 ASC TOUR SChEDULE

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Follow ASC on:

www.asiansurfingtour.com email: info@asiansurfingtour.com

FINAL 2013 ASC RANKINGS ASC OPEN RANK #

NAME

POINT

1

RADITYA RONDI (IDN)

12250

2

DEDE SURYANA (IDN)

11238

3

MADE WIDIARTA (IDN)

11100

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

PUTRA HERMAWAN (IDN) MEGA SEMADHI (IDN) TIPI JABRIK (IDN) MARLON GERBER (IDN) MUSTOFA JEKSEN (IDN) SANDI SELAMET (IDN) ONEY ANWAR (IDN) RAHTU SUARGITA (IDN) PEPEN HENDRIK (IDN) IB SIMARAI (IDN) GAZALI HAMZAH (IDN) DARMAYASA (IDN) WAYAN SUSIANA (IDN)

11025 9350 9175 8413 7376 7263 7000 6688 6236 6050 5968 5763 5615

ASC JUNIOR RANK

Photo: Tim Hain

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

NAME RAJU SENA RIMAN JAYADI REEF DOIG FEBRIANSA MEGA ARTANA MAX DESANTIS KUSUMA TANABE KALEB SUKADIS ANDRE ANWAR KAYU VAINA

ASC WOMEN RANK # 1 2 3 4 5 6

NAME RINA KITAZAWA (JPN) YASNYIAR GEA (IDN) NILBIE BLANCADA (PHL) DIAH RAHAYU (IDN) PUANANI JHONSON (IDN) NELDI RITENBACH (PHL)

POINT 6500 4750 4500 2850 2833 2750

ASC MASTER RANK # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

NAME WAYAN WIRTAMA (IDN) TIPI JABRIK (IDN) WAYAN GANTIYASA (IDN) RICHARD JOHNSON (USA) DECHA SITHIDEJ (THD) REZA (IDN) TOMMY BARRELL (IDN)

POINT 2000 1850 1500 1250 1000 1000 915

ASC LONGBOARD RANK POINT 10450 10433 7250 6766 5915 5425 4750 4498 4450 4416

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

NAME ARIF NURHIDAYAT (IDN) TEIKI BALLIAN (FRA) TIPI JABRIK (IDN) LUKE LANDRIGAN (PHL) GILANG AGUS (IDN) WEN LING CHOU (TWN) MIKE OIDA (PHL) ALMA OIDA (PHL) DOYOK HERMANTO (IDN) SUPARMAN (IDN)

POINT 3850 2333 2083 2000 1850 1600 1500 1250 1000 1000


DHD Darren Handley “Sweet Spot” 5’10” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/4” Vol. 25.25

LOST Matt Biolos/Mayhem “Mini Driver” 6’2” x 20” x 2 7/16” Vol. 32.79

FIREWIRE “Baked Potato” 5’3” x 21 1/4” x 2 3/8” Vol. 32.4


DON’T MISS THE FREE RIP CURL SURFBOARD DEMO DAYS AT BALI’S BEST WAVES dHd, Lost... Firewire and more

The Rip Curl Search Demo Day is coming to beaches all over Bali with more than 30 top brand surfboards in stock for a free testing on that day. The beach could be Canggu, maybe Keramas, and even Padma or Uluwatu, it all just depends where the waves are good on the two testing days every month. Sign up to the Rip Curl Facebook and Instagram to get the 411 directly from Rip Curl on where the boards will be showing up next. There’s no pressure and no pushy sales people. It’s just about surfing and enjoying a session on a board shaped by the world’s best. And if the board does feel like it’s your next magic board, then ask Rip Curl right there on the beach what the Team discount is and they will be glad to help you out.

UNDERSTANDING SURFBOARD VOLUME by Pete Matthews, Rip Curl Global Surfboard Chairman

“At Rip Curl we are taking a new approach to surfboards by informing everyone about volume. With everything made on the computer these days every board has a volume measurement of how much foam is in the shaped blank, which equals buoyancy and glide. We have volume to weight charts in our stores that calculate exactly what volume you are. And once you know your volume, it doesn’t matter if you are looking for a 5’9” or a 6’4” we can find the exact volume that fits your weight and program that in to make you the perfect shape. I’m 6’4” and I never thought I’d be riding a board 5’8” long, but by matching my weight to the volume of the board, it floated perfect and worked unreal.“ Pete Matthews examines a 5’3” Baked Potato Firewire model for the Demo Day.


JL. LEGIAN #362, KUTA, BALI +62 361 761 838 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BOARDRIDERSCAFEBALI

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The Boardriders CafĂŠ is set right on Jl. Legian in Kuta and is a perfect place to unwind. You can also get a hair cut by a professionally trained hairdresser while you enjoy your cappuccino in full airconditioning. The fully stocked surf shop caters to all your surfing needs with boards by Channel Islands, apparel by Quiksilver for him and Roxy for her, and shoes and sandals by DC. The upstairs bar area and restaurant shows sports on big screen projector and all ASP Pro Surfing, Rugby, Footy, F1, you name it, are shown here regularly via LIVE cable feed. In fact, this is one of the only places on Bali that shows live ASP Pro Surfing events on the big screen with broadband internet connection. Good food is on tap here, Indonesian and International, with a top quality cafe and barristas ready to serve you a caffeine fix any time of day. BARBER SHOP, LOUNGE BAR, BIG SCREEN & LIVE SPORTS Free

Wi Fi Free Internet Access

Jl. Legian no. 362 Kuta - Bali - Indonesia Ph. 0361 - 761838 manager@boardriderscafe.co.id

www.facebook.com/boardriderscafebali

BARBER SHOP, LOUNGE BAR, BIG SCREEN & LIVE SPORTS Free

Wi Fi Free Internet Access

Jl. Legian no. 362 Kuta - Bali - Indonesia Ph. 0361 - 761838 manager@boardriderscafe.co.id

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Useful Phone Numbers in Bali Ambulance Blue Bird Taxi Fire Department Immigration Operator International Calls Police

118 701 111 113 751 038 108 101 110

Thai

288 141

CONSULATES Australia and Canada

241 118

Brazil

757 775

British

270 601

Czech

286 465

Chile Denmark

821 6979

France

285 485

Germany

288 826

Italy

701 005

Japan

227 628

AIRLINES Airport

751 011

Air Asia

(021) 29270999 Malaysia

China Airlines

754 865

Mexico

244 566

Continental

768 358

Netherlands

761 502

EVA

759 773

Norway

701 074

Garuda

270 535

Russia

847 1938

Jetstar

+62215556333 Spain

KLM

756 126

Thailand

263 310

Lion Air

236 666

United States

233 605

Malaysia

764 995

Merpati

235 358

MEDICAL BIMC

761 263

Qatar

752 222

Kasih Ibu

223 036

Royal Brunei

757 292

Siloam

779 911

Singapore

768 388

SOS

710 505

Sriwijaya

217 1099

Surya Husada

233 787

Thai

288 141

Prima Medika

236 225

CONSULATES

752 520

769 286


Merry Christmas From the team at Lines Christmas in Bali means Christmas in boardshorts, tropical sunsets and good yummy food. It’s always fun to share the Christmas Cheer with friends and let the good times roll, so this year Lines threw a Christmas gathering put together with goodies from Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Kuta Lines, Drifter Surf Shop, Plan A, Dri Dock, Feel Free, Utama Spice, Waterbom, Buddha to Buddha, Air resort & swimwear, The Straw Hut and Taco Beach. The beautiful Seminyak villa was courtesy of Lokal Living and is the perfect holiday pad in Bali. All photos by Lorca Lueras and Wyatt Daily.


All Xmas costumes and props by Plan A. All jewelry by Buddha to Buddha. Morgan (far left): Shirt and shorts by Quiksilver, iPad cover present by Dri Dock. Ria (mid left): top and skirt by Rip Curl, handbag by Buddha to Buddha Kasey (mid right): dress by Air, watch gift by Buddha to Buddha Surya (far right): t-shirt by Kuta Lines, tickets by Waterbom


Surya (left): T-shirt by Kuta Lines, shorts by Rip Curl, Gerry Lopez book, Sammy Dread vinyl record and Crosley Portable Vinyl to USB Turntable from Drifter Surf Shop. Center Table Photo: Tomato and Coconut Prawn Curry, BBQ Chicken Wings and Greek, Hawaiian and Margarita Pizza by The Straw Hut. Nachos Supreme with six salsa flavors by Taco Beach. 100% natural Bug Begone Spray, Tangerine Body Butter and Moon Flower Incense by Utama Spice. Kasey (far right): Watch Xmas gift by Buddha to Buddha, dress by Air and headpiece by Plan A.


Kasey (far left): Top by Air, reindeer antlers by Plan A, bracelet by Buddha to Buddha. Morgan (left): T-shirt and boardshorts by Rip Curl. Hat by Drifter Surf Shop. Blue sunglasses by Quiksilver. Chicken Taco with extra guacamole by Taco Beach. Surya (right): Sunglasses by Quiksilver, 100% organic cotton t-shirt by Drifter Surf Shop, and Admission tickets to Waterbom. Ria (far right): Hat and green t-shirt by Rip Curl, Bug Begone spray by Utama Spice. Bracelet and necklace by Buddha to Buddha


Digest Juice in both pitchers by The Straw Hut. Kasey: Hat by Rip Curl, bikini and shorts by Air, and on right page wearing Air. Ria: Bikini by Rip Curl, hat by Quiksilver and on right page wearing Air. Morgan: Monkey singlet, boardshorts and blue shades by Quiksilver. 100% waterproof iPad cover and headphones by Dri Dock. Surya (right page): T-shirt by Surf Yogis, shorts by Kuta Lines


Thank you Lines would like to give a big Thank You to everybody that helped make printing in 2013 possible. Without the support we wouldn’t have been able to make it through five years of publishing on Bali. Lines would like to give a big shout out to Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Volcom, Kuta Lines, Utama Spice, Waterbom, Beach Gold, Ryoshi, Taco Beach, Dri Dock, Feel Free, Bobby’s G Land Camp, Lokal Living, Karina Mattos Bikinis, Bali Adventure Tours, Plan A, Third Millenia Health, Boardriders Cafe, Air resort & swimwear, The Straw Hut, Villa Kresna, Haruku Yacht, Eco Surf Shop, Drifter Surf Shop and the Asian Surfing Championship Tour. Most of all a big Thank You also to the island of Bali and all the surfers, photographers and friends who have helped make and keep Lines a reality.


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