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13th annual surftime awards ISSUE # 104 Mega Semadhi drinks from the Cup again Diogo D’orey gets scary close | Mick and Mason ride the ice | Mustofa Jeksen owns Grajagan Diah Rahayu Dewi is the greatest surfer on earth | Project Clean Uluwatu hands over Fabrizzio Passetti has more guts than you | Liquid Barrel will make you cry with desire


Mason Ho, striving for greatness during the Rip Curl Cup. And having a hell of a good time doing it. Photography by Trevor Murphy


s another spectacular year passes, as we have witnessed yet another great Rip Curl Cup, a stellar season of waves and as the Surftime awards come to a close, our thoughts turn toward champions. Mega Semahadi, up against a remarkable field, some of the most famous surfers on earth, persevered for the second time. Raditya Rondi, who apparently cannot lose a contest, has eclipsed the field again and become the Surftime Surfer of the year...again. And young Taina Ezquierdo, our 2016 Female surfer of the year, the Pride of Padang, has shown us that dedication and big smile can also lead to greatness. The list goes on, of course, but let’s consider other thoughts outside the realm of trophies. Let’s think about the other kind of Champions we had this year. Think about 13 year old Ben Benson, who took off on one of the biggest waves of the year at Desert Point and got his face bashed in by the reef. His courage not measured in taking off on that wave, but measured by how he handled himself in the following twelve hours it took him and his Dad to get to the surgeons in

Singapore. Or Bronson Meidy, who apparently knows no fear, and is surfing like a grown man on an almighty tear. Inspiration can be found all around us. Many of us mortals have come to believe that greatness is only for the chosen few, the superstars. But the real truth, as illustrated in the hearts mentioned above, is that greatness is for all of us. Championships and awards are not to illustrate that most of us are lower, with lower expectations and abilities. Championships and Awards are about raising the bar for every last one of us. Greatness is not in one special place and it’s not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody, anybody is striving to find it. Greatness has no peak. Knows no obstacles And so, with the thoughts of Championships and Awards in our minds, maybe we should find our own path to personal greatness by striving for a cause and not applause. To live our lives to express and not to impress. To strive not to make our presence noticed…but to strive to make our absence felt. Because in

the end, as Gandhi famously said, greatness lies not in trying to remake the world, but in being able to re-make ourselves. Muhammad Ali said he was the greatest even before he was. Proving that greatness does not rely on being strong, but in the right use of your own strength. Excellence is not an accident. And greatness is a choice. And even if we are all able in our own ways to achieve a greatness. Let’s remember that greatness is not measured in the amount of fans that will bow down to you, but by fans who will stand up for you. So we will leave you with this issue that celebrates Championships and awards. And with one last thought as you flip through these pages of great people. You think training is hard? Try losing. Because if you don’t shape your own world, someone else will. -Editor-

What you get by achieving your goals is nothing compared to what you become. Here, The 2016 Surftime Award Trophies. Authentic Wayang Shadow puppets hand crafted and blessed by masters of the art. This Year we chose Baruna, God of the seas. Reflecting not only the soul of Indonesian surfing, but it’s excellence as well.


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After Success in Hong Kong, PTT Family Brings Authentic Indonesian Cuisine To Potato Head Beach Club


hen it opened earlier this year in Hong Kong, Kaum, PTT Family’s newest dining concept, introduced savvy diners to the wealth and richness of Indonesian cuisine. Now the hospitality group behind the Potato Head brand brings this groundbreaking restaurant, inspired by the Archipelago’s varied indigenous tribes, back home to the Potato Head Beach Club. Slated to open in the fall, Kaum, which means “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, is like no other Indonesian restaurant. Kaum goes beyond just serving Indonesian classics and favourites and instead pays homage to the more than

600 ethnic tribes that make up the country by using almost-forgotten ingredients and cooking techniques. To ensure that Kaum presented true Indonesian flavours and quality, a culinary collective, including PTT Family CEO Ronald Akili, Kaum brand director Lisa Virgiano and executive chef Antoine Audran, explored a number of Indonesia’s islands and worked with remote tribal communities and independent local producers to source the best ingredients and to learn new ways of cooking.

This in-depth work has resulted in a place and a dining experience that is exotic yet familiar and accurately reflects Indonesia’s complex and compelling heritage. In addition to reflecting the past, Kaum aims to introduce diners to new flavours and a new perception of the country. “Whether it involves understated culinary craftsmanship or specialty ingredients, we strive to promote and showcase the authentic taste of Indonesia in Kaum,” Virgiano said. While Kaum Hong Kong spotlights on Indonesia’s traditional cooking methods, the Bali outpost will have a slightly different focus, highlighting Indonesia’s first-rate produce and overlooked ingredients. Kaum’s menu incorporates products made in Bali by small-scale, responsible producers and indigenous ingredients. Some examples include Jatiluwih heirloom rice grown in Tabanan, using an ancient subak agricultural system dating back to the 11th century; Amed sea salt, an officially designated Geographical Indication product, this salt is only made by 32 craftsman using aged coconut trunks to give it a clean and smooth taste; Singaraja lapciong sausage, made by hand in North Bali and sun-dried for at least seven hours. Matching Kaum’s dedication and craftsmanship when it comes to the food, the restaurant’s design is also thorough and genuine. PTT Family applies its signature commitment to design and authenticity by including more than 800 concrete wall panels individually stamped with handcarved Torajan wooden panels. Kaum also uses long wooden dining tables, made from high-quality, locally sourced teak from East Java, to encourage the family-style dining of Indonesia’s tribal communities. Diners from Indonesia and abroad are invited to unlock a new culinary world and discover the true depth of Indonesia’s diverse and abundant food culture starting this fall at Potato Head Beach Club. Kaum Bali Potato Head Beach Club Jalan Raya Petitenget no. 51B, Seminyak T: +62 361 300 7990

REDEMPTION: DELIVERANCE AT THE RIP CURL CUP 2016 By Jake Hoyt Photography By Nate Lawrence,Timmy Toes, Trevor Murphy

Mason Ho, blowing minds with his different approach, slotted himself into one of the greatest finals in Rip Curl Cup history and turned Padang Padang into his own private skatepark. Photography by Nate Lawrence 12


The Cashew Tree Cafe, Pecatu, Bali, July 28, 10:25 pm “Will it be ON Tuesday?”


t was the 127th time this week someone had asked the journalist about the impending swell. It pained him to talk about it. And these days, with the endless noise on the Internet, a swell trumped up to be a stag often turned out to be a fawn. But this time, instead of another crusty surfer aiming to demonstrate his swell forecasting prowess, the question came from the soft lips of a blue-eyed French goddess. It wasn’t meant to be a show of knowledge, but an

honest inquiry. It was pure. It was innocent. Almost naïve. And she wasn’t asking him anyway; she was asking Mega Semahdi, holding court at his food truck this busy night while bronzed and sunburnt bodies sweated and swayed on the dance floor inside. “Look from the cliff in the morning,” replied Mega, “only way to know for sure”. Mega Smiled. The journalist smiled. The girls smiled. Somehow, it felt like a miracle.


It was unclear exactly when the journalist had stopped believing in miracles. Perhaps it was after his divorce. Had miracles ever existed? At this stage he doubted it.

Jacob Wilcox, wings spread, flying the foam ball. When it’s on, and it was, Padang Padang is guaranteed to give you the indelible moments of your life. Photography by Trevor Murphy

Padang Padang Parking Lot Aug 2, 11:53 pm Magic. There was no other way to explain it. The tide was high, the wind was onshore, and it looked like the Rip Curl Cup was destined to live its brief life as just another WSL contest unlucky in love. The judges were in the tower, the surfers were on the beach, the commentary crew was in the box, superlatives and expletives on the tips of their tongues. It seemed the entire world had showed up to Padang Padang – except the waves. But somehow, somewhere, someone made the call to run. It was a decision made on pure faith and Padang Padang rewarded her lovers for their devotion with infinite grace. What followed was a Carnegie Hall symphony blossoming from the noise of crosstown traffic. The Journalist watched transfixed as Mason Ho experimented with switch rail grabs deep in the barrel and turned the inside bowl into his personal skatepark. He watched as Usman, a kid who once played naked in the shorebreak at Desert Point on broken boards, stand tall in Padang’s jaws and laugh. He watched Bruce Irons slip into a tube-fueled time machine with a vintage disappearing act so smooth and stylish it tickled journalist’s insides and made him feel like a young man on the UCSB surf team again. Until, at last, the journalist found himself on the beach celebrating a victory with one of Padang’s very own children, Mega Semahdi. This Mega had outshone Mason, Usman and Bruce to take another emotional win. Complete with his mother up on the winner’s stage with him as they and the crowd sang the Indonesian

REDEMPTION: Mega Semahdi. 2016 Rip Curl Cup Champion. Showing the commitment to a wave that it takes to win. It was knowledge, more than straight performance, that did it for him. On a wave that could give you nightmares, Mega always managed to turn them into dreams. Photography by Trevor Murphy

National Anthem with tears in their eyes. The journalist thought to himself that maybe things did go right now and then after all. And it got even better. Through what could only be called a congregation before the stage, came the French Goddess from the previous week. This time she was with a friend, and the journalist feared his heart would beat through his chest. Their hair was like golden wheat tickled by the wind and ready for harvest, with eyes brighter than Aphrodite’s pearls. They had come from Paris, she explained, and they were just the biggest fans of surfing. They loved Bali. They loved Mega Semahdi. They understood that Padang Padang, in her infinite wisdom, had chosen the Bukit man for his second cup title. They also both looked like they wouldn’t mind sharing their personal affections.

Mega smiled the inward smile of a man who just spent an entire afternoon in the womb of the divine, and then he sprinkled some of the celestial magic into the air and pointed toward the Journalist. “Actually, this guy taught me everything I know,” said Mega. The two nymphs wrapped the journalist in a new, warm gaze. “I hear he’s really good in bed too.” Said Mega.


They all laughed together, full and easy, and after the chime of a flotilla of tequila shots toasting the champ, the two angels from France took the journalist by the hand and floated him off into the sweet night. And for the second time in one glorious day, the journalist felt that, if only here on this enchanted island, maybe some things do go right after all.

6:36pm, sun just below the horizon, Mega Semahdi exits his last wave and enters the hallowed pantheon of double title winners at the most spiritual wave in the world. And the fact that he was surrounded by international talent made his local win one of unquestioned credibility. Photography by Nate Lawrence

13TH ANNUAL A NIGHT TO REMEMBER IN CANGGU! Photography by Malaria House


s big as the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm may look from the outside, it always seems to manage a very organic, homegrown vibe on the inside. And the 13th Annual Surftime awards held there on the night of September 30th brought this spirit to the forefront. More a family gathering than an awards night, this assembly of the best and brightest of our surfing community was at once a joyous, raucous and very, very loud affair. Not even an early rain could stop over 400 revelers from showing up to celebrate this great night of Indonesian surfing. But first, on Thursday, the 29th, all nominees were invited to participate in the Annual Odysseys/Surftime Yayasan Dharma Jati 2 Orphan Beach Day Celebration on Kuta Beach. It was nothing but smiles as a group of under-privileged kids got to feel the joy of the ocean. And afterwards, learn how to become great island citizens by pitching in for a beach clean-up that was as fun as the surfing itself. A proud, happy day for our surf community and a great way to kick off the Surftime Awards weekend. By nightfall the next day, our surfing community had a busy evening to enjoy. Aside from the awards, the night featured a beautiful art show of brooding photographs of women single fin surfers, Dj Dubwill was spinning all night, the always electrifying Conscious Coup Band cranked up the volume, a happy hour was consumed, Free drink specials with Sky Vodka, Nusa Cana Rum and Bintang beer were downed, the free photo booth was a hit (Raju Sena was seen in a very romantic pose with an unnamed beauty), the famous Deus Dinner Menu was on offer and every surf club from Uluwatu to Medewi was represented. The awards themselves were a simple affair this year and the trophies were spectacular. Authentic Wayang puppet trophies that have become part of the Surftime Legacy. This year, the symbol for the trophies was Baruna, God of the sea. Last year’s Female Surfer of the Year, Ms. Cinta Hansel, was the trophy presenter as 16 prestigious awards were given to sixteen stoked surfers and surf companies. The highlights being Nyoman Satria’s award for a surfer with the best style. The Padma Boys were on their feet and Nyoman was shaking and speechless. Hottest Industry performer Pete Matthews staggered to the stage after a healthy amount of Nusa Cana Rum and got through his speech with the help of his faithful Lost sidekick, a red-hot surfer known only as “Cheeseburger”. Volcom was very gracious for the best product award with their bulletproof jeans and of course the female Surfer of the year, Ms. Taina Izquierdo was the sweetest moment of the event, her pixie like countenance beaming with pride. Somewhere back in the crowd her very proud father had tears in his eyes. And if that were not enough, two deluxe all-expense paid trips to Bobby’s G-Land Camp were given away in a free raffle. Kailani Johnson almost collapsed when she won the first one and Photographer Everton Luis, upon winning the second one, was so overcome he could only thank his little daughter. Outrageous. All in all, a great night for our Surfing Community. An important night that serves to remind us all what a remarkable family we belong to here in Indonesia. What a remarkable tribe we are part of. And what a remarkable environment we all get to share here in one of the most magical places on earth. 2 0 SURFTIME

Orphan beach day photos: Maniarti Wiradna

Best Barrel:

MIKALA JONES Because no one rides deeper or takes more chances.

Best Surf School:


Because they really care.



Because aside from the height, he makes them look magical.


Quiksilver Boardriders Café Canggu Because… are you kidding? Just look at the place.

Hottest style:

Nyoman Satria Because...well...See Below.


VOLCOM STONE MADE JEANS Because they are indestructable.

Hardest Charger:


Because the boy surfs like a man.

Best creative Artwork:


Because these ads take you to a whole new place.

Hottest Industry Performer:

Pete Matthews

Because aside from being a hot surfer, he knows more about surfboards than anyone on earth.


KUTA BEACH FESTIVAL Because it’s more like one big family gathering.

Rookie of the Year:


Because he is looking unstoppable.


DIOGO D’OREY Because no one get’s closer.

Worst Wipe out:

Nick Chong

Because positions like this are supposed to be impossible


EVERTON LUIS Because it’s Garut... and it’s just so damn perfect.


Taina Izquierdo Because she fights for every ounce of respect she earns.



Because there doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t win.

THE ART OF PROXIMITY with DIOGO D’OREY All photos by Diogo D’Orey IN WATERwetrust



Diogo D’Orey and the art of proximity The intimacy of D’Orey’s positioning inside the tube makes his photographs less voyeurism and more like a shared sensual experience. Cale Grigson, driving for the light, Lagundri Bay, 2016


agundri Bay. It’s a very special place for fisheye photography. No matter how big it gets the perfection and spacious barrels will always be there. But so is the rip and the lack of people wanting to swim against it. The entry is very inviting. There is a big channel on both sides of the wave but the minute you sit where you think it is right you start drifting into the belly of the beast. And if you choose wrong and get sent under…well, definitely there is a bigger one out the back and you are going to find yourself in a very scary place. There were 30 guys in the water on those 2 magical days of swell where I captured these photos. But on the sets the waves were shared between 3 guys. Jerome Sahyoun, with his big wave background, just kept working on his no grab backside stance. Cale Grigson, no stranger to big Nias, did his usual thing with a smaller board, sticking crazy airdrops into the barrel. But no doubt the stand out of them all was Matt Bromley, the South African. He stood tall on every barrel he got. I saw a few dozen. He tried a few times to take me to a wave down the road. The one that was on the cover of Surftime Magazine and was named the biggest wave ever paddled into in Indonesia. But with respect to all the Gudang smoking photographers who sit in the channel canoes at that spot, I stayed true to my beliefs. I focused on the art of proximity at Lagundri Bay rather than practicing the art of boredom while frying under the hot sun on a little canoe with a cigarette hanging from my lips. Matt Bromley and I have a bit of history. We met last winter in Portugal and worked a wave that resembled Nias. We crossed on a great position that day but to my despair my memory card was at capacity and I missed the best sequence of my life. This time around I told my self no matter if he runs me over, I’m holding my ground. Luckily the foam ball explosion made him fly over me and the result is the best crossing I’ve captured so far. Nias is the greatest water photography school in the world. You need to be ready to dive deep to duck bombs and to swim hard for hours. Because when it breaks it is perfect all day long. At the end of my 3rd day, with my legs very tired already, disaster struck. I shot the first wave of the set and got caught for the first time by a giant bomb. A big hold down, leg cramps, the works. After tumbling a few hundred meters down the line I realized my work there was done. Back on sweet land, the smiles and the laughs and the electric stoke stayed with me for days. The feeling of a mission accomplished sunk into me the whole way home.

Diogo D’Orey and the art of proximity With photography equipment having reached a zenith of technology, every photographer’s quiver of lenses would seem to be the same. So how does D’Orey always make his look totally different? Jerome Sahyoun and the big picture at big Lagundri Bay.

Diogo D’O

Orey and the art of proximity

Diogo D’Orey and the art of proximity And speaking of shared sensual experiences, it doesn’t get much closer than this. Matt Bromley headed for the Holy Grail of surfing. D’Orey’s approach demands absolute trust between artist and subject…but with a razors edge at his throat.

Ice Breakers Mick Fanning and Mason Ho way off the grid

Excerpted from an article by Taylor Paul • All photography by Corey Wilson



Excerpt #1: Game of Thrones Snap-crackle-crackle-pop.


he sound of our fire echoes off the ice chunks as Mick Fanning and Mason Ho —wetsuited and bootied, warm their hands over the flames. A new swell is coming soon, they’re almost sure of it. They wait. Pop-crackle-snap. “We need that big chunk to go so we can get a west swell,” Mason says, pointing straight ahead. “I want one of those lefts so bad.” “You reckon those last couple of easts brought in too much ice?” asks Mick. The water just off shore is a minefield of microwave-sized ice cubes. “Maybe,” Mason says. “But we gotta go no matter what. How often will we get a chance to do this?” A half-mile in front of them, a 500-foot glacier rises from a calm bay like The Wall from the TV series Game Of Thrones. Mick and Mason came here yesterday when the surf went flat, a touristic detour in an area that can’t seem to shake the ice age. But when a chunk of ice the size of a city block fell and created a single-serve 10-foot swell, which then morphed into three perfect lefts, there was no choice but to return today to try and ride it. Mick sprays lighter fluid on the flames. The fire sizzles. Crackle-crackle-crackle. BOOOOOM.



They jolt upright and turn toward the glacier. A refrigerator-sized chunk of ice falls into the water. Then a Ford F-350. Then a studio apartment. “Here we goooo!” Mick yells as a 4br, 3b with walk-in closets detaches from the glacier. By the time the sound of the collision reaches them they’re already sprinting toward the water, zig-zagging between rocks and sliding over icebergs like cops on a car hood. Photographers rush to set up tripods and attach lenses. Mick and Mason stutter-step up the sandbar, trying to figure out where to go. Everyone’s scrambling, yelling. They jump in the water and paddle toward the glacier, water drawing off the shoreline like it’s being sucked from a straw. Chunks of ice bounce off their boards. They weren’t searching for a glacier wave, neither of them knew something like this even existed, but here they are, and here it comes.

Mick Fanning, honoring the search about 11,081 kilometers from Bali. As if the shark attack was not enough of a challenge.

Excerpt#2: Searching for Perspective This trip came at an ideal time for Mick. After a rollercoaster 2015 that included contest wins, a shark attack, a marital separation, the death of his brother and, oh yeah, a world title race, he figured he had met his drama limit for the decade, and opted to take 2016 off. To travel for pleasure. To clear his head. To figure out if competition is still his passion, or if trips like this should make up the balance of his career. And so, after competing at Snapper and Bells, while his peers made the short flight from Melbourne to Perth to chase points in Margaret River, Mick went north, really north, to chase perspective.

Excerpt#3: Earmuffs “We’re trying to explore 34,000 miles of coastline at 6 knots,” Captain Mike explains as we board his boat, a 60-foot fishing vessel retrofitted for surf exploration. “I don’t know the math on that, but I’m guessing it’d take more than a few lifetimes to give it the full search.” Lifetimes? We’ve got a week. Let’s see what we can do. Scott, first mate, photographer and drone pilot, gives us a tour of our new home. Bags and bodies in the bunks below. Boards and beers up top. Survival suits are here. Earmuffs are here. Don’t fall in there. Everywhere, Beauty.

Excerpt#3: Numb As we motor out of the bay, Mick wears a pensive expression as he

takes in the grandiose surroundings. Mountains rise 5,000 feet from the sea. One-ton sea lions roll near the boat. The bald eagles, circling in the thermals along the cliffs, have wingspans bigger than Mason Ho. “It’s like going through nature’s art gallery,” Mick says, enjoying every piece. Mason is a bit more boisterous in voicing his approval. “How great is this? he says as he pans his phone across the mountain range, “CHEEEEE-HOOOOO!” He swipes the screen a few times and holds the phone out to replay his words filtered through a high-pitched chipmunk voice. He laughs, and then everyone laughs, because Mason’s laughter is as contagious as the common cold. Everything is bigger here, the mountains, the beaches, the trees, and in their shadows, the waves look unrideable. Ankle-high slop on a rocky shore. Still, it’s been a lot of traveling and Mick and Mason are anxious to test the waters. Mike and Scott said the water was in the low 40s, but with no point of reference, how cold is that, really? They both put on “All The Rubber They Got” and jump in from the top deck. Since Mason is coming from Hawaii and is prone to theatrical reactions to most things in life, we expect some comedy after his first plunge. But when he bobs to the surface, he looks relieved. “It’s not bad at all,” he says. “Just cold on your face.” Mick is equally unphased, and they paddle toward shore with purpose. Crackle-crackle-pop.

This kind of cold is not felt as much as it is lived, creeping into the core of your very soul. Mick Fanning with a red hot move in an Ice Cold state.

There are false alarms. Huge Glacier calvings occur and they run to the shore to meet a wave that’s not there, either because the chunk didn’t fall directly into water or a small peninsula blocks the swell. It’s got the addictive uncertainty that comes with surfing in our everyday lives, but they’re learning it on the fly, surrounded by glaciers and ice bergs, laughing their heads off at the absurdity of it all. On the other side of the world, the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro just went on hold. Crackle-crackle-crackle.

Excerpt#4: Return As they raise the anchor and begin their return toward civilization, Mick watches the glacier a slowly moving force of nature, at it snakes its way through the black mountains to the bay. In a thousand years, the last piece of ice visible in the distance will fall into this water and

make a wave and him and Mason will be long gone. Contests? They seem pretty silly right about now. “This place makes you feel so insignificant,” Mick says, taking a sip of his beer. “It’s good…You feel at peace.” [Afterword] On the evening before their departure, the boys drink whiskey at a wharfside bar called The Pit. It’s at the end of the world. It’s open 24 hours, allows smoking and sells t-shirts that say, “I got pitfaced”. “This was so good for me,” Mick says, reflecting the way you do after a few drinks with old friends and new. “To be in nature and not have a fixed schedule, cell reception or Internet. It was just what I needed — to get off the grid and disappear.” And, although they are now technically back in civilization, Mick is still invisible.

“So, what do you do?” asks Brendan, the affable garbage man sitting next to Mick at the bar. “I surf ,” Mick replies. “Yeah, but what’s your job?” he presses. “Because why would anyone pay you to surf?” Mick laughs. “Mate, I’ve been asking myself that for 20 years.”

Extreme circumstances makes for extreme friendships between extreme surfers with extreme equipment. Including the hats. Three Time World Champion Mick Fanning and Hawaiian Prince Mason Ho, smiling through a cold blue world.



have learned that Surfing makes you look young, work makes you look old. Finding the balance is key

I believe we all like it when everybody is in the channel watching. The biggest challenge I face in life right now is school. I have learned that Girls from Hawaii shred. I’ve seen a few that surf better than the guys I have learned that a great friendship is priceless and that family is worth everything. Spiritual belief is very valuable. It’s best if I can fit a session in before school. Travelling is great, as long as there’s waves…I went to Israel last summer and surfed once in the three weeks I was there. The forecast was 1ft at 8 seconds. It would be a really great job being able to surf for a living. Someone asked me if I could change one thing about Bali. I answered, “Can I choose more than one?”

One of the hallmarks of Kin Goldman’s surfing is his calm approach to turbulent situations. Here, in a very rare close-up shot of Lakey Peak, a look at the nuances of Kin’s confident style are more evident. Photography by Cacho Izquierdo 4 4 SURFTIME

I have learned that my favorite wave is Lakey peak. No one goes right. I know I want to surf like Bruce Irons, that wave he got at the Padang cup reminded me of how good of a surfer he actually is. Mason Ho as well, he makes pro surfing actually look fun.

I have learned that romantic love is about finding someone who can tolerate your surfing obsession. If I was the President of Indonesia the first thing I would do is illegalize deforestation. The world could do with some more oxygen.

I have learned that really good Canggu with not a lot of people out makes me really happy. It never happens.

I have learned that waves are like life opportunities, if you don’t take them someone else will.

Kelly’s wave pool…“Every surfers dream”… heard that a hundred times but where’s the air section? I want to see John John on that wave.

I have learned this about night clubs. Don’t drive drunk. I have learned that being of two different coun-

try’s blood means being at home in a place far from home I know that my future holds more waves, more travels, new people, and a whole lot of school stress these next two years.

Kin Goldman, boosting at the Canggu trampoline park. Kin, Rio Waida and Lee Wilson hold the highest success percentages of completed aerials. Photography by Liquid Barrel





Though Gabriel Medina and Matt Wilkinson surfed this day, a close analysis of the photographs show that Mustofa Jeksen was the true standout of the session. It is Mustofa’s hunger for big wave moments that make the difference. Here with a 40 meter bottom turn, this surfer wants it.

Later, on the same wave as the photo from the previous spread, Mustofa relaxes in a situation where most visitors would be running for their lives. Mustofa believes that understanding the spirit of a wave is as important as performing on it.


have learned that waves have taught me gratefulness.

I was born in Bali. Born onto an island with a lot of different religions able to exist side by side in peace. So my Islamic belief is easy to follow. I wish the whole world could be like this island when it comes to religion. No wars. Getting everybody to surf would be a good start to World Peace. Fatherhood has not slowed me down. I think surfing and fatherhood are separate. I must maintain my ability to surf my best and catch the biggest, most radical waves with no hesitation. My family would expect no less from me. I have learned that the more aggressive you are in big waves, the safer you are. I will keep charging as long as I can. The reason I feel so little fear in big, radical waves is because I am in love with them. And we give each other that love. I am forever thankful to my main teacher for my abilities. Made Switra. He taught me as a kid the value of being a charger. I was eleven when he took me to big Uluwatu. At first he said no‌but then something in him said I would be ok‌and ever since then I have felt special in big waves. I believe surfing is about making impossibilities into possibilities. My favorite moment on a wave is when I can feel the spit of a big barrel on my back. I believe women in Indonesia must forget about being scared of getting dark skin. From my dark skin from surfing I have been able to make a life. I would love for the women to feel this way. This pride. There was a time when I was young when I stopped surfing and got into Motocross. But my Dad straightened me out. He saw my talent in the sea and made me not waste it. It is the best thing that ever happened to me. Even before I was married I knew that someday I would be pushing a healthy son into waves. And now I am and my happiness is complete. I do not want to be on the Olympic team. I think it is an opportunity for the next generation. I think it is their opportunity, not mine. I support Tolak Reklamasi. I have learned that I think surfing by yourself is as close to heaven as we can get on this earth. Surfing in the the spider man mask was to remind me to not take my surfing recognition too seriously. I have learned that every wave at every surf spot on every island has a different spirit. If you can connect with that spirit, you will surf well and be safe. Monster waves or small. I pray for the chance to win the Rip Curl Cup. That is my ultimate dream. I pray to be listed on that trophy someday.


The next time you think of beautful things, don’t forget to count yourself in. Uluwatu, the Jewel of the Bukit, the Temple of the Last Stone. Is beauty made better by the discovery of it? Let’s all pitch in to make sure. 52



hen surfer/biologist Curtis Lowe surfed here for the first time in April 2011, he fell immediately in love with Uluwatu. Not just with the waves, but with her spectacular ecosphere as well. But coming in through the cave on his way back in from that first surf session, he was struck by the amount of rubbish around him. Lowe had arrived in Bali on a visa run from Australia, intending to go back. He never went.

“I got really sad about the state of things here and wanted to help” Says Lowe, “I mean, how hard can it be to collect and process waste water and pick up the garbage from a couple of dozen warungs? I thought a couple of months, tops. So I was happy to donate that time”. This thinking inspired the creation of Project Clean Uluwatu, a non profit organization dedicated to Uluwatu’s environmental sustainability, of which Curtis Lowe became project manager. (Note: Surftime Magazine mistakenly identified him as Executive Director in a previous issue).

“Five years later I’m still here,” He laughs, “But we can finally say we were on top of it. It took someone as dumb as me to try and solve this thing.” He laughs again. The process was initially started many years before Curtis Lowe turned up. A bunch of the pioneering surfers on Bali, including Steve Palmer, were trustees of a local Non Profit called Gus. Out of concern for the health of Uluwatu, they built an-eco toilet for general public use, feeding effluent into planting boxes. It worked great. It was a bold and cutting edge initiative at the time. The Gus toilets still stand at the heart of PCU.

But the problem became bigger as more businesses sprung up. So the program needed to expand to a much bigger scale. Hence the creation of PCU and the efforts that continue today. So far the funding for PCU has come from private donations and organizations that really care. Patagonia, an outdoor adventure company, just donated a bundle. Rip Curl has always been really supportive. EcoBali recycling has been on board since the beginning. Numerous fundraisers have been really successful and a lot of really good-hearted individuals have made what was thought impossible now a real possibility. A clean, sustainable Uluwatu. Tom Curren is one of those who love to help. He and his band played at a recent fundraising event at Uluwatu Surf Villas, which was a

real success. Tom doesn’t jump into the limelight much and if he does, you know it means something to him. “To know you can play somewhere and be a part of something else that’s really cool…you know…that’s awesome.” Curren says, “With the environmental issues at hand, we have to make it together. And these PCU guys are doing it well. So I came to help them. The bigger the movement is, the better. If nothing else it makes good business sense”. How many surf-breaks would be better for the introduction of this model? Answer. All of them. This is what success looks like and it can be done again and again. Money can be found. People can care. Waves can be surfed. And the environment can be loved.

So the time has now come for Curtis Lowe and PCU to hand over their system to the local Uluwatu people. To inspire the local community to get deeply involved and create their own destiny when it comes to better environmental practices. The local community also sees this as a way to sustain their many businesses onto the future as well.

Curtis Lowe came here for the waves and stayed here for the love of much more. An Environmental leader who is now handing over the reins to local stewardship.

To that end PCU has employed new General managers from within the local community, the goal being for staff like Curtis Lowe to slowly detach until It is an all Indonesian operation. It’s a plan that resonates with the core crew. “I think the idea of PCU being run by locals is great because they must,” says Mega Semahdi, “It’s our home and we should take care of it. We have to keep it clean. Otherwise people are not gonna come, and our lifestyles will suffer. Now, we just need to maintain it and follow the systems that have been put in place.” The men for the job are Wayan Paul Kartika and Made Kadek Aryawan, the two sons of the owner of the clifftop land that housed the original warungs. Kadek is the head of the Uluwatu Boardriders association, so both men have an

obvious interest in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. The perfect people to drive the project forward. Their goal now is to keep PCU running far into the future. The short term plan is to increase environmental cooperation with the warungs, particularly when it comes to separating waste for the compost, getting more of the local community to chip in for the waste disposal, and renovating the GUS toilets. Project clean Uluwatu is clearly moving into the future in the right direction. Especially with the help of the new staff, men like Mega Semahdi, the Uluwatu Boardriders and all the local people who are taking a renewed interest now that the ball is in their hands. PCU envisions a day when Bali’s people become the guiding light behind a new environmental revolution in Balinese surfbreak management.

The Balinese people have always been brave, bold, hardworking people. They deserve this success. And as Project Clean Uluwatu knows very well, their success will be our success. To get involved contact: Project Clean Uluwatu Ph: 081246913596 Project Clean Uluwatu is a proud member of 1% For the Planet

General Manager Wayan Kartika, one of the new men in charge of taking local responsibility for Uluwatu’s international environmental issues. A natural evolution.



All Photos by Liquid Barrel


would like to have the head I have now with the body that I had at 18yrs. It would be a whole lot easier. I was forced to give up surfing for many years. After my accident, it was like leaving my life. This is why every time I step in the water it now has a very special flavor. I appreciate everything from a simple take off to a nice wipe out. My biggest challenge now is to open a surf school for handicap surfers. I want my disability to help people, not scare them. I have learned that it is great to see a woman in the sea. Good for the heart. Eyes too. I have learned that true friendship is more rare than true love. A true friend can help you to not sink. I’m not religious but I think religions are fascinating. Believing in something that helps you find strength is beautiful. Religions become harmful only when you use it as an excuse to unleash wars. For me, I find religion in the relationship I have with my son and inside what I live every day with the sea.

I would not change anything about Bali. I love the country, I love the culture and people who live there, love every smell and every single grain of sand. I would like to see it a little bit cleaner. I hate to see the little respect of many people for their own country, especially when it is a little paradise. My favorite wave in the world is Padang Padang. The only place that scares me at the same time as it makes me love her. It is the spot that I started to surf after my amputation. It’s my challenge and my Nirvana. I have learned that everything is romantic about surfing. Awake at dawn with friends, the sound of the sea, the scents, the anxious expectations of swell. Fantastic. Of course the simple things in life are the best. To see my son grow up. To wake up and go into the sea, to wake up in the morning and see the smile of my girl lying next to me. This is life.

I have learned that my mother is a strong woman, a woman of yesteryday, one who has worked all her life to give me values in the best way she can. I have learned that travel is the only way to mix with everything and everyone. The only way to test our hearts. To know and learn about love of others and yourself. 5 6 SURFTIME

Fabrizzio Passetti, proving that it is far better to be led by your dreams, than pushed by your problems.

I have learned to honor Clay Marzo. He ‘s definitely my favorite surfer. He does not face his challenges, he ignores them. Because for him, they do not exist. I have learned how lucky I am to be able to surf and find myself in the water with friends like Mega, Corok, Alik, Made, Darma, Jhonny, Nyoman...I cannot name everyone unless I take a whole page. These are people who I love and whom I respect deeply. They have helped me over the years to believe in myself again by helping me in the water and out.

If I were the President of Indonesia I would build huge recycling centers. A waste incinerator. I would apply heavy fines to those who pollute in any way. I would make the recycling mandatory and give importance to the beauty of this amazing country.

I have learned that my future is in my pursuit to develop my adaptive surfing project. I’m sure I’ll be able to pull it off.

Waves have taught me a lot. I owe them. They gave me hope when things seemed hopeless. I can only say that I hope with all my heart to live a simple life, to have a home in Bali where I can spend the day with my family. I would like to continue to surf and transmit this passion to my son and my students.

There is only really one disability in life…a bad attitude. Fabrizzio Passetti, Canggu, not letting what he cannot do interfere with what he can do.


BEN BENSON, 13 All Photos by Liquid Barrel


have learned a lot about music from my Dad. When I was little my Dad would take me to JRX Bar on Poppies II to see Devil Dice play with Marshello and The Hydrant. It was really cool. I’ve learned that music is very powerful, it can make you feel good and energized or it can make you feel sad and depressed. I have learned that Fear comes in when you know that you are hurt bad and you can see the look in other people’s eyes. That’s when you have to face fear, then you know how strong you are. My injury at Desert point taught me that next Season I am going back with a bigger board and will be more selective about when I surf. This season’s big swells at Desert’s were ugly and wild with strange wind. Many days went flat at low tide so we surfed on the high or mid tide without proper trades. I guess that I will be a little spooked about going back to Desert’s and pulling into another big barrel, but I still want another one. But I definitely don’t want to smash my face again, so my approach must be more calculated. My favorite moment on wave is when I’m taking off, looking down the line, seeing what the wave has to offer and how I want to ride it. I have learned that for women, the better the waves, the better they surf I have learned that I value the many good friends that I have. When I’m in California I miss surfing with my friends in Bali, and when I’m in Bali I miss hanging out with my friends in California. That’s also one of the many good things about travelling, you meet new friends everywhere you go, and over time your friendship grows. I love going new places surfing, skating, and meeting new people. I look forward to pulling into the parking lot of Rincon, running down the trail to check the waves and saying Hi to all the Crew that hang down there.

At thirteen years old already one of the most well traveled Indonesian surfers, Ben Benson has learned to adapt to a dazzling array of waves and conditions. His recent performances in California turned heads from San Diego to Santa Cruz. Ben, with a classic act at classic Rincon. Photography by Duncan Mc Kenzie 6 0 SURFTIME

If I could, I would remove all of the wide Tour bus’s in Bali because they are too big for Bali’s local roads and they have turned many sacred surf spots into tourist attractions . I have learned that my favorite wave is Sand Spit, in California. What I like about the wave is that it doesn’t break often, so when it does your all amped up to surf. Also because when you take off deep you do not know whether you are going to make the drop. A sand bottom is cool too. I believe Julian Wilson is fast, sharp, powerful, on rail, and his airs are textbook. Mason Ho’s backside tube style is the best, the way he reads the wave and mixes it up. Jordy Smith? The way he reads a wave and the lines that he draws is how I want to surf someday. I have learned that what makes me happy are all the little things in life. Anything positive, like ice cream and comedy. I have learned that what makes me sad is if I do something that I regret. I think a lot about Kelly’s Wave pool. If I was President of Indonesia, the first law I would put into place would be that Kids get a better and free education. You see too many families in Indonesia that struggle to pay their Kids school fees. For me surfing gives my life meaning. After my accident at Desert Point, I was out of the water for 2 months, and every day I would wake up and say “ Wow, what am I supposed to do today ?” . I have learned that at 13yrs now, my life seems to be going pretty good. So if it could stay like this for the next 5 years then that would be ideal.

Photography by Craig Heath

With a vertical approach that is still developing, with unquestioned courage and with professional aspirations, Ben Benson is reaching for sky. And with moves like this, it looks like he just might make it. Photography by Cacho Izquierdo






reams and myths. Striking parallels. They are different, in that dreams are personal and raw products of the unconscious. Myths, on the other hand, may have dream backgrounds, but are the product of elaborate artistic narrative shaped by consciousness. They develop variants and historical associations with collectives, such as religious texts, rituals, literature, or national legends with political purposes, such as the national Hero or Goddess. But dreams and myths are both rooted in unconscious depths, the well of the soul, and thus have parallels. Fairy tales seem in-between, less influenced by cultural elaboration than myths, closer to their unconscious source. Fairy tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective and unconscious psychic processes. Which brings us to surfing and the Dreams and Myths we hold. The empty line-up. The perfect Go-pro winner. Watching a friend get the barrel of his life. The main difference between

this being that unlike any other sports photography, Photographers like the man who goes by the name of Liquid Barrel is actually able to capture our dreams and myths and put them on display. Photography becoming the stories that we cannot put into words. Liquid Barrel, operating very quietly, but remarkably, artistically shoots with not only a dreamlike passion but a passion to capture our dreams and myths. Criss crossing the archipelago, looking for the uncommon, the untrammeled, the unspoken. Liquid Barrel captures a moment in time and then holds it still for us to see. So that we may see our dreams, see our myths in the making. Heroes and triumphs, dreamscapes and impossibilities. In the end it’s all worth it. The startling beauty of the world we swim through, play in, love and laugh and adventure in. Do dreams come true? Thanks to Liquid Barrel, here’s the proof.

One of those photos you could stare at for hours. Four dreams…or one?

Hawaiian Alii Kalani Chapman approached the day with the same commitment that he employs at Pipeline. When Desert Point gets this size, the similarities in both waves are impossible to ignore.

DREAMSCAPES We used to only be able to remember or perhaps dream our tubular moments. Now, with the advent of Go Pro’s, dream tubes can be covered by every angle. It has changed the way we surf, the way we stand on a board, the very way we see ourselves. To re-live the magic, Dreams are no longer necessary. Anthony Walsh, big Bangko Bangko, not only living, but documenting the dream.

DREAMSCAPES It’s that last glimpse, that last instant before pushing through, looking back at a friend howling through a giant barrel…that is when you witness a far more personal moment than you realize. An unbreakable bond. Almost sexual, witnessing another’s supreme moment of focus, of fear, his every fiber quivering with both ultimate arousal and otherworldly awareness of his ecstacy. James Mitchell charging through an unforgettable wet dream. A snapshot moment of human purpose and perfection.



As an Indonesian, your surfing is not defined by the color of your skin, it is defined by what experiences that skin has brought to your surfing. In Diah’s case, as always, it has brought beauty paired with feminine strength. Photography by Liquid Barrel



have learned that Life is short. Time is fast, there is no replay, no rewind, so I plan enjoying every moment I can.

I am not a mother yet, but I think being a mother is the highest paid job in the world, since the payment is in pure love.

I have learned that my favorite moments on waves are when they awake my soul.

I have learned that I love being a pro surfer. Being a pro surfer is just so different and exciting for a Balinese woman and I’m proud of being one.

The biggest challenge I face as a woman of the sea is in discovering who I am and discovering my highest levels of bravery. I have never been treated badly in the ocean as a woman. I have always been treated with respect. I have learned that the real value of friendship is

I have learned that if I could change Bali I would say no more building for hotels, keep the nature, and clean the place up. I dream of Balinese people keeping the culture and the health of the island strong. Not for tourists, but for themselves. What I have learned from nightclubs is that the person who cannot take control of themselves when they are in one, cannot take control of there lives when they are not in one. I know and believe in Karma. I have learned that my favorite waves are found in the Mentawai. I want to surf like Malia Manuel.

found in someone who protects you like a family. Family isn’t about people in your life who are blood relations. Its about the people in your life who want you to be in their life. Its about the people in your life who accept you for who you are, support you in the things you choose to do and no matter what, are there for you. I have learned that the real value of spiritual belief is its place in the mind. Everything you think, you become. Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness, but it does teach you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow stronger, smarter and better.

I have learned that what makes me happy is surrounding myself with peace and positivity. I have no desire to do things that hurt other beings. I have learned that I get very sad when I can’t do my best when I want to be my best. I have learned that romantic love is all about when a girl and her boyfriend can surf together all day and still love each other at sunset. I have learned that waves have taught me about motivation. Taught me to live this life fully, unconditionally, each and everyday, always going forward and upward. I have learned that you must let yourself feel the fire within you.



G A L L E R Y STRIVE. SURVIVE. ALIVE. That Rizal Tandjung is still picking off the best waves of the day at Padang Padang and riding as deep and as fast as anyone, is testimony to how miraculous life can be led into your forties if you just maintain your stoke. Pure and simple. Photography by Everton Luis

Another Surfer who is apparently not aging is Made Winada Adi Putra. Still pulling wild airs down at Halfway Beach with the regularity of a teenager. But putting his over 30 years of experience into every one of them. Photography by Juliartha

It has been a banner year for Putu Arya “Corok” Gunata. It seems he was in the exactly the right spot during every perfect day of the year. Corok, Screaming in blue, another Wave of the day. Photography by Everton Luis


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n an exciting finale to the Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour Indonesian Finals 2016 at Halfway Kuta Beach last Sunday afternoon, Rio Waida claimed victory in the Pro Am Division, Ketut Agus took out the 16 and Under Division, Dhea Natasya earned the Girls Under 21 championship, and her brother Dhanny Widianto nabbed his second consecutive 13 and Under crown. The day started off with 55 finalists from the two qualifying events earlier this year, Geckofish in Sanur and Flying Fish in Brawa, all taking on the smallish Kuta Beach waves in hopes of claiming victory in their respective divisions and coming home with their share of the Rp. 35 million in cash and prizes from Voodoo surfboards, FCS products, FRII Hotel vouchers, Carve sunglasses, Sunny Daze sunblock and Bali Wacks wax.



The future of Indonesia surfing is clearly very bright, as even though the first half of the day was cloudy with a threat of rain, by time the sun came out the action in the water was already on fire with Bali’s best boy and girl surfers showing off their amazing talents while their friends, family, and tourist spectators cheered them on. The Pro Am final was indeed the clash of the Titans, with last year’s winner Mega Artana battling it out with the Prince of Padma (and last year’s Under 16 champ) Raju Sena, past King of the Groms winner Andre Julian, and last minute wildcard entry Rio Waida, fresh fresh from his biggest win ever at the King of the Groms/Young Guns event in California. “I had bit of jetlag and I wasn’t really prepared for this event because I didn’t qualify due to

missing one event, but Ribut gave me a wild card at the last minute so ya, here I am,” said Rio after receiving his cash and goodies on the podium. “And I’m so stoked that I won! VTCT RESULTS: 13 & UNDER 1. Dhanny Widianto 2. Pajar Ariana 3. Tenshi Ishii Ratif 4. Ryuki Waida

16 & UNDER 1. Ketut Agus 2. Kian Martin 3. Louis Bomba 4. Ivan Prihandoyo

GIRL PRO AM 1. Dhea Natasya 1. Rio Waida 2. Taina Izquerdo 2. Mega Artana 3. Summa Longbottom 3. Raju Sena 4. Puanani Johnson 4. Andre Julian



acitan – East Java: In a thrilling finale to four days of competition at Pancer Door Beach for the inaugural Hello Pacitan 2016 “Flaming of the Sea” ASC sanctioned event, Bali’s Raditya Rondi claimed victory over Rio Waida and received a winner’s check of Rp 15 million and a beautiful stone trophy as well as 250 ASC championship points. The final, which was witnessed by several hundred spectators on the beach, saw the lead change back and for several times between Rondi, who is a 3-time Asian Surfing Champion and a 1-time Indonesian Champion and the young 16 year old Waida, who just recently returned from a trip to California where he won the Young Guns/King of the Groms international competition for 16 year old and under surfers.

With Waida in the lead going into the remaining minute of the 30 minute it looked like the win was solidly in hand, as there were not many larger waves coming through and Rondi needed an excellent score of 8.33 to regain the lead. Then Rondi lost his priority by taking off took off on a smaller wave and kicking out almost immediately, seeming to be a big mistake that would cost him the final. But then, side by side with Waida with just 30 seconds to go, Rondi turned and took off an a next wave in a desperate last attempt…and the wave just seemed to get better and better as it peeled down the sandbar. After he had squeezed every possible turn out of it, he and Waida both waited anxiously in the shallow water waiting for the MC to call out the judges score….which came in at a big 8.80! Enough for Raditya to take one of the most exciting finals of the year. HELLO PACITAN RESULTS: ASC Men’s Open Division 1. Raditya Rondi (Bali) 2. Rio Waida (Indo/Japan) 3. Equal 3rd Place: Dede Suryana (West Java) and Made Darmayasa (Bali) 1. Rina Kitazawa (Japan) 2. Taina Izquierdo (Indo/USA) 3. Equal 3rd Place: Puanani Johnson (Indo/USA) and Kailani Johnson (Indo/USA)



UTA BEACH, BALI, INDONESIA – The event Winners and series Champions of all four divisions were crowned in the third and final installment of the Billabong Grommet Attack Series 2016 held at Halfway Kuta Beach with a total of 96 grommets participating in the action packed season finale. With challenging onshore conditions, the groms were often limited to making only one or two turns per wave. But Halfway Boardriders President and Billabong team member Rahtu Suargita had this to say after the finals: “Every contest has its challenges, and we cannot control the ocean, so it’s about how you make the best of the conditions you have. The best surfers can compete in any type of conditions and win and we saw that today, so in a way it’s good because these events are about preparing these young surfers for the future.” Surftime congratulates all on a job well done. What a great year. The Billabong Grommet Attack series is proudly supported by the ASC, Padma Boys Boardriders, Halfway Kuta Boardriders, Gus foundation, Warung Made, Paletas Wey, Pondok Pitaya, FCS fins, Hansel Surfboards, Surftime Magazine and

BILLABONG GROMMET ATTACK, EVENT 3 FINAL RESULTS : Series Champions 1. Under 16 Boys: Ketut Agus 2. Under 16 Girls: Taina Izquierdo 3. Under 14 Boys: Dhanny Widianto 4. Push-In: Made Balon

Under 14 Boys 1. Dhanny Widianto 2. Bronson Meidy 3. Tenshii Ishii 4. Ryuki Waida

Under 16 Boys 1. Ketut Agus 2. Rio Waida 3. Sonny Perussel 4. Irawan Dani Asmoro

Under 16 Girls 1. Giada Lagati 2. Taina Izquierdo 3. Dhea Natasya 4. Cinta Hansel

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t was a beautiful day for the Halfway Kuta Boardriders Third event held on September 11th. It was a solid 3 feet under blue skies with light offshore wind. Push-in, Groms, Juniors, girls, and the open division were in perfect sync with the conditions. Making for great performances. As always, before the comp the HKB always start with beach clean up and ceremonial offerings to the ocean. This event saw great improvement for all the surfers in all divisions, highlighted by Sinar Tanjung, I Gede Febrina, Varun Tandjung and Surya Ratiff. And of course Regina Sinestra, the lone girl who paddled out into an all Male final in the novice division and took the win over the boys. She was stoked, the boys were not. The Girls Division had only six girls in the event but it was a blast. Kailani Johnson was was able to ibeat Taina Izquierdo for the win, her sister Puanani came third, and Cinta Hansel took fourth. As usual Made Raditya Rondi showed his pro skills and took the first place away from Dedi Santoso. It was a battle between a goofy and a regular foot. The Legend of Indonesian surfing, Rizal Tanjung, surfing like a grom, was satisfied with third and The Black Horse Nyoman Asti Adi came fourth. Halfway Kuta Boardriders exists not just to make Champions, but also to teach the spirit of surfing to the next generation and develop the skills to become a good athlete. The HKB will see you next in ou in October and November for the Final events of the year. FINAL RESULTS EVENT #3 2016: Push-in 1st - Surya Ishii Ratif 2nd - I Gede Febrina 3rd - Kai Raymond 4th - Sinar Tanjung

Novice 1st - Regina Sunestra 2nd - Made Noe 3rd - Yuro 4th - Ghana Sunestra

Grom 1st - Ryu Keker 2nd - Putu Bagia 3rd - Putu Indra 4th - Supriadi

Junior 1st - Ryu Keker 2nd - Putu Bagia 3rd - Putu Indra 4th - Supriadi

Girls 1st - Kailani Johnson 2nd - Taina Izquerdo 3rd - Puanani Johnson 4th - Cinta Hansel

Open 1st - Raditya Rondi 2nd - Made Dedi Dwi Santoso 3rd - Rizal Tanjung 4th - Nyoman Asti Adi



he world’s premiere electronic music festival made a stop in Bali once again on 15-16 September at Potato Head Beach Club. The international dance music festival series lived up to its reputation by bringing some of the biggest names in music to the Island of the Gods. This year’s headliners were Afrojack, deadmau5, Dubfire and Martin Garrix with support from across the music spectrum, including Galantis, Technasia, Matador and Nic Fanciulli. Although Bali made its Ultra debut just last year, the 2016 event was one of the most anticipated stops on the Ultra world tour and tickets were quickly snapped up by music and festival lovers. The lucky ones

who managed to secure a ticket were treated to two days of music spread across three stages: Ultra Main Stage, Resistance Stage and the UMF Radio Stage. Ultra Bali was one of six international events held inside of nine days in September. Ultra was founded in 1999 and quickly gained electronic music fans from around the world. Over the years, Ultra took its show worldwide to international party capitals including Miami, Ibiza, Sao Paulo and Hvar and Split. It has won “Best Dance Event” and “Best Music Event” multiple times from the International Dance Awards and most recently, was named “World’s Best Festival” by DJ Mag.

Tom Curren Fundraiser with Rip Curl and Uluwatu Surf Villas for Project Clean Uluwatu. An amazing sunset heralded the 5th year that Uluwatu Surf Villas have hosted their annual Tom Curren/Rip Curl concert fundraiser to support Project Clean Uluwatu. Truly making the location the best place in Bali for a gathering of surf culture and environmental stewardship. Including Rip Curls 20mil donation, 88mil was raised. Stoked.


Rio Waida triumphs in America! Rio Waida has done it. Against the hottest Young surfers America has to offer, Rio Waida has won the Quiksilver Young guns contest and a check for US10,000. Defeating the likes of Australia’s Cody young and Kyuss King, Waida’s win was no small feat. Being judged separately on Airs, Rail and combos, Waida has proven to the world that his future does indeed look bright.

FREE VOLCOM GIVEAWAY! It was great Made Awan on the cover of the last issue. He has been ripping Desert point for many years and he is always one of the best guys out. I appreciate that Surftime is the only Magazine in the world that puts Indonesian surfers on the cover. All the world class photos in all the mags and websites are from Indonesia but they only print white tourists. Even when Mega won the Rip Curl Cup. Thank you Surftime for recognizing our country’s real talent. Nyoman Bagus Aditya, Nusa Dua Thank you, Nyoman, for recognizing Surftime as the leading Magazine for Indonesian surfing and surfers. For your kind letter you win a Volcom surf backpack.


Jabodetabek: PT.Gagan Indonesia ( Ipanema & Reef ), PT.Sukses Sinar Abadi ( NIXON ), PT.Exhibition Network Indonesia, PT. Indonesia AirAsia, PT.Harindotama Mandiri ( OP & Redsand ), Pola Grade, PT.Coca - Cola Distribution Indonesia, BEAM GLOBAL ASIA PTE LTD, PT. Amerta Indah Otsuka ( Pocari Sweat ), Giant Bogor Yasmin, Carrefour Karawaci, Giant Padjajaran Bogor (supermarket), Giant Bogor, Carrefour Bsd, Giant Villa Melati Mas, Giant Paramount, Giant BSD, Giant Pamulang, Hypermart Cibubur Junction, Giant Cibubur, Giant Cbd Bintaro, Giant Depok, Giant Tole Iskandar, Giant Ciledug, Carrefour Permata Hijau, Carrefour Central Park, Carrefour Puri Indah, Carrefour Kelapa Gading, Giant Semanggi, Carrefour Duta Merlin, Giant Harapan Indah, Giant Bekasi, Carrefour Lebak Bulus, Giant Lebak Bulus, Jason Senopati Office 8, PT. Lucky Strategis, Jason Ampera, Hypermart Pejaten Village, Hypermart Kemang, Carrefour Ambassador, Carrefour Casablanca, Carrefour Mt Haryono, Giant Kalibata, Point Break Bekasi, Point Break Blok M, Point Break Karawaci, Point Break Kelapa Gading, Point Break Serang, Point Break Taman Anggrek, Djournal Cilandak town square, Cilandak town square, Brew&co Cilandak Town Square, Kopiluwak Cilandak Town Square, Tapas movida Cilandak Town Square, Excelco Cilandak Town Square, Starbuck Cilandak Town Square, Hagendaz Cilandak Town Square, My Kopi Cilandak Town Square, Conouseour Cilandak Town Square, Liberica Cilandak Town Square, The Coffe Bean Cilandak Town Square, Malay Village Cilandak Town Square, Mangkok putih Cilandak Town Square, Fish&co Cilandak Town Square, Hatten wines Kemang, Coffe corner Kemang, Largo bistro Kemang, Beergarden Kemang, Moe’s place Kemang, The coffe bean Kemang, Kopi seruput Kemang, Chiken chon Kemang, Esia café Kemang, Anomali café Kemang, Signature


café Kemang, Café mondo Kemang, Koi Kemang, VIN + Kemang, JCO Kemang, Casa Kemang, Takigawa Kemang, Starbuck Kemang, Pizza marzano Kemang, Kedai kopi 89 Kemang, Daily bread Pondok Indah Mall 1, Kafe betawi Pondok Indah Mall 1, Regal coffe Pondok Indah Mall 1, The coffe bean Pondok Indah Mall 1, Chopstix Pondok Indah Mall 1, Out Back Pondok Indah Mall 1, Starbuck coffee Pondok Indah Mall 1, J.Co Pondok Indah Mall 1, Teritorri Pondok Indah Mall 1, Fatburger Pondok Indah Mall 1, Soursally Pondok Indah Mall 1, Taichan Pondok Indah Mall 2, Regal coffe Pondok Indah Mall 2, jitllada Pondok Indah Mall 2, Takigawa Pondok Indah Mall 2, Bakerzin Pondok Indah Mall 2, Hanei Pondok Indah Mall 2, Din tai fung Pondok Indah Mall 2, Shabu tei Pondok Indah Mall 2, The Café Cartel Pondok Indah Mall 2, Radja Ketjil Pondok Indah Mall 2, Fish & co Pondok Indah Mall 2, Suntiang Pondok Indah Mall 2, Coldstone Pondok Indah Mall 2, Seruput Pondok Indah Mall 2, Opasuki Pondok Indah Mall 2, Sushi tei Pondok Indah Mall 2, Pizza marzano Pondok Indah Mall 2, Dellifrance Pondok Indah Mall 2, Victoria caffe Pondok Indah Mall 2, The coffe bean Pondok Indah Mall 2, Krispy kreme Pondok Indah Mall 2, Red bean Pondok Indah Mall 1, Hagen daz Pondok Indah Mall 2, Kenny Roger Roasters Pondok Indah Mall 2, Killiney Kopitiam Grand Indonesia, Sushi Tei Grand Indonesia, Kopi Luwak Grand Indonesia, Kenny Roger Roasters Grand Indonesia, Kafe Betawi Grand Indonesia, Fish & co Grand Indonesia, Cali Deli Grand Indonesia, Pizza Marzano Grand Indonesia, Starbuck Coffe Grand Indonesia, Burger King Grand Indonesia, Krispy Kreme Grand Indonesia, The Coffe Bean Grand Indonesia Lt. 1, Hagen Daz Grand Indonesia, Takigawa Grand Indonesia, Djournal Grand Indonesia, Sushi Tei Plaza Indonesia, Starbuck Plaza Indonesia, The Coffee Bean Plaza Indonesia, Segafredo Plaza Indonesia, Shabu-shabu house Plaza Indonesia,

Opus café Plaza Indonesia, Chopstix Plaza Indonesia, Kitchenette Plaza Indonesia, Bakerzin Plaza Indonesia, Kopi Luwak Plaza Indonesia, Red tomato Plaza Indonesia, Fatburger Plaza Indonesia, Kafe Betawi Plaza Indonesia, Yakun Kaya Toast Plaza Indonesia, Bistro baron Plaza Indonesia. Jawa Barat: Giant Alam Sutra / Bandung, Carrefour Kiaracondong, Point Break Bandung, Heaven Skateboard, Asep Kusdinar Pangandaran. Jawa Timur: Carrefour Golden City Surabaya, Carrefour Kalimas, Point Break World Surabaya, Point Break Pakuwon. Jawa Tengah dan DIY Jogyakarta: Carrefour Plaza Ambarukmo, Point Break Solo Paragon.


Point Break World Banjarmasin.


Point Break World Panakkukang, Point Break Gorontalo, Point Break Palopo, Point Break Palu, Route 66 Kendari.


Point Break Ambon, Point Break Maluku, Point Break Ternate.


Point Break Andalas, Point Break Basko, Point Break Batam, Point Break Palembang Square, Point Break Palembang, Square extension, Point Break Pekan Baru, Point Break Sun Plaza Medan, Route 66 Medan, Substance padang.

NUSA TENGGARA BARAT Mataram, Senggigi, Sumbawa ( Pesawat Transnusa DPS-Dompu,Lakey )


Kuta: Afends, Alam Kul-Kul Hotel, Back Door, Balcony Rest & Bar, Bali Barrel, Bali Learn To Surf, Bali Learn To Surf, Billabong Flagship, Billabong Kuta Square, Bliss Wayan Hotel, Blue Groove, Blue Ocean, Blue Ocean Shop, Blue Panic, Cv.Oasis Mandiri (Dragon Indonesia), Da Present, DC Kuta Square, Dragon Office, Dragon Shop, Eikon Bar, Electrohell, G-Land, Halfway Surf, Hard Rock Café, Hard Rock Radio, Hot Banana, Hurley Kuta Square, Hurley Poppies Lane II, Indodream, Insght Kuta Square, Junior, Naruki, Oddyseys Surfing School, O’Neil Kuta Square, Ovault Legian, Ovault Pantai, Papaya Surf, Pro Surf School, PT.Billabong Indonesia Office, Quiksilver Beachwalk, Quiksilver Kuta Square, Quiksilver Premium, Ripcurl Bemo Corner, Ripcurl Kuta Square, Rip Curl Memo, Star Surf, Sunkist, Surfer Girl, Surfer Girl Office, Surfer Girl PODS, The Pit, Tiket to the Moon Popies Line I, Toke, Tsunami, Tubes Bar, Volcom Bemo Corner, Volcom Kuta Square, Yayasan GUS, Bali Niksoma Hotel, Black Canyon, BSO, Cozy, Harris Hotel Pantai, Hurley Factory Outlet, Istana Rama Hotel, Kuta Seaview Hotel, Luke Studer Shop, Mercure Hotel, Nero Bali, OZ Radio, POP Hotel, PT.Jarosite ( Rip Curl ), PT.Sinar Sosro, PT. Transnusa Air Services ( TransNusa ), Ramayana Hotel, Rip Curl OSO, Rip Curl Sunset Road, Rosso Vivo, Ryosi Restaurant, Sky Garden, Starbuck Café Pantai, Take Restaurant, The 101 Legian Hotel, The Stones, TJ’s Restaurant, VI AI PI, Hotel Santika, Carrefour Denpasar Sunset Road, Blue Wave. Trans Nusa. Tuban: Aston Kuta, Bali Dynasty Hotel, Bamboo Restaurant, Batan Waru Restaurant, Billabong Discovery Mall, Blue Fin, Bubba Gum, Ryoshi, Discovery Hotel, Envy Restaurant, Golden Lotus, Hacienda Restaurant, Holiday Inn Resort, Hurley Discovery Mall, Kuta Lines Discovery Mall, Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Magani Hotel, PT. Volcom

Indonesia Office, Quiksilver Discovery Mall, Ramada Bintang Bali, Risata Bali Resort, Wave Hunter ( SUP ). Legian: Dahui, All Season Hotel, Camankila Hotel, Cibola, DC Legian, Huck Happy Store, Hurley Legian, Jayakarta Hotel,Legian Beach Hotel, Macaroni Bar Bar & Restautant, Nixon Shop Legian, Ovault Beachwalk, Poco Loco Bar & Rest, PT.Jaya Bersama ( Rip Curl Surf School ), PT.Quiksilver Indonesia, Quiksilver Café, Quiksilver Legian, Ripcurl Legian, Ripcurl Melasti, Sky Surf, SWICH Restaurant, Tanaya Bed and Breakfast, The Bokha Hotel, The Granmas Hotel Jl. Legian, Trattoria, Zanzibar Restaurant, Bali Mandira Hotel. Seminyak, Oberoi, Petitenget: Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Biku Restaurant, Billabong Bintang, Billabong Seminyak, Canggu Deli, Channel Islands, Cocoon Restaurant, DC Seminyak Square, Deus Oberoi, Deus Petitenget, Drifter Shop, Fave Hotel, Hurley Indonesia, Hurley Oberoi, Insight Seminyak, Ipanema Seminyak, IZE Hotel, Kaizam Restautant, Khaima Restaurant, Laca-Laca Restaurant, Lanai Restaurant, Made’s Warung Seminyak, Mannekepis Restaurant, Meja Kitchen & Bar, Motel Mexicola Restaurant, Oakley Seminyak, O’Neill Oberoi Shop, Petitenget Restaurant, Potato Head, PT.O’Neill Indonesia, Puravida Seminyak, Quiksilver Bintang, Quiksilver Oberoi, Quiksilver Petitenget, Red Carpet, Reef Seminyak, Ripcurl Bintang, Ripcurl Seminyak, Roxy Seminyak, Rumors Restaurant, Ryosi Restaurant, Salty Seagull, Single FIN Seminyak, SOHO Restaurant, Surfer Girl Seminyak Square, Tekor Bali Restaurant, The Grandmas Hotel Dyana Pura, The Haven Hotel, Betelnut Restaurant, Black Canyon Seminyak Square, By The Sea Shop, Chandi Restaurant, Crab Restaurant, Dylon Long Bottom, Eat Well Restaurant, Old Man’s Restaurant, Queens Tandor Restaurant, Taco Casa.

Nusa Dua: Nusa Dua Beach Grill, PT.Bali Bijaksana (Oakley) Office, Ovault Nusa Dua. Uluwatu, Jimbaran: Surfer Paradise Kelan, Surfer Paradise Sale Shop, Drifter Office, Hansel Surfboards, Quiksilver Uluwatu, Single Fin Shop, Single Fin Restaurant, Kacho Rest, Warung Ketty, Warung Lana, White Monkey, PT. Bali Balance, Surf Edge / Uluwatu Café. Sanur, Denpasar: Bali Adventure Tours, Bali Hai Cruise, Batu Jimbar Restaurant, BIMC Hospital, Bir Bintang, Bounty Cruise, Coca-Cola Distribution Bali, CV.Royalindo Pacific ( No Fear ), G-Xtreme, International SOS, Kite Surf, Kopi Bali, Ombak Shop, PT. Planet Selancar Mandiri, Red Bull, Ripcurl Sanur, Rocket Sanur, Starbuck Café Sanur, Tiket To the Moon, Tiara Dewata, Soputan, Tiara Dewata Denpasar, Tiara Dewata Monang-Maning, Tiara Dewata Gatsu, Toko Buku Leny, Kios Rama. Canggu: Billabong Batu Bolong, Billabong Canggu, Café di Batu Bolong, Café di Echo Beach, Café di Jalan Uluwatu, Deus Canggu, Hurley Canggu, Nusa Surf, PT.Deus Ex Machina Indonesia Office, Quiksilver Canggu / Echo Beach, REDZ Surf Boards, Reef Canggu, Seven Shores / 69 Slam, Oldmans Restaurant & Bar. Tabanan: Toko Buku Sastra Mas. Gianyar: Bali Zoo, Komune Hotel, Bali Safari & Marine Park, SOBEK.


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nd she thought then how strange it was that disaster, the sort of disaster that drained the blood from your body and took the air out of your lungs and hit you again and again in the face, could be at times, such a thing of beauty.” - Anita Shreve, The Pilot’s Wife -


Mega Semadhi coming in for a landing, face to face with the tourism industry of Bali. Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to expose a social disaster. Photography by Mick Curley







Photography by Liquid Barrel


Mega Semadhi drinks from the Cup again Diogo D’orey gets scary close | Mick and Mason ride the ice | Mustofa Jeksen owns Grajagan Diah Raha...


Mega Semadhi drinks from the Cup again Diogo D’orey gets scary close | Mick and Mason ride the ice | Mustofa Jeksen owns Grajagan Diah Raha...