Unravelling Indonesia’s culture

Some things we do the same all over the world, Christina, having a good scrub

Indonesia is the austral surf mecca. People flock to its wave infested coastline, often in annual pilgrimages. It’s affordable, tropical and the surf is sensational – why wouldn’t you? But surfing and a cheap holiday aside, what do you know about Indonesia? As much as people are products of their experiences and their environment, a [...]

Sucking the surf from Indonesia to the Pacific

Mario, part owner and operator at the Surfing Village, at his home break straight out the front of his bungalow, somewhere in Sumatra...wow

Teahupo has nicked Sumatra’s thunder this week. It’s sucked the swell (and the surfing world’s attention) from Indo to the South Pacific. Watching the latest hot heavy weight surfer in the belly of the Tahitian monster, or Slater surf a 5”11 has been almost worth it, almost. No worries though because in Indo, with a [...]

Surfing and talking sh!t in Sumatra

taken by surprise on the sumatran throne

I feel like Al Bundy (Married with Children) as I sit on the loo at the Surfing Village resort. On an island off west Sumatra (Indonesia) this toilet is a throne. It is a statement in and of itself: ‘sit here and relax your majesty’ it seems to say. It is a magnificent toilet and [...]

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