Greetings from the island of gods! After a solid 50 hour door to
door journey we finally made it Bali on sunday, completely
exhausted since we didn’t get much sleep on the trip (especially
me, being over 6 foot in tiny Air China seats). After spending a
night in Bangkok the last Air Asia flight down to Bali went quick
and stepping off the plane felt like being home. This island, no
matter how exploited and over-populated, has a special place in my
heart and I will revisit it many times through my life. The surf
has been pretty small the last two days, so we have spent most of
our time sleeping off the jetlag, getting a basetan, and shopping
for necessities for our 2 month long journey. Here are some photos
from the trip so far:
stepping off our first flight
jets lining up on the Beijing
runway. it’s not an overcast day, that’s just smog…
some interesting cloud
formations over rain season Bangkok
enjoying the first beer of the
trip (and the first one since my knee injury), in Bangkok.
approaching the island of gods
over a glassy ocean. below the cliff on the southwest tip of the
island is the world famous surf spot Uluwatu.
the view from our hotel room at
Fat Yogi bungalows in Kuta. 4 nights here before heading south.
classic bali tourist breakfast.
omelette, white toast (super healthy, haha), shitty coffee and a
Sofia going for a morning walk
on the infamous Kuta beach. Still pretty mellow in may, this beach
turns into a hectic tourist mayhem frenzy during high season…
the spot Halfway Kuta with some
nice little sandbar peelers. Great spot for longboarding on a small
swell and rising tide, turns into a neck breaking close-out once
the swell is over 8 foot.
since Air Chinas surfboard
policy is insane (200 USD per board), I decided to treat myself
with a new Indo quiver down here. 3 custom made Flanagan surfboards
waited for me down here in Bali. Been trying out the little
small-wave board on the right, surfs like a dream. Can’t wait for
the swell to go up so I can try the rhino chaser on the left!
Thanks for reading, stay tuned for some surf photos over the
next few days, looks like some solid SW swells are in the forecast,