LOMBOK SURFARI

This is a story about three friends. All of whom herald from the same small coastal town in Western Java, all of whom had fallen under the spell of surfing. A spell cast by those first surf pioneers who roamed the southern coast of Java looking for waves during the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. It’s a small knit community in their town in paradise. Full of people who rely on each other for everything. A place where they shared what little they had. For these three, and a handful of others who aren’t the focus of this yarn, that included the first surfboards they’d managed to acquire through travelers either from breakage or gifts. Their town was fortuitous enough to be on the map for the water magicians who passed through. Blessed with a wave that’s now something of an international attraction. But that’s not the focus of this story either.

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Boogie Days
Aug 10, 2021

Boogie Days

The boogie days are finally here! His style is loose, laidback and far from straight ahead. He’s a lover of cocktails and slow cars, shapes a mean surfboard, and will leave your belly hurting from laughing on every encounter.

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Tired Of Flat Spells And Rain Squalls
Jul 28, 2021

Tired Of Flat Spells And Rain Squalls

Since our Elands Bay trip last year Jordy Talbot, Ian Thurtell and myself have been dreaming of another surf mission. This time up the East coast of South Africa. After a less than exciting summer season and a couple of beers, the Jeffreys Bay Trip was put...

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ONE HUNDRED DAYS OF A SALTY DUDE – ZYE NORRIS
Apr 02, 2021

ONE HUNDRED DAYS OF A SALTY DUDE – ZYE NORRIS

As with all the great epic traditions, Zye Norris, your archetypal ‘salty dude’ sallied forth and spent, a lot more than the titled, one hundred days in the water, crossing lands, and just wallowing about in a variety of vacuous rooms. His journey saw him ...

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THE LAST SUNBEAMS OF FLOW
Feb 25, 2021

THE LAST SUNBEAMS OF FLOW

His friends call him Cuddles, something about how it makes him blush when you do. It’s funny though, everyone that Matt Cuddihy meets seems to become a friend, he’s just so damn likable. As a surfer, well, rather than blow smoke up his bum, we thought we w...

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SIAPA LAGI KALAU BUKAN KITA… (WHO ELSE IF NOT US…)
Jan 07, 2021

SIAPA LAGI KALAU BUKAN KITA… (WHO ELSE IF NOT US…)

When the season changes and the trade winds swing from east to west, the swells hitting the shores start to drop or get so wind affected they aren’t worth chasing. It’s then that you know that the fun you had been having has now left for a spell. The ease ...

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THERE IS A SAYING IN SOUTH AFRICA…
Dec 17, 2020

THERE IS A SAYING IN SOUTH AFRICA…

There is a saying in South Africa, “Die weskus is die beste kus” which literally means, “The west coast is the best coast.” And after our last little road trip, there are no arguments coming from this quarter.  If you ever wanted to understand every nuance...

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