38 days, 60 plus surf sessions, two flight changes, one broken board, facial and eye bruising, one fin to face cut, a couple back scratches, 35 days of belly/rib rash, countless reef cuts, an awesome leash tan, a couple minor scooter accidents, one crazy surf appetite later, and I'm back in the mother land. Surfing is so addictive. It's a great battery charger for me before diving into 5 months of non-stop snow travel shooting.
I fell in love with Bali. People are happy there, it's hot, beautiful and full of babes. I didn't shoot a ton, but here's some stuff I liked. Check back for more soon.
The Bukit Peninsula is at the southern end of the island of Bali, Indonesia. It's traditionally considered to be all the area south of Jimbaran beach. Unlike the bulk of the rest of the island, it features a dry, arid and stoney landscape. Bukit means 'hill' in Indonesian, and when you’re hiking up the 500 plus stairs at Pyang-Pyang beach, you’ll know why it merited that name. The area consists of many world-class surf breaks including Padang- Padang and Uluwatu.
Uluwatu, is beyond beautiful. It’s an advanced surf spot with several reef breaks, and handful of restaurants and shops on the cliff that look over the breaks. Even with a mediocre sunset, it's gorgeous.
Sunday nights have been going off here at one of the restaurants, Single Fin. The last few weeks I've been here, a local band plays mostly reggae from sunset until 10ish, followed by DJ and Australian surfer Adam Bennetts, aka Adam &Eve (hope that's right). Lots of Bintangs, sweaty dance floor, great music, and beautiful people. Be sure to drop by if you’re ever in the area, it sure beats Kuta.
This was my Halloween, Bali style.