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In the wake of Garrett McNamara’s well-publicized record-breaking waves, the sport of big wave surfing just keeps getting bigger. I don’t know how many people are actually rushing to get into the sport, but at least in part due to its extremeness, big wave surfing is everywhere you turn. It’s easy to see why. Check … Read More

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I recently posted about how Bali is often considered Asia’s surfing capital. I also wrote another post about the top 10 surfing destinations on Earth. Is Bali the world’s best surfing destination? More specifically, is the Bukit Peninsula the world’s best surfing destination? Let’s here what an article from Huffington Post/Home Away has to say: … Read More

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Renown for its majestic cliff top temple, mischievous monkeys and incredible surfing, Uluwatu on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula is home to more than just waves. But since being discovered by surfers and featured in the 1971 Australian surf documentary Morning of the Earth, Uluwatu has become synonymous with surf. Simply put, surfing Uluwatu means surfing Bali’s … Read More

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Bali has long been a popular destination for Australians, whether as tourists or dedicated ex-pats. According to this website 1,400 Australians visit Bali every day (2010 statistics), with around one fifth of total tourists coming from Oz. Suffice it to say, on any given day there are a lot of Australians in Bali. According to … Read More

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Do an online search for the world’s top 10 surfing destinations and you’re bound to come up with a diverse collection of listings that is not likely to leave you with any definitive answers. There are plenty of reasons for this. First of all, there are a lot of places to surf on this planet … Read More

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Bali is arguably Asia’s surfing capital. Where else can compare? Australia has got some top surfing spots, but it’s not really in Asia. Besides, why would so many Aussies come to Bali if they had the best breaks at home? And while Sri Lanka the Philippines as well as other locations in Indonesia have some … Read More

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As I cover a lot of environmentally conscious and ethical tourism for the website Travel Wire Asia, I thought I’d post a bit about Bali cultural tourism options away from the beach. In fact, Bali cultural tourism is nearly as well known as its surf scene, beaches, resorts and crowded nightclubs. OK, maybe it isn’t. … Read More

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This summer will feature some exciting pro Bali surfing competitions, including two new events in June and July. The prestigious Rip Curl Padang Cup will naturally take place in Padang Padang this summer, but there have been two new comps recently announced. The Rip Curl Pro Raglan also recently took place at New Zealand’s Manu … Read More

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