The Oakley Pro Bali leg of the ASP World Championship Tour got off to a surprising start at Keramas on Tuesday. For starters, #1 ranked American Kelly Slater lost in the first round, as did #4 ranked Joel Parkinson of Australia.Aside from those upsets, other Oakley Pro Bali results from the first round include wins … Read More
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New Zealand's surfing pig
Over the past couple of years I’ve posted a bit about surfing animals. There are surfing dogs in California (in San Diego they have their own annual competition), a surfing goat (also in California) plus a surfing alpaca in Peru. I’ve even seen a video of a surfing rat in Thailand, although to be fair … Read More
On the Wave: First Russian surf documentary film
Russian surf documentary film On the Wave spotlights Bali. Only last week I posted on the Rapture Camps Portugal blog about a unique new documentary film about the surf scene in Europe. Called The Old, the Young and the Sea, the film focuses on the local people and travelers who enjoy the “European Classic Surf … Read More
Phat not Fat
A cousin and I ended up at this camp in the middle of July. The weather was mild had a little rain but the experiance was awesome. Great camp with a good mix of English speaking staff. Camp has everything you need while traveling. Wifi, surf boards, scooter rental, alcohol, and if you luckly like … Read More
Last month on the Portuguese site I posted about surfing dogs in Portugal and California. Then I thought, what about monkeys? Can they surf? They’re more human-like, smarter and agile than dogs, so why not? Because it’s stupid, that’s why. Though I did come across this video of monkeys in Japan ‘driving’ remote controlled speedboats … Read More
One surf, rest of the day free!
Today it was yet another early start for the guys with a 5am wake-up call for a 5.30am surf time. Once everyone had their coffee fix and their sugar hit we loaded up the boards and headed down to Padang beach to see what the swell was doing. This morning on the low- high tide … Read More
Balangan, Pool, Sunset
Today the camp awoke to beautiful clear skies and a keen attitude to surf. With some clients leaving today they really wanted to get the most out of their final surf. So it was a quick breakfast then off “to the beach”. A common quote mentioned by our surf instructors when they are asked, “Where … Read More
High season is here!
Today the swell was very excitable at Padang with contemplation to search for another spot, as the swell might be too big. We took our chances and were down there at 6am ready for our first session. With the sun still yet to peak over the mountain the water was a little fresh to begin … Read More