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THE MOMENTS ISSUE # 123

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With the winter season full upon us, with the monsoon rains and moody, bruised skies, it’s natural that our thoughts become more introspective. Surfers are as connected to the earth as cats. And the weather, aside from being the most important thing in a surfer’s life, is also a barometer of our emotions. And so in this issue we decided to embrace this moody introspection with a series of features that offer a distinctive temperament. An examination of our moments.

We kick off by examining the meaning of our relationship with perfect surf. And staff photographer Liquid Barrel’s photos of this far off reef that illustrate these journey’s will blow your mind. Pay attention to the captions, they hold a strong message too. We went with some tech moments in this issue as well. Photographer Nicolas Antipoff showed up with a new gadget that just might turn your phone into a professional surfing photography rig. His shots of the pro’s, all of them shot with his phone, prove his point. We…

DROPPING BY

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If you think fate is unpredictable, try tempting it. Koki Hendrawan maintains his line and his composure just inches away from a spinning prop that could spell the end. A few minutes later the guy in the boat was slammed by a set, capsized and dragged across the reef. Cameras and pride were both lost. Padang Padang can be the supreme teacher of the thin red line between confidence and arrogance. Step over it and you are gonna get tapped.

Photography by Pete Frieden

BRONSON MEYDI AND KETUT TIA 2019 RIP CURL GROMSEARCH CHAMPS!

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This year The Halfway Boardriders Challenge 2019 was held within the Annual Kuta Beach Festival and what an event they both were. Not only a surf contest, the festival included live music, local clothing stalls, local food warungs, skateboard demo’s and even a traditional Baleganjur. With all the action going late into the night after the fantastic surfing. The Halfway Boardriders challenge presented by Vissla was a wildly competitive event with surfers from all over Indonesia. Not only all the local boardriders clubs but surfers from Nias, Java and Sumbawa too. A real gathering of talent for local creators and innovators, promoting beach awareness and environmentalism. The event even had a turtle mascot to represent the weekly turtle releases. All in all a big event with the Halfway challenge presented by Vissla.

For More contact Rahtu at 08123776606.

KUTA BEACH FESTIVAL AND HALFWAY BOARDRIDERS CHALLENGE A SMASH!

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This year The Halfway Boardriders Challenge 2019 was held within the Annual Kuta Beach Festival and what an event they both were. Not only a surf contest, the festival included live music, local clothing stalls, local food warungs, skateboard demo’s and even a traditional Baleganjur. With all the action going late into the night after the fantastic surfing. The Halfway Boardriders challenge presented by Vissla was a wildly competitive event with surfers from all over Indonesia. Not only all the local boardriders clubs but surfers from Nias, Java and Sumbawa too. A real gathering of talent for local creators and innovators, promoting beach awareness and environmentalism. The event even had a turtle mascot to represent the weekly turtle releases. All in all a big event with the Halfway challenge presented by Vissla.

For More contact Rahtu at 08123776606.

PERFECT 10 IS THE PERFECT FIT

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Starting in 2018, the proof of success is that Perfect 10 has already grown to four different stores. Located in Sanur, Kuta, Uluwatu and Manado, this groovy concept store is focused on surfing and the beach lifestyle. And how could they not be with leadership brands like Billabong, Vissla, Havaianas, Amuse Society, 69 slam, FCS and more. And what’s really new on the scene is their all women’s store at Uluwatu called “HER. By perfect 10”. Their October opening was a smash and the place has been packed ever since. And that right there is a great description of these perfect 10 stores. Because they are packed with all the quality products you need for a perfect 10 day at the beach. Get there.

Find out more at +815 5800 5389

THE DEMONS AND DEDI GUN

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Here are short story about Dedi Gun last trip to Java. Dedi himself as a profesional surfer, has reach some point that force him to dealing with lifestyle and it consequences during life in Bali. Some of them are very exhausting and complicated, especially things that connect to his personal life. As an adult he is on a situation that require his responsibility part, but at the same time he don’t wanna drown into the stressful side effects. That’s the real conflict that happen inside him while he decided to join “The trip to Java” with his friends.



It’s look like a simple trip with some old and new friends, but actually it is kind of trip that able to bring you to another side of this crazy life during this day. Trip when you can be yourself with no one to judge. Trip with people who are also chasing their dreams, and people who doesn’t attached to life routine. It was bit wild but touch your spiritual side at the same time.

Being at a new place that challenge your curiosities to…

RAISING HELL: SHANE DORIAN ON FATHERHOOD (The Surftime Interview)

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SURFTIME: What is the most frightening thing about having a child for whom you have been responsible for him being obsessed with surfing?

SHANE DORIAN: Honestly, now that my kid is becoming pretty good at surfing, its naturally getting more serious. He likes to compete in contests and all that as well. I hope he doesn’t lose his love for surfing. That is my biggest fear. Surfing is so important in life, just the simple act of riding waves with your friends, it’s good for our health, good for our sanity and good for the soul. I just want him to remember why he fell in love with surfing and not let it get too serious.



What traits in your surfing obsession are you hoping your child does not inherit?

I really liked to scare the shit out of myself by surfing really big waves. I felt like I had something to prove. I am hoping my son Jackson does not follow that path. He has a totally different personality from me so I am not really worried about that. I don’t think surfing Jaws is in…