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Surf style then and now

Almost a year ago I asked the question: Where did surf fashion go? I didn’t suggest it had disappeared, I was just thinking about the state of surf clothing and how it compares to the gear that I grew up with. Do surfers still wear chequered Vans slip-ons? Do Jams and Jimmy’Z still exist even? Sure, I still see Rip Curl, Hurley, O’Neill, etc., but these were never cutting edge.

Rip Curl Cup 2014 Padang Padang: Expression session

Surf stars warmed up yesterday, August 4th at Padang Padang for the Rip Curl Cup 2014, the 11th annual event of its kind. Although organisers were looking to have another warm-up or search session today (the 5th), the contest is on hold at the time of writing this post. But if the warm-up/expression session was anything to judge by, get ready for some serious tubes to come. The Rip Curl

Bali on film: Perfect Wave, Local Style

Ever since the release of the Australian surf documentary Morning of the Earth in 1971, the waves of Uluwatu and Bali have been appearing on film for the world to see. From small docs that appear only on YouTube or at isolated film festivals to Hollywood hits like Eat Pray Love, this island paradise is making its mark on screens all over the planet. Before you travel to Bali to catch the waves,

Bali temples: 5 shrines are better than a thousand

Whether you’re heading to Bali on a surf holiday, backpacking through Southeast Asia or on a little Eat Pray Love-inspired romantic spa retreat, there are certain things you have to see on this “Island of the Gods”. Remember, in contrast to the rest of Indonesia, which is predominantly Muslim in faith, Bali is at least 85% Hindu — and Balinese Hinduism is a culture of its own. Another nickname for

2014 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang kicks off

The 2014 Rip Curl Cup has come to the home of Rapture Surfcamp Bali — Padang Padang. The site of the island’s famous tube, Padang Padang draws surfers from all over the world. It’s affectionately (and respectfully) referred to as the “Balinese Pipeline” after Hawaii’s legendary tube. Padang Padang left is a powerful and fast break with waves that average a height of 10 feet (3 meters), while Padang Padang

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