Passion Comes in Waves
Editorial

THE ISSUE OF PASSION

We are only great when we act with great passion. Especially when it can overcome a very wet monsoon season. These past few months have demanded a passion from all of us. A passion for waves, a passion for the environment, a passion for each other. Only a few windows of opportunity presented themselves. You had to be on or miss it.

You could see it in the surfing, led by a re-energized Garut Widarta, who has been surfing better than he ever has. Surftime sat with him recently and asked what it was that had fueled his new passion. He replied simply, “Fatherhood”. We are also proud to feature on our cover the great Made Winada Adi Putra.

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Story

AIR RAID: A KERAMAS BOMBING RUN WITH JORDY SMITH AND BEN BENSON


It is the known duty of any local to face and defend local pride when a visiting hotshot paddles out into their line-up. And on this day that duty fell onto the shoulders of Ben Benson. And in this case the visiting hotshot was Jordy Smith. And the spot was our very own Keramas. A surf spot that lists under the weight of international recognition. As if the Corona Bali Pro is not enough, clearing the line-up on the best days of the year for the WSL pansies, these days this once bucolic reef is now a target for absolutely every visiting hot surfer on earth.



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MONSOON DREAMS: A STREET LEVEL VIEW OF OUR WET SEASON BLAST-OFF

Homegrounds, Jl. Benesari, Kuta, Bali 16/03/19, 1735pm.

Garut Widiarta sits at the front bar of his cousins new restaurant with the gold of the sun burnishing his already brown skin. Garut is a little darker these days now that he has grooved into fatherhood and prioritized more time in the surf. You can finally see a little age on him. At the crinkles next to his eyes and the deeper dimple when he smiles that gleaming smile.

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Editorial

THE ISSUE OF TRAVEL

There is much to the theory as to why Balinese surfers in particular don’t really travel much. And have never made a splash on the international scene. Excepting, of course, Rizal Tandjung’s Pipeline miracle. But then that was 24 years ago. Sure there are the visa hassles, but alot of people have those. No, it’s more about comfort. Balinese surfers live in the best surf in the world. They also own it. They are also close to family and wealth and friends and culture and the food they love.

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Reviews

IJEN : POTATO HEAD FAMILY OPENS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Line-caught fish, fresh from the waters around Indonesia, expertly cooked over a wood-fired grill following a zero-waste philosophy.

The first restaurant in Indonesia to follow a zero-waste philosophy, Ijen proudly serves fresh fish caught locally using a hand-reeling process, in an open-air environment built from recycled materials. The new concept, located inside Potato Head Beach Club, is a leading example of Potato Head Family’s mission to become a circular brand with absolute minimal impact on the earth.

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