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THE ISSUE OF TRAVEL

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

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.

Why leave paradise? Let’s face it, there’s a reason 6 million tourists come here. Still, the wonder of travel is there for anyone who gets restless. And that is what this issue is all about. Inspiration to get out there and see all of it. It’s always better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

So in this issue, we bring you daring adventures from three corners of our world. Alan Van Gysen reports in from Equatorial Guinea, a place hard to find on any map. But then…it always feels good to be lost in the right direction. We also have Pete Frieden reporting in from the roughhousing of the North Shore season.

And in a place that might never exist, a transitory place, International award winning fine arts photographer Ben Thouard brings us to a place that can never be found on any map. Of course, true places never are. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only the same page over and over. We say get out there. If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal. Live your life by a compass, not a clock. All you need to travel this great blue world is to know that it’s possible.

And remember, if you travel far enough, you’re gonna get a chance to meet yourself.

– Editor –  

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OAKLEY PRIZM™ – THE NEW LENS TECHNOLOGY

Prizm™ is an Oakley lens technology that enhances detail for an optimized experience. Landscapes that would normally be washed out, dull or flat with other lenses become defined, vibrant and vivid. Prizm™ lenses are specially engineered to provide greater richness in your visual experience so you can perform better, and the benefits of this visionary technology are game changers:

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CHILLI FLAGSHIP BALI SHOP: THE FUTURE IS HERE!



Easy to find on Jl. Sunset Rd, the Chilli international Flagshop store has everything for the hard core surfer. And an incredible way to be part to fit all. Accessories? They have everything. Even new super leash plugs. Ok. The famous boards? The Grom, The Spawn Mini, the Cherry Peppa, the Pina Colada, the Rare Bird, the Peri peri, the Oh one, the Spawn maxi, the Fader, the Step up. Sure to be one for you in there. And if not, their custom program will blow your mind.



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MEJA KITCHEN & SINGLE MALT CELEBRATE TWO ANNIVERSARIES!

On the Friday 13, May 2016, Two combined events were happening, with Meja Kitchen celebrating it’s 3rd anniversary and upstairs,Single Malt it’s 2nd.

A lot of interest was happening around Meja Kitchen while the band was playing. Especially when Balinese dancers were performing in front of the guests. The pedestrians had a chance to taste the canapes refecting the new menu. For all the invites a full dinner was served, with delicacies like: Tahu Telor, Rujak, Baby Lobster Jimbaran, Spicy Chicken Klunkung and Thai Pork ribs. There was also a Balinese sweets buffet with the typical desserts in all colors and shapes.

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THE ROYAL PURNAMA: SURF LIKE A PRINCE, SLEEP LIKE A KING

For the discerning surfer, when it’s time to live a little, The Royal Purnama art suites and villas are the perfect place to make Bali dreams come true. Located 5 minutes from the world renowned waves of Keramas and a scant few minutes from myriad other surf spots on offer on Bali’s East side, The Royal Purnama is an oasis of surfing stoke.

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SURFTIME CELEBRATES 100TH ISSUE AT SINGLE FIN CAFÉ ULUWATU 5TH YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH!

Let’s face it, Single Fin Café Uluwatu’s notorious Sunday night howlers are nothing new to the Bukit, in fact about half the world shows up to groove, party and meet; but the evening of March 27th was something special. Joining forces with Surftime Magazine, Tai Graham threw a 5th year birthday bash for his Cliffside club and a commemoration for the publication of Surftime Magazine’s 100th issue.

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