Passion Comes in Waves

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PAINTED MOMENTS: THE ART OF BEING THERE WITH TREVOR MURPHY


It has been said that the difference between an artist and a water photographer is that water photographers swim in their own paint. Immersion into the colors being their form of total commitment to their art. Trevor Murphy has taken this a step further. By creating the actual art itself out of his captured moments in the water. Pushing the technology



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SHELL SHOCKED: SOME SURFERS NEVER QUITE MAKE IT BACK

Craig was lucky enough to be a part of the most stylish session in history at the place. Gerry Lopez, Peter McCabe, Rob Machado, Rizal Tandjung…can you imagine? And look at that board, A classic Lopez red single fin Pipeline gun. It was a privilege to be there.

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THE BIRTH OF A NATION: 25 YEARS OF JASON CHILDS

The following excerpts are highlighted insights from a conversation with renown surf photographer Jason Childs. For the past 25 years he has lived in Indonesia photographing the faces and the places he grew to love. Despite the changes he has seen over all these long years, he remains positive about the past and the future.

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ROB MACHADO AT 41: THE SECOND COMING

Rob Machado, Photographed By Matt George, Uluwatu Villas, Bali Indonesia, 05MAY15, 1430hrs

Old friends, Rob Machado and I caught up recently at Uluwatu in Bali. He was changing the diaper of his third child. A boy named Jax. Rob’s pride and joy. But despite the diaper, let’s not forget Rob Machado has been world ranked #2, has won over eight world tour events, was runner up to Kelly Slater in the Surfer Poll for over six years,

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TEMPLE SESSION THE A-TEAM GOES OLD SCHOOL

Mega Semadhi, Surfing with unquestioned devotion, paddled out to meet the Kuta boys who were on a pilgrimage of their own. A Pemangku in training, Mega is perhaps the most worthy local on earth, and certainly the most spiritual.

It makes sense that Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key spiritual Balinese pillar temples, also hosts the most spectacular surfing village on earth. Visible from the remarkable line-up on, perched on top of her steep limestone cliffs rising over 70 metres above sea level, the Balinese Hindu believe that the three divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva become one entity here. That belief results in making Uluwatu Temple a place of worship of Siva Rudra, the Balinese Hindu deity of all elements and aspects of life in the Universe. Pura Uluwatu is also dedicated to protect Bali from evil sea spirits. ’Ulu’ means the ‘top’ or the ‘tip’ and ‘watu’ means a ‘stone’ or a ‘rock’ in Balinese. Several archaeological remains found here prove the temple to be of megalithic origin, dating back to around the 10th century.

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