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WHO STROVE WITH GODS

At play in the fields of the Lords. From Left to right, master photographer Hamish Humphreys (Over 30yrs), Master meteorologist “Chongee” (over 40yrs) , Master board builder “Basti” (over 40yrs) and finally Master Surfer Pete Matthews (over 40yrs, and in a timeless Hawaiian layback) celebrate their respective ages in timeless moment of joy. We do not stop playing because we grow old…we grow old, because we stop playing. Photographed by Mick Curley

Old age hath yet his honour and his toil; Death closes all, but something near the end, some work of noble note, may yet be done. Not unbecoming men who strove with Gods.

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Reviews

JAPANESE WITH A FRESH TWIST

Japanese cuisine, who doesn’t love it? Travel to any major city around the globe and you’ll be sure to find a few outlets to satisfy your craving for the immaculate taste of the orient. But when looking for Japanese food to enjoy whether for lunch or dinner, Ryoshi is a must try. It is the first Japanese restaurant to open in Bali 20 years ago, and takes the top spot in presenting patrons with delectable Japanese cuisines that comes with a fresh new twist. Ask anybody you meet while you’re in Bali; mention “Japanese cuisine” or “Japanese restaurant” and the name Ryoshi will automatically pop up.

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Editorial

THE BIG WAVE ISSUE

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At no time is surfing heroism more evident than when monster swells pound our shores. And they recently did. Take another look at the cover of this magazine. Despite the griping about what the “Millennium swell” really delivered, and while the whole world seemed to be playing at Padang Padang, the biggest Indonesian wave ever paddled into happened over on Nias.

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Contest

QUIKSILVER CANGGU CHALLENGE

Capping off a non-stop action-packed two days of competition at the Quiksilver Canggu Challenge at Bali’s favorite wave playground of Canggu, 2014 ASC Champion Dede Suryana claimed the Men’s Open victory in an exciting battle of Asia’s best surfing champions, while the Philippines Nilbie Blancada dominated the Women’s Open, Brazil’s Samuel Pupo wowed the crowd to win the Junior Boys, and Australia’s Sophie Fletcher nabbed the top podium spot in the Junior Girls.

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Contest

BILLABONG GROMMET ATTACK SERIES 2

BALI, INDONESIA – Picture perfect Padma Beach delivered the goods in the second leg of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 series. 2-3 foot waves rolled in under blue skies and off shore winds, creating a peaceful scene that was in direct contrast to the highly competitive grom action taking place in the water. And indeed they did, with verve and determination, having to be boated out to the distant line-up and then left to paddle in. “That is the physical education element of this contest” laughed parent Cacho Izquierdo, “It’ll put a little meat on their bones”.

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