Passion Comes in Waves
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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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HALFWAY KUTABOARDRIDERS EVENT #2

Halfway kuta boardriders was running their 2nd event at halfway kuta beach on the 10th of May 2015. This year we have new division to filling the gap between the pushing divison and the under 14 division, this division called Novice division. The novice divison is for those is already able to catch wave by themselves but still not good enough for the under 14 division. So they can compete with the same level and build up their confidence in competition. The condition was perfect during the whole competition. It was sunny, light offshore and 2 – 3 feet of swell. It was great for all the divisions. Pushing division, novice division, under 14, under 16, and open division.

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Close Out

Our dump. Our garbage. Our self-disrespect. Serangan, Bali. Entire neighborhoods, including their temples, now smell revolting. And with the right wind, so do our line-ups. Waves used to break at this very spot. Did you know that? Take a good look at this bull. The perfect metaphor for the evil forces that are destroying this island piece by piece. The developers. Powerful, dangerous, defiant, uncaring of their own soiled nest.

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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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A JAVA LAVA! ANDRE ANWAR HEATS THINGS UP AT THE RIP CURL GROMSEARCH #3 AT KRAKAL BEACH

With a brand new spot, a brand new format and a brand new opportunity for Java’s hottest junior surfers, Rip Curl Gromsearch #3 unleashed the most talented pool of surfers yet into 6 foot surf off Krakal Beach, Java. With most surfers weighing in well under 45 kilos, the big conditions were challenging to say the least as the 58 fearless competitors jumped into a roaring rip heat after heat to give it their best shot. And why not? When a championship is at stake and a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the international Gromsearch coming up this summer at an out-of-the-country location?

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