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.