Photographer Olga Sinenko wondered what it was like. Wondered what it would look like. Surfing old Bali in the 30’s, but with today’s longboard surfers. So she got her hands on some old authentic camera’s, some ancient film, built custom housings and spent a week documenting the Canggu longboard scene with the same kind of camera equipment and film that was available back when there was only one surfer on the island.
“It was a beautiful, harmonious, peaceful looking planet, blue with white clouds. A planet that gave you a deep sense of home, of being, of identity. Looking at it from space gives you an instant global consciousness”.
Once you have ridden a wave on the other side of the world, you are never the same. Because surf travel turns you into a storyteller. Imagine a time before photography, what travel was like. Pencil sketches from memory. But when you think about it…is it all that much different in our digital world? Then or now, travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. A promise that the life you have led need not be the one you always have to. All it takes to change everything is to go. And so… in this issue we go to many places.
November 8, 2016 – Both the Rip Curl Gromsearch #5 and the Rip Curl Gromsearch National Finals were decided in challenging conditions at Lakey Peak, Dompu, Sumbawa, Nov 4-6th.
Java’s Dhea Natasya, came charging out of the gate with powerful maneuvers. Her opponent, Bali’s Kailani Johnson, put in a courageous performance but in the end it just wasn’t enough. Dhea Natasya was crowned our new 2016 Gromsearch National Female Champion.
“There is no better way to experience the rawness of the movement of the Universe than getting encased in the barrel of a wave. Energy is at the base of it all. That is the direct connection to the cosmic. From the sun shining on the earth to heating things up, to creating winds that then make waves…there you go, the Universe’s direct transfer of energy… and we surfers get to join it, feel it, believe it. This energy is what drives our planet and by the time we paddle out, it’s driving us too”.
– Vince Longo, CTO Future fins –