The Indian Ocean has been bombarded with swell after swell throughout June and July. The entire Indonesian archipelago and the Maldives have enjoyed a season that will go down in history as one of the best. July was proclaimed "Best ever" by so many Indo water-people it is impossible to argue. Big Wednesday July 25
In my 30 plus years as a surf scribe for various Australian surf magazines and websites, I would have to say the winter of 2018 on the East Coast of Australia ranks in the worst 5 that i have ever witnessed. Hey, its not all bad, the weather has been the warmest ever, the water quite warm until recent weeks, wind offs
Ok, measuring the length of a wave is a bit inconsequential, especially since the WSL hasn’t taken into account the length of the ride in its rating criteria for a very long time. Nevertheless, Eloy Lorenzo’s ride at Uluwatu is next level! Locals claim it’s among the longest waves ever surfed at Uluwatu. Some claim a tow-in doesn’t count, but tow-in…
How good do you feel when you book a surf trip and know you’re heading somewhere tropical with warm weather, uncrowded surf breaks and cold beer? How good do you feel when you contribute to a cause that is making a global impact in reducing plastic waste in our oceans? Well combine the two together and you have our
The 2018 Coastalwatch Indo Surfboard Guide presented by The Perfect Wave is your ultimate guide to the newest boards on the market that will make your trip to the tropics much more enjoyable. Tim Hanrahan from Aloha Manly Style walks us through the ins and outs of the newest technology and what to look for in a board
This Sunday is Mother's Day. We've compiled a very special list of four extremely memorable experiences that are as special and unique as our Mum's are- four wonderfully diverse events your mum and/or partner could go to that she will never forget. Genuine, once in a lifetime experiences. Life-defining unforgettable mo
Anyone can get the wave of their life in Bali. It can be challenging, but it is also oh so perfect! The coolest thing is – No matter what level you are at with your surfing, you will find a wave that suits in Bali. Three key words come to mind when I think of Bali. Affordable , consistency
This winter seemed like it would never end. Now that the sun is shining again, and temperatures are climbing back into the shorts and t-shirt range, it’s time to start planning your summer surf holiday. The possibilities are endless, so here’s an attempt to narrow the choices down for you to surf this summer
The Australian surfing community gathered on the Gold Coast to honour 1993 Women’s World Champion Pauline Menczer who was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame. Menczer became the 40th inductee into the Hall of Fame and cements herself as one of surfing’s great individuals. She overcame enormous odds, including lack of sponsorship and…
Pam Burridge was pretty much the face of women’s surfing in Australia in the 80’s and 90’s paving the way for the likes of Layne Beachley, Steph Gilmore and more recently Tyler Wright to go on their amazing multiple world title runs. Pam along with her peers Jodie Cooper, Pauline Menczer, Frieda Zamba, Kim Mearig, Wend
The latest launch comes from Las Vegas club OMNIA, with their first ever dayclub in bali opening in Uluwatu. It’s perched on the edge of jagged limestone cliffs overlooking some of the best surf breaks in the world, and just, well… look at it.
As we move into the months of November to March, things are calming down swell-wise in the Indian Ocean. Although many people don’t know it, the “off-season” in Bali is actually a great time to visit. Of course, the best place to stay is on the beautiful Bukit peninsula at S Resorts Hidden Valley, and we’re giving you even more reason to book now with our special offer: Stay 5 nights, Pay for 4.