Surf Consciously

  • Photo of Where to shop for a surfboard in Bali? (Responsibly)

    Where to shop for a surf-board in Bali? Today’s surfboard context Most of the surfboards we use today are built with techniques developed back in the ’50s, when the environment was less of a concern. Materials involved in the making are mostly derived from petroleum, particularly hard to recycle, shipped halfway around the world and virtually half of it all…

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  • Photo of What Makes You Surf Better?

    What makes your surf better? We’ve just ended another surf coaching retreat in Indonesia. This time, we were in Rote, at the southernmost tip of Indonesia, surfing the long left hander of T-Land. It’s been amazing to witness such transformations in the surfing of our students, but also outside of the water. Too many times, we see people ending a…

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  • Photo of How to pack for your surf-trip in 2020? – Sustainable Surf Travel Checklist

    PACK CONSCIOUSLY FOR YOUR NEXT SURF-TRIP As a surfer, whether a complete newbie or a well salted sea dog, there are very few things in life more exciting than going on a surf trip… The elation and stoke that comes from hitting the open road or flying to an exotic foreign land with a bunch of friends to search for…

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  • Photo of Simeulue Insiders’ Surf Travel Guide

    Simeulue Surf Travel Guide We stayed at Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort – not because it faces the most consistent wave of the island, known as The Peak. We did stay there because this place is a model for what eco-tourism and sustainable development should be. Funding a volunteer program in the Banyak islands From protecting the turtles’ reproduction, to opening a…

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  • Photo of The Next Bali, Sumba, is Becoming a Social Model for Other Indonesian Islands

    The Next Bali, Sumba, is Becoming a Social Model for Other Indonesian Islands Far less ueveloped than his Hindu sister, the Christian island of Sumba is sadly one of the poorest of Indonesia and has been very isolated from the rest of the World until now. Still today, water access, education and even simple phone signal are very limited, some…

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  • Photo of Volunteering Before Surfing, Meet Ryan – Founder of LOG Rote

    During our recent surf-trip to Rote, we’ve heard about a foreigner who has initiated an orphanage. As we also like to be involved in empowering local Indonesian communities, this topic is dear to us and we hope to bring through this article some awareness and support to Ryan, the founder of Loving Orphans Global Rote. Meet Ryan, founder of Loving…

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  • Photo of Meet Lucinda, 13 Years-Old and Surfing Guide in Nias, Sumatra

    When in Nias, hanging out with local kids Lucinda was just coming out of the water when I met her for the first time at KabuNohi Surf Resort in Nias. She came over to the communal table with a smaller boy who looked just like her miniature and settled down next to me. Her smile communicated pure joy and I liked her…

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  • Photo of Which Role Does Nihiwatu Play in Sumba? When Luxury Meets Remote Indonesia

    WHEN REMOTE INDONESIA MEETS LUXURY… IndoSurfCrew has visited the island of Sumba several times over the last few years. Without any doubt, the island is one of the wildest and most remote we’ve encountered in Indonesia. Most parts of the islands lack electricity, clean water, and the people suffer from most basic nutrition needs. As a traveler, you’ll even be surprised that it…

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  • Photo of Lombok, a Surfing Island with a Good Heart

    Escaping Bali to surf during Nyepi While witnessing the Balinese celebration for Bali’s annual day of silence, we took the road to Lombok greeted by Ogo-Ogos – colourful statues built for Nyepi’s parade. Swell forecasts looked promising and brought us to a spontaneous surf-trip to the neighboring island of Lombok. Lombok, 5 years later… Our last visit in Lombok was…

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  • Photo of KaBuNohi Sorake, Nias – “We are not another surfcamp”

    “We are not another surf camp” insisted Mark Flint, owner of a new upscale surf resort facing Lagundri Bay. There is a lot more going on than just being a new resort. It does feel like a resort for guests as you are extremely well taken care of. However, what you’ll find here is a whole subculture that was born…

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