Photographers’ Tales

Tales of Surf Photographers.

  • Photo of An Unusual Surf Charter Itinerary for Indonesia

    Witnessing the Breathtaking Fauna of Flores Today’s popular destinations amongst surf charters, you’ve guessed it, the Mentawai islands. Meanwhile, a handful of boats cruise to the less explored regions of Eastern Indonesia. This time, instead of starting the trip in Padang, Sumatra. We started at the harbour of Labuan Bajo, in Flores – who knew there were waves to share…

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  • Photo of The Truth About Surfing Nias. Paradise or Disaster?

    SURFING NIAS, Paradise or Disaster? I was raised on surf magazines, in the days before everything went digital. Getting a new mag in the mail would always amp me up as I spent hours fervently flipping through the pages, reading each article and studying every photo. I remember sneaking them into my backpack and reading them during class in primary…

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  • Photo of “Fish On The Reef” – Nias XXL Through The Lens of Stefan Götzelmann

    Fish on the Reef Swell of the Year – again. Just a week ago, the whole Indonesian archipelago got smashed by intense waves, accompanied by an even bigger hype. This time though, everything seems to be a bit more serious. Less hype, more power. Spectators on the beach, drones in the air, pros in the water. It is the big…

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  • Photo of Surfing Lakey Peak. Though the Lens of Austin Mullen

    Seeing Lakey Peak for the first time was a sight that will never be forgotten. Perfection split between a peeling left and right, something that every surfer dreams of. We had just traveled 8 hours by car from West Sumbawa, through bustling villages filled with locals celebrating the end of Ramadan. This was our first time in Sumbawa, and the…

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  • Photo of Bye Bali, Hi Sumbawa! Through the Lens of Austin Mullen

    From Bali to Sumbawa. One year later, Austin Mullen is back with his camera gear, two mates and nine surfboards, ready for his second surf-trip throughout Indonesia. On the menu: Sumbawa, Nias, Northern Sumatra, Banyak islands and finally the Mentawai islands with some surprises along the way. Here is the first episode of a 3-months Indo surf-trip just starting now.…

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  • Photo of Wave Search Era is not Over, Sri Noa Noa Surf Charter

    Sailing Through the Indian Ocean aboard sumba surf charter, Sri Noa Noa From the Western tip to the last border of the Indonesian archipelago and the easternmost part facing Australia, we’ve been surfing and exploring a huge part of the Indian Ocean’s coastline. Although the level of stoke never drops, it gets harder everyday to experience the feeling of surprise…

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  • Photo of Surfing Canggu With Grace, Meet Ayok – Deus Team Rider 

    surfing Canggu with grace I Gede Eka Wira Dharma, more commonly (and conveniently) known as Ayok, is one of Canggu’s finest longboarders. His easy, confident style and sure-footed finesse is absolutely mesmerizing to watch as he dances along the waves of Batu Balong Beach. Growing up in the small village of Canggu, he’s seen the rise of Indonesian surf culture…

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  • Photo of We Chat With Tânia Araújo, Nihiwatu’s Official Photographer

    As Nihiwatu was awarded the title of #1 Hotel in the World by Travel Leisure for the second year in a row – we’ve had the privilege to have an exclusive chat with Tânia Araújo who is getting ready for a 4th year  as the Official Photographer of Nihiwatu. Hi Tânia, could you tell us a bit about your personal…

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  • Photo of Trading Tubes, Deep in the Jungle with Mikala Jones and Marlon Gerber

    On the way to Nias, Sumatra I came to as the overhead bins were being ransacked by all of the passengers rushing to get off of the plane.  I was so tired I hadn’t even felt the plane hit the runway.  What should have been a quick trip to the airport and a 2-hour plane ride from Padang had somehow…

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  • Photo of Indo Super Swell #2 – Through The Lens Of …

    Now recalled as the Happy Monday of Indonesia, 6 of June 2017 will remain in the minds of those who were up there sharing the stoke in the water. A 10ft swell @20secs hit the coastline of Indo on 5th June, unexpected off shore winds made it even more memorable the next day, just to remind us that we are…

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