Mau ke mana?

“Mau ke mana?” said one of the security guards in my office building when I came dragging in through the security checkpoint with a surfboard Friday morning. It means where are you going? Me: “Mau ke Lombok.” “aah, ke Lombok lagi?” (To Lombok again?) Me: “Ya. Mau ikut?” (Yes, wanna join?) “Haha, tidak bisa.” (Cannot.)

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Christmas in West Timor

Christmas is all about traditions Three years ago my brother caught his first wave on a longboard on Waikiki beach. We had bbq and beers for Christmas dinner, and we were of course wearing Hawaii shirts. It was the best Christmas ever. The year after we went to Morocco for two weeks and celebrated Christmas at…

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Surfing Bali

People travel from all over the world to surf ridiculously crowded waves, do yoga-poses in the sunset, or find themselves in some rice field in Bali. If I wanted to I could go there every weekend, but I don’t, Indonesia has so much more to offer. Big surprise: You don’t really see the real Indonesia if…

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Surfing Gerupuk Bay in Lombok

The coastal area on South Lombok has world-class beauty, and the people there are super friendly. It is one of my favorite places on the planet! I get up before the sunrise, grab my board, get into the small wooden boat and wake up on the way out to the waves at Gerupuk Inside. The wave is easy and…

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