Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Bukit

"Discovered" in the early '70s by traveling Aussies, Bali's Bukit peninsula is blessed with tradewinds, an open swell window, beautiful cliffs and small pocket beaches, warm water, and barreling lefts. We spent some quality time on the bluffs, on the sand, and in the ocean.


Canggu, Bali is a rural region that has recently captured the eyes and hearts of the world's best surfers as a sanctuary and retreat from Bali's hustle and bustle. Moni and I enjoyed our bike rides through the rice paddies and villages to the ocean each day, sharing the road with motorcycles, barking dogs, and children around every corner yelling, "Hello Mister!"

Bali 2008

Moni and I visited the Island of the Gods, Bali, in August 2008 to celebrate our honeymoon. We started in the rural backwoods of Canggu, biking to the beach each day and visiting local temples on the high tide line.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Girl Power!

We had some epic surf over the past week, and Moni and good friend Rebecca were the only women in sight consistently charging double-overhead plus waves with the fellas. Here is a sequence of a wave the two shared. Rebecca paddled back out laughing, explaining that she was happy Moni went as she (Rebecca) was too deep. Good work, ladies --- charging steep and deep, sharing waves, and smiling afterwards. We could all learn from you! Photos courtesy of Pat Campion.