Destination Indo: Getting Barreled in Bali (My Indo Surf List)

After two years of aspirations and surfing domestically, it’s time to travel into international waters, Indonesia. Dreams of Indo are being realized and I have one goal in mind, surf. After working my ass off for the last 4 years and training at my local break almost every day, my mind, body and mental state are ready to take on world class waves.

I am certain my surfing will be in tip top shape after surfing heavy close outs almost every day at Ocean Beach. Bali’s waves are longer, consistent and dreamy. I can already see myself shredding in and out of the curl and pulling back to get barreled.

I will be spending over a week in Indo and I plan to hit up most of the South West of the island. My first stop is to check in our villa and head out. I will be bringing my 5’9″ Tomo Firewire Vanguard 2. This baby will do nicely.

My Indo Surf List

  1. Canggu
  2. Kuta
  3. Padang Padang
  4. Uluwatu
  5. Bingin
  6. Balagan
  7. Impossibles
  8. Dreamland
  9. Suluban
  10. Keramas

Stay tuned for some insane shots. And don’t worry, I will be bringing you along, just be sure to follow on Instagram for up to date video clips of my trip. Watch me live out a dream. Barreled in Bali.

Here are some nice lists of Bali’s surf spots.

Top 10 Surf Spots from Bali Magazine

Bali Surf Camp

Bali Surf Advisor

Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave. – Paul Walker

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Steamer Lane

This past weekend USA Surfing hosted a pre qualifications for the 2020 Jr Olympic Girls team and I was lucky to catch the tail end of the competition. If you surf and use a wetsuit, you should be familiar with Santa Cruz and the O’Neill brand. This shoot took place at the famous Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, CA.

Steamer Lane is world famous for its legendary surfing community and wetsuit innovator Jack O’Neill. Not only, it’s world class waves which have attracted surfers from all around the world. Steamer Lane is a special place where the waves are long and the sunsets alluring.

From San Francisco, Steamer Lane is approx. 1.5 hours away. Not the best place to surf, unless, you live there since it does get crowded and at times territorial. But if you’re visiting, be sure to stay a few nights and surf early morning.

If you’re in between sessions, you can hike, grab a drink or head to the wharf to get some clam chowder or the beach boardwalk with plenty of entertainment to keep you busy.

Remember, respect the locals and have a good time!

Peace.

Passing Through Point Reyes Station

Point Reyes Station is a nice place to visit while traveling through to Point Reyes National Seashore. It was once a critical commercial district whereย  goods passed through via the Pacific Coast Railroad in 1875-1933. The commercial line provided a connection to ferry lines to San Francisco, Sausalito, Tomales Bay and 30 miles north to Cazadero (Russian River).

As a child I found railroad stations exciting, mysterious, and even beautiful, as indeed they often were. Paul Johnson

Writing this blog, I finally understand the railroad tracks while camping in Guerneville and floating down the Russian River (Jazz & Blues Festival on the Russian River is a popular music festival in the summer amongst San Franciscans). I can now understand the connection between San Francisco and Guerneville amongst city dwellers moving to Sonoma County. Here’s 24 things you can do on the Russian River.

point reyes boat
Profile shot of the abandoned boat at the Point Reyes Station in the lagoon.
point reyes station boat
The dilapidated boat at Point Reyes Station and lagoon
Point Reyes Station Boat Skyline
The view as you walk behind the station to see the boat and lagoon.
Bird view of Point Reyes boat
Bird’s Eye View of Point Reyes Station

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