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Techonology meets the jungle and floats right over the top. Look at the person next to you, your office walls, your David Brent boss and ask why are you different, why aren't you living a different life?© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
With the first swell of 2014 touching the reef this week, an unknown surfer has the choice… left or right?© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Drew Meredith right where you want to be. In 2013 the early season in Indonesia was a bit strange with the usual offseason winds lasting well into April. Fortunately March did have its moments.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Cup of joe, little wax on the board and straight out…© 2014 Ashley Barker
The surf occasionally goes virtually flat in Indonesia and we have to resort to spots like this... April blues.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Natsuko Shibata goes for a walk through the jungle.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
One of the best weeks in recent memory kicked off the first week of June, 2013. Connor Jensen behind the peak and inserts key into lock.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Guto Amorim and Connor Jensen picking a good week to visit the archipelago.© 2014 ftrfilms.com
Photog Kaliang Black puts down his camera and enjoys a glide into the sunset.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Aylana Zanville on a solid July slab just around the corner from somewhere. This photo is hands down the best photo we have ever seen of female surfing in Indonesia. And most blokes.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
The Bikoumou Family from the Congo Republic came for a visit in August. Father Patrick was one of the first Congolese surfers and raised two incredible sons. Elder brother Kelly (no not that one) putting his rail to good use.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Younger brother Chad enjoying an afternoon delight.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Video highlights from the Bikoumou brothers.© 2014 ftrfilms.com
Tired of getting barrelled?© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Three solid swells graced September. Winds were dicey but there were moments and Joey Melroy latched tail on a beauty.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Waiting for the tide to come in.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
October dawned with one of the largest swells in years…Koa Rothman chased the swell and scored.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Decision time.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
Video Highlights from the 2013 season.© 2014 ftrfilms.com
Waves, friends, Bintangs, sunset.© 2014 Kandui Resort/Island Eye Photography
The connection between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean is something you will not find anywhere else in this world. Floating around in a small canoe off the northwest portion of Indonesia, I’m constantly pondering this phenomenon. With some of the world’s strongest storms rounding the Cape of Good Hope and having some 6000 miles of unhindered travel, it’s almost like our creator, be he a man in flowing robes or a byproduct of some abstract quantum expansion, someone had surfing in mind.
I mean what are the chances? Having just over 18,000 islands, a conveyor belt of constant swell and an endless supply of dreamlike reefs, it’s a creaky old cliché, but if a Disneyland for surfing exists, this archipelago would take the cake.
Lying just off the equator, the northwest portion of Sumatra is the heart of this Disneyland. Blessed with light and variable winds and an abundance of small islands to greet this conveyor belt of swell, this region has, and continues to, blow minds. With the first swell of 2014 gracing these reefs this week, we look back to the future. At what was in 2013, and what will be again.
–Justis St John
Jared Houston and Pierre Louis Costes in Portugal's section from full length Bodyboard flick, Passing Through
Luke Davis has been busy scoring waves from Mexico to Indo, and here's the proof.
A fisherman's day takes a turn for the worse after he poses for a photo with his prize catch
Russel Bierke, Darcy Piper and Dylan Cram attack Supers, arguably one of the heaviest waves in NSW