You Are Here: Night Surfing Uluwatu

posted by / Blogs / October 11, 2012

If it were daylight, this local grom would be burning you out here. And if it were any other night, he'd be chatting up your girlfriend. Tonight is both your lucky nights. Agus Sumertayasa — right place, right time.

If it were daylight, this local grom would be burning you out here. And if it were any other night, he'd be chatting up your girlfriend. Tonight is both your lucky nights. Agus Sumertayasa — right place, right time.

Single Fin bar installed this pool overlooking Uluwatu just for this event. Totally worth it.

Single Fin bar installed this pool overlooking Uluwatu just for this event. Totally worth it.

Two famous shit talkers, Sal Masakela and Betet Merta: brothers from another brother's other mother.

Two famous shit talkers, Sal Masakela and Betet Merta: brothers from another brother's other mother.

Better than swell.

Better than swell.

The brains and brawn behind the Light Up the Night event, already scheming up the next event.

The brains and brawn behind the Light Up the Night event, already scheming up the next event.

Another beautiful set coming through.

Another beautiful set coming through.

Um, this guy's probably a pro snowboarder or something…hold on, I gotta take this call.

Um, this guy's probably a pro snowboarder or something…hold on, I gotta take this call.

Can anyone truly Follow The Fish? I don't think so.

Can anyone truly Follow The Fish? I don't think so.

'Nother set.

'Nother set.

Hey, did that guy's belly button just call you a douchebag?

Hey, did that guy's belly button just call you a douchebag?

This is 3-seconds before everyone jumped into the pool at once. Including the photographer.

This is 3-seconds before everyone jumped into the pool at once. Including the photographer.


 

You Are Here, Nathan Myers

By Nathan Myers

They can’t ALL be amazing. When Tai Graham of Bali’s famous Single Fin bar and the team at Vestal conspired to throw the first ever illuminated night surfing event at Uluwatu, the swell forecast was solid. Tons of pros and bros were in town for the Oakley Pro Junior event. The tides were prime for Racetracks barrels. So, why the hell not?

The hype was on. 50,000 watts of high-powered spotlights were set up on the cliff. Prize money posted for “best barrel,” “best maneuver” and “rider of the night.” And the swell… the swell… hello? Swell? Well, when it came time to paddle out, the swell was just eh.

But once you’re committed, you’re committed. So, go-to Surf DJ’s Adam Bennett and Paul Fisher/Leigh Sedley fired up the turn-tables. Drinks were poured extra stiff. Everyone from Sal Masakela to Kid Mac and two full rugby league teams showed up with their party hats on. And a ton of smoking hot chicks started dancing around the pool.

Hit the switch. Lights go ON. The boys go surfing.

Ask anyone who was there how the surfing was that night, they’ll surely tell you it was eh. Ask how their night went, they’ll tell you it was amazing.

 

 

BEST MANUEVER: Mega Semadhi
BEST BARREL: Noah Westridge
RIDER OF THE NIGHT: Berrick De Vries
 

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10 Responses to “You Are Here: Night Surfing Uluwatu”

  1. Evan says:

    Wait, did that guy’s belly button really say that? Classic captions. Sick video. That was an all-time night.

  2. Jake says:

    soooo only one photo from night surfing uluwatu? keramas is ruined, thanks luke egan!
    This is definitely an overused comment, but why again is sal relevant in surfing?

  3. surferpoop says:

    I was thinking the same thing as Jake. I guess he actually surfs. Check out the vid of him I found on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_87bbi_DHA

  4. westie says:

    exctasy

  5. PC says:

    For anyone that fell in love with that Bali that used to be, cherish the memories people. They were as sweet as can be. Bali to me is now completely unrecognizable, and out of respect of the gigantic septic tank that has been created there, I absolutely refuse to go back.

  6. Scampi says:

    PC: aw, come on, pleeease come back. We’re super gonna miss you. Wow, you’re so respectful.

  7. bongo says:

    Like everywhere else, Bali is changing. Get used to “Asian Values”, which include traffic and crowding, and you can still get life changing waves. Respect the Balinese, they are still unreal, welcoming people.

  8. Max Surfer says:

    Check out: http://www.facebook.com/nightsurfing

    for all the latest NIGHT SURFING events, photos and news.

  9. Rob says:

    Bali was heaven on earth they have completely fucked the place humans are toxic they fuck everything they touch seriously sad shit was happened there even sadder to see the surf companies have played such a large part in the selling the place out i.e Russian surf schools,High volumes ok kook consumers being rotated through the place in surf camps and surf schools people trying to buy there way into the culture of surfing and the saddest thing of all is the endlees supply of people who helped destroy the place try to justify what they have done !!

  10. Marcus says:

    Don’t they have lots and lots of BIG ASS TIGER SHARKS in Bali? Hey tiger sharks your really dropping the ball.

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