2013 Oakley Pro Bali Flipbook

posted by / Lightbox / July 12, 2013

The ASP World Tour is one big traveling prison and the world’s most dangerous surfers are incarcerated. Unlike most detention centers, once a surfer is convicted, they try to stay imprisoned for as long as possible. Some, like Willian Cardoso, have petty thieved their ticket into this prison. Others, like Sebastian Zietz, have been booked for a felony fusion of arson and violence. An inmate like Taj Burrow stays for decades, whereas a guy like Glenn Hall might only do 12 months. And Kelly Slater, well, he is doing life without parole.

Despite their differences, the prisoners travel together. They eat in the same mess halls, sleep under the same concrete and play in the same rec yard. Like nomadic convicts, they roam from event to event and hunker down in these perfect penitentiaries until the bells of freedom toll. The journey is rarely easy. At the Oakley Pro, surfers battled 10-point rides, judging discrepancies and massive alley-oops to secure their stay in prison. We know. The ASP’s new warden, Paul Speaker, gave us an all access tour. Here’s our exclusive look at Bali behind bars. —SURFING

 

 

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  • bob sacamano

    you spelled incarceration wrong on page 89 ya knuckleheads

  • dumbnotfunny

    nice photos as usual, but what a stupid f-ing blurb and concept.

  • mik

    heaven doesn’t deserve to be positioned as hell

  • yep

    prison puns ? really ?

  • Sliding Sense

    Your theme is really lacking tact and taste, especially when there are a half dozen surfers rotting in jails on the island.

  • Get a Life

    To all the negative comments, its a surf mag you twats and a parody, you know a bit of fun. Where not solving world peace here, chill out!

  • Anastasia

    stop