Spoiler alert: The banger end section to Kai Neville’s new release, Lost Atlas, comes from this Indonesia jaunt with John John Florence, Chippa Wilson and Dusty Payne. The clips, in case you haven’t seen the movie, could send half the World Tour into retirement. And the photos were pretty mad as well.
We showed up this day at about 10 am. 3 surfers had just exited the lineup when we pulled up and left the boys to surf by themselves.
Chippa was flaring on the trip. His backside airs were crazy. Then on this left he was doing these huge rotations where he'd land in the flats. Every wave it looked like he was going to break something. Definitely one of the most excited surfers to watch right now.
Definitely the standout of the trip. Dusty was blowing up during every session. Here he is on his last day before he had fly to Bells for the CT.
John John surfing the right out front of the hotel. Just him and Dusty out and a few fun ramps. He looks so effortless when he surfs. It's crazy for a guy his size.
This is the view that we'd wake up to every morning. We had that boat to go fishing or searching for some new waves. But the waves were usually too much fun out front, so we'd end up surfing straight out.
This is a night shot of the main pool. We'd get in from surfing and hop straight in. Doesn't get much better than this for surf trip locations.
We'd have some crazy games of pool. We got turned onto "Cut throat" and were playing breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Special thanks to Tropical Beach Resort for letting us pee in your pool.