Indonesia is still the dream. After all these years, all these charters, all these camps and all these crowds, the waves remain perfect. As in, actually perfect, flawless. There are 18,307 islands. 8,844 are named. 922 are permanently inhabited. And every last one of them could be holding your dream wave — besides, of course, the thousands of isles that are completely blocked from swell but come on. Be romantic for a minute, would you?
It’s bright and it’s blue, and it feels a whole lot like a frontside grab. Welcome to Indonesia, Zack Keenan. Photo: Scotty Hammonds
Something leads us to believe this wave isn’t too user friendly (see: dry reef). Something else leads us to believe Alex Gray doesn’t fucking care. Photo: Brad Masters
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is the president of Indonesia. Andrew Bennett likes his middle name. Photo: Nick Liotta