All summer long surfers of every make and model travel around the world to reach the shores of the Bukit Peninsula, hoping to score Padang Padang, one of surfing's most storied waves. But it's the local boys who really have the place wired.
Point of Entry
One of the most scenic paddle-out spots the world over, even after decades of rampant development, Padang Padang still maintains its charm ... but it sure would have been great to be there in the 1970s.
With a win at the recent Rip Curl Padang Cup and a runner-up finish in the same event last year, Mega Semadhi has Bali's best barrel on lock.
Winner of the Oakley Pro at Canggu in 2012, Mustofa Jeksen is becoming one of the more dangerous competitive threats in the region.
Room With A View
If you're going to travel halfway around the world it better be for good reason. What better than a view like this from inside the timeless tube of Padang Padang?
Winner of the Rip Curl Padang Cup trials, Alik Rudiarta is considered to be more of an Uluwatu local, but when Padang turns on there's no question where he'll be.
Brazilian by birth, Everaldo Pato is one of those underground guys who manages to show up at odd corners of the world when the waves are at their best. Padang is always on his radar.
A nimble goofy-footer, Gogo Sujaya is a performer in anything from heaving barrels to the playful, high-performance waves found on other parts of Bali.
Some of the local boys are better known than others. This mystery man simply goes by "Sandy," even though it looks as if he enjoys more of his time gliding over the Padang Reef.
Sima Rai Tanabe
A proud father, when Sima Rai Tanabe isn't pulling into barrels like this he's scratching out a living in Bali's evolving surf industry to help support his young family.
And when the session's over, it's back through the cave for another day on the Bukit Peninsula.