Hi to all the team at Bali Waves,
My first time jumping in for a chat…So first up, loving all the hard work you have all put into the Bali surf scene for the last 7 years. Have checked you almost everyday since moving here 3 years ago and many days whilst waiting to come back before that.
Nice to see Balangan getting a little photo spot yesterday. Particulary loving the mention about the 6 guys who take home a little reminder of their vaction! Speaking of which…Balangan gets a bad wrap about about being a “soft” wave that sits on that outside of the Bali surf Kudos. However, anyone who surfs there enough will testify to the implications of not making certain sections. As we all know each wave in Bali has it’s own personality, and Balangan certainly has a few of it’s own.
I like to think of it as a long time girlfriend who has the capacity to suddenly front up and throw you, and all of your belongings out onto the street. A little surprising, but hardly unexpected if you havn’t shown her the respect she deserves!!
As you said, Balangan has undergone a lot of changes in the last few years. The first being the ease of entry, and hence the number of surfers in the water. Second, the changes in the beach front with Warungs coming and “going”. Third, the long anticipated/dreaded development of the surrounding area. But hey, that’s progess and only a fool would think that this beautiful area would be spared. And last, but certainly not least, the arrival of Euro wave heads armed with, but a speedo, a board, and nil understanding (but certainly a ton of passion and gusto) of the break; rocking in by the Kajang full. Here comes the point….
Next time please take photo’s of the Balangan I know. July 29/30th………..Big, beautiful, and demanding of the respect that only years of living with an unpredictable lover will allow. This is time to show off one of the last bastions of the real hot head girlfriend. Not when she’s in a timed, laid back, forgiving mood. But when she’s throwing all of your shit out onto the steet! Then, and only then will people understand the true nature of the girl I, and others love.
This is not a critic. Only a request to show certain Bali’s Breaks in their pissed off mood. Maybe next time there won’t be 6 guys coming in with “memories” of their vaction?
Big up’s, respect, and there is anything I can do to help keep Baliwaves online, short of sending money…..Then please let me know.
Slim Says: Fucking right on Andy, that’s exactly how Balangan is. She’s a moody bitch that will either love ya or try to kill ya ! No worries about the “short of sending money” pretty soon baliwaves.com is going to be “subscribe to view” With over 60,000 unique viewers every month it’s getting outta hand anyway. Slim.