We Like on the road | This time we followed our heart & let the adventure unfold in Dubai. We were over the moon when our friends & surfbuddies from Glidesoul, a Mix’n’Match neoprene wetsuit label, invited us for a lil surftrip to the ‘Wadi Adventure Pool’ in Al Ain. A crazy amazing experience, a fake wave in the middle of the dessert, a fata morgana. Something every surfer dreams off – train, eat, sleep and repeat. 4 days of surf coaching on an artificial wave with one of the best & experienced coaches of the world – Matt Scorringe from The Art of Surfing. A true satisfaction of our desire to explore & learn new things. Surrounded with good vibes, motivated people, positivity and doing things we always wanted to do. Thank you Glidesoul for this epic ride!!
See the world & seek adventures that open your mind. Challenge yourself!!
Pictures by: Vsevolod Vlasenko
Two weeks countdown for this year’s TEDxUbud, September 6th, so excited!
TEDxUbud is bringing the most innovative and talented Indonesians to its stage. The lovely Mila Shwaiko, TEDxUbud Co-Curator, send us an update on the speakers line-up. And we can say, it is pretty amazing!! She curated 16 speakers and performers from Indonesia and the world to share their ideas and innovations in the field of technology, entertainment and design. “We had a huge range of speakers and ideas to choose from this year. It was a wonderful challenge to get the right mix of people for the event,” Mila said.
In the line-up:
Here is a few of our favorites! Software-created batik designs by Nancy Margried, Indonesia’s first Muslim female stand up comedian Sakdiyah Ma’ruf. Ubud-bred Elora Hardy, who will explore green design and her unique creations as featured in Architectural Digest, CNN and the New York Times. New Ubud resident and renowned pastry chef Will Goldfarb, will also be exploring design- dessert design and food alchemy at its pinnacle. The event also features Elisabeth Pisani, well-regarded observer and commentator on Indonesian society, politic and health issues and Cindy Gallop, who will be addressing the serious impact technology has on human sexuality.
Join us in our TEDxUbud experience!
We will be attending the event with 300 other happy fews at the divine Five Elements in Ubud. And we’re taking you with us! Follow us us on Instagram and Facebook for our live report!
In love with life, everyday! Dancing in the wind, right into the weekend. Does it get better than this?! Super stoked with our new playsuits from Faithfull the Brand. Samudra Cold Coconut Bag by Coconuts Republic.
South East Asia’s one and only surf film festival, Ombak Bali celebrated it’s 7th edition last weekend, wowing the crowds with three awesome nights crammed with fabulous films and great vibes. Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival 2014 at La Plancha Bali is a WRAP & has left the beach.
We’ve enjoyed the 3 days of surf movies & crispy crump music to the fullest. It was a huge success and we heard through the grapevine that next year is promising. Our absolute favorite film “Hawaiian, the legend of Eddie Aikau” is def one to watch again. One of the strongest and most personal surf documentaries of the last few years, exploring the life and legend of Hawaiian big wave surfer Eddie Aikau.
We’d like to write a little word to Errol & Jolinde, La Plancha & all the directors and starsurfers and the Ombak Bali crew: clap clap clap clap, WE LIKE! what a BANG UP job you guys did AGAIN!!
Big thanks to our we-like Bali guest photographers >> Julia Krysiak & Melanie Uhkoetter
+ Ombak Bali Surf Filmfestival Bali +
For the last two days La Plancha has been full of cool peeps & bean bags. The 7th edition of Ombak Bali kicked off on Friday under a beautiful clear sky & slight breeze at La Plancha Bali. Many people gathered under the palmtrees to watch amazing films like ‘The Salt Trail’, ‘Chasing Unicorns’, ‘Out in the line-up’ and many more. Beautiful nights with great people & popcorn. Already stoked for tomorrow & already sad that it’s almost over. Make sure you don’t miss out on another night full of epic surf films like ‘Missing’ with Mick Fanning and ‘Hawaiian the legend of Eddie Aikau’
Get stoked already for the last night!!
Pic by Melanie Uhkoetter
Ombak Bali Filmfestival // Day 1
Ombak Bali is kicking off tonights event with two visual gems. The Salt Trail delves into the true meaning of surf travel. Journeying through Indonesia from the crowded breaks of Bali to the isolation of the Mentawais.
Second highlight of the night is The Old, the Young and the Sea, an adventurous road trip along the Atlantic Coast of France, Spain and Portugal. The film frames a vivid snapshot of European post-modern coastal culture, which is significantly influenced by the hippie heritage of the 60s, modern surfing pop industry and the vital relationship of coastal inhabitants with mother nature.
Check the complete line up here: www.ombakbali.com
Happening tomorrow! Who’s joining for another salty adventure at Ombak Bali for the most awesome Surf Films? Meet us here: La Plancha, Seminyak Beach at sunset! It’s a date > http://www.ombakbali.com/2014
Surf Film Festival in Bali – Fre Entrance – July 18, 19 & 20
The Art Of Surfing is holding its ‘High Performance Surfing Camps’ again for 2014. Last year we had our girls one, this year we’ll join the “Grown Ups” – If you want to improve your surfing, know a little more on what else goes into improving your surfing, training, safety & equipment, it will be all offered during that weekend!
Come & join us the 25th – 27th of July in Balian. For more info or to register your spot check here: http://www.theartofsurfing.co.nz/camps/
Limited Spots Available, so be quick!!