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LETS’S GO: OMBAK BALI FILM FESTIVAL 2015 | August 4th, 2015 | read more and leave a comment..


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So excited for a new Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival! Countdown it is, get ready for 3 salty nights of surf films, music, art (and popcorn!) outside on the beach at La Plancha, Seminyak. This years festival highlights 17 selected films from 12 different countries, featuring monster waves, surf travels, personal missions, mind blowing stories and just a whole lot of good surf.

The festival starts each day around sunset (6pm). Entrance is free, just bring your good vibes and come early to get the best seats on the sand. Check out the line up of movies below and on www.ombakbali.com. See you there babes!

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Surf movie Line-up

Opening night – Thursday August 6

Kicking off this year’s event is the highly anticipated world premiere of ‘Bulan Baru’ with Tai Graham and friends chasing a secret wave around Indo. Main films of the night are the Asian premiere of ‘The Fisherman’s Son,’by Chris Malloy which follows big wave rider, Ramón Navarro,on his crusade to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.Following, is ‘Devocean’ by Bali-based director, Maka, who will be presenting the film himself. This moving film reveals the story of Bruno H, who spent the majority of his life in or on the water, until tragedy struck in 1999. Plunging from carefree surfer and sailor to the depths of despair, this film tells the inspiring tale of his return to the ocean.

Day 2 – Friday August 7

Into the Sea’ is the incredible story of Irish pro surfer, Easkey Britton, as she travels through Iran with several top Iranian sportswomen in search of waves in isolated regions. ‘Wave of the Winter,’comes next withall the latest thrills from Pipeline. The last film of the night is an atmospheric retro documentary that captures the emerging beach and surf lifestyle of Brazil in the early 70’s.

Closing night – August 8

The Wave I Ride’ is the inspiring story of Hawaian monster wave surfer Paige Alms, one of just 10 female  big wave surfers in the world. Closing off the festival is ‘Bear Island’ that sees three Norwegian brothers on a freezing adventure chasing waves and battling for survival in a far off uninhabited island in the North Pole.

For trailers & more info check www.ombakbali.com

 

 

 



WELIKE X THE LEMBONGAN TRAVELLER | November 22nd, 2014 | read more and leave a comment..


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We love to escape Bali so now and then & go on little adventures with the ones we love. Last weekend we took the boat to our favorite tiny little paradise Nusa Lembongan (only 30 min oceanfar from Bali mainland). We’ve been here many times and can only say that its a gotsta-have on your travel to-do list! This time we stayed at a perfectly placed hut between the ocean and the sky; Hai Tide Bungalows.

We dipped joyful in the pool, ate delicious food, played in the ocean all day making underwater selfies & surfed our favorite spot Shipwrecks. So much fun! You can always rent a motorbike to discover this palmtreewalhalla and all the other paradisely beaches. Hai Tide is at Mushroom Bay and we can say; once you are there you don’t wanna move your beachbum anymore. So we didn’t! Bring a good book, your underwater camera or a romantic date to amuse yourself.

Also possible is to bring a visit to more tinier neighborislands Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. Amazing places to snorkel, dive & sunbath for life.

Thanks to our islandmates The Lembongan Traveller for arranging this exquisite tip!
And a special thanks to our travel compagnons Scmyk. 

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GREENBOWL BEACH MERMAIDING | November 22nd, 2014 | read more and leave a comment..


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Happy salty weekend! x Pris & Eve

Favourite beach: Greenbowl beach

 



THE ANAK ATELIER PLAYGROUND | November 22nd, 2014 | read more and leave a comment..


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By guestreporter Islandkids: Cheryl Tang
What makes parents happy? Exactly, happy kids! The Anak Atelier Playground is a place where families play. Next to the creative classes and school program, The Anak Atelier now also offers a variety activities for both kiddies and adults. Either if you’re on a holiday visiting Bali or a steady residence. Everyone is welcome. Think yoga, dance, copoeira, soccer, Balinese dance, arts & crafts, sign language and more!

The Anak Atelier Playground is set in the beautiful lush surroundings of Bukit area, the sessions are [Read more →]

 



ENJOYING WADI ADVENTURE POOL WITH GLIDESOUL | August 23rd, 2014 | read more and leave a comment..


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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

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TEDXUBUD COUNTDOWN + SPEAKER LINE-UP! | August 22nd, 2014 | read more and leave a comment..


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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!

 



DANCING IN THE WIND X FAITHFULL THE BRAND | August 1st, 2014 | read more and leave a comment..


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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.

 

 



GOOD TIMES | OMBAK BALI FEST. | July 27th, 2014 | read more and leave a comment..


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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

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