Since the early 70's when whispers of empty tropical perfection began filtering through the surfing world, kiwis have been there alongside the Australians and Americans, at the forefront of Indonesian surf discovery. Renowned for our great sense of adventure and hard core “live off the smell of an oily rag” way of life, kiwis have been there in the background during, and even before, the announcement and claims of discovery to the world. In the era of early 70's when Uluwatu was displayed to the world Kiwis were there, when Jerry Lopez and friends lifted the lid on G-Land, Kiwis were there, and when the Mentawai Islands were completely blown wide open by Martin Daley, Kiwis were and had already been there! The difference was Kiwis were born from a culture of understatement and preferred to steer clear of the limelight and simply surf these perfect waves all to themselves. Times have changed big time in Indonesian surfing since those early pioneering days but one thing has never changed, Indo has and always will been a place that Kiwis feel connected to, a place where magic happens, and year after year kiwi surfers young and old, rekindle or induct themselves into the spell of Indo.