THINGS WOULD NEVER BE QUITE THE SAME AGAIN
At some point we all fell under Indo's spell. It might have been a magazine image that served as a portal to the new world, a section of hypnotic footage that was watched on loop, or even the wide-eyed ramblings of an Indo journeyman, told to you between sets at your local beachie. Whatever the catalyst may have been you knew at that point you had to go and experience the archipelago for yourself – to discover if those stories were true and if the perfection that seduced you from the pages of magazines or the screen were real or just an illusion. The following feature is a celebration of some of those historical episodes in Indonesian surfing that placed us in a state of rapture. No doubt you will have your own opinions on what we may have omitted, but this is not intended to be a definitive list of classic Indo moments and discoveries – instead think of it as a provocative tease that reminds you that the archipelago remains a place of mystique, wonder and infinite possibilities that will make you fall in love again, again, again and again.
INDO - WHERE THE REALITY IS OFTEN BETTER THAN THE FANTASY. 068 PHOTO: BEN BUGDEN