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Last fall I posted about surfing dogs, who now even have their own competitions in places like Huntington Beach, California. Late last year a surfing goat started grabbing a few headlines – not that many, but it’s a surfing goat, you see, not a real news story like who won American Idol or the girl … Read More

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Australia’s beaches are eroding, some having completely disappeared. Kingscliff Beach, the location of one of the country’s oldest surf clubs and famous for its stretch of golden sand, is but a shadow of its former self. Several east coast beaches around the town of Noosa, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, have lost up to 45 meters … Read More

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Away from the thumping beats and flowing alcohol of Kuta there is a thriving and fascinating culture to experience on the island of Bali. As I’m a bit lazy, I’m going to quote a couple of respected news sources and let the ‘liberal media’ do the talking. A Reuters article entitled ‘48 hours in Bali’ … Read More

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In the coming years expect visitors to Bali to be younger and more Russian, but don’t worry, there will continue to be an influx of European students pretending to be poor people who just happen to be on an exotic backpacking holiday. Oh come on, you know who you are! Here are a few snippets … Read More

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Here are a few snippets of what the travel press is saying about the surf and tourism Mecca of Bali. The eco-conscious Mother Nature Network has chosen Bali as its destination of the week for eco tourism. Known as the “Island of the Gods,” Bali draws everyone from surfers and beach aficionados to young backpackers … Read More

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As the sport of surfing grows, so does its environmental impact. Surfing equipment made of non-biodegradable materials such as synthetic resin surfboards, neoprene wetsuits and petroleum-based surf wax are just some of the products used by surfers that can have a negative ecological footprint. Environmentally conscious surfing companies such as Envirosurfer are attempting to address … Read More

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In October I posted a couple of times about pro surfer and eco warrior James Pribram. You can read the posts here and here. Here is some more info on an important environmental project that Pribram is working on. Uluwatu, on the Bukit Peninsula, is known for its amazing cliff-top temple and as one of … Read More

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A couple of weeks ago I posted about visiting the ‘genuine Bali’ – off the beaten tourist track, away from the pulsating night life and shopping, a fascinating paradise of traditional culture and natural wonder. The ‘real Bali’, if you like. An article in the Sydney Morning Herald delves deeper into where and how to … Read More

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