Hey everyone, and thanks for checking back on the blog! There’s a few reasons nothing has been happening on here lately, the number one being that right after boarding my flight out of Sydney, the unthinkable happened – my macbook decided to freeze up, and after restarting it I got this terrible screen:
This was even more terrifying since I was hard at work on my season edit, with a deadline for the High Five festival in Annecy. I was literally just about to finish up the last touches and hit export when it happened. The footage was all backed up on hard drives, but the Premiere project file was not…
Anyways, I made it to Bali and decided to not worry about it for a few days. Besides, I was headed to the neighbouring island of Lombok where they definitely not have an apple support worthy of its name. As soon as I got back to Bali, I had a tech look at the problem, and yes, my SSD was gone, and with it my project. Oh well. So the past week has been all about working 24/7 to get a new edit together, except for when I’ve been surfing. It’s all back to normal now, and the video has been submitted, so I can finally relax again. Just got back from Bali this morning, and I was greeted by a rainy and cold Stockholm. Off to France tomorrow, excited to show the video and to see all the other films!
Anyways, enough of that, here’s a bunch of photos from my phone and some from my camera. Not having Sofia in Bali definitely makes my blogging life harder!
I love surf lineup photos from the air. Above is a secret Bali reef pass, and the bottom shot is of Desert Point, Lombok.
“Impossibles”, southern Bali. Looks good from land, but is impossibly fast and will race past you after a while. Can be a fun ride though.
Spent a few days down at Bingin tucking into perfect little lefthanders like this one.
Fresh fish just off the beach!
This is Surf Lodge Limasan, built by a good friend of mine from Sweden. Had the pleasure of staying here during my time in Bali, it’s an amazing place close to most spots. Check it out on www.surflodgelimasan.com
Loving the open living room. I need a place down there, one day…
King Diamond, one of two house cats.
Motorbike drive by shot.
Big and scary Mawi on Lombok.
Kuta, Lombok. My friend Okar and I surfed the outer reef lefthander to the right in this photo alone for 2 hours…pretty special to find empty waves in 2014!
Water angle of the left.
A very confusing bus graphic.
Checking out local bands at Deus, the newest trendiest (slightly hipster) bar, restaurant and shop in Bali . Good place to hang out with friends on a sunday night.
Empty waves from my last day on the island. Got a few hours on these before heading to the airport. I wish I had a photographer on the beach as it was pumping, with the biggest sets pushing near triple overhead. It’s typical that on a day I find un-crowded surf in Bali, it’s huge and no one is out… can’t complain though!
Alright, time to unpack my bags and re-pack them, off to France tomorrow for High Five! I promise to be a little better on the blogging side of things!