We stand on the cliffside, gazing out at dozens of tiny dots on the big waves a hundred metres from shore.
This is Uluwatu on Bali’s west coast, a mecca for surfers and the beating heart of the island’s surf culture. Its story is best told by Gerry Lopez, a surfing and yoga legend who first landed on the beach in 1974, in awe of its pristine beaches and virgin waves. Gerry returned recently to find an island changed but still home to the magic he remembered first time around.
On my second visit to Bali, I rediscovered some parts of the island I’d visited four years before plus some brand new locations. My story takes place with a group of travellers as we explore lush green rice fields, deserted beaches, thundering waterfalls and some of the traditions which represent the unique culture of this peaceful island.
An island which is always worth rediscovering.
Watch the video below:
Locations in the video:
0:17 - Ubud rice fields
0:37 - Dirty Duck restaurant (excellent vegetarian menu also available)
0:46 - Green Bowl Beach
1:31 - Tegenungan Waterfall
1:42 - GWK Cultural Park
1:47 - Uluwatu Beach
1:55 - Seminyak Beach
Find out more about the other stars of the video here.