Tip to Tip - Episode 1
Length / 9mins
From Los Angeles to Denpasar, it takes around 30 hours of air travel endurance. Even worse, from Rio de Janeiro to Denpasar, you're looking at 44 hours. If you're lucky enough to be Australian, grueling ocean crossings and nearly 2 days of lost surf time aren't an issue. But after the drive to the boat and the run out to sea, the reality is outer-Indo is still a journey for even its closest neighbors. This is the price tag hanging from every flawless wave and castaway landscape a fee, however, that's gladly paid.Indonesia stretches for 2,600 miles from tip to tip. The United States stretches about 2,500. Yet nearly all of Indo is surfable territory, not cornfields and hunting clubs. On a boat trip concerned with such ludicrous distances, heavy exploration is inevitable. And so is downtime. The average teenager's attention span is about 2 minutes if they're lucky. You can see the sort of challenge the captain of a boat full of psyching adolescents is facing here. Just another day on the job. Indonesia's first generation of traveling surfers were men in search of tubes and solitude. Nowhere else in the world did waves grind away with such sustained, balmy, vacant perfection. Back then Indo was the high performance surfer's wet dream and unequivocal escape. Well generations change; rules get re-written. Today, the air is as psychedelic as the green room. Kuta as electric as a LA nightclub. Yet still, Indo is the ultimate surf park for those uninterested in rulebooks. There's just more noise now.
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Series cast : Tom Curren, Dean Brady, Richard "Ricardo" Christie, Steph Gilmore, Alana Blanchard, Bethany Hamilton, Tyler Wright, Dillon Perillo, Koa, Davey, Bruno Santos, Tyler Larronde, Oney Anwar and Gabriel.