18 September, 2013 18 September, 2013

Chasing Deserts – A Road Trip Across Indo

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Ryan Janssens is a talented photographer from Durban with a massive passion for shooting surfing (and riding a couple of sick waves too).

He recently took his maiden voyage to the land of the lefts, grabbing some incredible images along the way, but also learned that with every perfect pit you score in Indo, there’s a price you have to pay – including hotel rooms from hell, cramped ghetto minivans, and beds as hard as bamboo.

Take a glide through the gallery and re-live his adventure as he cruises from Bali to chase a swell that was lining for Lombok’s Desert Point, before finding his happy place in West Sumbawa.


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  1. Charlie
    18 September, 2013 at 10:37 am · Reply

    Amazing…until i got to the hotel slide…Yassie!

  2. Charlie
    18 September, 2013 at 10:38 am · Reply

    Amazing…until i got to the hotel slide….Yowsers!

  3. Flashback
    19 September, 2013 at 12:12 pm · Reply

    Shot Ryan…Went to these spots 10 years ago -WOW !! brings back good memories with my brothers and old man.

    Indo is still raw to the bone on the outer islands -very easy to just somma die there …..but the Indiana Jones kinda exploration feeling you get from going to these places really opens your mind and clears out any shit in it.

    On the one macking (6-8?) day at desert point a Brazzo died after hitting his head and was found floating in the lagoon.RIP

    Bali is cool for 3 days max then you gotta get outta there before you loose your mind .

    What ever the hell you do ….do not drink Arak Bali – you will be stomach pumped in hospital.

    Viva Supersuck and Yo Yo’s and Eckas and Sanur and Keramas and and and and and and and…..bank account details are $#$$!223453 for return trip pleeease.

  4. Bruce K
    19 September, 2013 at 12:50 pm · Reply

    Hi Ryan, shot for the awesome pics, the Saffa Kid, Dean, is my litey and he tried to explain the hotels to me…you obviously do it better…ha ha! He was stoked with his trip and reckoned he had some of the best waves of his life…obviously next time he’ll take more betadine, bactroban and ding repair kits…

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