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thought for the day----> …..localism is survival……

 

bali/day 81

 

.....…….in today's "tales from the hollywood bowl"…………we have something special here on the island of the gods……we've spent years here, doing the same thing day in and day out…….the dry-season is our favorite….the office is our spot……sure no one owns the ocean, or surf breaks,(there might be a few bought and paid for)but you can see from the well known spots, like padang, padang here in bali(the brown skins)the boys, drop in on anyone, there is no etiquette, and even the guys who surfed before these guys were born, get shown no respect…..it's survival…….they want this spot, every time that it is above 5'……I do not blame them…..I understand……it's theirs……the ones who show up and do what they do to maintain their lifestyle, are the locals……some wear brown skin, black trunks, some wear white hats, some wear no uniform at all……it's a funny thing……we've been holding down out little piece of the rock for over a decade now, and will continue to do so in spite of all the obstacles in our way(the progress of man, being the worst offender)……I'll see you out there in the morning tomorrow, trying to survive, and keep the lifestyle alive for the 1%'ers……..…today's photo is is out front at togat on another 4'-5' day……..good fun….…………below…..……..……the sign-series continues…………….below(sea-level)…………..below…….……….is from the un-ridden wave series………below……..…..…is from the point-&-shoot series………below……….…………is the 2015-mentwai-surf-section……….…below…………….…is from the "shoot-from-the-hip" collection.….……….below…………………in the "as fink sees it" section, it's  mike reese, having some mentawai fun…………and finally, some more ogoh ogoh's from the not so recent Nyepi celebration…………