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Exploring Bali

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So Last couple of day’s I am in Sanur this is the tourist side of Bali.  Also because of the position there no surf breaks. But it’s ideal for wakeboarding, scuba diving & Parasailing lots of big Hotels because of the nice sandy beaches for sun beaters. But this not the reason why I am staying there the wind on Bali pick up like 3a 4 bft and its messing up my Waves at Echo beach. It still nice to surf but not nice line.  So I found out that they rent WINDSURF Gear !!! Surfing al the day now and showing how you windsurf. Also  took some lessons how to Kite board there Are 3 levels  by the IKO standard and I have one lesson left (turning tow side and jumping)  But it’s like windsurfing and snow/waveboarding techniques so I learn it very easy.

So fingers crossed and hope for some wind

gearing Up

Riding and cruising the Ocean

After I have Level 3 I can go kite surfing on my own and rent my equipment al around the world

This tick I named “the Dutch water Bom”  😉

Also tanks to Kathrin for taking the Pictures………..

Because of the wind there is also lots of rain in the night so the hole streets between Kuta and Sanur were flooded. Also a balineesche had to take his surfboard and peddle out his home to go to work….

Latter same car was stack in the water…..

So my plan is after having the IKO certificate to go kite surfing I will go back to Canggu near Echo beach to surf last days  and enjoy  food and people maybe go to the big volcano but I don’t know.  Than I am of to Singapore for a Day and then Back to Amsterdam at  6 -8-2010 between 7 a 8 am hours I will Land  !!! recover for tow week in HQ than to LOWLANDS !!!(*Biggest festival in the Netherlands)  than Surf trip to France and Spain in the planning Stocked !!!

So this is my third time that I visited Bali (*My passport is getting full of the mega big visa stickers for Indo ) But any way still it’s a b*tch to get to customs new record 2 Hours because it was the high session. So my  TRAVELERS TIP FOR Bali is buy your Visa  before you go to Bali. Then you don’t have to wait…..

Also The week I went to Kuta there was the Ombak Film festival that was very nice watching surf movies on the beach and enjoying the moment.

Also I helped with turtle conservation program this program helps the sea turtles by protecting their eggs till there hasted and then we release the new born sea turtles in to the ocean.

My Sea turtle I named “Squirt” like in Finding Nemo

Squirt giving me high 5 😛

Next after Surfset

No worries Mate

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So last couple of days I was chilling in Bondi beach  where you can surf and have a nice coastal cliff walk and a view on Sydney and the sea

Also Sydney is a Party town like the wet-shirts contest and going out in Sydney is de BOM 😛 but go casual because they’re  very strict for some reason.

Also I went with Amrita to the Blue Mountains that was assume   Check the photos

Kapot The power nap

Saturday night I went to a Auzzie House party the theme was fancy dress  and we ROCK out 😛

So that’s  the last couple of Days in Sydney Australia I hope to come back and travel more and see more of this Assume continent.

Look it’s amazing

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“Look it’s amazing!!!”  the famous works of the Ozzie Steve Irwin (RIP mate). And it was because I saw my first pair of Wild “Humpback Whales”  Also surfing on Bondi bay where I love to surf because of the easy break and nice beach facilities like a lockers and a showers.

Also I am now using Skype more and more I love the idea of the connection and live streaming of camera and sound around the world is super!!!.  And its free also because of the free internet spots of Macdonald’s “I’m loving it ” because Mac. Made it now possible to have free internet access around the world and in affray town ore city there is a Macdonald’s.

Talking to my sister in Almere and enjoying the view

(Skype account: psmooij – Amsterdam ) ore sent me a mail

Setting Up shop also I opened a bank account to get a visa deposited to rent a camper but still waiting on the card to get here………….  Also I applied  for a Tax number and sent out my CV to couple of big companies to see if it’s possible to get work offer here.   Planning is to go in April back to work for a couple of years in Sydney. So fingers crossed and hope that they like my skills.

Fucking mental this time I and couple of friends went on the  OZ party bus and its was lots of Fun !!!  see the Photo’s and wait for the movie !!!

2-1 The Netherlands Vs Brazil

Still having the Hangover from the OZ party bus 😀

No worry’s mate

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So after two day of stating in Sydney I moved to the coast to surf !!! 😛 duuugh  I found a nice Hostel in Coogee Bay next to the good spot of Boni beach where the surf is good….. (Sand + Rocky beach ) In the Hostel I meet Ruud  also from Amsterdam.

Ruud testing the Ipad (* Old stuff for me I already did it in Japan 😉

So the plan was to buy a boomerang  and use it in a park………………………….. So we had a 30 Dollar boomerang from a gift shop.  And Ruud tested the boomerang in the park, He throw the boomerang and Stupid thing did end work instead of coming back it kept on going and nearly hit a child. Than the boomerang break on impact……..

So we asked a local and with some advice and we bout for 8 Dollar’s a working one.

Thrown a boomerang  in Australia [Check]

Also we (Friends from the Hostel)  Watch the Football games in the FIFA FAN FEST……………..

Also we tested the new Sony 3D system

And Gentleman It was already binning sold in JAPAN on the Playstation 3 !!! GAME ON !!!!

And also I meet a Beautiful and nice Australia girl called Sky………………….;)

Backpack Land

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So today I landed in Sydney and its now winter time but still 18 degrees so for me it’s warm….. And nice Coming from Bali 32 degrees.  Also nice is that Garuda Airlines will charge you noting !!! for a board bag under 15KG……. !!! (* And if you work for KLM airlines -> follow this Good example)

Because you can save money by going whit Yet-star but they will charge ore($200) in some case reject the board bag and that sucks……..

Also I did end plan for my trip in Sydney I just went to central and found by change a hostel that I had Google before I went to Bali…. Its YHA near Central and its Super. Because the girl at the reception also gave me a discount because the 8 persons room was full. And I pay now $36 a night for a 4 person room………. And also the Euro is little bit higher now  €1,42 = $1 and its was 1.20 :S so I’m hoping on a return to €2 = $1

So finding in record speed a place to sleep I took a little powernap and went in to town to see the Opera house……..

Seen Sydney Opera House [Check]

Also played with the setup of my camera

Photo by: Paul Mooij – Ghost of the Opera House 😉

By Paul Mooij – HD photo 9000x 2000  😛 Click to enlarge full Photo

So next Plan of atac is to go to Bondi beach because this is the place for surfers ore so I’m been told by Ossy’s in Bali.

Now relaxing in my nice HOSTEL with   sauna, swimming pool and BBQ grill and SUPER FAST INTERNET so now i am downloading all the Defqon 2010 live sets !!! 😀

0wned by Uluwatu

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So I had still two days left on Bali and I wanted to see the peninsula So I went to Temple whit monkeys and to the world notorious Surf spot Uluwatu.

Todo list:

  • Surf Uluwatu                                           [Check]
  • See the Temple                                      [Check]
  • Ride Tube                                                [Check]
  • Never surf on Uluwatu again          [Check]

So the Monkeys ware lot of fun only they will take your stuff if I not carful like I had a camera bag and the pull on it…… so I had a pulling contest between me and a monkey …. results 0-1 for big gorilla.

So the surf spot uluwatu  is a clif ware you exit the water by going down in to a cave and than peddle out to sea en the waves…….

So I put on my water camera on my nose of my board and was like stocked to go……..

but getting to the waves was very hard work so after 3hours I was at the “line-up” and went for it !!!  So surfing now big wave and going like speed of sound I waited to long to get off and I was in the Tube of the wave posing  to the camera on my board. Than realising that I surfed to far to go back to the cave. And the wave closed out on me and broke my board + camera also I was dangers close to the cliffs and I had to peddle and duck dive for my live.  Luckily I was in a current that was going to a beach nearby ware I first saw a sea turtle swimming under my board and later one that was sunning on the beach…….. So I was saved but I had to walk back to the cliffs and to my scooter……..

Later that evening  I went to friends house for a jam and we went out to Sky garden were we ware VIP 😛 so lots of free drinks…..!!!

The day before my flight to Australia

I went to a Sport bar to see Nederland – Japan  in the Sports bar I meet old surf buddy’s form a surf-camp in Frans 2003  (*were Obed had the nickname ODEL 😉 )And we WON from JAPAN !!! 1-0


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So getting to know Bali little more but I’m still get lost when driving on the scooter to Ubud ore at night……  And the traffic between 3 and 5 is killing around Kuta and the drive style here is like a river “go whit the flow”.

Nice pleases to go are:

Seminyak to go salsa dancing ore “Blackdog” nightclub also the Japanese restaurant is very good And I know because I was  eating it in japan also…………….

Kuta is the biggest place and it is like big city where you can party 24/7 Also when your looking for a board ore Surf gear it the place to be…… Good quality board bags are between 500.000 and 700.000 this bag is than Handmade and made to your wises. And a new surfboard go’s between  3 a  2 million and used wane 1.5 Million rpj. (* Don’t go for the boardbag in the surf shops there shit)

Good boardbag   that I have made was from tailor O’Ros (Popies lane II Gg. Ronta No.17) Also lots of surf shops in this area.  Finding the place just go to the monument an take the  side street at the Billabong Shop.  Monument is next to the Bounty bar

(So first we asked a Indonesian he didend know where it was but ask for the bounty bar and He will tell you were to go. Also than its “near the Monument” )

World cup madness

So the World cup of scooter has started in Africa (*this info is for people living under a rock on the moon)…. And we watch it in Kuta and party later that night !!! 😛

But also supporting :


Denemarken, Zwitserland, Slowakije, Duitsland, Spanje, Engeland, Servië, Italië, NEDERLAND, Portugal, Griekenland, Slovenië en Frankrijk


Zuid-Afrika (gastland), Ghana, Nigeria, Ivoorkust, Kameroen en Algerije


Japan, Noord-Korea en Zuid-Korea


Brazilië, Paraguay, Chili, Argentinië en Uruguay


Verenigde Staten, Mexico en Honduras


Australië, Nieuw-Zeeland

So that we have excuse to party hard !!! 😉

Also Obed’s mom and older brother Enos  visited us at Bali and best thing !!! They had the board game “Kolonisten van Cantan ” !!!!

So Surfing, Eating and Gaming !!!

Also I took my GOPRO watercam with to a nice reef spot…….

Micheal and Obed at the lineup

Nice Wave…….

My new background……………….. Nice

Coming up NEXT !!!

So Monday I will be in Sydney Australia !!! “Heah mate”  For 31 Days in total lucky me. To a new continent to discover and to explore……….. And SURF !!!

A typical day in Bali


So my day starts with a nice breakfast at sukertis beach cafe……. Where I have a pancake with sugar on the side and a fruitsalad also balisch cup of coffee to wakeup than I check my mail and order a nice fruit mix and a bottle of water….  This is all for less than 4 euro………. then I go on with the day going surfing and enjoying Bali.

At the guesthouse were staying there have a new dog this name is zero that means in Japanese white and its is the coolest dog……………..

Also I help making a Kite for the Children at the guesthouse because there were making one and it was to heavy to take flight.  So I redesigned the Kite more to a Power kite also I learn them a bit of avionics and draw a blue print to start from. After this quick lesson we started making the power kite production line 😉

Top team of Kite Engineers

Blue print for the power kite

Also the hole kite was made from old stuff like a plastic bags glued on with heat.

Making the tubes on the big wing

Than we took the kite for a test fight and it works  😛  only the shape is still little bit of but by adjusting the ropes we will get it to be nice power kite that is also to be controlled…… planed for the next day at the beach with more wind…….

Also They have “broodje kroket met mayo” and adore Dutch snack at Ons waroens on Bali !!! like this with a beer is best thing ooit and it’s like the FEBO !!!!! so if your effer on Bali go here to snack !!!

Also the great thing in Bali is that if you want some fruit just go outside go to a banana ore mango tree and pull it off . Like we have at the guesthouse in ore garden …… So for lunch mango, Coconuts ore banana just get a ladder and pull it out of the tree.

Getting me some mango’s for lunch, beat that Alberhein to go

Loving Bali


Back in Paradise

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So I had a good flight form Japan to Bali but I had to wait 1 hour to get to customs……lucky I had a good collection of music on my Iphone……”  538 powermix “ – “ headhunters @ Defqon 2009 “

So First thing that I wanted to do was Surf and get back in the sea but I crusted a sea eagle luckily for this creator I was not hungry….. But I had 5 black needles sticking out of my Foot so I went to a local to ask what to do ?!? So his answer was to use alcohol…….. So I went first to the local market bout a six-pack of Bittang (Balineesch beer) enjoy the beer and cut out the needles and puts some jodium on the holes in my foot and fixed it whit liquid plaster spray…….. a surfer must to have!!!

Then Obed and me went to Kuta to look for a nice suite to be tailored and get ore Klamboo that was also made for Obed room cost about 13 euro was a little bit of Prototyping how it was made…. but luckily we went first to the art gallery  shopping mall ware I found a mobile klamboo for on the go that was about 30 euro and best investment I made here………   Also I now have my own 4Takt 50CC Motorbike/ scooter !!! Hehehehehe

Bike : (max. 87 km/h)

Than we made a trip to Ubud that in the middle of Bali and here is where Obed lived for some time  and took a trip in the Jungle and there lots of Monkeys. Also we stead for the Night and meet some of Obed’s friend … Later that night we want to A movie-night,  movie was about  “happiness”  was interesting the movie-night was to collect money for poor Balinisch children to get a good education.

Loving Bali


(There were no sea eagles killed in this trip; only shown ho is boss 😉 )