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Published on Sep 27, 2019
After Hawaii and Morocco, it was Indonesia’s turn to host Guilherme Fonseca in one of the stages of his yearly trip. This Summer, during July and August, he cruised amongst some world-class surf peaks: Desert Point, Keramas, Uluwatu, Padang Padang and – his favourite – Lakey Peak.
Choosing this country was easy, as there is consistent swell at this time of the year and plenty of different options to practice surf at all levels: rail, aerial and barrels. What did he find? Exactly that: “perfect waves, lush nature, friendly-curious folks, living their fullest with way less”, with whom he truly connected.
He describes a regular day with 3 surf sessions, a nourishing breakfast, plenty of water, tons of heat, but hardly any stress.
From the two intensive-surf months he highlights his stay at Desert Point (Lombok), without any internet access nor mobile network – “perfect to disconnect from the outside busy world and make the best out of every moment”; - as well as Lakey Peak (Sumbawa), “a triangular-shaped peak with barrels and last-longing walls, a perfect-consistent-complete-unique wave.”
But Indonesia wasn’t just about the surfing: “after this trip I’ve learned to take things easier and to be more patient, to serenely and intelligently face mishaps along the way; I’ve learned to appreciate the things that do really matter to me, which are family, friends and the surrounding nature; I’ve also learned to be simpler, to live the present more vividly, as this way – and naturally - good things will come.
After a year stuffed with surf trips, and with 2020 at the doorstep, Gui Fonseca leaves us some clues about his next move: “I’m very impassioned and fiery to compete next year”.