There’s a progressive nature to surfing and it’s reflected in the many different ways surfers live. Meet John Ocean, a man whose passion for surfing lead him to a remote island in Indonesia. He was born in a surfing family in Southern California, then moved to the Big Island of Hawai’i before rooting himself in the Mentawai Islands. He has designed a life around the water where he gets to ride perfect waves everyday right in front of his house in Togat Nusa. Not many people get to follow their dreams and live LOCAL STYLE, but through a lot of hard work and determination, this surfer does.
Produced by NamHee Han. Filmed by Mike Rodger. Music: ‘Ocean’ by Del Seager
Explore the world’s top surf destinations in “LOCAL STYLE,” a new original series on The Surf Channel featuring the premiere waves in Bali, Indonesia as the first of several eco travel destinations. Produced and directed by journalist, NamHee Han, and hosted by lifelong waterman and surfer Mike Rodger, LOCAL STYLE hunts down the world’s top destinations for surfers on a mission to travel to remote waves and experience the culture back on the sand.
Catch up on all the episodes of this original series shot on location in Bali, Indonesia only on The Surf Channel: