Surfers have many facets to their lives, and Mega Semadhi is no exception. Mega won last year’s Rip Curl Padang Padang, Indonesia’s most prestigious surf competition. The young athlete is currently one of Indonesia’s hottest surfers and is also preparing to be one of the future spiritual leaders of Bali.
Many surfers may feel close to God when they surf, but Mega is primed for one of the sweet spots at the Temple of Uluwatu. He’s a local boy who’s done well, balancing surfing and his future of guiding and helping others.
Watch this episode of Local Style to see how the local athlete balances his professional surfing career and spiritual lifestyle on the island:
Produced by NamHee Han
Additional Footage courtesy of Made Ropik & Micky Utopia
MUSIC: Surf’s Up by Ulu Roots