Customer Tim Linton sent these few photos through of his trip to the Maldives riding his new 7'1" Tracker, having a ball by the look of it! Tim travelled with Liquid Destination and says the trip was amazing.
A couple of days after everyone's hangover subsided from the weekend events, the Deus crew headed to Keramas, its a great right hand point break an hour away from Canggu past Sanur.
If you ever wondered where those pebbles in your tiles come from...... Photo Ben Harper
Doesn't matter which religion you subscribe to, this was a peaceful moment in time. Photo Ben Harper
Ellis Ericson ripping on one of his own creations. Photo Ben Harper
Matty carving on his Tracker. Photo Ben Harper
Ellis getting creative. Photo Ben Harper
Al Knost, log, tracker, shortboard, anything, this guy has talent. Photo Ben Harper
The warung at Keramas, sit down, chill out, drink coffee and watch the action unfold. Photo Ben Harper
Matt Chojnacki wheel-barrow barrel. Photo Ben Harper
Tracker shack. Photo Ben Harper
Heres a few shots from the Deus single fin fest on the Sunday of our trip - an amazing line-up of surfers showed for the event including Matt Chojnacki, Harrison Roach, Al Knost, Dane Peterson, Josh Constable, Matt Cuddihy and Jared Mell. A few nice right-handers at Canggu set the scene and they were off, with Matty taking 4th on the day.
Matty heads out for his heat. Photo Ben Harper
Matty styling as usual on the Involvement. Photo Ben Harper
Canggu turned on some nice little rights for the event. Photo Ben Harper
Jared Mell heading for a cover-up. Photo Ben Harper
The set-up. Photo Ben Harper
Bob and Matt talk strategy! Photo Ben Harper
Finalist Line-up. Photo Ben Harper
Bob congratulates Alex Knost after the final. Photo Deus Indonesia
Bob and Matty on presso night. Photo Deus Indonesia
Finalists Cuddihy, Chojnacki, Roach, Constable and Knost. Photo Deus Indonesia
Day 1 we arrived in Bali, typically running late, for the first night at the Deus Ex Machina Temple of Enthusiasm Q&A at Canggu. We quickly head to drop our gear at our digs, which turns out to be Dare Jennings' (one of the Deus owners) Villa and our jaws dropped in amazement as we walk through the doors.
We quickly change and head off to Deus for our first event. We started off with a quick tour of the Deus setup in Canggu, mandatory Bintang in hand. Its a mixture of art, motorbikes, surfboards and food/beverages to top it all off. Its a one stop shop, they restore and build bikes, make surfboards and have a pool of talented mechanics, surfers, shapers, photographers and artists on hand - The restaurant and food was amazing as well.
The Q&A Session was a great event with Steve Montell (aka Monty) chairing the session with Bob, Californian fish guru Rich Pavel, and up-coming young Aussie Deus shaper Thomas Bexon on the panel. All 4 amused the crowd with stories about shaping and designing boards and the evolving movement of traditional/retro surfboard design.The crowd listened intently and asked some great questions.