What a precious moment for Swilo to be able to meet this super friendly yet highly esteemed guy in the Indonesia’s surfing community. With him, we had a good long chat about many things, starting from the progression of surfing in Bali and Indonesia to local culture.
Made Switra earned his reputation as a big player in Indonesia’s surfing by mentoring and turning many of young Indonesian’s surfers to make them into world-class sponsored competitors.
Made Switra is also well respected due to his vast knowledge about Indonesian and International surfing. Swilo regards him as a proud Indonesian who loves art and culture. He also has a close relationship with the local fishermen.
Swilo also admires Made Switra’s well maintained collection of surfboards. Some of which are the first surfboards ever riden on Indonesian waters and one that belonged to an American surfer riden in Kuta, Bali in the 1930’s. Thanks to Made Switra for inviting Swilo and sharing your story.
Photos belonging to Made Switra