For how to get to this island, read my Tripadvisor review of Ketut´s taxi service . I strongly suggest steering clear of all the many all-inclusive offers for trips to Nusa Penida that your hotel or accommodation will no doubt have on offer. We found Ketut´s service to be cheaper and cosier. You can tailor your trip with him – these are the three sites we visited that were worth photographing (Angel Billabong is not featured here as it´s on the way to Broken Beach (see below) and I personally didn´t find it appealing.
Atta Mesari Villas: Check out my review on TripAdvisor
Where to eat:
The Spell Creperie: Read my Tripadvisor review here.
Must-do: The Campuhan Ridge Walk – the best way to see Bali
Don´t do: Tegallalang rice terraces (or similar tourist traps. You can see the plenty of rice terraces on your own.) I found the monkey forest in the middle of Ubud rather unpleasant as well – a bona fide intention to have humans and monkeys co-exist but tourism spoils this relationship (my opinion.)
General: Ubud is scenic and worth a visit. I preferred other areas of Bali, such as those by the seaside. However, it is a great base from which to see the unspoiled north (Munduk and other areas as well as Amed – a great place to Snorkel!
I started surfing about 4 years ago in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since then, this hobby has taught me more about myself than 25 plus years of competitive team sports have. The only pressure to perform here is how well you take your next wave.
Here are some of my favourite surf pictures and stories so far. I´ve been fortunate enough to surf on 4 continents, finding enjoyment in each and every break I´ve dragged my board onto.
Hawaii – where it all began
Mauritius – not the best waves by Le Morne (I had to take a boat out to them and they weren´t anything to shout home about but I did see some dolphins underneath my board and that was unforgettable!
Denmark – Cold, not known for surfing but oh such waves!
Løkken – the beach break closest to my home away from home in Jutland
Cold Hawaii, Klitmøller / Vorupør. My favourite surf spot in Denmark
Indonesia – a surfer´s paradise
Jungut Batu – Nusa Lembongan Island – my favourite surf spot in Indonesia – on a small island with very few cars on it
Balangan Beach – the first place I surfed in Indonesia. The break is quite a rough one and it´s popular but there´s a laidback feel to life in these parts that I liked
Batu – Bolong – an easy but crowded break in Canggu, Bali. Truly a surf Mekka
Hawai – land of Earth, air, water and fire. Of all the places I have visited, it stands out as one of the most spectacular. In many ways, I find it hard to believe that Hawaii is part of The United States – it seems so genuine and humble by comparison to the mainland. Here’s a video of one of my best trips yet, and a bunch of photos to boot.
Waipio Valley / Hawi
North Shore (Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach)
The largest migrating sand dune in Northern Europe. Some call it the Danish Sahara, others make do with calling it Råbjerg Mile. Whatever your preference – this natural wonder is a place to behold, as a unique landscape that is very different to everything around it.
These are some of my favourite pictures – in all the years I have been a photographer. For me, they sum up what Denmark´s West coast is all about – rugged, otherworldly shorelines – where the sea and sand clash fervently in their eternal battle.
The pics were taken from the cliff by the Rubjerg Knude lighthouse (see my pictures from this iconic landmark here.)