Dave Rastovich mining for emeralds, Padang Padang, Bali. Tough job, but he makes it look easy.
Photo: Jason Childs
With its dramatic scenery of high-rising limestone cliffs overlooking a turquoise ocean of pumping barrels, Padang Padang was voted one of the world’s top-ten waves.
Padang in two words: power and fear. It’s one of the most dangerous and hollowest wave in Bali - Indonesia. The final bowl is an obligatory tube. In short: Tube at the take-off, then speed, speed, speed and the ledgey final tube section.