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Toguruga at Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival 2018

The Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival 2018, which held from 12 to 15 September 2018 in La Laguna, Canggu, Bali, has finished with a triumph. Entered its 10th edition, Ombak Bali is the 1st platform for national and international surf filmmakers to expose their films to an interested public in South East Asia.

The festival embraces innovative, adventurous and independent filmmaking and has a focus on recent work. Both talented newcomers and more established directors from Indonesia and around the world are being celebrated during the three-day event.

Toguruga by Malaria House was one of the film screened at the festival on Friday, 14 September 2018, at 20:30 pm Bali time. Toguruga showed the definition of surfing from one of the indigenous tribe in Indonesia, deep in the north of Morotai Island. Toguruga brought the audience to return to the origin of surfing, it’s all about having fun. Other movies that were being screened are “It’s Not About Boobs and Butts” and “Andy Irons - Kissed by God”.

Other than film screening, Ombak Bali also entertained the audience with music performance by musicians like Marapu and Tippa Irie.

Ombak Bali also aims to promote awareness of the environment and social issues by screening inspiring surf films that go beyond the waves. The closing of the festival was done by doing a beach clean up right in front of La Laguna and a yoga activity.

After the festival hype, the 15th Surftime Awards by Surftime magazine announced awards for surfers and companies that are promoting surfing on Sunday, 16 September 2018. Our wonder boy from Lakey Peak, Bronson Meydi, won the Best Air. Here is the winner of the Surftime Awards:


Best Barrel: Tonjo Darmaputra
Best Air: Bronson Meidy
Hardest Charger: Rio Waida
Best Breakout Performer: Agus Setiawan
Best Maneuver: Marlon Gerber
Best Local Ambassador: Rahtu Suargita,
Best Photo Portfolio: Freiden
Photo of the Year: Thiago Okazuka
Best Female Surfer: Dhea Natasya
Best Male Surfer: Adi Putra


Best Surf School: Rip Curl School Of Surf
Best Surf Camp: Bobby’s Surf Camp
Best Event: Renextop AST # 1
Best Ad Campaign: Volcom
Best Connection: NET1
Best Surf Shop: Rip Curl Canggu
Best Accessory: FCS
Best Boardshort: Hurley
Best Sunglasses: Dragon
Best New Product: Vissla
Best Resto: The Lawn
Best Boards: Lost
Best Message: Insight
Most Core: Da Hui  
Eco Award: Quiksilver

Photos by @arimendrofa

By: Malariahouse | 19 September 2018