Leila Hurst's Top Five in Indo

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Where can you go for beautiful waves when your own backyard is the paradise of Hawaii? Vans surfer and Kauai local Leila Hurst escapes way across the Pacific to the island of Sumatra in Western Indonesia. She let us in on her top five memories during her last trip to Bali.

Best Waves on the Trip:

“South Sumatra was crazy beautiful. Then we decided to extend our trip and go to Lakey Peak. The waves were perfect! It's so friendly and mellow anyone would have fun.”

Favorite Activity Between Surfing:

Instagram. Haha just kidding. We had no service anywhere, which was GREAT! I love swimming in Indonesia, the water is so dang beautiful. That's what I did a lot when we weren't surfing.”

Most Photogenic Local Shredders: 

The kids are so cute there. They LOVE getting their photos taken. They beg you to do it. So cute!!!

Scariest Moments:

“We had to take a lot of little flights with a lot of sketchy landings. I always hate that!!!”

Best Memories:

“Probably being sunburnt and surfed out and so happy at the end of everyday spent on the beach and in the water.”

Leila Hurst in Indo, wearing the Palmas Surf Suit in Blue Reef. Photo by Gage Hingeley.

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