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Padang Padang


Exquisite left-breaking reef wave located in Bali, Indonesia; an emerald-green tropical tube described by photographer Aaron Chang as a "rare, treasured and magical spot." Padang is often called "the Balinese Pipeline."

Richard Harvey, 1973 Australian national champion, is credited as the first person to ride Padang, in August 1973. Harvey picked his way down the rocky coast by himself one morning from nearby Uluwatu, the break that just two years earlier had introduced the surfing world to ...