Watch: Indonesian Motorcycle Diaries // Episode One
A question often asked on the Swellnet forums is what's the best quiver for an Indo trip. However, that particular query was never entertained by Tom de Souza: Riding a bike across Indonesia means there's only room for one board.
That said, Tom did seek advice from Swellnet users for his six-month moto trip, which, among many colourful digressions, he duly received. And with a simple show of appreciation - "Righto, cheers for the info crew" - Tom was gone.
He's now reappeared in Bali, bike purchased, board too, plus a short reconnaissance mission under his belt. Tom plans to document his trip, which if you're aware of his storytelling skills, means we can expect anything other than dead ahead surf fodder.
"And don't worry," he tells me, correctly predicting what I and most Swellnet readers would be thinking, "I'll keep the details as vague as can be."
See Episode One for a taste of things to come. Bit of surfing, bit of surf talk, a lot of local perspectives.