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Deserted Deserts Collected Thoughts 131: Nate Lawrence checks in from the road with Ian Crane and Evan Geiselman

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There’s no shortage of swell. And there’s no shortage of hype. People love to talk about the next swell….But how’s the one out the back?!

After surfing in Bali with 93 other guys, Evan and Crane rented and car and drove straight to the ferry. No sleep and some bed bug bites later they saw car after car with board bags stacked to the sky driving the other way. After arriving at the beach and seeing the onshore winds, they knew why the cars had been driving the other way. Deserts was deserted. Well, besides the 40 Brazilians still here. And the few Hawaiians. And the one dude from Cali. And those Spaniards. But for 2017 — where Padang Padang has 100 guys out and Canggu has 200 guys out, we can call it deserted at Deserts.

Now the wind has changed. We’re on a different island. We met up with a few other dudes. We’ll keep you updated as the tide drops and this new swell fills in. And have you seen the one out the back?! —Nate Lawrence

Usman Trioko.

Evan Geiselman.

Ian Crane. 

Dane Reynolds photographed by Kai Neville In Japan What Youth

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This is Dane on the train to Osaka, in Japan. Osaka is about an hour from its airport and our exit flight left the next day, and as none of us had been to Osaka we decided to ride in and see the sights. The city turns out to be rad, like a smaller Tokyo,…

Craig Anderson photographed in New York by Kai Neville What Youth

Craig Anderson between the bars Collected Thoughts 002

Photo by Kai Neville Kai took this photo of Craig a little before 1 a.m. in Brooklyn, New York. They’re leaving the strange party they wandered into after a Dirty Beaches show at Williamsburg’s Glasslands Gallery — truly they did, they sauntered all Australian through some odd open side door and into someone’s loft, where…

John John Florence in Barbados

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This is John John Florence by the ghost of an Olympic pool at an abandoned resort in the parish of St. Lucy near the northern tip of Barbados, and what a useless cavity in the ground has he got here. The walls are too vertical to skate, there’s no water to ease the heat, there’s…

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