Night surfing during non-competitive “expression sessions”

Night surfing. Photo courtesy of Bryan Elkus,
Night surfing. Photo courtesy of Bryan Elkus,

Surfers faced a unique challenge when they caught waves in the darkness during a non-competitive expression session at the Keramas wave break off Bali, according to Russ Hennings with National Geographic.

“It was hard to see the waves coming—they just pop up in front of you, then you got to swing and go. If you look into the lights you go blind until your eyes adjust again,” said Australian surfer Adam Melling in the article.


The night surfing took place during the Oakley Pro Bali June 18 through 29. Stadium-style lights attracted one type of unusual spectator – bats!

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