It’s a goofy footer’s paradise out at Uluwatu and Kalani Robb and Rob Machado have been having an absolute heyday out there. The recent frontside barrel-fests have been thoroughly documented by SURFER photographer and longtime Bali resident, Jason Childs, so be sure to check out his online slideshow featuring 20 of Childs’ favorite cherry-picked images from Rob and Kalani’s Uluwatu marathon sessions.
Sidelined by a broken hand, Rizal Tanjung was forced to watch the boys shred from the Warung. As hard as it was not to be able to partake in the peeling, cylindrical perfection, Riz managed to offer some insightful commentary.
“Machado has been surfing so smooth out there,” said Rizal. “His clean lines are iconic. Like a modern-day Gerry Lopez. And Kalani is surfing super fast and powerful these days. You never know what radical move he is going to pull off next.” In the latest episode of INSIDE BALIWOOD’S RizTV, Rizal sits down at the Uluwatu Warung with Kalani and Rob to chat about various random topics such as what it was like to save John Philbin—the actor who played the character Turtle from the film North Shore—from drowning in the cave at Ulus. Rob and Rizal also extend a warm welcome to Kalani, who recently joined the Hurley International surf team.