Does it surprise you, as it does me, how many gems are hidden in the Indonesian archipelago?

But come to think of it, there are 18,000 Indonesian islands and most of them are surrounded by reef and pelted with swell for the majority of the year — so maybe it’s not that crazy after all. Nick Rosza certainly doesn’t think so.

The Ventura native set across the Pacific in hopes of scoring classic Indonesian reef passes. When he grew tired of all the trash and traffic of Indo’s more frequented regions, he went deep into the island chain and found himself a little slice of heaven in the form of a big wedging slab. Sit back and enjoy his bounty.