Let me introduce you to the one and only Angga Florence.
Angga is COWORKSURF’S local surf coach.
He’s originally from East Bali and has been catching waves since he was 5.
His knowledge of the ocean runs deep and it’s his passion to share that knowledge with his students.
I had the pleasure of tagging along on one of his lessons with our new baby shredder, Rebekka.
Rebekka is a competitive cyclist from Germany.
She's new to the surf scene but she definitely brings her game face to the water.
We headed out around 3pm to the famous Old Man's break at Batu Bolong beach.
They started the lesson sitting out together discussing the conditions of the ocean, waves, and crowd.
Then they took it to the sand to practice the techniques of paddling, pop-up, and stance.
Once she was warmed up and feeling confident, they headed out to baby wave heaven.
I paddled out with them, so unfortunately I don't have the proof of how much she SHRED!!!
She was so bad a$$, she caught the first wave she went for!
I have to say, I was not only impressed with her performance but also with the support Angga provided in the water.
His positivity was shining and you could tell it really gave Rebekka that extra boost.
Here's a quick bit of Angga expressing his love for his work and Rebekka's testimony to it.
Unlike Rebekka I was having a pretty crappy session so I got out of the water early.
I hung out with my fav Warung owner, Kika.
Kika owns the spot where Angga hangs and gives his lessons.
If you're not in the mood to schlep one of the house boards to the beach you can always visit my homie Kika.
He has a great selection of boards and costs about $4 for 2 hours.
It's a super cool spot to have a Bintang at the end of the day and chat with the locals.
As the sun began to set, Rebekka coasted on her last wave of the session and Angga stayed in to catch a few of his own.
It was all smiles and shakas.
So the lesson didn't end there. The next day Angga came to the villa for a surf improvement session with the whole CWS crew.
He broke down bad habits and gave techniques to make improvements.
Too bad it was dark after the session because everyone was so amped to give the new tips a go.
I guess we'll just have to wait until our next CWS sunset surf session to see our moves in action.
Until then, enjoy the ride kids!
Coworksurf is OPEN in Canggu, Bali. Find out more on the Bali page here