Uluwatu & Joel Fitzgerald

Chrystal Dawn Fitzgerald

Joel Fitzgerald snap

Below is a Blog post I wrote up one morning for Deus ex Machina whilst we were staying there in Bali….enjoy 🙂

Joel Fitzgerald has a long-standing relationship with Uluwatu and the people there, from the early days when you had to earn the waves you rode.  Hiking in though the 5 kilometres of bush and bramble from the temple, to the sheer cliff where hand dug stairs, and shaky ladders slipped into the cave. Joel was 12 years old the first time he championed these obstacles, paddling out along side his brother Kye and father Terry Fitzgerald through pumping 6-foot surf.  There earning his first ride and so consummating his love for Uluwatu.

You could say this relationship was fated by his blood, having no choice but to love this magic beast of a wave. Father Terry was amongst the first to ever surf Uluwatu before Joel was even…

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