Menda, Ketut

Loose-limbed Balinese regularfooter from Kuta Beach; the first Indonesian surfer to compete on the world pro tour. Menda was born (1964) in Cannanguu, near Kuta, and began riding waves at age 10, while working as a board-carrier for visiting surf world dignitaries like Gerry Lopez and Peter McCabe. No more than a dozen Balinese had picked up the sport by that time. In 1981, Menda became the first ...

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