It’s said Lombok is like taking a step back in time to Bali, 25 years ago. However, armed with a quiver of custom-made designs and untold variety of test spots (including one of the world’s absolute best lefts), the surfing by Mitch Parkinson, Afends Team Rider Torren Martyn, Brett Burcher and Billy Kean is everything but a time warp. Their mission? Test, ride and critique boards created by a select group of internationally recognised shapers so that we, the common man; bereft of craft, cash and time, can find the magic board.
With detailed descriptions from the shapers, footage of the boys surfing in Lombok and a break down of what the testers thought of each board it’s the most comprehensive guide Tracks Mag have ever done