Our 2nd Annual Bowl Jam with Sky Brown and friends!
Sky Brown with a big stalefish in the deep end. Shot by Nate Lawrence
Second Annual USV Bowl Jam!
This year’s Bowl Jam went off! Sky and Ocean Brown were staying with us and invited friends from around the world to come skate, including Yurin Fujii, Nyimas Bunga Cinta, Kisa Nakamura and Kako Yoshida. We were all amazed by their world class skateboarding and how hard they skated. The highlights of the jam were definitely brought by the women. The girls just sent it!
Lauren Hill summed it up best in her reflection of the event, “I know that feeling of paddling out into a lineup and questioning whether I belong as the only woman out. And I hope that [questioning] dies with my generation.” The girls at the Bowl Jam came out shooting first and
didn’t even ask any questions later.
Tunes were provided by one of our favorites, Kuta punk band The Sneakers, with cold beers from Island Brewing and hot pizza brought down from our Mana restaurant for everyone to enjoy.
Catch you at next year’s jam!
Lauren Hill and David Rastavich enjoying the show. Shot by Nate Lawrence
Yurin Fugi. Shot by Nate Lawrence.
Andre Mariano and Yuro Nagahara doubling up. Shot by Nate Lawrence.
Mana now has delicious pizza!
Our kitchen extension is complete and our new pizza oven is firing out delicious pies! Two not-so-secret ingredients, the gold standard 00 Italian flour and San Marzano tomatoes, make our pizza next level. The flour creates a soft and chewy sour dough crust, while the tomatoes provide a rich and flavorful sauce. There’s nothing like eating authentic Italian pizza while watching authentic world-class waves reel.
We had an impromptu taste testing party by the Mana pool, with Harry Bryant
and friends enjoying the full offerings and pairing hot pies with cold beers on tap from Island Brewing. The classic pepperoni featuring Bali’s premium meats from Jono’s Artisanal Butchery was the group favorite.
The date is approaching fast, starting the 14th of September and running until the 21st of September, and a few spots are still available! Now is your chance to level up your surfing with the founder of Wave Ki, Brad Gerlach. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to improve your skills and experience the thrill of surfing better than ever in one of the best surf spots on earth.
During this retreat guests will
receive personalized coaching sessions, group classes, and video analysis from Brad Gerlach himself and elite surfers and coaches. The program is designed to help guests develop a martial art-like focus on slow, precise movements that embed a powerful surfing pattern deep within them, allowing them to extract every ounce of energy out of the ocean and surf better. In addition to surfing, guests can participate in yoga and meditation to enhance their overall well-being.
Adding another level of knowledge to the retreat, Jason Rice will be conducting sessions on breath-holding, water survival apnea techniques, and ice baths. As a seasoned waterman, Jason’s workshops will help participants push their limits in the water, increase their lung capacity, and learn
essential water survival skills.
Our property is a perfect place to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature, oneself, and great waves. We’re excited to bring Brad Gerlach’s decades of surfing experience and his deep understanding of the ocean and the sport of surfing here for our guests to have this opportunity to improve their surfing. The Wave ki program and Brad Gerlach offer an unparalleled surfing experience that is ideal for anyone looking to take their surfing to the next level and experience the world-class variety of waves accessible here in prime season.
Each month we host a gallery opening at Mana showcasing the timeless works of Indonesian artists. We love having everyone join us in meeting the artists, appreciating their work, sharing a few beverages and tasty eats. In June we welcomed artist Bagus Sari Muaruta from Bali and in July we had a dual show titled “Wave Movement” with Aris Sarmanta and Made Griyawan.
We have been delighted with the response from friends and guests, and we have especially enjoyed collecting beautiful pieces for our spaces here. Next month we welcome our own Ayu Slip. Her exhibition opens on Friday, August 18th, joining
forces with the launch of Emocean magazine issue 05. Join us that evening for great art, good tunes, and the Bali premier of Jack Coleman’s film Natural High.
Artists Bagus Sari Muaruta with his works.
Paintings by Aris Samarta from the Wave Movement show.
More works by Bagus Sari Muaruta.
In the Press: Men’s Health Awards and Design-Anthology
We are excited to see the Uluwatu Surf Villas featured in two stellar publications recently. Expect more to come!
We now have some availability beginning in September and extending into the shoulder season, click below to secure your booking today.