Testing the surfboard rack – Mount Warning, NSW

on: January 15th, 2013 Having not much time off over the Christmas break, I wanted to do an overnight tour with my bike and surfboard in tow. I decided to head south from the Gold Coast, Australia and into Northern New South Wales. I also wanted to test my newly acquired surfboard rack that I […]

Day 6 – Lhokkruet to Calang – Much needed sleep!

After only a few hours sleep we decided to hit the road at the crack of dawn. We were heading for the lively town of Calang. Calang was the second worst hit by the Tsunami as it lost all infrastructure and over 80% of its 200,000 population. The sun today was as hot as ever. […]

Day 2 – KL to Banda Aceh – Our Indo Dream

I was up at the crack of dawn this morning and decided to get some filming and a video diary done in the humid morning weather. Dylan soon woke and we attacked the buffet breakfast before catching another van back to the airport where we went through the process from the day before all over […]

Day 1 – Flying to Kuala Lumpur D-Day

/Indonesia/Journals/ Day 1 – Flying to Kuala Lumpur D-Day Day 1 – Flying to Kuala Lumpur D-Day on: June 21st, 2009 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=https://www.eatsleepsurf.com.au/expeditions/indo/indonesia/day-1-flying-to-kuala-lumpur-d-day/&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21https://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.2b2d73daf636805223fb11d48f3e94f7.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eatsleepsurf.com.au%2Findex.php%2Fexpeditions%2Findo%2Findonesia%2Fday-1-flying-to-kuala-lumpur-d-day%2F&size=m&text=eat.sleep.surf%20%3A%3A%20Day%201%20-%20Flying%20to%20Kuala%20Lumpur%20D-Day&time=1684840685719&type=share&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eatsleepsurf.com.au%2Findex.php%2Fexpeditions%2Findo%2Findonesia%2Fday-1-flying-to-kuala-lumpur-d-day%2F We spent the night on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and woke at about 5am to get our things ready for the 8 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I met Dylan at the […]

Bicycle Touring Pro Review – Daren Alff

Rian Cope and Dylan Brayshaw were two ordinary 20-somethings from Australia, working normals jobs, and living relatively normal lives. But in the year 2009, these two young men gave it all up to cycle across Indonesia and surf at some of the best surf spots in the world. While cycling, surfing, and discovering a whole […]

The D.I.Y surf movie that will save us all

Dylan Brayshaw and Rian Cope made a documentary about their trip cycling and surfing from Banda Aceh to Bali. I can’t express how disappointed I am with the current state of the surf travel yarn. Looking at the mainstream surf media you could be forgiven for believing that the only surf travel that goes on […]

Pass to Fox Glacier

Pass to Fox Glacier on: January 21st, 2013 Rian and Dylan hang up there bodyboards for this cycling trip to New Zealands South Island. Wanting to experience epic mountain scenery and frosty conditions the guys decide to go in the middle of winter, July 2012. This acturally works in there favour as they had light […]

New Zealand – Episode 2. Fox Glacier to Queenstown

This episode sees Rian and Dylan cycle from Fox Glacier to Queenstown. They do a helitour of Fox glacier, vist the mirror lake, (Lake Matherson), cycle 120km in one day to Haast, climb over the Haast Pass, 550m Elevation and then cycle the Crown Range to Queenstown, New Zealands highest paved road. (1076 meters above […]

Week 1 – Bingin and only 1 day of cycling.

on: September 11th, 2013 Landing late at night at the Denpasar airport which is actually closer to Kuta, sees me greeted by Arie, a local transport driver who friended us last time traveling to Bali. He is all smiles as he askes what’s in the large oversize box. I told him what I plan to […]

Week 2 – Keramas and Nusa Lembogan, starting to get itchy riding feet.

on: September 18th, 2013 Arriving at Kermas beach I found the homestay I had searched on Tripadvisor.com the Nirwala Homestay. The homestay is set amongst beautiful rice paddies and has a few bungalows with small fish ponds. They are still building a few more rooms while I was there. You walk down a small dirt […]