For many surfers, Indonesia is the most important item to check off of their surf-travel bucket list. Indo has come to symbolize perfect waves, exotic culture, and merciful exchange rates. But when you're chasing waves through Indonesian isles, it isn’t always as simple as all that. Recently, Torrey Meister, Ian Crane (pictured above), Luke Davis, and Balaram Stack hopped a plane to Sumbawa and found rippable waves, but also had some run-ins with the notorious Indonesian “Scooter Mafia,” running scams up and down the coast.
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