by Earth Island·
Uluwatu was discovered as a surfing destination in 1972, due to the making of Morning of the Earth, a classic surf film by Alby Falzon and David Elfick. Starting from the top of the series of wave breaks to the bottom, the wave is composed of five breaks: The Bombie, Temple, Outside Corner, Racetracks, and The Peak. At the time, there were no roads leading to the beach, which meant that surfers had to bring all the supplies they would need. Steve Cooney surfed the first wave in Uluwatu history, capturing it on film for Morning of the Earth at age 15. After the film's release, Uluwatu received immediate attention from surfers across the globe. Today Uluwatu is one of the most popular surf destinations in all of Bali, with surfers visiting from all over the world.