He’s from a small village created around the best right hand wave in Indonesia. Watch Oney’s dreams come true and witness the ultimate surfing discovery; an endless barreling wave. Coming Soon!
Featuring Andre Anwar, Ketut Menda, Mick Fanning, Rizal Tanjung, Koby Abberton, Benji Weatherley, Doug Warbrick, Ted Grambeau and Dick Hoole.
Sponsored by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of The Republic of Indonesia,
The youngest of 12 children, Oney grew up at Lakey Peak, Sumbawa - a surf break that was discovered in the 80’s by Ted Grambeau on a surf expedition.
Soon Oney developed an infatuation with surfing. At age nine, Oney was given a free surfboard by a visiting surf photographer and soon he gravitated towards Bali seeking sponsorship.
For a kid growing up in a disciplined Muslim family Bali was full of challenges but Oney secured a place on the Rip Curl International Development Program and was relocated to the Gold Coast where he trains in the Sports Excellence Program developed by Mick Fanning.
This year we followed Oney and Ted to the mystical area of the Bono, Northern Sumatra where he shows the world exactly why he’s the Indonesian hopeful and we explore this fascinating culture.
As Oney approaches 18 he faces some difficult choices in life. Will he follow an exciting career surfing and become the first Indonesian surfer competing full time on the WCT or will he further his education and an academic future.