Tanjung, Rizal

Tall, thin, rubber-limbed goofyfooter from Bali, Indonesia. "Rizal," writer Chris Cote said of Tanjung in 2002, "is easily one of the smoothest and most stylish surfers in the world."

Tanjung was born (1975) on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, then moved with his family at age one to Bali. At age eight he began surfing, at Kuta Beach, and at 13 he started riding Uluwatu, Bali's famous left-breaking reef. Two years later he won an international 16-and-under surfing contest at Kuta—beating y...