The youngest of 12 children, Oney grew up at Lakey Peak, Sumbawa and soon 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 with the help of others, Oney secured a place on the Rip Curl International Development Program and was relocated to the Gold Coast where he has regular coaching as part of the schools Sports Excellence Program which was developed by Mick Fanning. As Oney approaches 18 he faces some difficult choices in life. Will he follow an exciting career surfing and become the first Indonesian surfer to compete on the WCT or will Oney further his education with a degree to secure his future in a today’s difficult working climate.
Featuring Ketut Menda, Mick Fanning, Rizal Tanjung, Koby Abberton, Benji Weatherley, Doug Warbrick, Ted Grambeau and Dick Hoole.
By Faith and Fins