Bryce Williams traded his career and the shores of Australia to take his board and back pack to travel the world. His feet eventually bought him back to Indonesia, a place he frequented throughout his childhood, where he now lives and owns Canggu Surf Hostel. Canggu Surf Hostel is a friendly home away from home that welcomes surfers, students, artists and travellers of all persuasions. And this drifter, surfer, lover and operations man is just somebody that everybody wants to be around. Girls fall in love with him, and guys want to be his best friend. He has an uncanny ability to talk and relate to anybody from all walks of life. His open mind and heart is enduring as it is intriguing because it’s always wandering and you’re always unsure what it is he will do next. But whatever it is we can promise you that you will want to get involved. Prepare to develop a girl/man crush. If you haven’t already. And watch this space.
You have captivated and inspired us at Matters Speaking. For those who are about to be can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and what it is you do
Bryce John Williams. 24 years and 264 days young. Born in Newcastle, Australia and now living free in Bali, Indonesia. My place of work is Canggu Surf Hostel in which I opened in early 2013, after wanting to break normality of the so called real world. I packed my bag, bought a spontaneous airline ticket and now Im living the life I have dreamt about since I was a kid, meeting so many amazing people at the hostel and being lucky enough to island hop throughout Indonesia, exploring and searching for uncrowded waves and new destinations.
My life in six words
Free loving, wave wondering, spontaneous living
What gets you going in the morning
A sneaky little wake up cuddle followed by one of my infamous cappuccinos and then on the road to find some empty morning barrels with my best buddies
Taking risks and following your dreams can create fear of the unknown. What is the most solid advise you have been given
Follow your heart and don’t be afraid to break the so called normality of life, we only get one chance at this beautiful life so you might as well live it how you want too and not how someone else in a suit or higher profile wants you too. It’s easy to say but realistically just as easy to do.
Inspiration is everywhere. But what is it that you cannot live without
Knowing that there are still unridden waves out there, and the journey to get there and the people you meet and the sights you will see along the way will sometimes be just as good as or even better than the actual surfing
Say it like you eat it. Name top five travelling spots for other drifters and gypsy wanderers like yourself
Everywhere, Indonesia – Human Oasis
Midigama, Sri Lanka – Next Venture
Gnarloo, Western Australia – Best of both Worlds
San Sebastion, Spain – Pinxos and People
Cinque Terre, Italy – Bluest of Blues
Canggu Surf Hostel is
A small project I started to provide a funky fun place to rest your head after surfing all day and a place to meet fellow travellers with the same mentality of drifting and exploring. I soon fell in love with the different types of people coming through and the friendships I have made from starting it are priceless. The smiles I see on the guest when they are hanging out or stand up on a surf board for the first time keeps me ticking along and driven to provide more smiles
Home for now, the island has been a holiday destination for 15 years for me and to now reside and work here, is a dream come true. The people, the food and the culture all combine to create my little happy place. It can get full on and chaotic here but that’s the beauty of getting on your bike and jumping on and off numerous ferries until your mind is free again and you’re surfed out.
If I was a superhero my power would be
Invisible for sure, firstly, the amount of pranks you could play would be endless and I don’t think you could ever get sick of it, secondly to be able to ears drop on the hierarchy of the world and just be able to hear what there next plan is to try and fuck this world and too record it and spread the word.
Anything else you want to add
I think simplicity is bliss. I hope I haven’t bored too many people and if I had feel free to break from reality and come hang out at Canggu Surf Hostel and I’ll try change that, peace xx