Slidetober Fest is the world's Premier Surf and Moto Festival.
An annual long weekend of surfing, high octane fun and our fiesta of other events. What started as a homespun happening to help us here blow off some steam has evolved over time and tide and morphed into what it is today, an internationally renown, grass roots style celebration that attracts both motorcycle riders and surfers from all over the globe. The Festival is now four days and nights of play. Motocross, Swank Rally, Surfing and Flat Track are stacked end to end to fill up the days, we bring our little village to each, shade is erected, set up the Barbie and whack beers on ice. The coffee machine is kicked into first and we spice the whole place with good tunes and good vibes so we all have a hell of a time. Then there’s our nightly events; The Temple Moto Short Film Fest, Concert, Art Exhibition and an Awards and Wrap Up Party are all vying with each other to fill you to overflowing.next
DEUS SWANK RALLY
Thursday 12 october 2017 7am
We're starting our weekend on a Thursday, when bright and early we hit the sand, but not to surf. Following in the traditions set by our Italian cousins, it's swank, but it's a rally: we’re there to celebrate the beauty of old motorcycles ripping along a beach then out onto a ruddy track. It’s the refinement of the knobbed specials, dusted with the ignorance of the inappropriate. We’ve stirred the pot a little and set out a twisted track marked on one side by the low-tide sand before winding back into and behind the dunes, across rice fields before dumping you back where you began to do it all again. We’re excited to add this to this years agenda and it’s bound to be a series of unique motorcycle races. We're likely to see a lot of bikes that were not initially intended for this style of racing, but that’s what brings something special to the event.NEXT
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2017 7AM
On day two, or Friday to you, we will gather at our own private Motocross track, perched right on the oceans edge. This event is centred around having fun and riding small bore bikes, whether they are new or vintage it’s a true ‘ride what you brung’ event. All walks of life will be battling it out on the dirt. Young, old, girls and boys. Everybody is welcome and some truly spontaneous rivalries are about to be born. We’re gonna see some vintage beauties and the cream of the outlandishly modified.next
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017 7AM
Day three of the festival opens bright and early at the beach with the surf. This is an event that is truly unique in its format and why it attracts some of the most well rounded surfers on the planet, local legends and ripping imports all rubbing shoulders. It’s because of the boards, we supply them. All the boards surfed in the comp were shaped in the Deus Shaping bay by any one of our diverse collection of shapers. The boards also come in all shapes and sizes... We've got fishes, thusters, bonzers, quads, finless, asymmetrical and single fins. To make it more sassy we throw in some chance, surfers draw straws for board choice, they can’t just grab what they want, that would be way too easy. After that they hit the line-up to rip what ever they ended up with.NEXT
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017 7AM
Day four we are back at a track but this is our new one and it’s totally worth it. We have taken last years beach event and turbocharge it. We’re shootin more for the real deal. Using five purposely built Deus custom flat track bikes and manned, and womanned, with riders from far and wide we take to our brand spanking new purpose built Flat Track. Based on traditional flat tracking this event is all about turning left, but now we have a proper place to do it, a groomed track. Pinning that throttle, sliding, bumping, dodging ruts and aiming for glory, it’s all going to be a huge days of fun. Five identical bikes in engine and form, set things more on an even keel and is going to wipe the weekends slate clean. Skill will be the master here and we all know that brings something special to any event.NEXT
Slidetober Fest isn’t just about what goes on during the day.
More than half the fun is had after the sun sets and we are building out a cool agenda and sprucing up the Temple to accommodate everybody’s needs and tastes. We’ve recently renovated and reinvigorated our backyard. It’s brand spanking new again with fresh vibes flowing. The Temple will be packed from wall-to-wall with locals and visitors all looking for a great time during these special and distinctive events.Start Exploring
TEMPLE MOTO SHORT FILM FEST
THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017 7pm
The Temple Moto Short Film Fest is another new addition this year. We are super excited to be able to present an evening of movies all made about, or by, people on two wheels. The medium is near and dear to us, we make a heap of them ourselves, so we’re super stoked to celebrate the art of film making with everyone who will be here.NEXT
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2017 7pm
At this years 9ft & Single we added a second night of music, and it went down so well we’re doing it again. We were super excited to have LA band, Allah-lahs play, which was perfect for us and all the crew at 9ft. We’re stepping it up for Slidetober, ‘cause lets face it. We only know one way to move and that’s forward.NEXT
ART EXHIBITION BY SKETCH
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017 7pm
It’s been a staple in every Slidetober Fest we have held. We love welcoming
new artists to come out to Indonesia and work at the Temple winding up their stay here with an exhibition in the
Deus Gallery as a celebration to all the hard work they have put in.
This year we are super excited to be welcoming Sketch, from Japan. A long time contributor to the Deus design style, he is as stoked as we are to come out on his first trip to Indonesia.
AWARDS & WRAP UP PARTY
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017 7PM
Come Sunday night we once again transform the courtyard to play host to both the festival’s awards ceremony and an amazing live bands and DJ’s that will rage on into the wee hours of the morning. The last hurrah, as we party with new and old friends before heading our separate ways. We rejoice in being lucky enough to take part, nurse wounds and tell tall stories of what went down.NEXT
THE DEUS TEMPLE
The Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Canggu is a place where people have been coming together since it’s inception. It is a celebration of surfing, motorcycles, art, photography, films, music and all the other interests that make us who we are. Its birth was an easy one, it was necessary. It filled a need for people left of centre and in search of adventure. People wanting to go full speed into different segments of their life. It is the most unique of the Deus Flagships for it caters that very reason, it’s diversity of disciplines. We have the retail shop, bar and restaurant but what makes us interesting are the other areas; the motorcycle workshop, the surfboard shaping bay & glassing room, the photo studio, the skateboard ramp and the artist/music gladak. We are quite the sum of our parts. With the passing of time we grow and our dreams and wants grow with us. We add new things, like to our events, we change the use of areas at the Temple and we re-purpose items, once used for something, we like to breathe new life into them for what they need to be now and in the foreseeable future. On one thing you can be sure, we will change our minds again.Next
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