With a little downtime on their hands before another season on tour, Joel Parkinson (who recently extended his sponsorship contract), Taj Burrow and aerial shred wizard Ryan Callinan recently hit Indonesia for a healthy serving of barrels in boardies.

Sure enough, the Bong's slogan "Life's better in boardshorts" couldn't ring much truer at this time of year, particularly when life happens to be at Lakey Peak as opposed to ice cold Atlantic XXL storm surf. And with the immediate forecast not looking to change much, if you're looking to get away for some sunshine make sure you check out our recommended 8 Winter escapes.

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