Two surfers who live in Bali and have worked extensively in the industry (both in & out of the water…), Jake Mackenzie and Tim Russo created Drifter in 2009.
Feeling the demand in Bali to create a space that would represent, what they believe, as the soul of surfing.
Drifter is all about representing and housing the independent works of those that are redefining a culture and generation. Honoring the legends of the past in who have laid the foundations and in who have given us the inspiration.
We aim to represent a side of the surf culture not marketed to the masses. Brands based on creativity as their core foundation. Brands that honor surfing for surfing. Unconditional fun and freethinking.
Drifter is a place to chill and appreciate the clothing, the large library of hand selected books, the artwork, the surfboards, the myriad of memorabilia that we collect and our freshly ground espresso.
Maintaining a focus on quality, style and simplicity. Drifter encapsulates the feeling and provokes
memories of the roots in what we love to do so much, surfing.
The Drifter Cafe was opened late 2011. Drifter is brewing Indonesia’s finest “Mandailing Estate” coffee beans from Sumatra. Drop by and enjoy a freshly ground espresso, latte or cappuccino. Also serving wheat grass shots, fresh juice, smoothies, milkshakes and iced coffee. Along with a selection of freshly baked cakes and cookies daily.
All made with Drifter love.