Mega Semadhi competed in each of the years that the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang ran. He'd finished on every step of the podium bar one. He'd been within a minute of winning before a Chris Ward 10-point ride snatched his much-deserved title away. Finally, in 2013, Mega Semadhi was able to stride to the top of the dais and hoist the trophy at the competition the Indonesian surfers covet the most.
The crowing glory in a career that has seen Mega travel and compete around the world, he was overcome with emotion after a dying-seconds double barrel took him into the lead.