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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Owen Wright's head injury at Desert Point last year. Photo: Jason Childs.

Researchers investigate surfing injuries

Researchers hope to make one of Australia’s most iconic sporting pastimes even safer by investigating surfing injuries.

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2012 Magic Wave Billabong Grommet Surf Series (14)

Photos: The Battle of Bali Grommets

It has definitely been an exciting Sunday for the Bali grommets, with the 5th installment of the 2012 Magic Wave Billabong Grommet Series, taking place at Halfway Kuta Beach, on August 26th. The grommets showed their best performance and determination on ripping up the waves, enthusiastically struggling to find the best waves to surf in order to claim the first trophy from Bali Governor.

Here are some photos of the battle. Enjoy.

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Mentawai boat trip detoured by asylum seekers

A group of surfing tourists have told of their face-to-face encounter with a boat load of stricken asylum seekers on their way to Christmas Island yesterday. The surfers were on a boat sailing towards Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands in the search of waves when they spotted the ragged, broken-down vessel carrying 48 Sri Lankans including women, children and a disabled person.

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Jack Freestone, 2010 ASP World Junior Champion, will battle the world’s best juniors for this year’s crown at the Oakley ASP World Junior Championships in Bali.

Oakley ASP World Junior Champions return to Bali

2012 ASP World Junior Champions To Be Crowned at Oakley ASP World Junior Championships in Bali

IndoSurfLife.com | August 31, 2012 | Kuta, Bali: The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce that both the Men’s and Women’s 2012 ASP World Junior Champions will be crowned in Bali, Indonesia for the first time in ASP History at the upcoming Oakley ASP World Junior Championships this October.

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Divers warned of dangerous currents

Following the deaths of two foreign divers at Crystal Bay, a favorite diving spot off Nusa Penida, a local dive operator warned divers to pay serious attention to the site’s powerful and wild undercurrents. Furthermore, he advised divers to always listen to the local dive guide’s counsel and cancel any planned dives when being told to do so.

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Shredding: Putri Ombak female surf club members share their surfing skills with other women and girls.

Princesses of the waves

Brave and independent, strong and supple, with brilliant white teeth, flawless caramel skin and sun-bleached locks, the wave princesses of Bali are pin-ups of health and natural beauty.

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Josh Kerr signs on with new surfboard fin company

Arial innovator and 2012 world championship contender Josh Kerr has teamed up with new Australian fin company 3DFins to launch their inaugural fin series The “Moonrakerr”. Featuring unique  “Dimple” technology similar to that which revolutionised golf ball performance both in distance and in speed, The Moonrakerr fin has been proven through rigorous CFD (Computational Flow Dynamic) testing to provide significantly less drag and more lift. The Moonrakerr will be Josh’s signature model and is bound to attract a lot of attention this coming summer.

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Surfer attacked by shark at Red Bluff, West Australia

A man who survived a terrifying shark attack near a popular surf break about 150km north of Carnarvon has been flown to Royal Perth Hospital overnight.

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World’s deadliest shark coast hits tourism

With the search called off on Sunday afternoon (WST) for the great white believed to have killed 24-year-old Perth man Ben Linden on Saturday, WA Fisheries Minister Norman Moore said he was “very distressed” by the death and the state’s shark attack toll of five deaths in 10 months.

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Drugs

Drugs in Bali: Two arrested over Drug Possession

Denpasar. Bali Police arrested two foreign residents after reportedly finding marijuana and crystal methamphetamine in their homes, police said.

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