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Photos: The Battle of Bali Grommets

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.

Mentawai boat trip detoured by asylum seekers

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.

Oakley ASP World Junior Champions return to Bali

Oakley ASP World Junior Champions return to 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.

Divers warned of dangerous currents

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.

Princesses of the waves

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.

Josh Kerr signs on with new surfboard fin company

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.

World’s deadliest shark coast hits tourism

World’s deadliest shark coast hits tourism

WESTERN Australia’s reputation as the world’s deadliest place for shark attacks is hurting tourism and the federal government should consider lifting the ban on fishing of great whites, the state government says.