Results for Surf Contests
One of the world’s most iconic surfing locations is set to join the World Surf League Qualifying Series calendar in 2015. The Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge will run from 13-16 August. The event will also be co-sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), helping to maximize exposure and opportunities for local surfers.
Picture perfect Padma Beach delivered the goods yesterday in the second leg of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 series. 2-3 foot waves rolled in under blue skies and off shore winds, creating a peaceful scene that was in direct contrast to the highly competitive grom action taking place out in the water. And indeed they did, with verve and determination, having to be boated out to the distant line-up and then left to paddle in. “That is the physical education element of this contest” laughed parent Cacho Izquierdo, “It’ll put a little meat on their bones”.
After a successful opener at Sanur Reef on May 31st that attracted quite a crowd of both spectators and groms, the second event of the three event series will get underway at Padma Beach on Thursday June 25th. Originally scheduled for June 28th, the event has been called up a few days early as the swell forecasters are all predicting a massive swell to hit on Saturday the 27th, rendering Padma totally unusable for any event,let alone a grommet event on Sunday.
Dede Suryana, Nilbie Blancada, Samuel Pupo, and Sophie Fletcher Take Wins at Quiksilver Canggu Challenge in Bali
Wave conditions throughout the event were stellar, ranging from two-foot runners to 5-foot washthroughs with virtually perfect 3-4 footers most abundant for the 120 plus competitors from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan that signed up for the first ever ASC/ISC sanctioned Quiksilver Challenge Canggu, allowing for virtually every type of surfing maneuver possible to be performed by the contestants.
Registration has now been closed for the ASC-ISC sanctioned Quiksilver Canggu Challenge that will run at Bali’s famed Canggu Beach from June 20-21, with 112 contestants signed up in the four divisions of competition: Open Men’s, Open Women’s, Junior Boys and Junior Girls.
The Fiji Pro belonged to one, tall man: At this year’s event in paradise, Owen Wright stepped into the spotlight, surfing his way into history first with one, then two perfect heats in which he scored a maximum 20.00 points in each and won the contest.
Big scores and big upsets marked a historic day of pro surfing at the 2015 Fiji Pro as the field narrowed to the final eight.
Quiksilver Indonesia is proud to present the Quiksilver Canggu Challenge in conjunction with the Canggu and Pererenan Boardrider Clubs on June 20-21.
Due to tough, windy conditions, Sanur Reef was chosen on the eleventh hour to take the setting for the first leg of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 series. But as surfers, we are all well aware that Mother Nature can change her mind without notice, and unfortunately, the predicated strong south swell failed to show up. “Ok, so there is wind on this side of the island this time of year” said proud father Rizal Tandjung, “these kids are going to have to learn how to compete in challenging conditions sometime”.
John John Florence says that while filming on a boat trip he landed awkwardly on an alley-oop and injured his ankle. Though the World No. 7 is yet to officially withdraw from the Fiji Pro, his comments make it seem unlikely that he will be ready to compete by the start of the event window on June 7.
Stay tuned for more information on Florence’s status and other injury news on Michel Bourez and Stephanie Gilmore, who have already bowed out of Fiji Pro.