Canggu surfing communtiy showed their strenght in peaceful protest againts the controversial tourist project that threatens the area of Benoa Bay, on the southern island of Bali, Indonesia.
The Jakarta Post reports the religious leaders and high priests of The Indonesian Hindu Religious Council (PHDI) has formally issued an edict declaring Bali’s Benoa Bay a sacred area.
The new Bali Wake Park at Benoa Harbor will be the site of the Rip Curl King of Benoa International Wakeboarding Competition to take place on January 9th &10th 2016. This will be the very first International wakeboarding competition in Bali and will boast 6 separate divisions that welcome all ages. This first-of-its-kind two-day celebration of high performance wakeboarding will offer action from Pro Wakeboard, Pro Wakeskate, Amateur Women’s Wakeboard, Amateur Men’s Wakeboard, Mixed Groms Amateur Wakeboard and the Mixed Amateur Wakeskate division.
Bali must develop a comprehensive environmental assessment study to allow for sustainable development programs on the already crowded island.
The island’s first toll road, now officially called Bali Mandara toll road, has at last been opened to the public with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signing a commemorative plaque to mark its official opening on a hot Monday afternoon.
Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika has revoked a controversial decree that granted a license to a private company to develop Benoa Bay into a tourism facility.
Professional surfers have expressed serious concerns over the planned reclamation and development at Tanjung Benoa, or Benoa Bay, saying it could diminish the island’s surf.