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Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour 2016 Finals Will Wrap Up at Kuta Beach

Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour 2016 Finals Will Wrap Up at Kuta Beach

After phenomenal Geckofish and Flying Fish events earlier this year that smashed participation records to bits, 132 and 145 competitors respectively, it’s now down to the top 56 competitors in four divisions that will be battling it in the Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour Indonesian Finals at Halfway Kuta Beach on August 14th, 2016. A total prize purse […]

The First Leg Of 2016 Billabong Grommet Attack Series Kicks Off in Kuta

The First Leg Of 2016 Billabong Grommet Attack Series Kicks Off in Kuta

 The first leg of the three-part Billabong Grommet Attack 2016 series took place on Sunday, 29 May 2016, at Kuta’s infamous Halfway Beach. Originally slated to take place at Sem­inyak, however contest organizers decided on a late venue change to ensure surfers the best possible conditions for competition. Raju Sena and Taina Izquerdo took the […]

Billabong Grommet Attack Series Is Back For It’s 2016 Installment

Billabong Grommet Attack Series Is Back For It’s 2016 Installment

The annual Billabong Grommet Attack series is back for its 2016 installment, with the first leg (pending on wave conditions) set to take place this 29 May at Seminyak Beach; and the second and last scheduled for 17 July and 28 August at Padma Beach and Kuta Beach respectively.

Video: Rip Curl Gromsearch – West Java Stop #2

Video: Rip Curl Gromsearch – West Java Stop #2

Rip Curl’s GromSearch #2 turned up the heat at Batu Karas, West Java last weekend as Indonesia’s hottest Under 16 year old surfers displayed exactly the kind of surfing that this contest series was created to inspire. High flying maneuvers were the order of the day at the “Malibu of Indonesia” highlighted by the hottest battle of the year when Ketut Agus, title defender from Gromsearch #1 at Lombok, dramatically lost his number one spot to Padma’s Raju Sena.

Ketut Agus and Suma Longbottom take the titles at Lombok

Ketut Agus and Suma Longbottom take the titles at Lombok

Rip Curl’s Gromsearch lived up to its name by not only searching for the best young surfers in Indonesia but also searching for the best waves for them to surf in. After a last minute decision to move the contest from Senggigi Beach all the way across the island to Kuta Lombok’s famed Seger Beach, the Senggigi Boardriders jumped into action with transport and support and coordinated with the West side boys to make it all happen. Sure enough, the predicted swell moved in and gave the competitors a perfect field of 3-4 foot rights with light winds and yet another great, fair GromSearch was underway.

Padma Beach Delivers The Goods For Billabong Grommet Attack Series 2

Padma Beach Delivers The Goods For Billabong Grommet Attack Series 2

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”.