During the previous Beach Clean Up on January 31st, teams from Quiksilver, Coca-Cola and Garuda Indonesia were joined by the Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Harris hotel, Akmani hotel, Hard Rock Café, Mercure hotel, Surfer Girl, Bali Mandira, the Villas, EnviroBali, Padma Boys board riders and various restaurant owners of Seminyak, eventually collecting 1600kg of plastic and organic trash in a strong team effort.
Visitors at Kuta Beach appreciate the steps by the local authorities to prohibit firecrackers and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. The ban is enforced primarily in residential areas and other certain points.
The back roads of Kuta, centering on Poppies Lanes, continue to pose a security threat to Bali holidaymakers. On Friday, November 14, 2014 a Dutch tourist, Kishan Awadherpersad, was robbed on Jalan Poppies II with the thieves making off with an iPhone 5 worth Rp. 7 million.
Denpasar police believe that a 56-year-old Melbourne man who died while surfing Kuta Reef Friday afternoon may have suffered from a fatal health issue.
As published in the Bali Post, a doctor from Udayana University’s medical faculty has painted a dark and depressing story of one of the outcomes of Bali’s current tourism boom.
Perfect chest-to-head high, and bigger Halfway-Kuta, beach break peaks greeted the fourth and final Halfway Grommet Attack event on a sunny Sunday, 5 October 2014 in Bali. Grommet rippers attacked the predominantly right-hand long waves of Kuta, linking turns and airs all the way to the beach across the lengthy sandbar, a fitting finale for the stacked list of Indonesian and international junior surfers.
Bali Stops Hotels on Postage Stamp-Sized Pieces of Land in Kuta. A regulation introduced by the Regent of Badung on June 3, 2014 (Perbup 36/2014) is poised to have a major effect on how hotels are built in Kuta in the that regency of Bali.
It was a picture perfect Sunday at Halfways, Kuta Beach for the 3rd event of the Billabong and Surfer Girl Grommet Attack series, with bright sunshine and consistent 2-3 foot glassy waves offering up the ideal conditions for the nearly 100 strong contingent of groms ranging from 6 – 16 years old.
The second leg of the four part Billabong and Surfer Girl Halfway Grommet Attack series had a massive start with flawless two to three foot glassy surf. Held on 21 July 2014 at Halfway, Kuta, the event was greeted with perfectly peeling right-handers. Grommets from the Push-in Division up to the Under 16s from Indonesia, Brazil, Australia, Hawaii and elsewhere had a fun day of friendly competition at Kuta’s best beachbreak.
Top Indonesian and international junior surfers attacked super fun 2 – 4ft wave peaks at Halfway Beach in Kuta, Bali, during the season-opening Halfway Grommet Attack on Sunday 22 June 2014. Sanctioned by the ASC, age divisions at this event included Under 12 and Under 16 for the boys, Under 16 for the girls, and a Pushing Division for the micro groms who still need help getting into waves.