The 12th Annual Rip Curl GromSearch South East Asian Finals were decided this morning in perfect 4 to 5 foot waves at the famed “Canggu right” at Pererenan Beach, Bali. Champions Rio Waida and Cinta Hansel are now headed for the big time at the international finals to be held overseas at a yet to […]
Bingin, September 22. A weekend of epic waves at the Bingin Open & family gathering 2015 presented by hurley culminated with the champions crowned in perfect four-foot Bukit Peninsula tubes. Agus Dag Sumertayasa claimed the open division, Nyoman Pill Suartika won the masters, Mega Artana took out the pro juniors, Ketut Agus the juniors and Cinta Hansel the pro junior girls, with winners of both the pro junior and pro divisions earning a free trip to the Mentawais thanks to one of our sponsors, Seabourn Surf Charter.
West Java’s Dede Suryana successfully defended his title on September 4th, winning the 2015 Aceh International Surfing Championship on Simeulue Island in the Aceh province of Indonesia over Bali’s Raditya Rondi (2nd), Rio Waida (Japan), and Casey Grant (South Africa) in glassy low tide 3 foot (one meter) waves.
This weekend the swell may not have been massive but the island was blessed with plenty of fun waves.
Our photographer was on the beach at first light and he brought this back. What did you get today?
A not-so-secret-secret was our third target and the boys had a froth-fest. The boys got barrelled out of their brains and then some, enjoying the 2-4ft conditions with the odd bigger set steamrolling through.
Canggu is always a favourite, and in spite of the crowds these days the local boys know how to work the line-up and really turn it on. 2-4ft., a few barrels and plenty of space for fun turns and airs.
We want to put some of these Indonesian kids in the spotlight now to showcase the level and hunger for the sport that is present – and how Indonesian surfing stands to benefit from them. First trip was to Keramas and the boys got plenty of barrel time and threw in some airs to mix things up. More here.
The power of youth lies in dreams. And so it went at the dream factory known as the 2015 Rip Curl GromSearch held at Seger Beach, Kuta, Lombok in 3-4 foot glassy conditions. “I just got back from the contest site” said Rip Curl’s Pete Matthews after returning from a pre-dawn surf check, “It feels like a WCT down there!”.
Quiksilver Indo team riders have made the most of pumping lefts at Padang Padang, to barrels at Keramas on the East coast, and consistent beachies from Padma to Canggu over the past 6 months. Check it out.