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ecognizing the financial value of surf tourism, the Pandawa
Beach Management Association recently put together Pan-
dawa’s first surf contest. And considering just how good the surf is
there it was high time. Unique in that there was an Open division
and a Beginner division with over IDR10,000,000 in prize money
for both divisions, this contest was a real inspiration for the future of
Pandawa surfing. With a solid four foot swell pressing against side
shore wind conditions, this contest felt more like a celebration than
a competition. With over 80 competitors, sponsors Coco drink, Jim-
baran Chivas Chicken, and Desa Kutuh wers stoked to have such a
great event. The Kuta Boardriders club reigned as Mega Artana and
Raditya Rondi took first and second place in the open division. And
in the beginner division it was a very brave performance by Putu
Andika for the win. With great sponors, the government’s blessings
and perfect surf, it looks like the Annual Pandawa Challenge is here
to stay.
All photos by Made Ropik