lthough the gale force winds and insane Bali holiday traffic were
daunting, “The Lawn” in Canggu provided safe haven for the 100
plus surfers and invited guests who gathered together to celebrate
the 6th annual ASC Awards party.
Nusa Cana Rum, Albens Cider and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia
kicked the party into gear with a wild ASC recap film by Maestro Sean
The exceptional film chronicled the exploits of the ASC surfers this
year as they traveled to the Mentawai Islands, Bali, West Sumbawa,
Rote Island, Pacitan, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
Of special note is that 4 of the 8 men’s events on the ASC tour this
year were dual sanctioned with the World Surf League, and in his
speech after the video ASC President Tipi Jabrik announced that in
2017 he and Tim Hain under be working under the new WSL Asia to
develop World Qualifying Tour events in the Asian region, while the
ASC would continue to support boardriders, juniors, and other spe-
cialty events in the region as its focus.
Winning Event of the Year was the Mentawai Pro presented by Rip
Curl, which was held at Lance’s Right and saw 2016 ASC Champion
Dede Suryana surf a perfect heat in the semifinals, nailing two 10
points waves for a perfect heat score.
This year’s champions were then called up to receive their trophies
from ASC Judge Wayan “Leon” Suandhi and ASC’s Tim Hain. Prizes
THEWSL JOINS THE ASIAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS!
included custom surfboards from Channel Islands, Chilli Surfboards,
and Luke Studer Surfboards, and fins from FCS and Shapers.
Thanks to the hard work of Tim Hain, Tipi Jabrik and Sean Gilhooley,
2017 is shaping up to be the biggest, best year ever. Stay tuned.
Men’s Open Division Champion:
Dede Suryana from Cimaja, West Java
Received Rp 10 million in cash, two Luke Studer surfboards, two sets of
Shapers fins, and 1 set of FSC fins
Nilbie Blancada from Siargao Island, Philippines
Received Rp 5 million in cash, 1 Chilli surfboards, two sets of Shapers
fins, and one set of FCS fins
Junior Boys Division:
Ketut Agus from Kuta, Bali
Received Rp 2.5 million in cash, 1 Channel Islands surfboard, and
3 sets of FCS fins
Junior Girls Division:
Dhea Natasya from Kuta, Bali
Received Rp 2.5 million in cash, 1 Chilli surfboard, and
3 sets of FCS fins.