You can always depend on the Bingin open to be a blast. More like a family affair than a surf contest, the performances this year were out of this world. With the typically perfect waves, all the competitors ramped it up and ripped from take off to kick out. An annual event that should be on everyone’s calendar, do not miss next years celebration of the world’s best short wave. The results below speak for themselves. Be there!
Another amazing weekend, in an astonishing place, watching incredible surfing and Moto riding. The surf event got off to an early start. Ouch, because the night before a concert by “Sons of the East” had been taxing on quite a few. The spin on the Deus Slidetober Surf comp is that they supply all the boards. And all of them shaped at the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm by a diverse cluster of shapers.
Cimaja, West Java – The 2017 GromSearch Series continued for the second stop at Cimaja, West Java. On the first day the groms were given 3-4 foot waves, offshore winds and barrels galore.On the second day the swell dropped to 2-3 feet, but with amazing conditions. “All the groms were ripping, air attempts and barrels” said Contest director and Bali legend Pepen Hendrik “ I was so stoked to be there to see it live!” .
First stop of Rip Curl GromSearch 2017 blasted off with the most talented young surfers from Lombok, Sumbawa, Java and Bali tearing into the surf like a pack of hungry wolves. The first day: Are Guling with 3 to 4 foot barreling waves, offering the Groms perfect sized conditions to show-off their skills. Second day: Sunday, Contest Director and Rip Curl Team rider Dedi Gun shifted the contest site to Mawi. “We are glad that we changed the location to Mawi for the final day. It offered better waves and the crowd was closer to watch the competitors rip”
Visions lead to goals, and goals are made to be reached. With the formation of the new World Surf League (WSL) Asia Region, the primary goal of the ASC and the ISC before has now been realized…Asia’s surfers competing on the WSL QS but in their own region with their own events and their own Asian rankings.