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20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE #120

In a world where plastic bags are found in the deepest place in the ocean and where ocean levels are rising unchecked, it is good to know that there is only one difference between surfing and statistical environmental science. In the science of it the universe is in control. In surfing, you are. Because Science may provide an understanding of the universal experience, but it is our surfing that provides a universal understanding of our personal experience. Which is why, after 20 stoked years of publishing this magazine, we are even more stoked to tell you that all our environmental efforts are beginning to take hold.

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TAJ BURROW GOES BACK-TO-BACK AT KOMUNE BALI PRO PRES

Keramas Beach, Bali Indonesia: Saturday May 7th, 2016

In one of his last ever World Surf League (WSL) event appearances, Taj Burrow won the Komune Bali Pro Presented by The Mad Hueys for the second year in a row in pumping four-to- six foot waves at Bali’s best right-hander, Keramas. Burrow clinched victory in the final minute against Australia’s Central Coast underdog Shane Holmes who was a standout for all of the event.

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THE GROMMETS ROCKED WEST JAVA


Rip Curl’s GromSearch #2 turned up the heat at Batu Karas, West Java last weekend as Indonesia’s hottest Under 16 year old surfers displayed exactly the kind of surfing that this contest series was created to inspire. High flying maneuvers were the order of the day at the “Malibu of Indonesia” highlighted by the hottest battle of the year when Ketut Agus, title defender from Gromsearch #1 at Lombok, dramatically lost his number one spot to Padma’s Raju Sena.



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RIP CURL GROMSEARCH LOMBOK SCORES THE WAVES IT WAS LOOKING FOR!

Lombok, 15FEB16- Rip Curl’s Gromsearch lived up to its name by not only searching for the best young surfers in Indonesia but also searching for the best waves for them to surf in. After a last minute decision to move the contest from Senggigi Beach all the way across the island to Kuta Lombok’s famed Seger Beach, the Senggigi Boardriders jumped into action with transport and support and coordinated with the West side boys to make it all happen. Sure enough, the predicted swell moved in and gave the competitors a perfect field of 3-4 foot rights with light winds and yet another great Gromsearch was underway.

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TAINA IZQUIERDO RUNNER-UP IN THE TAJ’S SMALL FRIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bali’s Taina Izquierdo faced her biggest challenge in Western Australia recently. Paddling out into rough conditions against two of Australia’s hottest under 16’s women and her best friend,Bali’s Cinta Hansel, Taina was able to find a series of rare lefts that vaulted her to runner-up on this, the second stop of the prestigious Aussie “bloodline” series.

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KUTA BEACH FEST 2015 – A CREATIVITY MOVEMENT OF YOUTH

3. Kuta Beach Fest 2015

Kuta Beach Festival ( a creativity movement of youth ) adalah Sebuah event di pantai kuta yg diselenggarakan oleh generasi muda kuta , dengan mengumpulkan semua konsep dan kreatifitas jiwa muda serta didukung oleh venue “Pantai Kuta” yang merupakan icon destination bagi wisatawan mancanegara maupun dosmetik, maka terbentuklah event ini dengan mengusung tema Youth Art and culture.

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