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BILLABONG GROMMET ATTACK SERIES


The third and final event of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 Series finished up on Sunday, 19 July 2015, at Halfway, Kuta Beach, in an exciting showcase of Bali’s best up-and-coming junior surfers. After an amazing run at Padma Beach with great wave selections, the series’ good karma continued with Kuta Beach delivering superb lefts and rights in classic Halfway form. With glassy peeling waves pumping in as if a wave machine produced it, a proud Rahtu Suargita boasted on the microphone “this is Halfway at its best! Thank you Mother Nature for sending us such perfect swell direction!”. The highly competitive Under 16 Boys division was won by Rio Waida, who having missed the Padma event due to being in Australia competing in the Occy Grom Comp was determined to get one over on his buddy Raju Sena who had won both of the previous events – and he did! However, Raju Sena still came home with the Under 16 Boys series championship trophy, lots of goodies, and a smile on his face! Billabong Boss Chris Slattery, commented, “Today was absolutely unreal! Everyone had a great time and that’s exactly how we wanted this event to be.” All the event finalists received goody bags, trophies and IDR3,000,000 gift certificates from Billabong and FCS and a voucher for a 2-night stay at Hotel Neo+ in Kuta-Legian.



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HALFWAY KUTABOARDRIDERS EVENT #2

Halfway kuta boardriders was running their 2nd event at halfway kuta beach on the 10th of May 2015. This year we have new division to filling the gap between the pushing divison and the under 14 division, this division called Novice division. The novice divison is for those is already able to catch wave by themselves but still not good enough for the under 14 division. So they can compete with the same level and build up their confidence in competition. The condition was perfect during the whole competition. It was sunny, light offshore and 2 – 3 feet of swell. It was great for all the divisions. Pushing division, novice division, under 14, under 16, and open division.

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A JAVA LAVA! ANDRE ANWAR HEATS THINGS UP AT THE RIP CURL GROMSEARCH #3 AT KRAKAL BEACH

With a brand new spot, a brand new format and a brand new opportunity for Java’s hottest junior surfers, Rip Curl Gromsearch #3 unleashed the most talented pool of surfers yet into 6 foot surf off Krakal Beach, Java. With most surfers weighing in well under 45 kilos, the big conditions were challenging to say the least as the 58 fearless competitors jumped into a roaring rip heat after heat to give it their best shot. And why not? When a championship is at stake and a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the international Gromsearch coming up this summer at an out-of-the-country location?

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TAJ BURROW WINS THE KOMUNE BALI PRO PRESENTED BY THE MAD HUEYS!

Taj Burrow had to call on all his competitive experience to take the final at the World Surf League QS1000 KomuneBali Pro presented by The Mad Hueys at Keramas. He surfed like a champ to defeat emerging 16-year-old Queensland surfer Ethan Ewing in a close final held in high performance 3 to 4 feet surf at Keramas.

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VOLCOM’S TOTALLY CRUSTACEOUS TOUR GECKOFISH GOES OFF IN SANUR!

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A steady stream of almost 97 kids began jumping off motor bikes and piling out of cars frothing to first check the waves and then the heat board at Volcom’s first Totally Crustaceous Tour event of 2015, the Geckofish Sanur at Lembeng Beach. And yes the waves were absolutely pumping, with glassy 3-4 foot rights and lefts peeling down the reef just begging to be ripped apart.

In the time-honored Volcom tradition of Letting the Kids Ride Free, this Geckofish event attracted not only the East Coast of Bali’s best kids but also kids from Nusa Lembongan, Lombok, Canggu, Kuta, Uluwatu and even Taiwan and Brazil! With no entry fee, free lunch, games, and prizes to the finalists and two custom surfboards up for grabs, it’s no wonder the event was full to the gills with groms. Event Director Ribut Wahyudi: “This is crazy, I closed the registration a month ago with about 60 kids, and now look…but I can’t turn all these other kids away can I?”

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