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NOW ongoing: World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship

 


Indonesia has become a favorite destination for professional and amateur surfers around the world since the Indonesian beaches offer some of the most thrilling rolling waves almost all year round. No wonder, therefore, that the well-known competition called Bali Pro has chosen charismatic Bali as a venue for its top competition.

NOW ongoing: World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship

Bringing top surfers from across the globe to the enchanting beauty and challenging waves of Bali Island, the World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship is currently ongoing from May 27th to June 9th, 2018 at Keramas Beach, on the island’s east coast.

NOW ongoing: World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship

Initially announced as "Corona Bali Pro", the international surfing event was renamed to "Corona Bali Protected“ with the aim to sound the alarm on one of the biggest threats to the survival of the world's oceans, namely: marine plastic pollution. The event embodies the vision to turn Bali into a pilot project, a blueprint for solving this serious global environmental issue by implementing the Parley AIR Strategy- Avoid plastic, Intercept plastic debris, and Redesign materials and products.

NOW ongoing: World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship
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No less than the world’s top 33 men’s surfers and 18 women surfers from countries that include Hawaii, other states of the USA, Japan, Portugal, Brazil, Indonesia, and more, are competing here.  Among them are reigning two-time World Champ John Florence, Current world No. 2 Filipe Toledo, Championship Tour Rookie Michael Rorigues, and wildcard Miguel Pupo.

NOW ongoing: World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship
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At the press conference on Sunday, May 27th in Gianyar, Bali,  held by Head of Marine Tourism Development Acceleration Team of the Ministry of Tourism, Indroyono Soesilo, which was also attended by  Secretary, Ratna Suranti, World’s Surf League’s representatives Steve Robertson and Will Hayden Smith, and Indonesian professional surfer, Tipi Jabrik , Indroyono Soesilo expressed his confidence that the event will certainly attract even more international tourists to Bali.
“Bali Pro is a world-class event. All eyes of afficionados and of surf enthusiasts from around the globe are today turned to Bali. The event is the MotoGP of surfing, which indicates that it is really special,” said Indroyono Soesilo. He added that the event will be broadcast to over 5 million viewers via live streaming. “The event will see world’s top surfers competing to include the current number 1 and 2, which is broadcast via live streaming.

NOW ongoing: World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship
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The Krui Pro Surfing Competition held in Lampung, Sumatra, a while ago which was also broadcast live by WSL was seen by no fewer than 750,000 viewers. Now Bali Pro is on a higher scale and we have targeted for 5 million people watching the event” added Indroyono Soesilo.
Meanwhile, Secretary for the Marine Tourism Development Acceleration Team, Ratna Suranti further explained that Bali Pro is among the 11 world’s best surf championships. “The total cash prize for the event is around IDR 13 billion. Indonesia is proud to host this event that is of such high significance,” said Ratna Suranti.

NOW ongoing: World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected Surfing Championship
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More information, as well as the latest news of the event, are available at http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2018/mct/2714/corona-bali-protected

 

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