Hello Pacitan 2016 “Flaming of the Sea”
Asian Surfing Championships Grade 2 Men’s Division
Asian Surfing Championships Grade 1 Women’s Division
Pancer Beach, Pacitan, East Java
16 - 20 August, 2016
The Hello Pacitan 2016 event will include the Pacitan Geopark Fair
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 July, 2016 - The Asian Surfing Championships is delighted to welcome the Hello Pacitan 2016 “Flaming of the Sea” event as stop number 5 of the 2016 tour season, with a Grade 2 Men’s Division (Rp 50 million/$4,000 USD) and a Grade 1 Women’s Division (Rp 25 million/$2,000 USD) that will draw the best surfers in Asia to enjoy and compete in the idyllic beachside paradise of Pacitan in East Java
The venue of the competition will be the rivermouth surf break of Pancer Dor, a beautiful lefthander that will offer up scoring opportunities for turns, barrels and aerials depending upon the swell size and direction, against a scenic mountain backdrop.
Nearby Telang Ria Beach is a stretch of sandy beach that has hosted numerous local and grommet events in years past, and will be available for surf practice sessions and as a possible backup location, as it fronts existing beachside accommodations.
The Pacitan area is also home to Pantai Srau and the infamous Watu Karung, a fickle yet fantastic and hollow lefthander that has been surfed by the world’s top pro surfers including Indonesia’s Rizal Tandjung, Marlon Gerber, and Pepen Hendrik, who will also be joining the “Flaming of the Sea” competition.
Pacitan is on the map as the boyhood home of Indonesia’s previous president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and is nestled in a scenic bay surrounded by mountains, making it a prime tourist destination with white sand beaches, fishing, culture and food, all just a 3-4 hour drive from the city of Yogyakarta and its international airport.
The Hello Pacitan 2016 event will include the Pacitan Geopark Fair with culinary, cultural and music exhibitions, beach volleyball and football competitions, a 5k marathon, beach cleaning, and a cracking awarding night with many kinds of live music to finish off the event, which is held around Indonesia’s Independence Day that falls on Wednesday the 17th of August.
Hello Pacitan 2016 has been created to promote Indonesia’s tourism and specifically the Pacitan area, and is supported by the Pacitan Department of Tourism in cooperation with PT Vidya Ciptapradana, in collaboration with event organizers Red Eye Movement and Vidya Com, and with the Asian Surfing Championships as the sanctioning body of the surfing competition.
Hello Pacitan 2016 is expected to become an annual event, and become one of the main drivers in promoting tourism and attracting investors to help Pacitan grow and prosper.