VIDEO: O'Neill Freak of the Reef sees searing action
Bali’s Raditya Rondi ousts Pepin Hendrik in see-saw final
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 July, 2012 : - In a riveting 30 minute duel in epic conditions on the final day of the O’Neill Freak of the Reef Challenge at Yoyos Bay in West Sumbawa, Bali’s Raditya Rondi aggressively took charge of the solid 6 foot plus waves and posted a string of impressive scores to best fellow Bali ripper Pepen Hendrik, adding a second West Sumbawa trophy sword to his trophy collection and receiving a winners check for Rp 15 million ($1,600 USD), proving he was indeed the “Freak of the Reef.”
Raditya won the previous West Sumbawa Coca-Cola ISC sanctioned event held in 2009, and was runner up in 2008, but both of those events had their finals at Scar Reef, which is a left handed wave. This win is especially sweet for the talented goofyfooter as he bested a field of the top seeded Indonesian surfers and one of Australia’s top pro juniors at a right hand wave, truly earning his win.
1 - Raditya Rondi (Bali)
2 - Pepen Hendrik (Bali)
Equal 3rd – Josh Hay (Aus) and Garut Widiarta (Bali
1 - Michaela Partin (USA)
2 - Sally Rengganis (Java)
3 - Alia Murizi (Kalimantan)
The O’Neill Freak of the Reef Challenge is sponsored by the Government of West Sumbawa, PT Newmont, and O’Neill Indonesia, with media coverage by Coca-Cola ISC partners Surfersvillage.com, Lines Magazine, Alam TV Bali, SurfTime Magazine, BaliBelly.tv, Baliwaves.com, RVM, the Outdoor Channel, MyLifeOnBoard.com, and assisted in the Coca-Cola ISC’s “Keepin’ It Green” program by the ROLE Foundation, GUS, and Climate Wave.
Source: ISC Tour
Author: Ratna Kencanasari / Tim Hain
Tags: Scar Reef, West Sumbawa, O'Neill, Coca-Cola ISC Tour