Lembongan event rolls big as Bali lights up with swell
The Lembongan Surf Contest
Shipwrecks, Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia
3 September 2012
Solid 8-to-10 foot sets reel down from No Man's Land to Laceration's Reef
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 September, 2012 : - - On Monday September 3rd all surfers in Indonesia would awake to the sound of the ocean thundering across all of her reefs. As line-‐ups slowly became over crowded with professional and free surfers – this would be the ay to be a LST (Lembongan Surf Team) rider. After enduring small surf for the 2012 LST annual contest, Billabong along with LST contest director, Wayan Lena, made the decision to reward the boys with an expression session; for their dedication of weekly beach clean-‐ ups and the preservation of their worldwide known coral reefs.
With only 4 boys inthe line‐up at a time and solid 8-‐10ft sets reeling down the reef from “No-‐mans land” too deliver long hollow barrels over the famous “Laceration’s” reef, they were blessed by the Gods, and envied by all other surfers on the island this day. Competitors would immediately position themselves after watching boats crossing the channel too Sanur, disappear from total view, hidden by the horizon, only to emerge mo nts later, manifested into every surfers dream.
With deep takeoffs and judges counting barrel time by the seconds of the clock – it would seem as if some of the boyswere magicians on this day, disappearing from everyone’s sight and only coming into view once again after travelling past the “Bali Hai” pontoon. Each heat would see barrels being claimed, as 2,000,000rp was up for grabs, for the highest score of all heats. Billabong- team rider Agus Frimanto lead the charge from the 1st heat of the day with a total score of 28.5 praying that this would be his day.
With heats to follow comprising f past LST champions such as Werdi, Balon & Widi and ISC tour competitors like Robott from Oakley and Pulu from Rip Curl, each every wave saw commitment and courage being tested, until the final horn sounded and scores tallied. With a score of 28.7, the Rp 2,000,000 prize would be presented to Pulu (Puta Herwaman) by Agus Frimanto from Billabong.LST would liketo thank Billabong for thei recognition of LST’s environmental concerns; and also to Kodul of “Lembongan Reef bar & restaurant” for providing assistancefor the event and celebrations that followed.
Source: Banzai Betty
Author: Wayan Lena
Tags: Contests, Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Shipwrecks reef