Komune Bali Pro
presented by The Mad Hueys
WSL WS1000 Men's Event
Asian Surfing Championship Tour
1 - 4 May 2015
Consistent waves around 5-feet allow for high-performances
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 May, 2015 - Keramas - The swells pumped at Keramas today as the high seeds entered the water on day two at the World Surf League QS1000 Rated Komune Bali Pro presented by The Mad Hueys.
Consistent waves around 5-feet allowing good barrel rides along with full power turns favoured the experienced surfers and none more so than number one seed Taj Burrow who simply had fun in his high scoring Round 2 and Round 3 heat wins scoring multiple high 8 and 9 point rides.
“Such a great wave on these types of swells, there’s barrels,speed and carve sections and it’s simply great to surf the wave with only a few others in the water” said Burrow.
Jay Davies © Smith/WSL
Fellow West Australian surfer Jay Davies was another standout sending buckets of spray on all his moves as he advanced to the final 16.
Local surfers were prominent lead by Marlon Gerber who is through to the final 16 along with Made Darmayasa and Komang Promata who is a Keramas local lad.
Mad Hueys team rider Nick Vasicek (AUS) lead a strong goofy foot charge to advance. Dean Bowen (AUS) and Dimitre Ouvre (French Carribean) followed Vasicek's lead to also impressively advance and their backhand.
Nathan Webster © Smith/WSL
Notable mentions go to young teenager Sheldon Simkus (AUS) who lead for much of his heat against Taj Burrow and advanced with a strong 2nd place and Stuart Campbell from Great Britain who also advanced in 2nd place to the final 16. Ethan Ewing is another young Australian to continue the charge and will line up tomorrow morning in the final 16.
Just 11 heats remain to be run and with great conditions forecast for an early start tomorrow morning a champion is expected to be crowned before mid day and on the ideal high tide.
This year marks the second annual Komune Bali Pro which is dual sanctioned by the World Surf League and holds a Qualifying Series QS,1000 rating and is also sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship Tour event.