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Billabong Pro Bali

ASC 6-Star Event
Balangan Beach, Pecatu Bali
4 - 7 July, 2013

Billabong Pro Bali paves the way for Asian pro surfing

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 July, 2013 : - - In conjunction with the Asian Surfing Championships (ASC), Billabong will be hosting a 6 Star ASC event at Balangan Beach, Pecatu, Bali, from 4 – 7 July 2013. Set against a beautiful beach backdrop, Balangan is highly regarded by surfers for its long breaking left handed waves. The event titled 'Billabong Pro Bali' is a surf event that has been conceived to not just bring Asia’s best surfers together, but also for beach lovers to come and have a good time.

Current Indonesian, and Asian Surfing Champion, Raditya Rondi says "I think it's so cool Billabong is back on the tour and hosting a contest in Balangan.” He adds, "I’m really excited to see how the ASC will grow this year. It’s a step-up for the Asian surf scene, and definitely poses healthy competition amongst us athletes.”

A prize purse of USD $8,000 is on the line, and surfers from all over Asia will be gracing this inaugural event.

Competition Divisions

Mens: 6 Star
Womens: 1 Star
Masters: 1 Star
Longboards: 1 Star

Congratulations to our "Win A Trip" contest winners, Ade Nastiti, Reza Eko Andriana, Phua Mei Yuh Penny and Gwee Sze Hoe Jeremy. These lucky winners will get enjoy an all expense paid trip to Bali, a Billabong shopping spree, surf lessons and VIP passes to the Billabong Pro Bali 2013 6 Star ASC Event.

This event is proudly supported by VonZipper (Official Eyewear), Harris (Official Hotel), KIX (Official Action Channel), Bintang Beer (Official Beverage) Smirnoff Ice (Official Spirit Beverage) and Pro Surf School Bali (Official Surf School).

The 2013 Billabong Pro Bali Surf Event is an open competition, and will play an active part in paving the way for the development and professionalism in Asian Pro surfing. ASC members will have priority seeding in the event, but early registrants will have their names at the top of the list for entry. Entries are available at

The Asian Surfing Championships began in 2011 with the mission of growing the sport of surfing in South East Asia from the grassroots level by assisting each country in organizing professional surfing events that will develop the skills of their surfers in healthy competition as well as to draw attention to their area for the progression of surfing locally, nationally, and throughout the SEA area.

Organized surfing competitions have historically been the best medium for the development of surfers and for the sport of surfing, where learning how to compete fairly and to being disciplined in training and competition are key skills needed not only for surfing but also for life.

The ASC works with the local, national and multinational event sponsors and organizers to maximize the results of these competitive surfing events towards accomplishing the goals of sharing the sport of surfing and bringing positive economic, social, and environmental benefits to the people in these South East Asian countries. 

Billabong was founded on the Gold Coast of Australia in 1973. Created for the simple purpose of providing boardriders with the most functional and high quality products available. Surfing and Billabong have been at the foundation of the “global boardsport movement”, that today provides a dynamic platform of self-expression for the ever creative and rebellious youth.

Billabong's focus and values remain firmly committed to the ongoing development of quality product, and the board sport channels of surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, snowboarding and those who participate and aspire.

Source: Billabong

Author: Nadia Anderson

Tags: Billabong, Bali, ASC

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