Last Sunday saw the second event of the Magic Wave Billabong Grommet Series go down at Halfway, Kuta Beach in fun grom-sized conditions.
The morning started with a circular group prayer to bless the event and ensure that the contestants enjoyed a fun, safe, and successful day. With that done the horn blew and the kids hit the water to shred; those that weren't prepping for heats got to participate in fun beach activities such as snake petting and free health check-ups! The two probably go hand-in-hand.
These contests are open to kids under 14 years of age, include boys and girls divisions, and even feature "pushing" heats for those kids so tiny they can't get their arms over the rails. Locals, expats and visitors surf together, enhancing the community vibe that the organizers have done well to create and maintain. Dropping in is common but nobody takes it too seriously, it's called sharing.
Like all contests there are winners and non-winners. Rio won the blue ribbon U/14 boys division, and Billabong-sponsored Julika won the ladies. Full results below.
Raju Sena, ladies man.
Under 14 Boys: 1. Rio 31.8 2. Tedi 29.8 3. Raju 29.5 4. Matius 20
Under 14 Girls: 1. Julika 2. Cinta 3. Dhea 4. Puanani
Under 10 Boys: 1. Dhani 2. Ketut Agus 3. Kian 4. Tensi
Under 10 Girls: 1. Taina 2. Kailani 3. Maria
Pushing Boys: 1. Conna 2. Xavier 3. Deva 4. Kai
Pushing Girls 1. Jenni 2. Risma 3. Luiza 4. Tia
Magic Wave Billabong Grommet Series 2012 in Halfway, Kuta schedule:
Magic Wave Billabong Surf Series III: June 24
Magic Wave Billabong Surf Series IV: July 22
Magic Wave Billabong Surf Series V: August 25
Magic Wave Billabong Surf Series VI: September 23
Magic Wave Billabong Surf Series VII: October 21
Magic Wave Billabong Surf Series VIII: November 18