BALI, INDONESIA – In conjunction with the Asian Surfing Championships (ASC), Billabong is proud to announce that it 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 after Billabong’s key global campaign, “Life’s Better in Boardshorts”, is a surf event that has been conceived to not just bring Asia’s best surfers together, but also beach lovers to 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 - it's really one of the best left hand waves in Bali!" 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 over 70,000,000 IDR is on the line. And surfers from all over Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan and Indonesia) will be competing in this inaugural event.
Mens - 6 Star
Womens - 2 Star
Masters - 2 Star
Longboard -2 Star
The 2013 Billabong Life’s Better in Boardshorts 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: www.asiansurfingtour.com
For more information, please contact: Nadia.Anderson@gsmindo.com
Visit www.billabong.com/asia and follow us on www.facebook.com/BillabongAsia and @billabongasia (Instagram) for more news and updates.
ABOUT THE ASIAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR
The goal of the Asian Surfing Championships’ to grow the sport of surfing in Asia from the grassroots level by assisting each country in creating organized and sanctioned 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 Asian region. Organized surfing competitions have historically been the best medium for the development of surfers and for the sport of surfing. Learning how to compete fairly and to being disciplined in training and competition key assets needed not only for surfing but also for life. The ASC will work 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 Asian countries. With a multi-stop and multi-national surfing tour, Asian Surfing Champions will be crowned each year in multiple divisions each year including Open Men, Women, Longboard, Junior, and Master.