The lefthand reef break of Balangan can be challenging for some surfers, as it is a wave with fast-breaking sections that move with the rising and falling tide, especially on a small to medium sized swell such as was on offer today, but those with keen wave selection found plenty of opportunities to put up some good scores.
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The Billabong Pro Bali is sponsored by Billabong, Dakine, Von Zipper, BIMC Hospital, KIX TV, Bintang Beer and Smirnoff ICE, and sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championships with media partners Surfersvillage.com, Baliwaves.com, Balibelly.tv, Outdoor Channel, Mylifeonboard.net, Surftime, Lines Magazine, and Magic Wave Surf Community Newspaper.
About the ASC
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. See more at http://www.asiansurfingtour.
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.