4th July 2016, Uluwatu-Bali: Quiksilver is now offering up 40 spots on a first-come, first served opportunity to surf the iconic Uluwatu in the 4th annual Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge Fundraiser on July 31st with Quiksilver and Bali legends in order to raise money for environmental and beach clean up programs in Bali.
For just a Rp2 million ($150 USD) entry fee, the lucky 40+ surfers will get to paddle out and compete with Quiksilver legends including Mark Richards, Matt Hoy, Tom Carroll, and Simon Anderson. Joining these international surf stars will be Bali legends that include Made Kasim, Ketut Menda, Made Lana, Tipi Jabrik, Dede Suryana and Rizal Tanjung for a total of 54 participants.
This year’s Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge will be in the Eddie Aikau 6-person heat format, where each surfer competes in two heats and their two highest scores from their 4 best waves will then be scored and totaled. The surfer with the highest two-wave score total (out of a possible 20 points, maximum of 10 points per wave) will be declared the winner of the event.
Following the competition, the Single Fin bar will open up for a sunset party and host the awards presentation as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean in what is sure to be reminiscent of Uluwatu surf scenes from “Morning of the Earth”, the Albe Falzon epic from the 70’s that stirred the imaginations of millions.
“Uluwatu is the best wave in Bali, and to be able to surf with the local guys and regular punters who are all collectively trying to highlight environmental awareness in Bali is something I am stoked to be a part of,” says Mark Richards.
Tom Carroll agrees, saying “I love Bali, so I’m really happy to be able to help spread the environmental message here towards keeping our beaches and water clean. I was here last year and had such a good time, so it’s great to be coming back!”
“Balinese legend, Ketut Menda agrees saying, “Uluwatu is so mystical and beautiful, when you walk through the cave you know you are about to have a spiritual experience that you will never forget.”
Quiksilver Marketing Executive, Sammy Gosling, is looking forward to another great Uluwatu Challenge this year, saying, “Quiksilver is proud that we can bring our global team together with local legends and tourists to make a positive difference. Last year we had some fun 3ft waves so here’s hoping that we get a thumping swell to hit Outside corner…The Cave is Calling!!!”
To register for the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge event, please send your name and contact information via email to [email protected]
You will be notified if you’ve made the list, and then you’ll be expected to make payment via a bank transfer and attend the opening party at the Padma Hotel SKAI Bar on Jl Padma, Legian at 5pm on Friday July 29th.
With only 40 slots open to the public, positions are already filling up so get in quik! No entries will be accepted at Uluwatu on the day, as positions will be closed at the SKAI Bar on July 29th.
Entry fee will include 2 x 30min heats at Uluwatu with only 5 other surfers, as well as an event t-shirt and cap. As a special gift competitors will receive a book by Quiksilver Photographer, Bernard Testemale, titled “The Big Wave Riders of Hawaii.” Quiksilver legends will be doing a book signing session at SKAI Bar on the night.
Quiksilver, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, The Australian Consulate General - Bali, Virgin Airlines, and Single Fin present the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge, with support from the Uluwatu Boardriders Club and the ASC team.
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About Bali Big Eco Weekend
An annual CSR event since 2008, the BBEW is a part of Bali Beach Clean Up CSR program started by Quiksilver and Coca-Cola Amatil and joined in 2012 by Garuda Indonesia. They now have three beach tractors, two Barber surf rakes, two rubbish transport trucks, an educational van, and a 4-wheeler to rescue turtles, in addition to employing some 80 local people to clean up the beaches each day, in addition to establishing and supporting the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation and providing uniforms and supplies to the Bali Lifeguards.