Video: Komune Bali Pro
The Komune Bali Pro got off to a great start at Keramas on Wednesday, October 8. The 13-heat opening round of the Qualifying Series (QS) and Asian Surfing Championship (ASC) event showcased great local and international surfers on 4-5 foot waves. Standouts included Indonesia’s Pepen Hendrik, who scored 9.50 on a single wave with a deep tube and Australia’s Jordin Watson, who took the day’s highest two-wave total with 16.50 out of a possible 20.
Watson is quoted on the ASP website:
That heat was amazing, so much fun. I’ve been working all year and hadn’t had the chance to come to Indonesia yet, so when this event popped up I couldn’t say no. It’s so much fun out there, it’s such a great wave for natural footers, I can’t wait for my next heat.
The Komune Bali Pro is hosted by the Mad Hueys. If, like me, you’ve never heard of them before, their website says they’re a “fishing crew” (I didn’t know that was a thing) from Australia’s Gold Coast. The crew is also made up of several surfers (makes sense) and a Finnish snowboarder.
A total of 64 competitors from Indonesia, Hawaii, France and Australia have come to Keramas, located on Bali’s East Coast, for this first-ever edition of the competition. Participating in the 1-Star ASP QS event is a mix of former World Championship Tour surfers and young up and comers.
But enough droning on from me. If you really want to see what a great start the Komune Bali Pro had, check out this video of Wednesday’s action from the Mad Hueys. It’s mostly rad surfing, but there are some shots of girls’ bikini-clad butts for those who need that sort of thing (just in case you thought the surf scene was getting too progressive).
Lead image of Keramas tube by Michael Dawes (Flickr CC)