Surfing and good will in Bali

Young surfers or ‘groms’ from around the world competed on Sunday in the Rip Curl GromSearch at Medewi Point, northern Bali. Many groms from Bali as well as international young surfers from Brazil, Sweden, Portugal, Australia and Hawaii showed tested their mettle on some strong surf in both Under 14 and Under 16 divisions.

Also included in the days evens were the Rip Curl Expressions sessions (for local surfers who are over 16) as well as some good-natured and environmentally-conscious fun for non-surfing youngsters.

From an event’s press release via

After the surfing had been completed it was time to play some games and win some goodies from Rip Curl and other event sponsors, starting with a trash collecting competition and then moving on to the always-popular “musical chairs”. This gave some of the non-surfing groms as well as the local audience a chance to bring home something at the end of the day.

photo by elvranharris (Flickr CC)

In more eco-friendly Bali news, a charity walk has been scheduled to take place in Bukit on the last Sunday of September. The walk is to raise money for environmental restoration projects in south Bali, underprivileged children, vocational skills training and literacy for women.

The route will pass through Ungasan, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Jimbaran, and the final leg passing through Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua to Sawangan (see the map). The walk ends back at ROLE’s Eco-Learning Park, Sawangan with a celebratory Children’s Fun Day event at the park to be held on Sunday 25th September.

Read more about the environmentally-friendly Walk the Bukit for a Sustainable Future event on Bali Discovery news.

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