Kuta, Bali Tuesday 10th April 2007- Power surfing and wave knowledge exposed by South Nias ripper Alex Buulolo who took out the Quiksilver ‘King of the Groms’ competition at Sorake Beach, South Nias last Saturday 7th April 2007.
Sorake Beach, a world class wave on the far north western end of Indonesia awoke from its quiet ambience as Quiksilver, the leading outdoors apparel brand held its fifth ‘King of the Groms’ under 16 junior surfing competition in Indonesia for 2007.
Held in perfect sunny four foot conditions the contest had all the signs for an amazing surfing event. Rain however howled through by the semi finals reminding us just how unpredictable tropical weather may be.
With fantastic junior surfing throughout the day from local junior surfers, it was just enough action for the clouds to back off during the final to give spectators a glimpse of the progression on junior surfing in the region.
Alex Buulolo, a strong natural footer pleased the judges with vertical maneuvers and smooth surfing throughout the day which respectfully earned him the crown. A riveting final that placed Robbi Buulolo a close runner up. Another crowd favorite Kristof Wau displayed finesse but came stuck with the current and breaking waves to get caught inside towards the dying minutes of the final but accomplished a relatively confident defeat over Ivan Jendrato who came fourth.
Alex and chaperone will be flying to Bali for the regional final competing against ‘King of the Groms’ winners from all over Indonesia and neighboring countries Taiwan and the Philippines.
“I’m really excited about coming to Bali for the South East Asian Final. I can’t wait to see how other kids my age are surfing” says winner Alex Buulolo “This has been a dream come true for me.”
Quiksilver would like to thank the Sorake Beach Community for their assistance and participation during the “King of the Groms’ competition. A fantastic response and a positive direction towards professional junior surfing in Nias.
1. Alex Buulolo
2. Robbi Buulolo
3. Kristof Wau
4. Ivan Jendrato
kristov wau says
my name kristof wau my comment it is i hope to a manager quiksilver don’t only you make groms contest but maybe you can make contest to level junior or senior too.why because in nias so many the best surfer from 16 till 20 years old,they need contest to show his play to your and other surfer in bali.and they need too sponsor to be they practice his playing.hope your respon my coment,and thanks alot.
alex buulolo says
surf so good in my life
Deddy S Dachi says
Hi…I’m Deddy from nias island sorake beach. I’m one of the handicapped surfer in nias island. I just want to say thank’s for Quicksilver company and king of Grom, which provide opportunities for the boys of sorake to prove their ability for surfing. I am very glad and would like to see them again in the next competition.
Good on ya Deddy keep up the surfing Bro !