1 Oct. 2008, Kuta-Bali: The sixth and final Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Championship event takes place in Bali from October 7-17, offering the winner the biggest prize money ever for a Pro Junior event, a whopping USD $20,000! And one lucky Indonesian Pro Junior will get the chance to compete for this big pot of cash.
18 of the world’s best Pro Junior surfers (under the age of 21) will compete in a man-on-man WCT type format on the island of Bali for the pride, honor, and big prize money over a 10 day period from October 7-17, surfing only when the waves are of the highest quality. Bali was chosen for its proliferation of consistent world-class waves, which provide a perfect forum in which these talented young surfers can demonstrate their extraordinary skills to a worldwide audience.
Limited to just 18 surfers for the event, Oakley has given one wild card spot to Oakley Indonesia team rider Yuki Seedwell and offered up another wild card spot to another Indonesian Pro Junior in order to complete the roster.
On October 6th, a trial event will be held at Keramas Beach in Gianyar-Bali to determine who will get that wildcard spot and the chance to compete with the world’s best Pro Juniors for prestige and prize money in this international event.
The trial event is limited to 32 surfers, and the best of Bali’s Pro Juniors have already signed up and are currently surfing their brains out practicing for the event, including Garut Widiarta, Mustofa Jeksen, Raditya Rondi, Mega Semadhi, Putra Hermawan, Agus Purnawan and others.
Those that wish to add their names to the list should contact Ani at the ISC office at 085737180008.
The event is being run by Surfing Queensland with the assistance of the Coca-Cola ISC tour and will be covered by both international and national media including television, newspapers, magazines and Internet sites. Daily TV feeds will be available.
For more information about the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Championship, see attached press release from Oakley. For more details on the Trials event on October 6, contact the ISC office directly at (0361) 758 995.
Attached Photo: Bali’s Garut Widiarta slotting into a big Keramas barrel
Photo Credit: Tim Hain