Kuta Beach, Bali (Sunday April 25th, 2010): Today Canggu’s Jeren Kiring surfed his way to victory over a highly competitive field of talented junior surfers at ‘Halfway’ Kuta Beach to wrap up the three-part Rusty Gromfest Series Bali 2010.
Jeren has been the standout surfer of the series with finals births at both Keramas and Pererenan and following his win today at Kuta has cemented his reputation of being Indonesia’s top grom.
As the overall under 16 division champion Jeren was awarded a free, expenses paid trip to Australia to compete in the 15th annual Rusty Gromfest held at Lennox Head in July.
“I’m really happy to win this event and the series,” beamed Jeren after the podium presentation. “I can’t wait to surf Lennox Head, Snapper Rocks and all the great waves in Australia… but first, it’s time to celebrate!”
Other notable performances today came from Koko Mitsua, Nyoman Blacky, and Mansur Ramlin, who was in top form in the early rounds and managed to stick several tweaked 360 reverses.
In the under 14 division Jay Esquival from the Philippines was on fire, securing excellent scoring rides in all his heats by taking to the air.
In the final Nyoman Alit snatched victory from under Komang Sastrawan’s nose, with favorite Jay Esquival coming 3rd, and Andre Anwar in 4th. As the overall under 14 division winner, Komang Sastrawan received a tricked out Sony PSP and a new handphone from Sony Ericsson.
This year at each junior event Coca-Cola ISC has rewarded the ’surfer that shows the most potential’ with a new custom surfboard. Today ‘Bomer’ from Sumbawa claimed the new board and he was visibly pumped.
All finalists received awesome prizes in the form of Rusty clothing packs, Sony Ericsson handphones, Creatures grips and leashes, free surfboard art and repairs from Freedom surfshop, plus other products from event sponsors Sabre, Macbeth, Stomp, Zinka, and Walls.
The Rusty Gromfest Series Bali 2010, held in conjunction with the Coca-Cola ISC Junior Tour, has once again been a great success that was made possible with the generous support of the local communities at Keramas, Pererenan, and Kuta. See you again next year!
Gromfest Halfway Results:
1. Nyoman Alit
2. Komang Sastrawan
3. Jay R. Esquivel
4. Andre Anwar
1. Jeren Kiring
2. Nyoman Blacky
3. Mansur Ramlin
4. Koko Mitsua
Overall Rusty Gromfest Series Bali 2010 Rankings:
1. Komang Sastrawan (4425)
2. Agus Saputra (4000)
3. Komang Bereng (3439)
1. Jeren Kiring (6200)
2. Nyoman Blacky (4582)
3. Ediana Putra (4500)