Ketut Agus and Vittoria Farmer Win 2018 Nias Pro QS1,000 in Indonesia
Lagundri Bay, Nias/IDN (Monday, August 27, 2018) – Ketut Agus of Indonesia and Vittoria Farmer (AUS) are the winners of the Nias Pro 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 Men’s and Women’s divisions after an incredible 4 days of perfect surf at the idyllic wave location at Lagundri Bay on the remote island of Nias Indonesia.
Surfing one of the world’s greatest point breaks, finals day highlighted how fast surfing is progressing in the Asia region. The Men’s final saw Japan’s Kaito Ohashi place 2nd, a 3rd place finish from the event standout in local surfer Justin Bu’Ulolo and a runner-up finish from Kailani Johnson (Indonesia/Bali). Indonesian standout Ketut Agus held on to the end to take the biggest result of his career.
“I’m so happy to win for myself and for Indonesia!” exclaimed 17-year-old Ketut Agus after his best ever winning performance. “To win a WSL event is amazing and the field here was incredible with surfers from Australia, USA, Brazil, Japan and many more of the great surfing nations, I’m really very proud. We now all head to Simeulue Island for the next event and I feel stronger and I can go there and win again. It is so great to be surfing with and against international competitors.”
Hailing from Bali, Agus has had an elite competitive record at Junior levels but today was special, as the youngster confidently took on and defeated many experienced international competitors.