22 November, 2023 – Kuta, Bali: The AMMAN Liga Surfing Indonesia Grand Final 2023 presented by BINTANG Chrystal got off to an excellent start today with two rounds of the Men’s and Women’s Longboard Divisions and the Under 10’s completed by mid afternoon.
The low tide and small wave conditions were challenging for some, but in the Longboard Division it was Halfway Kuta Boardrider’s Dhany Widianto and his sister Dhea Natasha who had no problem finding the best waves and posting the highest scores of the day. Both competitors just arrived back from competing in the WSL Longboard Qualifying Series event in South Korea, where they competed wearing thick wetsuits due to the freezing cold water and it even snowed during the competition, so they were very happy to be back in the warm waters of Bali.
Dhany Widanto posted a near perfect 7.90 for his best wave and his second best was a 7.50 for a 15.40 (out of a possible 20) point total, doubling the amount of waves taken by second place and fellow Halfway Kuta Boardrider Ivan Sudena.
Dhea Natasha’s 6.13 and 5.25 scores gave her a convincing point total of 11.38 to win her Round 2 heat by a large margin over second place Aura Zeflin from the Pererenan Surf Club.
Top scores in the Under 10 Division were earned by Wayan Navara Apta Napta of the Legian Boardriders, who 5.50 and 5.58 scores totaled a best combined score of 10.80.
Tomorrow will see a very big day of surfing, with more than 100 competitors in the Open Women’s, Open Men’s, Masters, Juniors competing for a place in the Finals day on Friday, so there will be two banks utilized and two sets of judges in order to complete the number of heats required. See the complete schedule here https://liveheats.com/events/183301
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Liga Surfing Indonesia Background:
The Liga Surfing Indonesia brings together Indonesia’s top surf clubs in a yearly competition series directed at creating a sustainable pathway of surfing development, starting with boys and girls 10 years and younger, then Junior and Open men and women (16 to 35) shortboard and longboard, and Masters (over 35 years in age), professionally organized and managed in line with established industry rules and codes of conduct. Each club runs 5 individual events to determine the rankings in each division, and the top four ranked surfers in each division are eligible to compete in the Grand Final against the other club’s top ranked surfers. The Live Heats online competition program is used by the clubs for scoring the surfers and determining rankings.
The Liga Surfing Indonesia is sanctioned by the PSOI (Persatuan Selancar Ombak Indonesia), operated by the ASC (Asian Surf Cooperative), sponsored by AMMAN, presented by Bintang Crystal, with supporting sponsors Mamaka by Ovolo and IDP DFS, and Earth Island, Made’s Warung, La Baracca, Switch, Stoody Surfboards, G- Land Bobby’s Surf Camp and Soorfinc.
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