21 May, 2024, Kuta-Bali: The PSOI in cooperation with the government of Nias Utara is excited to announce the Afulu Pro 2024,  taking place from 18-20 June at the scenic and pristine Turedawola Beach in Afulu, North Nias.

The beautiful left hand reef break with crystal clear water is perfectly positioned to receive the Indian Ocean’s pumping dry season swells , and is again ready to share its bounty for this fun three-day event on the outer north fringes of Nias Island in Sumatra.

Afulu Lineup / Photo By Tim Hain

Last year’s event was titled the Nias Utara International Surfing Competition and took place from 21-24 August, with Bali’s Made Pajar Ariyana (IDN) winning the Men’s Open Division and and Willow Hardy (AUS) from West Australia taking the win in the Women’s Open Division.

Fajar Ariyana/ Photo By Tim Hain

 

Willow Hardy/ Photo By Tim Hain

The final day saw 3-4 foot glassy walls running down the reef, offering a vision of perfection as the competitors were mixing it up with big turns, cutbacks and hacks along with the occasional barrel and air thrown in.

Nearly 50 competitors competed in this first ever international surfing competition in North Nias, with Indonesians from Afulu, Sorake, and Gunung Sitoli and also from West Sumatra, Mentawai, and Bali, along with international competitors from Australia, Basque Country, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the USA.

 

With this year’s Nias Pro finishing up on the 15th of June, it’s expected that the Afulu Pro will draw even more international participants this year.

 

For more information about the events and how to register, please click here