Get ready for the 6th edition of the Krui Pro!

The Asia Region Qualifying Series of the World Surf League returns to Krui, in the Lampung province of Indonesia in the month of May. This year’s Krui Pro will be the 6th edition of this WSL Qualifying series event. After its initial launching in 2017, where Krui Pro started  as a QS 1,000, it then progressed to a QS 1,500 the following year, and then in 2019 upgraded  to a QS 3000.  In 2022, it expanded to a QS 5,000, the highest possible rating for Qualifying Series Regional event, and added a Pro Junior Division. Now, Krui Pro is one of the most favorite stops on the WSL Asian Regional Qualifying Series Tour, as a consistent QS5000 and Pro Junior event

This year’s event is expected to attract more than 300 competitors. It will also have an 8-day waiting period, starting on  28
May and ending on  4 June 2024. This beautiful coastline on the West Coast of the  Lampung Province promises to deliver epic high performance waves, as always, and not only at the main point of Ujung Bocor but also all along the coast in the  Krui area. Ujung Bocor is known as one of Asia’s best lefthand pointbreaks,  attracting professional surfers from all across the globe. 

Once again, the Government of Pesisir Barat (West Coast) is the Krui Pro’s major partner, continuing their strong connection with professional surfing and their intention to shine a light on the incredible waves that the area has to offer. The consistent success of this event is a proof of the quality of Krui’s waves and the outstanding partnership  between the WSL, the Asian Surf Co (ASC), and the government of Pesisir Barat since 2016.

 

Last Year’s Krui Pro

Over the years, the Krui Pro has attracted some of the biggest names in surfing.  The 2023 Krui Pro saw a record number of 300 competitors from the Asia Region, Australia, Oceania Region, New Zealand and Europe descending on the once sleepy fishing village to feast on the perfectly lined up lefthanders of Ujung Bocor, which in 2022 even attracted World Champion Gabriel Medina to take time from his busy schedule to compete in the event.

Last year’s event provided the surfers with beautiful 4-6 foot waves at Ujung Bocur and on the final day it was Morgan Cibilic (AUS) and Anon Matsuoka (JPN) hoisting the Men’s and Women’s QS 5,000 trophies, while Bronson Meydi (INA) and Kana Nakashio (JPN) claimed the Pro Junior titles.

 

The Story of Pesisir Barat and the Krui Pro

Krui, once a small sleepy fishing village, is the capital of Pesisir Barat, Lampung. Though it was considered the gateway to Lampung when the British first came to south Sumatra, it officially became the capital in 2012. Fast forward to 2016, the government of Pesisir Barat invited the Asian Surf Co management team to the Krui area to survey the lengthy coast for Indonesia’s annual National Sports Week. After an extensive survey done by the team, the idea of the Krui Pro originated, as the area didn’t have sufficiently complete facilities to accommodate the National Sports Week.   Consequently, the  ASC’s  Tipi Jabrik recommended that they sponsor a WSL Qualifying Series 1,000 event instead, which would bring more attention to the area and result in the development of Krui as a tourism destination. The government agreed, and under the stewardship and commitment of Regent Dr. Drs. Agus Istiqlal, S.H., M.H. and I Nyoman Setiawan, SE., MM, the Head of Tourism, along with the ASC and PSOI, proceeded to make Pesisir Barat  one of the most notable treasures  in Sumatra. The Krui Pro and the Krui region has grown each year  and is now one of the most popular surfing destinations in Sumatra.