Lembongan Surf Team or LST is the forefront surfing team in Indonesia and regularly held surfing contest every year since 2001. This year, LST back to proudly present surfing series competition 2016 in Lembongan Island. The event will be held in three session to seek great surfers generation and promote to world wide that Lembongan is one best surfing destination. The statement spoken by the Chief of LST Committee, Wayan Lena which confirmed yesterday morning, Thursday 14 July 2016.
“We look for beginner surfers since the contest done three times, more creative. It will rise up the athlete spirit to join the next competition outside Lembongan Island and we also promote Lembongan as surfing destination to foreign countries,” said Lena.
“Through this surfing contest, we do support the nomination of Lembongan Island as one most popular surfing spot along to nine others surfing spot in Indonesia which released by The Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. Thank to Sammada Hotel and Beach Club, T-Selection, along with many other local businesses who support the event,” he added.
According to organizers, however, the event is about much more than just surfing. The series open three competition groups, grommet U/14, pro junior U/21 and open group. The first event of the series will be on July 24th, and held at ‘playgrounds’ point. Come with beautiful left and right hand peak with easy waves to catch and surf. It is perfect with a mellow inside section.
On August 21st, the second event of the series will take place at Mushroom Bay or Tamarind spot. This point a relatively unknown surf spot, this the most perfect lefthander on Lembongan Island, provides more challenge with strong currents and shallow water.
The final series will be held between 9 to 14 September at the most challenging spot ‘Shipwrecks’. The committee will choose one of best day to open the last session. Shipwrecks will provide the ultimate showdown for all competitors, as here the waves are strong and powerful, allowing all the surfers opportunity for barrels, high performance maneuvers to show the surfer skill.
LST invites all locals and visitors to watch and share in the excitement of each and every event of the series. The awarding session will be conducted at Sammada Hotel and Beach Club for the presentation and crowning of the champions.
Reporter: I Gede Sumadi