Recent Surf News
The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing takes no prisoners. The folks on the beach are susceptible to overcrowding and energy drink overdose. The judges have to quantify the value of a well-executed “Huntington Hop” between the flurry of carbon-copy air reverses. The surfers cope with so-so wave conditions, the dangers that come with maneuvering around the unforgiving barnacle-covered pilings of the pier, their fellow surfer, star-struck fans and surviving nine days of competition amongst more than 100 of their peers. It’s taxing. Which makes surviving and excelling all that more impressive. Kolohe Andino will be the first person to tell you that his results hasn’t been what he’d hoped they would be this year. But a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open in front of 50,000 spectators on the beach, it’s the kind of result that can turn a season around.
Surfing has been deeply entrenched in Oakley’s heritage since the mid 1980’s and this month in Bali we solidified a new legacy with the inaugural Oakley Pro Bali – the second Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour (WCT) event to take place in Indonesia in tour history.
The world’s Top 34 surfers have descended on Bali, Indonesia for the inaugural Oakley Pro Bali. Stop 5 of 10 on the prestigious ASP World Championship Tour, the event runs from June 18-29, 2013 and will be contested at the world-class right at Keramas. Be sure to watch live and stay up-to-date with all things Oakley Pro Bali at oakleyprobali.com. And be sure to stay abreast of all the happenings on your various social channels by checking out the official event hashtag, #OAKLEYPRO.