- 04 February 2013 | Surfing
The Oakley Pro Bali is the newest stage of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour. The Indonesian surf spot of Keramas will welcome the world's best surfers.
The Association of Surfing Professionals has announced the inclusion of the Oakley Pro Bali at Keramas in the official Dream Tour schedule for 2013.
The event will be the fifth of 10 events and will be surfed between June 18th– 29th, 2013. It's the first elite tour event in Indonesia since the Rip Curl Pro Search, in 2008.
"We are very excited about the addition of the Oakley Pro Bali to the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour schedule", says Renato Hickel, ASP WCT manager.
"This will be the first ASP World Title-deciding event at Keramas, an internationally-recognized venue of high-performance surfing, and we look forward to the ASP Top 34 doing battle there for years to come".
While the righthand reef break of Keramas will serve as the primary venue, Oakley has green lit the performance-oriented beachbreaks of nearby Canggu as a backup location.
The Indonesian island paradise is a recognized host to a bevy of world-class breaks, making the Oakley Pro Bali one of the most anticipated events of the 2013 schedule.
"Keramas, to me, is the most high-performance wave on the planet", adds Jordy Smith, current ASP WCT surfer.
"Oakley have had their world junior event there for a few years and I’m glued to the computer every time it’s on. To have the Top 34 there, it’s going to be a huge challenge for the judges as the performances are going to be next level. This is really exciting".