A collaboration involving the Pesisir Barat Regency, the World Surf League (WSL), the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), and the Indonesia Wave Surfing Association (PSOI), the event is projected to draw participation from hundreds of professional surfers from across the world. Krui Pro 2017 features the categories of World Surf League (WSL) QS 1000 for Men and Women during the 5 days’ competition.
“The location for the Competition is already recognized among surfers worldwide, and is most popular with Australian surfers. The ASC team has surveyed the location and claims that the Pesisir Barat Regency, especially the Tanjung Setia Beach and Mandiri Beach are both most suitable for international level events including to become the surfing venue for the 18th ASIAN Games that will take place here in 2018,” said Deputy for National Marketing of the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Esthy Reko Astuti.
On his side, Regent of Pesisir Barat, Agus Istiqlal explained that already hundreds of surfers from many different countries have confirmed their participation in the event and that preparations are in progress including the upgrading of access roads. “This is the first international surfing event to be held here and we definitely aim to be successful. We thank the Ministry of Tourism who are fully supporting this important event,” added Agus Istiqlal.
Aside from surfing, the Regency is also popular because of the Pulau Pisang island (literally translated meaning Banana Island). Here is a beautiful little island where tourists come to watch and get real close and personal to schools of dolphins swimming around the boats.