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Best of Indonesian Surfing Championship Tour Awards

 The crowning of the Coca-Cola ISC Tour surfing champions took place in the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel in Kuta - Bali, where hundreds of surfers, surf industry members, media, and supporters gathered to celebrate the 7th year of continued growth and success of the ISC and to applaud the achievements of the 2010 ISC champions.

The evening program got started at 8:30 pm with MC Tai Graham welcoming the attendees and introducing ISC CEO Tipi Jabrik, who also welcomed the audience and gave a brief summary of the year's activities, which included sanctioning and running a total of 19 events during 2010.

There were 7 Open/Women/Masters Division events (Oakley, Rusty, Reef, the government of West Java, the government of Rote Ndao, Quiksilver, and Rip Curl), 2 Pro Junior Division events (Billabong and Oakley), 8 Junior Division events (Rusty, Quiksilver and Rip Curl), and 2 Specialty events (Oakley World Pro Junior and Bali International Sport Week) for a total of 19 events.

Next, Jabrik presented appreciation awards to representatives of event sponsors Oakley, Rusty, Reef, the West Java government, the Rote Ndao government, Quiksilver, and Rip Curl, and surf industry supporters Baliwista (Bali Lifeguard Department), the environmental group GUS (Gelomban Udara Segar), and media including SurfTime Magazine, and Magic Wave Surf Community Newspaper.

Finally, Jabrik presented the largest appreciation award to Sri "Ipung" Purwanto, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia's Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator. Earlier this year the ISC and CCAI signed a historic 3-year sponsorship agreement, and Mr. Puranto told the audience how pleased he was to be part of this program that is not only helping to grow the sport of surfing in Indonesia but also creating more awareness about the environment and working to clean up Bali's beaches and the ocean.

A buffet dinner followed, during which the audience was treated to a spectacular "Year in Review" video by ISC's videographer Sean Gilhooley.

Then it was on to the crowning of the 2010 Indonesian Surfing champions, with the highlight of the awards being the crowning of 18-year-old Putra Hermawan from Nusa Lembongan as 2010 ISC Open Division Champion. He takes home a check for an unprecedented Rp 100 million (approximately $11,000 USD), the largest amount ever given to an Indonesian surfing champion. He also won the Pro Junior Division Championship (under 21 years of age), for which he received another Rp 5 million ($550 USD). Hermawan was last year's Junior Division Champion as well, so in just two years he has won 3 division titles, indeed an impressive accomplishment.

The Women's Division championship was won by 28 year old Yasnyiar "Bonne" Gea, originally from Nias but now living in Bali, making this her 3rd consecutive ISC Women's Championship title.

Taking the Longboard Division Championship again this year is 29 year old Husni Ridwan from Batu Keras, West Java, and the Masters Division Championship (over 35 years old) was won by Ketut "Kombong" Juliarta in his first season competing as a Master.

Rounding out the awards was 14-year-old Jeren Kiring from Bali hoisting the Junior Division (under 16 years old) Championship trophy. In just two years of competition, this adept young surfer has risen from virtual obscurity to Indonesia's Junior surfing champion. Certainly this won't be the last time this young man will climb on a stage to accept another championship trophy.

With the awards presentations completed, it was straight into the music with the live band Shaggy Dog from Jogjakarta. They treated the audience to just over an hour of their upbeat tunes before calling it a night.

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Best Surfer Party Caps Off Best Quiksilver-Roxy Open 2010 Event in Bali 

Best Surfer Party Caps Off Best Quiksilver-Roxy Open 2010 Event in Bali

PRESS RELEASE from Surf line

Capping off Quiksilver's Best Surf Comp was their Best Surfer Party on Saturday night November 6 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Café on Kuta Beach in Bali that got started around 9 pm and wrapped up just before 2 am.

Julian Wilson's "Scratching the Surface" movie, a Roxy Short-Short competition, Quiksilver-Roxy fashion show, the Quiksilver and Roxy Open surfing awards presentation, and the pumping live rock music of I AM Giant were on the agenda for the waiting crowd, who were amped and ready to party thanks to sponsors Jim Beam and Heineken.

First up to wow the audience were 10 beautiful women vying for the Roxy Short-Short title. The judges had some tough calls to make for sure, but after two rounds they came to agree that 17-year-old Dian Juwita Fatmala was the perfect choice. She won cash and Roxy products for her turns around the bartop and got heaps of attention from the boys lined up at the bar trying to get as close as possible to her.

In between rounds of the Roxy Short-Short competition, Quiksilver and Roxy's latest and greatest fashions were paraded around the bartop with some super hot models showing them off.

Next was the Quiksilver Open and Roxy Open 2010 surfing awards presentation, so MC's Jake "the Snake" Paterson and Tipi Jabrik called the Master's, Women's, and Open Division finalists up to the bar top and presented them with their trophies and winner's checks. An additional award that was given was the Lines Magazine Air Show prize of Rp 1 million to Raditya Rondi.

Before moving over to the Hard Rock Café, a special announcement was also made regarding the results of the Quiksilver Big Sale that was held earlier in the day at the Quiksilver office on Jalan Legian in Kuta.

From 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, Quiksilver, Roxy and DC products were sold for 90% off retail price and the proceeds given to SurfAid International to help with their aid work in the Mentawai Islands tsunami and given to IDEP Foundation to those affected by the Merapi Volcano in the Jogjakarta area. At last count the sale raised a whopping Rp 121 million (over $13,000 USD), for the victims.

And then it was time to shift into high gear and start rocking into the night with the London-based band I Am Giant, a talented quartet of musicians that are Quiksilver's Ambassadors for Europe, playing in countless festivals and events like the recent Quiksilver Pro in Biarritz, France. Their music is also on many extreme sports DVD's including "Cloud 9 Movie" the Kelly Slater story.

So needless to say, the crowd got their share and more of fine musical entertainment, as well as dancing and drinking and all that goes along with a Quiksilver Best Surfer Party night at the Hard Rock Café.

The Quiksilver Open, Roxy Open, and Best Surfer Party were presented by Jim Beam, supported by Roxy, DC, Hard Rock Hotel, Hard Rock Café, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and Heineken, with media partners TRAX, FHM, Fitness, Men's Fitness, Juice, Area, SurfTime, Lines, Coca-Cola Indonesia Surfing Championships, and RVM.

Quiksilver and Roxy Open 2010:

Open Division
1. Putra Hermawan (Nusa Lembongan)
2. Dedi Santosa (Kuta)
3. Mustofa Jeksen (Kuta) Equal 3rd
3. Wayan Susiana (Nusa Lembongan) Equal 3rd

Women's Division
1. Diah Rahayu Dewi (Seminyak)
2. Yasnyiar Gea (Nias)
3. Gemala (Jakarta)
4. Jasmine (Kuta)

Masters Division
1. Nyoman Wastika (Sanur)
2. Ketut Wirtawan (Kuta)
3. Made Lapur (Uluwatu)
4. Wayan Budayasa (Sanur)

Specialty Awards:
Coca-Cola Best Wave Award - Putra Hermawan
Lines Magazine Air Show Award - Raditya Rondi