Boardriders from leading clubs in Bali, Nias, Java, Sumbawa and surrounding islands converged on Bali in October for the annual Halfway Challenge at Kuta Beach.
The event, supported by Vissla, is hosted by the Halfway Boardriders � halfway being the mid point between the tourist hubs of Kuta and Legian beaches � and is part of the broader Kuta Festival. The festival includes a music event, surfing contest, skateboarding exhibitions, a local clothing showcase and food festival and draws thousands of visitors each year.
A key goal of the festival is to raise awareness of the importance of the beaches and ocean environments (hence a turtle being the event mascot), with the surfing event attracting some of the elder statesmen of Indonesia�s surfing community as they competed alongside the best emerging talent from the archipelago.
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