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Tipi Jabrik: A surfing champion

  • Trisha Sertori

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 5 2011   /  09:55 am

JP/J.B. Djwan Surfing the navy blue seas off Bali’s coast is where champion surfer, Tipi Jabrik, finds peace.

Out in the rolling swells of the Indian Ocean, this 33-year-old who has been in the waves since he was a surfer nipper of five, rebalances his life and discovers new ways to protect coastal environments and up the profile of surfing for Indonesians across the archipelago; a nation of 17,500 islands Jabrik suggests must have been carved out by God for surfers.Jabrik, who was recently crowned surf champion in Thailand and earlier won the Japan CHP international challenge, is currently sponsored by Quiksilver, Coca-Cola, Power Balance and Raw Store to improve the profile of surfing here. He is also assisting in the development of regeneration programs for young surfers and working on beach cleanups with Coca-Cola. As the chief executive officer of the Indonesian Surfi...