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Pacitan to host Asian surfing competition

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, July 25, 2016  /  03:55 pm
Pacitan to host Asian surfing competition

Klayar Beach in Pacitan, East Java. (Shutterstock/-)

Hello Pacitan 2016 "Flaming of the Sea" will be part of the Asian Surfing Championships as the fifth stop on this year's tour season.

The surf event was created to promote Indonesia's tourism and more specifically tourism in the Pacitan area, and is expected to become an annual event.

The Hello Pacitan 2016 will consist of the Pacitan Geopark Fair, which includes culinary, cultural and music events, beach volleyball and football competitions and an awards night with live music to finish the event, which coincides with Indonesia's Independence Day on Aug. 17.

The venue of the competition will be the surf break of Pancer Dor, which offers scoring opportunities for turns, barrels and aerials.

Three to four hours' drive from Yogyakarta, Pacitan is known as the boyhood home of Indonesia's previous president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and is a prime tourist destination with its white sand beaches surrounded by mountains. (tif/kes)

(Read also: In Australia, surfing soothes asylum-seekers' fears of sea)