East Ventures sponsors two major Indonesia surfing tournaments
March 4, 2022
East Ventures is beyond happy to announce its support of not one but two surfing tournaments in Bali, the Vans Bali Pro presented by East Ventures from 8-9 March and the Liga Surfing Indonesia 2021 Grand Final from 11-13 March, which take place at Bali’s most well known beach destination of Halfways, Kuta Beach, Bali.
The Vans Bali Pro presented by East Ventures will see both Men’s and Women’s World Surf League Qualifying Series competitors as well as Pro Junior Boys and Girls competing in international competition during the first part of the week, and then Indonesia’s top surf clubs will compete in individual and team competition in the first ever Liga Surfing Indonesia Grand Final to complete the week.
The Indonesia surfing competition scene has been steadily progressing with well-deserved recognition for both its world class waves and beaches coupled with amazing surfing talents. Surfing is expected to further grow exponentially after its inclusion in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, where Rio Waida represented Indonesia on the world stage as one of 40 surfers to participate.
The Vans Bali Pro presented by East Ventures and the Liga Surfing Indonesia 2021 Grand Final have been organized by the Asian Surf Cooperative (ASC), a professional surfing organization with 16 years of experience in organizing, managing and supporting surfing events around the Asian region. The ASC has been working with the World Surf League (WSL) since 2016 to steadily increase the number of World Qualifying Series events in Indonesia, and with such great potential it’s now time to scale up the number of events, further develop more surfing spots, and grow the talents of Indonesian surfers.
“East Ventures is elated to support the Asian Surf Cooperative and its related events. We hope our support is beneficial to the overall growth of surfing activities in the region, and we look forward to many more exciting events ahead,” said Willson Cuaca, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures.
Surfing as a sport shares a similar philosophy as the early-stage investment decision process. To choose the best wave or the best investment, you need to look ahead and be ready before the wave or trend emerges. When the wave is right in front of you, it’s usually too late.
Tipi Jabrik, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Surf Cooperative, commented, “We are glad to receive this support from East Ventures, where it will further accelerate our mission in creating a pathway for Asian surfers to compete against each other and across regions. Through our extensive experience in managing surfing events, we are looking forward to making Asian surfing even greater.”