We are very excited to say that 5 of our LST boys have finally made their way to Australia for a month of training and competition, after what seemed like a “mission impossible” to acquire their visa’s for travel.
Team riders Angga Mardiana (Lolox), Putu Anggara (Wala) have been fortunate to have their ASP membership/insurance/ entry fees paid by Rob & Annmaree Fairthweather of Coolum Beach (QLD/Aust).
Along with team rider Putra Herwaman (Pulu) sponsored by Rip Curl Indonesia and assisted by Jenny & Gazza Midson of Coolangatta (QLD/Aust); will be competiting in the Oakley Pro Jr at North Stradbroke Island (QLD/Aust) a 5 star event on Febuary 1st; and also the Burleigh Breaka at Burleigh Heads (QLD/Aust) a mens 4 star event on Febuary 8th.
Fellow LST team rider “Licek”, who is also traveling with Lolox & Wala has been nominated along with Rob as team managers at these two high level events. You can watch our boys compete live on the ASP World Tour web site; and stay posted here on the Lembongan Surf Team web site for up to date photos and stories.
Also LST team rider “Balon” will be in Coffs Harbour for 10 days (hosted by Sharon Arndell & Sarah Arndell); improving upon his dynamic surfing in anticipation of making a come back on the ISC Tour this year.
Due to the small and tight budgets that some of the Indonesian surfing companies face – we are very grateful to our friends, Rob, Annmaree, Jenny, Gazza, Sharon Arndell & Sarah Arndell – whom open their hearts and wallets to provide assistance, opportunities and experience to LST. God bless you all and may you travel safe and surf with island pride.
Check out their video here http://www.lembongansurfteam.com/video-lembongan-surf-team-australia-trip-2012