BL's Blasting Off In Bali

15 Apr 2019 0 Share

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The Barton Lynch Blast Off event is an incredible grom event like no other. Anyone who's participated, had kids participate or just stumbled upon one of the events can attest to the abundance of stoke and good vibes that come from the truly unique concept. But until today, BL's Blast Off has been confined to Sydney's Northern Beaches. Yep, the inaugural "Hurley BL's Blast off presented by the Perfect Wave" has expanded to the pumping waves of Bingin, Bali.

Bit of background: Designed and organised by 1988 World Surfing Champion Barton Lynch (BL), Hurley BL’s Bali Blast Off is for boys and girls 14 years and under aiming to test their skills on the international stage.

BL’s Blast Off has spent 13 years on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has become Australia’s most popular family surf festival. Now in its 14th year, BL’s Blast Off is blasting off in Bali on Monday the 15th of April. Part coaching program, part surfing contest, Blast Off attracts the perfect mix of first-timers to surfing events and the best young surfers in the world.

BL’s first international trip was to Bali as a 14-year-old in 1978 and he fell in love with the island paradise. It seems only fitting that Blast Off follows BL’s personal migration to Bali for its first international expansion.

The first three days are a coaching program that operates within the confines of a surfing contest, but with its own rules and procedures. The focus is on helping kids to improve their surfing performance and knowledge. Kids love it because they all get to surf three times before anyone is eliminated.

Past winners of BL’s Blast Off include Tyler Wright, Kyuss King, Mikey Wright, and more who have gone onto to achieve great things.

Eighty participants for the first year of Hurley BL’s Bali Blast Off presented by the Perfect Wave is fantastic. The mix of international and local surfers will create an atmosphere reminiscent of being on tour.

The event started with the opening ceremony on Sunday arvo April 14, and will be followed by four days of action-packed surfing, culminating to the final on Friday April 19. Daily events such as Blast Off Idol, a talent search competition, will be held at the event headquarters S-Resorts Bali.

Rad times for the groms in Bali!

For more information head to blsblastoff.com.au

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