1 Background of Study
Bali is one of the islands in Indonesia. It’s one from 33 provinces, which the capital of the province is Denpasar, located in southern of Bali. Bali itself is located between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Lies 3.2 km (2 mil) east of Java, and is approximately 8 degrees south of the equator. East to west, the island is approximately 153 km (95 mil) wide and spans approximately 112 km (69 mil) north to south. Its land area is 5,632 km². As an island, Bali is surrounded by Java sea on the north, Indonesian ocean on the south, Lombok strait on the east and Bali strait on the west. All year-long, sunshine gives you a chance to enjoy many offshore attractions.
On 1936, a Californian man, Robert Koke, move with his wive from Hawaii to Bali. His known as the first man who surf in Bali beaches. Then in 1967, a group of Australian surfer come to Bali and introduces Bali's beaches into serious surf equipment. Start from that time, surfing is become a favorite water sport in Bali. Local people, domestic tourist and foreign tourist everybody do surfing everyday. You can see the view lots of people bring their surfboard in many beaches in Bali. And now it discovered many places in Bali for surfing, such as Kuta reef, Canggu, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu beach, Padang Padang beach, Balangan beach and many more. It just like never ending attraction in Bali.
Nowadays, Bali and surfing just like two side of coin, it cannot be separated. Followed by the history of surfing, surfing first time recorded by James Cook in Hawaii in 1778. James Cook write it in his journal before his death in 1779. surfing was practiced by the locals at Kealakekua Bay on the Kona coast of the Big Island. Then is separate around the world until it introduce to Bali by a group of Australian surfers. Now surfing is one of favorite sport in all year-long in the world and also in Bali....