World Surf League Bali Pro signals Indonesian government’s eagerness to capitalize on surf tourism

Things are heating up in Keramas on Bali’s eastern coast, as we now enter the third day into World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected 2018. But it’s not just surfers that are frothing over the showdown amongst some of the world’s top surfers—Indonesian government officials are also stoked about the sport. The competition, which kicked ...

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Results & Photos: First leg of Asian Surfing Tour wraps up at Bali’s Kuta Beach

Results & Photos: First leg of Asian Surfing Tour wraps up at Bali’s Kuta Beach

Some of Asia’s best surfers paddled out at Bali’s famous Kuta Beach this past weekend for the final round of the initial leg of the REnexttop Asian Surfing Tour 2018. The...

Indonesian cyclists ride 1500 km from West Java to Bali on old school roadsters

Indonesian cyclists ride 1500 km from West Java to Bali on old school roadsters

A group of 10 Indonesian cyclists are traveling across Java to Bali, riding old school roadsters. Touring from Anyer, West Java to Sanur for a distance of 1500 kilometers on...

Thai football commentator apologizes for disparaging remarks about Bali United during Chiangrai match, netizens strike back with their own insults calling him a ‘shemale’

Thai football commentator apologizes for disparaging remarks about Bali United during Chiangrai match, netizens strike back with their own insults calling him a ‘shemale’

A Thai football commentator has issued an apology after making some disparaging remarks about Bali United during the team’s match against rival Thai club, Chiangrai United....

Bali Marathon: Biggest race yet with 9,000 runners, of course swept by Kenyans

Bali Marathon: Biggest race yet with 9,000 runners, of course swept by Kenyans

Some 9,000 runners from 44 different countries took the streets in Gianyar, Bali early on Sunday morning, making for the largest Bali Marathon yet. Now on its sixth year, the race...

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Where to watch the big ‘Money Fight’ in Bali, by neighborhood

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Where to watch the big ‘Money Fight’ in Bali, by neighborhood

Live from Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will be facing off on Saturday night for one epic showdown. Dubbed the “Money Fight,” this will be one for...

Coast to Coast Ultra: Bali expats plan 84km race across island to raise enough money to put seven kids through primary school

Coast to Coast Ultra: Bali expats plan 84km race across island to raise enough money to put seven kids through primary school

A pair of expats in Bali are cooking up an ultra marathon to help give back to the community and put seven disadvantaged youth through their entire primary school education....

Indonesian government moves to host 10 surfing competitions across the country in 2018, two will be in Bali

Indonesian government moves to host 10 surfing competitions across the country in 2018, two will be in Bali

The Indonesian government is setting plans in motion to hold 10 regional surfing competitions in different places across the country in 2018, two of which will be in Bali. Given...

It’s Off: Rip Curl Cup 2017 called off after waves at Padang Padang fail to deliver worthy barrels

It’s Off: Rip Curl Cup 2017 called off after waves at Padang Padang fail to deliver worthy barrels

Holding true to its slogan, “it’s on when it’s on,” Rip Curl has decided to call off its 2017 invite at South Bali’s Padang Padang, because the waves just weren’t...

It’s not on: Rip Curl Cup a no-go after ‘high alert’, contest organizers eye Saturday

It’s not on: Rip Curl Cup a no-go after ‘high alert’, contest organizers eye Saturday

After going on ‘high alert’ for possible take-off on Thursday, organizers for the Rip Curl Cup at Bali’s Padang Padang Beach have decided ‘it’s not on’ and are now...


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Coconuts Bali Sports

As Bali is a surfer’s paradise, the sports section of Coconuts Bali is unsurprisingly dominated by surf-related stories. From surf championships to the surfer who got attacked by a shark in Balian and survived, surfing stories regularly find their way into Bali sports news. Other than wave-riding, football (aka soccer) has got to be the biggest sport in Bali. The island’s main team, Bali United, is trying hard to be a big deal (with somewhat limited success) in the Indonesian football scene. Table tennis, badminton, and running also generate an adequate level of buzz in Bali.