Watch: Pro riders cruise down the slopes Bali’s Mt. Batur

Polygon’s pro mountain biking team sent some of their riders to Bali for a ‘riding holiday’ and it was pretty epic  A video posted by the team to Vimeo shows clips from a week-long trip to Bali The riders glide through a jungle bike park, chase a long single track that winds up on a black sand beach, and most impressively, ride down Mt Batur at sunrise  There’s also one wipeout that’s kind...

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Balian surfer describes getting bumped by shark minutes before suspected shark attack

Just moments before an Australian surfer was allegedly bitten by a shark in Balian yesterday, another surfer says he was “bumped”  Local Bali papers reported that a...

Balian surfer describes getting bumped by shark minutes before suspected shark attack

Aussie surfer injured in suspected shark attack at Balian, Bali

An Australian man has reportedly been injured in a suspected shark attack while he was surfing at Balian Beach, Bali  Local newspaper Tribun Bali is reporting that...

Aussie surfer injured in suspected shark attack at Balian, Bali

Denpasar ‘Run for Unity’ 10K to target 10,000 participants

A run to commemorate Indonesian Independence in Bali’s capital Denpasar is looking to go big this year  The Bali International 10K, “A Run for Unity” is loping to...

Denpasar ‘Run for Unity’ 10K to target 10,000 participants

Bali and Bintan get recognized amongst Asia’s best triathlons of 2016

Indonesia is becoming the place for multi-sport racing, with two destinations in the archipelago nation getting honored as among the best of Asia’s triathlon destinations in...

Bali and Bintan get recognized amongst Asia’s best triathlons of 2016

Kenyan runners dominate Bali Marathon

Gianyar was flooded with runners early on Sunday morning as thousands of people participated in this year’s Bali Maybank Marathon More than 7,000 runners from 43 different...

Kenyan runners dominate Bali Marathon

Foreigners must pay ‘surf tax’ to ride Mentawai waves

As of August 1, 2016, foreign surfers headed to the Mentawai Islands must pay admission aka a “surf tax” to ride the region’s legendary waves  The Mentawais are a...

Foreigners must pay ‘surf tax’ to ride Mentawai waves

This year’s Bali Marathon to draw out rival Kenyan star athletes

The upcoming Bali International Marathon will see thousands of runners racing through Gianyar on August 28, but the winner of the full marathon category will likely come down to...

This year’s Bali Marathon to draw out rival Kenyan star athletes

Lee Wilson comes out on top at Red Bull Night Riders pro surfing comp in Canggu

Eight pro surfers boldly competed at Pantai Berawa on Saturday evening for the Red Bull Night Riders event at the new Finns Beach Club, but it was Lee Wilson who took it...

Lee Wilson comes out on top at Red Bull Night Riders pro surfing comp in Canggu

Manchester United clarifies that fooballer Chris Smalling’s Bali ‘situation’ was food poisoning, no mention of surfing accident

Despite chatter of Manchester United center-back Chris Smalling having been wounded during a surfing accident in Bali, the football club has stated that their star is only...

Manchester United clarifies that fooballer Chris Smalling’s Bali ‘situation’ was food poisoning, no mention of surfing accident

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.