ONCE-in-a-lifetime prizes will be up for auction this weekend when Uluwatu Surf Villas and Rip Curl host an evening of ocean-inspired art, music and film above the cliffs of Uluwatu on the evening of Saturday, July 13th to benefit local environmental organization Project Clean Uluwatu.
Among the most prized items on auction for the Project Clean Uluwatu Surf Memorabilia Auction will be the opportunity to surf perfect, empty Padang Padang for at least 30 minutes during the 2013 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational. The top bidder will receive a spot to surf alongside Bali surfing legends Ketut Menda and Wayan Ganti and two international surfing icons (to be announced later) for at least 30 minutes during the Ten Year Anniversary Session, held in between the semis and final of the 2013 Rip Curl Cup out at pumping Padang Padang. Furthermore, the session will be webcast live to the world as part of the Rip Curl Cup live webcast.
Among the most prized items on auction for the Project Clean Uluwatu Surf Memorabilia Auction will be the opportunity to surf perfect, empty Padang Padang for at least 30 minutes during the 2013 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational.
Also on auction will be: a one-hour dream session to surf empty Uluwatu on a day chosen by the winner that falls within the Rip Curl Cup waiting period (lineup will be cleared by local lifeguards); a signed Christian Fletcher's surfboard from his personal quiver; a 9'0" Byrning Spear gun surfboard hand-shaped by legendary surfboard craftsman Allan Byrne; and much more. Don't miss this rare opportunity to take home a historic piece of surfing memorabilia.
*A stack of boards have come in at the last minute. So far we have personal boards from: Christian Fletcher, Brad Gerlach, Michelle Bourez, Taj Burrow and Kelly Slater. As well as donated boards from Luke Studer, Al Byrne, Al Merrick Single fin from Quicksilver and a Quad Mayhem from Drifter Surf Shop
Come join surfing luminaries and the surfers in this year's Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational as we gather for what will undoubtedly be the highlight of the opening week of the Rip Curl Cup waiting period. The evening will feature live music from Andy Six String, DJs, catered food, and full bar service, including Hatten wine, Smirnoff Ice and Bintang. The program will also include a series of short films from this year's Ombak Bali International Surf Film Festival.
Admission is IDR100,000 and includes BBQ dinner. The festivities will begin at 4 pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit Project Clean Uluwatu, the environmental organization creating sustainable waste management solutions for Uluwatu beach.
What: Uluwatu Surf Villas and Rip Curl Present: Surf Memorabilia Auction for Project Clean Uluwatu
Where: Uluwatu Surf Villas, Jl. Pantai Suluban, adjacent to 'The Istana', near the old entrance to Uluwatu beach.
When: Saturday, July 13, 2013, starting at 4 pm
Entrance: 100,000 IDR suggested donation at the door, includes BBQ dinner
Entertainment: Andy Six String band, DJs, and short films from Ombak Bali Surf Film Fest
About Project Clean Uluwatu
Started by a group of expat surfers in Bali, Project Clean Uluwatu (PCU, formerly known as Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu) was formed when NGOs GUS Foundation and ROLE Foundation teamed up with the surf industry, local businesses and residents to address the pollution problems at Uluwatu. The PCU mission is to work with locals to provide solid and liquid waste infrastructure that keeps Uluwatu clean and beautiful. We hope the world-famous surf break will one day become a pristine and healthy World Surf Heritage Area for the benefit of the Uluwatu community and future generations.
Right now PCU is working to keep the newly installed solid waste and recycling system running. This year, PCU is also installing a professionally designed and environmentally friendly liquid waste system to finally solve the problem of leaking sewage and kitchen waste water. Construction for the new system's central processing tank is currently underway.
To learn more about PCU or to make a donation, check out: projectcleanuluwatu.