Arrived at Miyakazi Airport

2019 ISA World Surfing Games

MIYAZAKI JAPAN SEP 7-15 ISA Word Surfing Game is held every year.This year’s ISA was a special game for all surfers because it was one of the qualifying competitions for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which gathered top surfers from all around the world.Competing in the Olympics is one of my biggest dreams and I was very excited for this specific event. 《The Process of getting qualified for the Tokyo Olympics》This website contains a detailed information on the Tokyo Olympics qualification. Please take a read if you are interested. In order for me to be qualified for an Indonesian representative in the Olympic games, I had to win against all other […]

Almost Get Olimpiade Tickets, Rio Waida Has Developed Surf Indonesia

Only 2 Asian surfers left, including Rio Waida who had the opportunity to get tickets to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Victory is really in front of the eyes, but it seems fate said otherwise, Rio must be very thin to lose with his opponents in the 10th Round of Repenchage. Imagine, so much heat that Rio has passed and he won at the ISA World Surfing Games, and only 4 rounds left the victory turned out that Rio had to accept this bitter truth. Not only Rio must accept this reality, but all supporters of the Indonesian Team must also, of course, accept this reality and feel the deep […]

2019 ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES

Qualifying for Olympic Tokyo 2020 Taking place September 7-15 in Miyazaki, Japan, the event will unite 240 athletes to pursue their dreams of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The top eligible man and woman from Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania will earn a slot at Surfing’s Olympic debut. The ISA has crafted a qualification process with approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Surfing’s Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, ensuring the participation of the world’s best professional surfers as well as promoting universal opportunities for surfers from around the world at the Games. Rio Waida participated in this event as a representative from Indonesia. The Indonesian team consists […]

It’s Time For Bali Kite Festival!

Have you heard about Bali Kites Festival? [Bali Kites Festival. Image via bali-indonesia.com] One of the most awaited festivals by youth groups in Bali. This event takes place around July-August when the wind starts blowing in Bali. Dozens of kites laying groups competed and were invited from all over the island of Bali to join the festival. Not only local teams from Bali but also the international teams join the festival. Its held not only for kites competition but also for send message to the Hindu Gods to give the blessings of an abundant harvest The festival is held in several locations on the island of Bali, but the biggest […]

Talkstory with Rio Waida on Corona Bali Protected Men’s CT #3 Keramas, Bali

It is that time of the year again, WCT event in Keramas, Bali. WCT stands for “World Championship Tour”. It is the World’s highest level circuit, held among 32 selected top surfers. In order to enter WCT, you must compete in WQS (World Qualifying Series), which is another circuit that leads to WCT. Professional surfers try earn as much points as they can in the WQS circuit and by the end of the year, they must rank in the top 10 to enter the elite circuit; WCT. Myself and all the other surfers around the world compete in WQS to get a ticket to WCT. Surfing is a sport that […]