Increase Tourism Sport, 30 Surfer enliven Banyuwangi Kite Surfing

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, August 27 2017 - 16:59 IWST

Banyuwangi to boost Tourism Sport (Ist)
Banyuwangi to boost Tourism Sport (Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Banyuwangi- A total of 30 participants from 14 competing countries featured the best wind skating attractions in the sport tourism event "Banyuwangi Kiteboarding and Wind Surfing International Competition" which started on Saturday (8/26/2017) on Tabuhan Island.

Tabuhan Island Banyuwangi truly become a haven for wind surfers of the world. The athletes from abroad look very enjoy the atmosphere of white sand island man unsay it. A gust of wind, the waves are not too big combined with the beauty of the island into a special pleasure for the surfers.

As disclosed one of the participants Narapichit Pudla from Thailand. He is very happy to play windsurfing on the island of Tabuhan. According to him, Tabuhan Island is the best location to play windsurfing in Indonesia.

"Here the wind speed is right, especially the island is very beautiful, the best location for surfing in Indonesia," he said.

Tabuhan Island is the third place in Indonesia ever visited by Narapichit to play windsurfing, after Bali and Bintan Island.

Narapichit is the second winner of the freestyle category in this competition in 2015. "I have already participated in the competition on Tabuhan Island, the weather and the wind are really supportive, it's great," he said.

Tabuhan Island is known to have a wind that is suitable for kites and winds. Even the wind in Tabuhan Island has characteristics that are not owned by other places.

The first day of the championship Narapichit was in the freestyle. He maneuvered several times to show action flying over the water then sloped back with acrobatic movements.

Besides being followed by male participants, the competition was followed by female participants. One of them is Madlen Ernest from Austria. Madlen became the best in the marathon class. In the marathon class, the participants pitted into the fastest skating around Tabuhan Island.

"I was lucky, even though I had practiced before, the wind was very good, helped me increase the speed so it could be a winner," said Madlen.

Tabuhan Island itself is a small uninhabited island that enters Wongsorejo Sub-district, Banyuwangi. It takes only 20 minutes to get to Tabuhan Island by boat.

The island located on the East side of Banyuwangi regency keeps a beautiful charm. Delicate white sand, crystal clear sea water and charming sea life. No wonder, many tourists who go to this island to do snorkeling and diving.

Separately, Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas said sport tourism became one way to promote regional tourism. "Sport tourism is effective to encourage tourism. So we can be two benefits, first visit athletes and water sports enthusiasts. Second, the promotion of the destination is Tabuhan Island, "he said.

Head of Department of Youth and Sports Pemkab Wawan Yadmadi said the competition lasted for two days, August 26-27. This event competed various classes, namely category racing (marathon), trapezoid, speed trial, and freestyle and bigjump exhibition with fighting prize draw total Rp105 million.

"Today the category of marathon women and men freestyle. Tomorrow continued with other categories, "he said.

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