After last year’s success, the international surfing competition, Krui World Surfing (KWS) will be held again at Tanjung Setia Beach, Pesisir Barat Regency, Lampung Province on April 15-20, 2019. The waves here have been known by many international surfers. Even on weekdays, this place is crowded with surfers.
Minister of Tourism (Menpar), Arief Yahya said, Krui World Surfing (KWS) 2019 will certainly be able to attract foreign tourists, especially those who like to surf. “I am sure, the Surfing World of Krui will be a magnet for world surfers,”
Tanjung Setia itself is on the broad Indian Ocean lane. That’s why the waves on the beach are always stable. Surfers can find unbroken high waves in the middle of the year (around April to August). If lucky, surfers will find waves as high as 7-10 meters to 200 meters.
Reportedly, the beach in Krui is one of the best wave producers in the world.
Technically, KWS is organized by the West Coast District Government through the Department of Youth and Sports (Dispora).
Ruslan Samad, Head of the West Coast District Dispora, said that KWS could be a priority event that would spur tourism development in the local area. The positive impact of this event is being able to simultaneously promote the wealth of other tourist destinations, customs, culture and religious values of the West Coast community.
“Administratively, the West Coast is the youngest district in Lampung Province. While geographically, the area is quite far from the provincial capital. However, with extraordinary natural potential, the West Coast can be an area that counts the world. Especially in the tourism sector, “said Ruslan.
In addition to surfing, tourists can enjoy the beauty of Tanjung Setia Beach by doing snorkeling or diving. Photography lovers can also capture the beauty of the sunrise or sunset while enjoying local cuisine.
- English free translation from pedoman wisata