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Legendary surfer Mark Richards supports Bali Big Eco Weekend

Legendary surfer Mark Richards supports Bali Big Eco Weekend


July 02, 2011, July 2nd, 2011, Kuta-Bali : 4 Time World Champion Surfing legend from Australia, Mark Richards, together with world surfing champion Martin Potter and Cheyne Horan and Pipeline Master Jake Paterson gathered in a press conference at the Hotel Harris Kuta Beach on Friday afternoon July 1st to support the Bali's Big Eco Weekend that will take place in Kuta Beach on July 2nd-3rd 2011.


The press conference was officially opened by the President Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Peter Kelly, with additional speeches by the CEO of Quiksilver Indonesia Paul Hutson, world surfing champion Martin Potter, Pipeline Master Jake Paterson, Bruce Waterfield, and last year's King of the Grom winner Andre Julian.

Earlier in the same day, also at the Harris Hotel, Bali Clean and Green Multi-Stakeholder Network for Solutions Forum was held and officially opened by the Indonesian Minister of Environment, Prof. DR. Ir. Gusti Muh. Hatta and Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika. This is the first in a series of events which aimed to bring all stakeholders together to create practical solutions to face the environmental challenges in Bali, starting with waste management.

Bali's Big Eco Weekend is a combined effort by Coca-Cola Indonesia and Quiksilver Indonesia to raise awareness of environmental issues in Bali and to generate support for their efforts to clean beaches, preserve sea turtle populations, clean water supplies and to educate local residents about how to dispose their garbage properly.


Although there will be many serious environmental awareness messages communicated during the event, many fun activities will also accompany the two-days event and begins with the Quiksilver King of Groms surfing competition at 7 am on Saturday morning. A Lifeguard races, movies on the sand, the largest Bali sea turtle release, beach clean ups, Surf Legends vs. Citizens Challenge (showing from Indonesian surfer Dede Suryana, Tipi Jabrik, Andre Julian and Ketut Menda) and then finish with the presentation of awards and rocking out on Sunday night in the sand of Kuta Beach with a live band of Bondan Prakoso and Fade 2 Black.

There will be many opportunities during the two days event to meet the legendary surfer, to chat, and to learn what you can do to help creating Bali clean and healthy, and to get tips on how to improve your surfing along with lots of fun entertainments.

Piles of instant prizes will also be awarded on the second day highlighted by the MR Twin Fin Retro Surf Pack and Jake Paterson Surf Pack

Bali's Eco Big Weekend is sponsored by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Indonesia Quiksilver, Quiksilver Foundation, Garuda Indonesia, Harris Hotel, Kuta Desa Adat and media partner with Garuda, Indomultimedia, JJK, and JalanJalan.

About Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI):
"Coca-Cola" was first introduced in Indonesia in 1927 and was produced locally in 1932. CCAI is the leading manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks in Indonesia. It manufactures and distributes under license products of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). The company's headquarter Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in Asia Pacific region and one of the world's top five Coca-Cola bottlers. Currently CCAI has production facilities set up in Medan, Padang, Lampung, Cibitung-Bekasi, Bandung,Semarang, Surabaya and Denpasar. We employ over 10,000 people and operate thousands of vehicles to deliver more than 100 million cases of beverages per year to hundreds fo thousands of retail outlets throughout the archipelago.

About Quiksilver Inc:
Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) is the world's leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, footwear, accessories and related products. The Company's apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.

The reputation of Quiksilver's brands is based on different outdoor sports. The Company's Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani.

The Company's products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores. Quiksilver's corporate and Americas' headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.

For further info, please contact:
  • Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia
    Diah Sasanawati-Anna / Agustina Wayansari
    HP: 0813818554 / 08159209231
    Email: diah.sasanawati @ / agustina.wayansari @
  • Quiksilver SEA
    Ni Putu Purniati
    Marketing Manager
    Tel: +62811387805

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