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Made Darmayasa Wins Rip Curl Pro Terengganu in Malaysia

3 December 2012, Terengganu-Malaysia: In a very closely contested battle for the ASC Men’s Open Division win, Bali’s Made Darmayasa narrowly trumped fellow Balinese pro Garut Widiarta to take the 6 star Rip Curl Pro Terengganu victory and his first ever ASC tour win yesterday.

Battling it out in a rainy and windy 20 minute final were four Indonesian surfers, two from Bali and two from West Java, going blow for blow in the smallish two-foot waves.  Garut Widiarta gained the lead early, smashing out first a 6.5 and then a 7.0 score for a 13.5 two wave total, seeming to have the final won, while the West Javanese brothers Sandi Selamat and Andre Julian and Made Darmayasa prowled the shifty lineup looking for big scores, but only getting average scores.

Then at just after the mid point of the final Darmayasa found his rhythm and posted first a 6.0 and then a 7.5 point score to equal Widiarta’s 13.5 total.  The tension in the water and the beach was electric, as both surfers prowled the lineup looking for best wave with which to score 6.1 points or better in order to break the tie.  MC Ajill kept the surfers all posted on the remaining time as the minutes ticked by, also informing the crowd and the surfers that even though there was a tie score, Darmayasa would get the win as he had the highest single wave score of the final.  In the end it seemed that fate was on Darmayasa’s side, as the ocean failed to give up any more waves and the win was his.

“I feel so happy win this contest, so stoked,” said Darmayasa with his wide trademark grin.  “I was scared with Garut, Sandi, and Andre out there, as they all such good surfers, really dangerous!  I had to wait and wait to get a couple of good waves, and luckily I had a chance to do a couple of big maneuvers that got me some big scores.  I’m so lucky that Garut didn’t catch any more waves too!”

Darmayasa goes home with RM 6,000 (approximately $1,800 USD) and 3,000 Asian Surfing Championship points.

The Bodyboard Division was won by Ibrahim Shiman from the Maldives, which saw two Malaysians and two Maldivians battling it out for the victory.

Organizer and Contest Director Bryan Ng was delighted with the results of the event, saying,  “Terengganu is quite new to surfing, so we’ve been working with the government to promote surfing in this area as it is one of the best places to surf in Malaysia.  It’s my third year doing an event here and I think we’re making great progress. About 5 years ago when I came here there were about local 5 surfers…now there are about 50. And this weekend we had surfers from all over Asia coming here compete, so I’m really stoked.”

ASC Head Judge Arya Subyakto was also impressed.  “It was amazing how well the contestants performed all during the competition,” he said. “Even in some testing conditions especially during the low tide periods. I was particular impressed by Terengganu local Khairil Doje’s performance in the longboard division, from my view he has great potential and it was good to see that, given that  the surf community here is only a few years old.  It was also great to see the enthusiasm of the locals, coming to compete with the best surfers from around Asia, and to see such a big turnout on the beach each day from the spectators.  But I have to say it was a bit different to have so many people at the beach but so few bikini’s and boardshorts on the spectators!”

A total of 61 competitors signed up for Men’s Open Division; 39 Malaysian, 13 Indonesian, 1 each from the Maldives, Taiwan, Thailand, France, and England, and 1 from Singapore.

Of the 18 Women’s Division competitors, 12 were Malaysia, 3 from Indonesia, and 1 each from Taiwan, Thailand, and the USA.

The 15 Masters Division (35 years of age and older) competitors included 8 from Malaysia, 2 from Thailand, 2 from Japan, and 1 each from Indonesia, Holland, and Australia.

The Longboard Division had 14 competitors, 9 from Malaysia, 2 from Indonesia, 2 from Thailand, and 1 from Japan, and the Bodyboard Division had 26 competitors, 20 from Malaysia, 5 from the Maldives, and 1 from Japan.

In conjunction with the government of Terengganu, Rip Curl Malaysia is proud to be the first surf brand in Malaysia to sponsor a 6-star rated ASC surfing competition with total prize money of 36,500 MYR (over $12,000 USD) across five surfing divisions; Men’s, Women’s, Longboard, Masters, and Bodyboard, plus a Skateboard Slalom Race and various specialty awards such as “Best Malaysian Surfer,” “Best Terengganu Local” and more.  In addition there was 22,500 MYR ($7,500 USD) worth of Rip Curl products given out to the finalists.

With big prize money and valuable ASC championship points on offer, the Rip Curl Pro Terengganu attracted the Asian region’s best professional surfers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Maldives, as well as surfers from Japan, Singapore, England and France to compete over the weekend that was blessed by good contestable waves, lots of Fanta drinks and Nestle ice cream for all the spectators and competitors, sunscreen from Sunplay, surf lessons from the Rip Curl School of Surf, surfboard shaping demonstration’s by world re-known shaper Darren Handley, and surboard painting by Laura Pabst de Cesar. Check out the video clips below to see what went down over the action packed three days.

To see all the results, photos, heat draws, videos and more check Rip Curl Pro Terengganu on the Rip Curl Asia minisite at asia.ripcurl.com, and on the ASC website atwww.asiansurfingtour.com.

Rip Curl Pro Terengganu 2012 Contest Results:

ASC Men’s Open Division
1. Made Darmayasa (IDN)
2. Garut Widiarta (IDN)
3. Andre Julian (IDN)
4. Sandi Selamat (IDN)

ASC Longboard Division
1. Arip Nurhidayat (IDN)
2. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Khairil Doje (MLY)

ASC Women’s Division
1. Jesse Hong (TWN)
2. Yasnyiar Gea (IDN)
3. Diah Rahayu (IDN)
4. Salini Rengganis (IDN)

ASC Master’s Division
1. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
2. James Hendy (ENG)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Yasuo Hirana (JPN)

Bodyboard Division
1. Ibrahim Shiman (MDV)
2. Syed El Hussain Syed Atikullah (MLY)
3. Ali Javeed (MDV)
4. Hatta Affendi (MLY)

Specialty Awards
Best Malaysian Surfer  –  Mohd Didaqt
Best Junior Surfer – Mohd Shahizal
Best Surf Trick – Garut Widiarta
Best Terengganu Surfer – Azmi Awang
Terengganu Achievement Award – JC (Kit)
Best Photo Contest – 1st Chow Chee Keunk, 2nd Mohd Radzi Abdul Kadir, 3rd Mohd Farid

The Rip Curl Pro Terengganu 2012 was sponsored and supported by the State Government of Terengganu, Rip Curl Malaysia, EC Extreme, the Ministry of Tourism Terengganu Office, and Tourism Malaysia, and co-sponsored by Fanta, Nestle Drumstick and Sunplay with Suria FM as media partner.

Photo and text by ASC

Non-Stop Action on Day Two of Rip Curl Pro Terengganu

1 December 2012, Terengganu-Malaysia: Day of Rip Curl Pro Terengganu got off to a slow start this morning due to a rain storm drenching the beach for about two hours, delaying the start of competition from the planned 7:30 am kickoff time to just after 9:30, when the first heat of the Men’s Open Round 2 paddled out to do battle.

The weather rapidly improved and the sun broke out, heating things up on the beach while the action in the water also got hot and heavy, as Asia’s top surfers battled it out to advance and get one stop closer to tomorrow’s final.

Indonesia’s Garut Widiarta posted the day’s highest single wave score in his Round 2 heat, a 7.5 (out of a possible 10 points) for a backside aerial 360, to advance to a quarterfinal berth tomorrow.  Other standouts were Marlon Gerber and Darmaputra Tonjo, whose expertise in aerial maneuvers in the smallish 1-2 foot waves got them big scores from the judging panel.

The 16 Women’s Division contestants were next out, with 5-time and current Indonesian champion Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea, current Asian women’s champ Annissa Flynn (THD), Diah Rayahu (IDN) and Jessie Hong (TWN) all winning their heats to advance to the semifinals.

The Master’s Division and Longboard Division also were run today, setting up for the semifinals tomorrow as well.

During the full day of surfing there was also a special board shaping demonstration by Australia’s Darren Handley, who is the personal shaper for world champion surfers Stephanie Gilmore and Mick Fanning, surfboard art painting by Laura Pabst de Cesar, a poster signing session by the Rip Curl Asia surf team and Darren Handley, lots of free Fanta and Nestle’s ice cream, surf lessons and games and all manner of fun in the sun.

The quarterfinals of the Men’s Open will start off first thing tomorrow morning with a stacked heat of top Indonesian surfers in Quarterfinal 1, as 2012 Indonesian and Asian champion Raditya Rondi takes on fellow Indonesians Garut Widiarta, Darmaputra Tonjo, and Devis Ratif, which should get the day off to another blazing start the final day of action at the Rip Curl Pro Terengganu where champions will be crowned in all divisions at the close of the day.

To follow the Rip Curl Pro Terengganu and see photos, heat draws, videos and more, check the Rip Curl Asia minisite on asia.ripcurl.com, and the ASC website at www.asiansurfingtour.com.

 
The Rip Curl Pro Terengganu 2012 is sponsored and supported by the State Government of Terengganu, Rip Curl Malaysia, EC Extreme, the Ministry of Tourism Terengganu Office, and Tourism Malaysia, and co-sponsored by Fanta, Nestle Drumstick and Sunplay with Suria FM as media partner.
Photo and Text by ASC

Rip Curl Pro Terengganu: Day 1

30 November 2012, Terengganu-Malaysia: Day One of the Rip Curl Pro Terengganu got off to an exciting start this morning as Terengganu’s local dignitaries and event sponsors sounded off air horns to officially open the event at 10:30 am.

The Round 1 competitors in the Men’s Open were the first to see action in the 2-3 foot waves, with the mild weather and minimal winds making for perfect conditions for surfers and spectators alike, with many of Malaysia’s surfing fans heading down to the beach to get their weekend started.  In the Terengganu area, their weekend consists of Friday and Saturday due to their Muslim religion, which necessitates a mid day break for prayers each day as well.

After the mid day break, the 26 bodyboarders from Malaysia, the Maldives, and Japan had their chance to compete, while some of the other competitors skated on the slalom course and free surfed down the beach, and the spectators had a chance to take surf lessons with Jonathan Morrison-Deaker from the Rip Curl School of Surf, play games at the Fanta and Rip Curl booths, get their board painted by surfboard artist Laura Mannheim, eat tons of Nestle ice cream, and just relax and watch the action going down in the water.

Tomorrow will see Round 2 of the Men’s Open hit the water first thing at 7:30 am, in what promises to be a very full day of competitive action.  If you are anywhere near Terengganu, come on down to the beach and enjoy the show!

To follow the Rip Curl Pro Terengganu and see photos, heat draws, videos and more, check the Rip Curl Asia minisite on asia.ripcurl.com, and the ASC website atwww.asiansurfingtour.com.

The Rip Curl Pro Terengganu 2012 is sponsored and supported by the State Government of Terengganu, Rip Curl Malaysia, EC Extreme, the Ministry of Tourism Terengganu Office, and Tourism Malaysia, and co-sponsored by Fanta, Nestle Drumstick and Sunplay with Suria FM as media partner.

Photo and Text by ASC

24th November 2012.When the swell will come?

Saturday 24th November 2012.

 

Early moring sunrise at Cherating beach

 

Good morning All,

Already been one week since the last swell that last just for 2-3 days of fun surf here in Cheratingpoint.So mean while still enjoying morning fresh good coffee the time waiting for the new swell.

  

  

Well can’t do anything it all depend to mother nature.Lots of phone call and email from people that wanna come these weekend….sorry guys it still flat and yeah….nothing much of surfing in these few days.From the forecast “magic seaweed” it look promising for next week.New swell will push in later next week.

Forecast for next week from http://magicseaweed.com/Cherating-Surf-Report/970/

Full moon will be on the 28/29 november and for sure that the best time for the swell will be in,hopefully and i guess it will be good.As for that dont forget next week in Batu Buruk Kuala Trengganu there will be Rip Curl Malaysia  the 6-Star ASC Sanctioned Rip Curl Pro Terengganu for November 30-Dec 2, 2012 visit the page here :

http://cheratingpoint.com/2012/10/17/rip-curl-malaysia-announces-the-6-star-asc-sanctioned-rip-curl-pro-terengganu-for-november-30-dec-2-2012/

Next Fullmoon will be on the 28th/29 November.

Late evening chill out at Poklan Bar /Cherating beach bar

Theres few things can do while there no surf.Firefly watching and river cruising can fill up your activities while your time here.For more information just visit Payung guest house or Look for Hafiz, they do the trips. For thoes who like to fish can try fishing at cherating river and who know if you have  good luck might catch some mangrove jack or  Barramundi.

Fishing/chilling out at Mazlam house.

1.7 Kg Cherating mangrove Jack

Happy Marco with his catch of the day

Till then stay tuned with us and hope fully next week/weekend will be more surf!! Roger and out have a good weekend.

15th-17th November 2012 Package/Lesson at Cheratingpoint

Hi Again,

Was a good small swell at this days.Actually good for the beginner to learn surf at the first time.This session we have guest from Belgium,Korea and Italy.Everyone had good session with fun waves.here some shot during this 2 days.to bad the swell only last for 2-3 days and now have to wait the next swell.Anyway it up to mother nature….

Cheers,

ZairilZainal

 

For those wanna sign-up with us,feel free to write mail to us at cheratingpoint@googlemail.com or call us at +6102 933 7590

or click here http://cheratingpoint.com/prices/

 

Wed,14thNovember2012 morning session in Kijal

Hi All,

Last week had 3 good fun days.Small swell and dint last long.Chest height wave and fun session at Cheratingpoint.This season seem to be late and the weather is great,Hot sunny days with no rain.Kind like year end bonus with plenty of sunshine.Here few shots at Kijal/Pantai Penunjuk 1/2 hrs drive from Cherating.

 

 

Morning Session at Pantai Penarik Kijal Trengganu.Few photo at Cheratingpoint by Miss Maria from Spain.More update soon.Stay tuned!!cheers.

 

 

 

 

Swell update last weekend 20-22nd october 2012

Good morning and hi to everyone,

Hello Monsoooon…..!!!!

“Can smell the fresh breeze from the South China Sea”………As we all know the swell is slowly kicking in at the coast line of Malaysia, the  monsoon is coming….and the season of surfing is round the corner again. As usual the South China Sea swell builds up slowly towards monsoon. It’s still early for the season and we’re hoping lots of ground swell will be in by early November.

Our Surf School” will be open on First week of November again…..!!

So if you wanna book your lessons and enquire more  information, don’t hesitate to mail us….Here are some updated pictures from a few surf spots in Malaysia, starting up north on Perhentian Island to down south Tioman Island ……Photos are contributed  from fellow friends along the coast and also few islands on the East coast of Malaysia.

From Perhentian Island Malaysia – up north

Photo by Wan Saidi/Eddy lazy buoys

Kuala Trengganu Malaysia

Photo’s by Abdul Aziz Yusof

CheratingPoint , Kampung Cherating Lama

Photo by Shahrawadi Othman

Tioman Island Down South

Photo By Tioman Boardsriders

Stay tuned with www.cheratingpoint.com or our Facebook page for more updates. Hope to see you guys out there!

Cheers,

ZairilZainal

 

 

 

 

Some other session in Mentawai (Thunders) while the contest still on at Maca

 

 

 

After all us dint make it the first round at Macaroni’s we decided to move on to other spot.Obviously cant compete with all the Bali boys only Didaq make it to the 2nd and 3rd round….Was a good feeling to surf Maca with just 2-3 other people on the heat…..well game over.So here some of the shot while at thunders.Guest what … Joel Parkinson and Rasta  with other Billabong crew was there at Thunders.There were filming some action there.well was a good session that time…….Regards Zairilzainal.

View out from Macaroni Resort

Nice to stroll around at night with lots of stars around….

The rest of the shot’s

Photo by ZairilZainal, www.zairilzinal.com and some from Fairuz….Cheers