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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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mentawai trip 22nd May 2012 “Rip curl pro Mentawai 2012”

Photo by :Lawrence

About Rip Curl Pro Mentawai

The 2012 Rip Curl Pro Mentawai presented by the Mentawai Government is the first-ever professional surf contest held at world-famous Macaronis on North Pagai Island, Mentawais.

This dual sanctioned 6-star ISC/ASC event has a waiting period running from May 23 – 30, 2012. The Rip Curl Pro Mentawai is stop No. 2 of 6 on the 2012 ISC Pro Tour, and stop No. 3 of 7 on the 2012 ASC Pro Tour. The competition will feature both Men’s and Women’s Open events and a total prize purse of IDR 65 million, in addition to valuable tour points that will determine the eventual ISC and ASC champions at the end of the season.

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Some of our boys from  Cherating/Malaysia have been on board “The Indies Explorer” and join the competition.It was a good trip and load of good fun with the pro’s from Bali.Was really good vibe and the boys/grom experience lots of thing while being there….surf with Balines pro’s…not like back home…sand break no reef and just small surf. Macaronis is the Mentawais’ most consistent and perfect wave, breaking consistently in all tides and ridable in almost any wind conditions. It’s no wonder that Macaronis was officially voted the world’s “funnest” wave by top professional surfers in a survey conducted by Waves magazine….cut the crap and I’m not a writer or reporter  and also have bad english grammar and spelling….am not a bla bla bla guy anyway….just a person love to surf and taking photo’s, so here some shot  that i got during the trip…..that i can share with you guys…..

First day  evening free session surf and first round heat

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