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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

www.asia.ripcurl.com

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

For more story visit  http://asia.ripcurl.com/?promentawai12

Its been a while no surf….”off-season”!!

Hi again all,
Been receiving lots of email and phone call from oversea and domestic regarding the surf in Malaysia.Sorry to say that we are currently close and will open again the surf school later November.The surf season In Malaysia start from late October/Early November and last till March.
for your information “there no surf at the moment along the coast” and its ideal for traveller to enjoy the laid back Cherating style at the moment.As during the monsoon…the water is not calm and will be not so clear at that time…..now is the time to enjoy…the South China Sea….

To be clear you can check the Lonely Planet “Southeast asia-on a shoestring” page 447 (15th edition) ISBN 978-1-74179-233-1 published March2010 or

Lonely Planet “Malaysia,Singapore and Brunei” page 291 (11th edition) ISBN 978-1-74104-887-2 published Jan2010 (Big credit for Lonely Planet)

Regards,

ZairilZainal/Aril – Cheratingpoint Admin

Enjoy Some previous shot’s at 2007 season . Location Telok Kalong Trengganu Malaysia and  that the end of a great spot in Malayisa.

all photo by Zairil Zainal

© 2012 ZairilZainal.com

This was the last good session at Telok Kalong Trennganu Malaysia a.k.a Quarry.Theres no more point break there and  only the beach break work at a certain time during the season.

March O march….

Good morning Cherating and good day for all!!

It seems as if we are going towards the end of Monsoon here in Malaysia. It was not a bad season at all. Late November and December were really consistent, with lots of swell….and also the Quiksilver Batu Buruk Surf competition in Kuala Terengganu and afterwards the Billabong Cherating Competition were successful. At the moment it’s flat in Cherating.
Four weeks we were away from Cherating, travelling to Thailand and spending some time in KL and it’s enough now.  Good to be back here again and enjoying the laid back Cherating. Nice to have our normal Cherating breakfast at Matahari Guest house…..Sheila’s Place….with good fresh coffee beans…..sedaaaap!!!

In these few day’s was good fishing at Cherating river.Went out few days a go and had few fish….we might go out to the sea fishing also in these few days…..

A medium size Barramundi at cherating river…1.8kg and 1.4kg

For those who e-mail and call regarding the swell at the moment in Cherating….its still flat and calm.But any way there lots of stuff still can do around cherating…watching the firefly at the evening,Cruising the river….enven can go the waterfall…Chemerong water fall. about 1.5 hrs driving from cherating…..

Here for the next few days forecast…..

Forecast by www.Magicseaweed.com

it look like there slide small swell roll-in next monday…hope fully we can have the swell as the last surf for these year….who knows if we lucky enuff.For those who looking for the last surf in the season stay tune for more update.cheers..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Lim fun session last day of the year……

31th December 2011

Was a fun day out.I had a lesson with 6 student from Kuala Lumpur and they having fun during the session.Grab some shot for them “their first ride or first wave” and everybody can stand and ride some small sets….was good and fun for them.At the same time Mike Lim from singapore had his session too…..was fun looking at him riding some good sets of the day…..waist to shoulder height…..peeling nicely from the top……for more sets visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryreef/

Cheers……Aril

 

2012 New year group lesson

1st January 2012

It has been a good swell from Christmas til the New Year’s weekend. On new year we had fun with 6 guys from Kuala Lumpur who booked 3 surf lessons with cheratingpoint over the weekend. All of them were enjoying their time and had their first successful moments on the board. The conditions were pretty good for beginners during these days, so that helped also a lot to make it a special and unforgettable experience for them. Beside that we had a really good gathering in the evening with them and started into the new year together…

So if you’re interested in learning to surf, please don’t hesitate to contact us for surf lessons and board rental. We offer weekend packages including 2 nights accommodation, 3 surf lessons and board rental from 399 RM per person ( for groups: 3 pax and above ) and 499 RM per person ( 1 or 2 pax ).