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, and the ASC website at

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, and the ASC website

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

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 :

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 some shot during this 2 bad the swell only last for 2-3 days and now have to wait the next swell.Anyway it up to mother nature….




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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 or our Facebook page for more updates. Hope to see you guys out there!







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, 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.

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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