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 ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Cheratingpoint.com

Welcome to Cheratingpoint.com, the surf information centre at the east coast of Malaysia, the platform which is created by surfers for surfers. All information and photos are contributed by locals. Enjoy the ride…

Cheratingpoint.com provides surf packages, accommodation bookings, surfboard rental, surf lessons and guided trips to other spots in the region for every level of severity. We also offer  professional photography of your personal surf experience in Malaysia, to bring back home a sweet memory. Beside that, individual packages can be arranged upon request. If you would like to have more detailed information just contact us by e-mail, cheratingpoint@googlemail.com, or give us a call +6012 933 7590 (Aril Zainal).

“Not just about surfing also DownHill, Freerides, Longboarding, Bodyboarding and Skateboarding….peace!!”

Stay tuned, lots of update and enjou ya ride!! – regards Zairil Zainal

 

Raditya Rondi Wins Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 – Becomes First ASC Surfing Champion

12 December 2011 – Cherating, Malaysia: In an exciting finale to the Billabong Cherating Pro 2011, Indonesia’s Raditya Rondi dominated both the relentlessly pounding South China Sea waves and his fellow finalists to take the Men’s Open Division victory yesterday at Cherating Point in East Malaysia. With this being the final event of the inaugural 2011 Asian Surfing Championship Tour season, Rondi also claims the title of first Asian Surfing Champion, a historic milestone in Asian surfing.

It was a battle not only against his competitors but also against the elements, as the further increase in swell from the previous day had the waves in the 3-4 foot range with a raging rip current making paddling against it all but impossible. After catching a wave, the surfers would usually get washed half a kilometer or more in a matter of minutes, and have to paddle in to the beach and then run back up to the point to jump in again. It was a test of strength and endurance as well as surfing ability, and after the final Rondi said jokingly, “Maybe that gave me an edge. I was the youngest guy in the finals, and maybe the most fit, so I still had some reserve power that maybe they didn’t, which got me in position to get the best waves.”

Always modest, Rondi played down the fact that he absolutely ripped apart his very first wave to post the highest single wave score of the day, 7 points out of a possible 10, which had the crowd on the beach cheering wildly. He went on to add another good score halfway through the final to clinch his hold on first place and leave the runner up spot to Teiki Balian from France, third place to Tipi Jabrik from Indonesia, and fourth place to Kuo Heng Liang of Taiwan.

Rondi was clearly ecstatic about not only his win but becoming the first ASC Champion, saying “This is a really a great moment for me, to be the first ever Asian Surfing Champion, and I’ll remember it forever. Back home in Indonesia, it was Pepen Hendrik that was the first Indonesian Surfing Champion back in 2004, and now its 2011 and I’m the first ASC Champion. I’m so stoked right now, and feel so honored.” When asked about his experience this year surfing on the ASC Tour he replied, “I’ve had so much fun, traveling to different parts of Asia, making new friends, seeing new places, and surfing fun waves. I really think it’s a great idea and really important to surfing. It gets us out of our usual places and helps us improve our surfing. I’m looking forward to next year already!”

In the Women’s Division final, it was 4-time Indonesian Women’s Surfing Champion Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea who took the win in the final minutes over 13 year old Annissa Flynn from Thailand, who seemed to have the victory in hand until Gea scored big points for her now patented layback maneuver, her second of the final, which turned the win over to Gea. Gea also claimed her spot in history today, becoming Asia’s first Women’s Champion. “I’m so happy to both win today and to be the Asian Women’s Champion,” she said. “I hope I can be a good example for other women to follow, so we can get more girls out surfing together.”

In the Master’s Division it was Aril Zainal whose local knowledge got him the best waves and the top scores, as he seemed to know just where each section was and how to hit it for maximum points. He was clearly worn out from the effort of surfing three heats, but stoked on his victory, saying with a laugh, “I’m so tired I can barely carry my board back, and I’m so glad its over. There is no way I could go out for another heat after this!”

The Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 was a very successful event, drawing almost 70 men and women contestants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, the Maldives, Taiwan, France, Denmark, Australia, and Switzerland to compete for cash, products, prestige, and fun in this 3 star Asian Surfing Championship sanctioned event, the 8th and last stop on the 2011 ASC tour.

Finalists in the Men’s and Women’s Divisions received cash, a Nixon watch, and Von Zipper sunglasses, and the Master’s finalists received product vouchers and the winner receiving a Nixon watch.

Billabong Asia’s Brand Manager Peter Thew was on hand to join in the fun over the weekend, and had this to say after the awards presentation: “It’s always good times for us here at Cherating, and it was exciting to come back again this year. This is a great grassroots event and with the ASC coming in this year there are a bunch of new countries seeing Malaysia surf for the first time. Hopefully we can continue to grow this event but still keep it true to its grassroots core, helping to nurture and build the Malaysian surfing community. Looking forward to coming back next year to do it again!”

The Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 was sponsored by Tourism Pahang, Satu Suku Surf, Billabong Asia, Nixon, and Von Zipper with media support from Surfersvillage.com, Lines Magazine, Thai Surfrider Magazine, SurfTime Magazine, Baliwaves.com and RVM, and sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship Tour.

Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 Contest Results:

Men’s Open Division
1. Raditya Rondi – Indonesia
2. Teiki Balian – France
3. Tipi Jabrik – Indonesia
4. Kuo Heng Liang – Taiwan

Women’s Open Division
1. Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea – Indonesia
2. Annissa Flynn – Thailand
3. Hung Che Chun – Taiwan
4. Brenda Lee – Malaysia

Master’s Division
1. Aril Zainal – Malaysia
2. Sean Gilhooley – Australia
3. Hazmin Harun – Malaysia
4. Hirano Takayuki – Japan

Special Awards:

Encouragement Awards: Juliette Allan (France) and Samuel Chris (France) – Billabong Gift Vouchers

Best Beach Marshal – Landy Ismail (Malaysia) – Billabong Gift Voucher

Local Surfers Potential: Shahir and Ijak (Malaysia) – New Surfboards

Media Contacts:

Billabong Asia
Jamie Chow
Online Marketing Executive
Mobile: +6597971477
Email: Jamie.chow@billabong.com.sg

Satu Suku Surf
Fairus Ahmad
Mobile: +6017341732
Email: fairus@satusuku.com

Asian Surfing Championships
Tim Hain
Media Director
Office: +62361768293
Mobile: +628123606674
Email: tim@isctour.com

About Billabong

Billabong was founded on the Gold Coast of Australia in 1973, and created for the simple purpose of providing ‘Surfers’ with the most functional and high quality board shorts available

Surfing and Billabong have been at the foundation of the ‘global boardsport movement’ that today provides a dynamic platform of self-expression for the ever creative, and rebellious youth culture.

Billabong’s focus and values remain firmly committed to the ongoing development of Quality Product, and the board sport channels of Surfing, Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding and those who participate and inspire. www.Billabong.com.

About the Asian Surfing Championships

The goal of the Asian Surfing Championships is to grow the sport of surfing in South East Asia from the grassroots level by assisting each country in creating organized and sanctioned events that will develop the skills of their surfers in healthy competition as well as to draw attention to their area for the progression of surfing locally, nationally, and throughout the SEA area.

Organized surfing competitions have historically been the best medium for the development of surfers and for the sport of surfing. Learning how to compete fairly and to being disciplined in training and competition key assets needed not only for surfing but also for life.

The ASC will work with the local, national and multinational event sponsors and organizers to maximize the results of these competitive surfing events towards accomplishing the goals of sharing the sport of surfing and bringing positive economic, social, and environmental benefits to the people in these South East Asian countries.

With a multi-stop and multi-national surfing tour, Asian Surfing Champions will be crowned each year in multiple divisions each year including Open Men, Women, Longboard, Junior, and Master. For more see www.asiansurfingtour.com

Photos and Text – Tim Hain

Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 Video

Wet and Wild Start on Day 1 of Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 in Malaysia

10 December 2011 – Cherating, Malaysia:  The forecast for a new South China Sea swell to start off the Billabong Cherating Pro in Malaysia was delivered in full today , with smallish early morning conditions steadily giving way to very contestable 1 meter waves by mid day, but also bringing with it torrential rains and a brief thunder and lightning storm.

But none of this bothered the 70 men and women contestants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, the Maldives, Taiwan, France, Denmark, Australia, and Switzerland that arrived on the beach today to  compete for cash, products, prestige, and fun in this 3 star Asian Surfing Championship sanctioned event, which is the 8th and last stop on the 2011 ASC tour.  They tackled the testing conditions head on through the entire day, without hesitation.

The Women’s Division competitors were the first to take to the water and get through their first round heats, with current rankings leader Yasnyiar Gea from Indonesia posting the highest scores of the round and the last ASC event winner Annissa Flynn from Thailand sending the message that she wants to end the year on a winning note by easily winning her heat to advance into the semifinals.

Then it was the Open Men’s Division getting out there and battle it out for their chance to be on the podium in tomorrow’s final, with the first two rounds being run in the pouring rain with a midway break for the 20 minute thunder and lighting storm that passed through.  By the time Round 2 was completed it was high tide and 6 pm, so time to call it a day.  Tomorrow will see Round 3 action beginning the day, with current ASC Open rankings leader Raditya Rondi from Indonesia leading off in Heat 1.

It is predicted that the swell will to continue to increase slightly for the completion of the event tomorrow, which will see winners crowned in the Men’s Open, Women’s, and Masters Divisions.  The contestants were all told to be on standby at the beach at 7:30 am for a possible 8:00 am start.

Billabong and the Asian Surfing Championship brings this popular event to a global audience with promotions throughout the Southeast Asia region and daily media releases on the Billabong Asia website and on the ASC Tour website. The Billabong Cherating Pro is a strong supporter of Cherating and the surrounding area, and provides employment, tourism, and support to the local community.

In recent years the profile of Malaysian surf has been growing, due both to the annual competitive events and also to the number of international surfing magazines and notables invited to the region by Satusuku Surf in order to increase awareness of the region within the international surfing community.

The Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 is sponsored by Tourism Pahang, Satusuku Surf, Billabong Asia, Nixon, and Von Zipper with media support from Surfersvillage.com, Lines Magazine, Thai Surfrider Magazine, SurfTime Magazine, Baliwaves.com and RVM, and sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship Tour.

 

Media Contacts:

Billabong Asia
Jamie Chow
Online Marketing Executive
Mobile: +6597971477
Email: Jamie.chow@billabong.com.sg

Asian Surfing Championships
Tim Hain
Media Director
Office:  +62361768293
Mobile:  +628123606674
Email:  tim@isctour.com

About Billabong

Billabong is a clothing company traded on the Australian Securities Exchange since 11 August 2000. Billabong was founded in 1973 by Gordon and Rena Merchant. As well as the Billabong brand name, the company sells surfwear and accessories under the Palmers Surf, Honolua Surf, Swell.com, Von Zipper, Kustom (footwear), Nixon, Xcel Wetsuits and Tigerlily brands, and also Element skate clothing and hardware.

About the Asian Surfing Championships

The goal of the Asian Surfing Championships is to grow the sport of surfing in South East Asia from the grassroots level by assisting each country in creating organized and sanctioned events that will develop the skills of their surfers in healthy competition as well as to draw attention to their area for the progression of surfing locally, nationally, and throughout the SEA area.

Organized surfing competitions have historically been the best medium for the development of surfers and for the sport of surfing.  Learning how to compete fairly and to being disciplined in training and competition key assets needed not only for surfing but also for life.

The ASC will work with the local, national and multinational event sponsors and organizers to maximize the results of these competitive surfing events towards accomplishing the goals of sharing the sport of surfing and bringing positive economic, social, and environmental benefits to the people in these South East Asian countries.

With a multi-stop and multi-national surfing tour, Asian Surfing Champions will be crowned each year in multiple divisions each year including Open Men, Women, Longboard, Junior, and Master.  For more see www.asiansurfingtour.com

Photos and Text – Tim Hain

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