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
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)
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.
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..
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/
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, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call +6012 933 7590 (Aril Zainal).
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Stay tuned, lots of update and enjou ya ride!! – regards Zairil Zainal