Friday, October 19, 2012

The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro 2012 hapenning on 30 Nov-2 Dec at Pantai Batu Burok, K.Terengganu!

Well, I got excited when I found out the Renowned Australia surf brand, Rip Curl (Malaysia) has partnered with the State Government of Terengganu to organise the FIRST EVER 6-STAR PRO SURF CONTEST which will be held on 30 November to 2nd December 2012 at the coastal of Pantai Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu...Malaysia Boleh! 

Well I went and google and found that this Pantai Batu Buruk (beach of the ugly stone) is located just 1 km from the Kuala Terengganu and can be reached by walking! It is famous for its white sandy beaches with swaying casuarinas lining up behind the shore, like a loyal friend to the waves. 

I read that this is the probably the cleanest and widest beach inside Kuala Terengganu city and would be perfect for water sport activities. Besides that, The Culture Centre which is also located on the beach offer pencak silat (Malay martial art), top spinning, kite flying, sepak raga and other traditional show from 5.00pm to 7.00pm every Friday from 1 April till 31 October. Oh there is a happening night market every Friday from 3.00pm till 7.00pm that one must visit!

Well earlier of this week, Rip Curl has an official launch of The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro Surf Contest 2012 in One Utama.

 The guest are entertained with fashion show of the latest Rip Curl's collection by students from Amber Chia's Academy.

Mr James Hendy - Marketing Manager of Rip Curl SEA was excited to share what is The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro surf contest 2012 all about!

Well it is Malaysia's FIRST Surfing Contest and not only that it is a 6 STAR Pro Event that was sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC)

The goal of the Asian Surfing Championships is to grow the sport of surfing in 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 Asian region. 

Mr James Hendy interviewed by TV3

He said that during this 3-days event, surfers hails from different regions of South East Asia are expected to compete in five different divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Master Division and Bodyboard Open, and Longboard Open. There are total estimated over RM 40,000 (over $12,000 USD) worth of prizes up for grabs for the participant’s surfers. Various awards such as “Best Malaysian Surfer” and “Best Surf Wipout” would be given out to top performer! In addition to that finalists would be given Rip Curl's products worth 22,500 MYR ($7,500 USD)!

Besides getting to watch the adrenalin rush competition, the organiser have planned aseveral fun-filled yet educational activities for the public with the aim to educate people from all walks of life about surfing activities!

Besides that public get to meet guest artist Mr. Rizald from Bali who is Indonesia top surfboard artists at the Surfboard Art Exhibition. Also, there will be a booth with live demonstration of the overall actual process on making a surfboard. 

Best of all, I'm all ready to join the surf clinic which will be set-up for public to experience and learn how to surf. Jonni Morrison – Deaker, from the Rip Curl Bali Surf School, will conduct the surf clinic.  And I'm all ready to be thrown into the water to learn how to surf! 

Throughout the International surf event, Rip Curl sets to craft Malaysia as one of the surfing destination amongst the professional surfers from different regions and also to attract more people to experience surfing. Most importantly it will provide local Malaysian surfers an opportunity to gain experience in competing at an International level!

 Media Q & A Session (L-R) :- Ayin, Jon Lee, Bryan Ng, Brenda Lee, Vivian Chew, James Hendy and Semmy

Official Announcement of Terrenganu Rip Curl Pro 2012

At the event also,  Rip Curl (Malaysia) announced that the brand had signed off an official 1-year Official Rip Curl Malaysia Riders deal with two top Malaysian surfers – Bryan Ng and Brenda Lee starting 15 October 2012 onwards!

 Rip Curl Malaysia sees there are a lots of potential and strongly believes that both top surfers could grow together with the brand in terms of reaching out to the ladies target audience and educating the female on what is surfing is all about, growing the local surfing community, providing a great opportunity to all Malaysian and serving as platform to anyone’s who is willing to give surfing a go and up scaling the surfing sports in our country. 

The first 6-star pro surf event coming up this year is an evident that we are progressing on the right track” Vivian Chew, Assistant General Manager of Rip Curl Malaysia explained why the brand had chosen both top Malaysian surfers as the official riders and the brand development alongside with the surfers.

 Let support our Malaysian Riders Brenda Lee, Semmi and Bryan Lee!

Bryan who started surfing since 1997 is now the President for Malaysia Surfing Association & Terengganu Surfing Community!

 Do you know Brenda Lee is one of the top lady surfer in Malaysia!

 Picture taken from here

Who says surfing is a man sport? Brenda Lee proved it all wrong! Congratulation to her for being recognised in this extreme sport!

Both Bryan & Brenda has earned a lot of credentials, achievements along with their contribution to the local surfing scene making them an asset to Rip Curl!

Besides that Rip Curl Malaysia also renewing the official rider contracts for 17-year old young surfer from Cherating, Mohd. Suhaimi (Semmy)!

So let's wish our Malaysian Riders all the best & let's go to The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro 2012 this 30 Nov to 2nd December to see how our riders going to hit the waves and make us proud! 

Oh ya don't forget to go the Surf Clinic to learn how to surf.. it must be really interesting learning how to balance on the sea!  
The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro 2012 is organized by EC Extreme Resources supported by S.U.K Terengganu, Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism Terengganu and Rip Curl Bali Surf School.

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1 comment :

  1. wahhhh my hometown ! hahaha :D I think all my friends in Terengganu might join it ! They're all crazy about surfing :D


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