Hundreds of surfers flooded Batu Burok Beach in Terengganu with one goal in mind, To win the Rip Curl Pro Competition! And the best part yet, there were plenty of international surfers which came down for it!
Getting to head to The competition with some other bloggers managed to open my eyes to the surfing world, which is great as everyone is so chilled and friendly. Its just so easy to communicate and make friends there!
The Competition lasted for 3 days where it was divided into different categories. such as the Short Board, Long Board & Body Board.
lets head to some of the pictures:
Daniel being all "pro"
Myself with the backdrop
Rip Curl products that we've got
Donna & Nicolette
All i can think of is...the rip curl wet suits! *dafuq*
Fanta being one of the sponsors! I can easily say i drank more than 20 cans throughout the 3 days
You can check out my previous video here:
One of the highlights of the Rip Curl Pro Terengganu is the Board Shaping Demonstration & Surf Board Artist. At the demonstration, We witness how a board is made out from scratch, a tough process, but the greatest boards are made!
And as for the Surf Board Artist, Laura Pabst from Germany came over to design and paint surf boards over there! her designs are awesome and really catches the eyes. Do check her out at www.hello-iam-laura.com
Making the surfboard
Other than that, there was also the brand, Carver which brought its boards to play. With its tagline "surf your skate" Surfers were able to try out their skills on land!
heading to the main event, there were plenty of heats (rounds) that took place where contestants battled it out on the waves, showing their skills to get the top scores! It was an intense competition as everyone...of course wanted to be the champion of the Rip Curl Pro Competition!
Surfers in Action:
After a intense 3 days, the winners finally prevailed over the rest!
Here are the Rip Curl Pro Terengganu 2012 Contest Results:
ASC Men’s Open Division
1. Made Darmayasa (IDN)
2. Garut Widiarta (IDN)
3. Andre Julian (IDN)
4. Sandi Selamat (IDN)
ASC Longboard Division
1. Arip Nurhidayat (IDN)
2. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Khairil Doje (MLY)
ASC Women’s Division
1. Jesse Hong (TWN)
2. Yasnyiar Gea (IDN)
3. Diah Rahayu (IDN)
4. Salini Rengganis (IDN)
ASC Master’s Division
1. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
2. James Hendy (ENG)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Yasuo Hirana (JPN)
1. Ibrahim Shiman (MDV)
2. Syed El Hussain Syed Atikullah (MLY)
3. Ali Javeed (MDV)
4. Hatta Affendi (MLY)
The Champion, Made Darmayasa!
One thing for sure, It was an exciting experience for all of us, and I definitely can't wait for next year's Rip Curl Pro!
I'll be updating on my experience at the Rip Curl Surf School in the next post! Stay tuned!
*non-watermarked photos are credited to Far East Is & Daniel Chiam