Sunday, October 21, 2012

6 STAR Terengganu Rip Curl PRO 2012 @ Pantai Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu

Welcome to one of the cleanest beaches in Malaysia, Pantai Batu Burok, a famous stretch of white sandy beach in Kuala Terengganu, also known as the Beach of Ugly Stone!


From what you see on the above picture, it is not 'ugly' at all, in fact I love the picturesque scenery to the max! That's why I got all hyped up and excited over the upcoming first ever 6-star Terengganu Rip Curl Pro Surf Contest 2012 held at the coastal of this beautiful beach!

Sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), the surf event is a collaboration between the renowned Australia surf brand, Rip Curl (Malaysia) and the State Government of Terengganu.

During this 3-days event, I am eager to meet surfers from different regions of South East Asia who will compete in 5 different divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Master Division and Bodyboard Open, and Longboard Open. There are total estimated over RM 40,000 worth of prizes up for grabs for the participant’s surfers.

This event was officially launched in One Utama last week, and I was overjoyed to hear that the championship is not only for the surfers! There will also be several fun-filled yet educational activities for the public (me! lol). 

Mr James Hendy, Marketing Director of Rip Curl South-East Asia 
was explaining about the championship

Not only I will get to meet the Indonesia top surfboard artist, Mr. Rizald from Bali during the Surfboard Art Exhibition, I guess I am more curious about the live demonstration of the overall actual process on making a surfboard. A surf clinic will be set-up for public to experience and learn how to surf, conducted by Jonni Morrison – Deaker, from the Rip Curl Bali Surf School.


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.

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.

From left: Jon Lee, Bryan Ng, Brenda Lee, Vivian Chew, James Hendy, Semmy

During the press conference, Rip Curl (Malaysia) announced an official 1-year Official Rip Curl Malaysia Riders deal with two top Malaysian surfers – Brenda Lee and Bryan Ng.

You Make Us Proud! - Brenda Lee, top lady surfer in Malaysia

She proves that surfing is not an all-men sports, but ladies, too, can excel in this! I believe both top surfers will achieve a higher level along with Rip Curl Malaysia, that's what we call our spirit of Malaysia Boleh! Therefore, the first 6-star pro surf event is organized as a setting point towards the growth of surfing sports in Malaysia. 

Young Talent - Mohd Suhaimi (Semmy)

On the same day itself, Rip Curl Malaysia was also renewing the official rider contracts for 17-year old young surfer from Cherating, Semmy. 

I was eyeing on the comfy beach wear during the Fashion Show by models from
Amber Chia Academy before hitting the Rip Curl store for a shopping haul.

From left: Ayin, Jon Lee, Bryan Ng, Brenda Lee, Vivian Chew, James Hendy, Semmy

Dear participants, are you as excited as me as the international surf event is only a month away? 

Wish the Rip Curl Malaysian Riders all the best!

Let's join the trip to the Terengganu Rip Curl PRO surf event on coming 30 November in Kuala Terengganu to see how these hotties hit the monsoon season. See you there!

Check out the Rip Curl store at 1 Utama before hitting the beach! :) 

More information available at:
Rip Curl Malaysia Facebook Page: fb.com/ripcurlmalaysia
Rip Curl Website: www.ripcurl.com

11 comments:

  1. good-looking beach! i like the colorful kites/wau on the sand :D

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  2. Wish everybody the best - hope the weather's kind. Would certainly be a whole lot of fun.

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  3. why did they call such beautiful place ugly stone? haha

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  4. I love the surfboard artist's work

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  5. I like those surfer's tan skin and body shape, so macho. hehe

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  6. What a fun trip my friend, and I gree with Vickylow :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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