Terengganu Rip Curl 6-star Pro Surf Contest!

There’s no reason to avoid the east coast this coming year end monsoon season!

 Official Announcement of Terrenganu Rip Curl Pro 2012

If anything, all of us SHOULD be heading down to Terengganu to catch the Terengganu Rip Curl 6-star Pro Surf Contest 2012. A renowned Australia surf brand, Rip Curl (Malaysia) has announced the brand partnership with the State Government of Terengganu on the up-coming first ever 6-star pro surf contest which will be held on November 30th till December 2nd at the coastal of Pantai Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu.

In addition to that Rip Curl (Malaysia) had signed off an official 1-year Official Rip Curl Malaysia Riders deal with two top Malaysian surfers – Bryan Ng and Brenda Lee.

Woah, we have Malaysian surfers? I didn’t know that! 🙂

From left - Jon Lee BryanNg BrendaLee VivianChew JamesHendy Semmy

Meet Brenda,  the top lady surfer in Malaysia. Female power! 😀

Media Interview - BrendaLee

Rip Curl Malaysia sees a lot 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.

Rip Curl Malaysia Riders

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.

Fashion Show by students frm Amber Chia Academy

The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro surf contest 2012 is a surf event sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC). During this 3-days 6-star pro 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 worth of prizes up for grabs for the participant’s surfers.

Besides the adrenalin rush competition, there will be several fun-filled yet educational activities had been planned for the public with the aim to educate people from all walks of life about surfing activities. Indonesia top surfboard artists, Mr. Rizald from Bali will be the guest artists for the Surfboard Art Exhibition.  Also, there will be a booth with 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. Jonni Morrison – Deaker, from the Rip Curl Bali Surf School, will conduct the surf clinic.

A surf clinic? YES! Count me in!
This coming November, Terengganu is not just about satar, lekor and turtles! 😀

BELOW: Releasing my first turtle during the Malaysia Tourism Hunt Sept 2012.

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Below: Local delicacies of Terengganu – Oh so yummy!
Clock-wise from top left: Slemang, Bepang. Slemang again – close up shot. It tasted and looked like our “dragon beard candy” from China. Brittle, powdery and sweet. Last picture bottom left is karipap kaya, kuih akok and Nganang – the eggy, baked custard-like cake.

Day 6 - Redang Island

Satar, Lekor, Pulut and Otak Otak!

malaysia tourism hunt 2012 - terengganu lekor, otak otak

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Day 5 -Kemaman, pantai kemasik, Terengganu

Oh I love the east coast! 🙂

** 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.

Rip Curl Malaysia stores are located at Fahreinheit88, KLCC, Wangsa Walk, Setia Alam, Johor Premium Outlets, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama, and Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.

RC 1Utama Store