Asian surfing has been riding on enormous waves as professional surfers from Asia concluded the inaugural 2011 Asian Surfing Championship (ASC) season. A prize presentation was organized on 17 December 2011 at Wave House Sentosa to award the surfing champions.
These professional surfers have travelled throughout the Asian region this year and competed against the best surfers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and other countries to achieve their goal and place in history at the first-ever Asian regional surfing championship. This inaugural ASC season has seen the sanctioning of eight surfing events in the Asian region – three in Indonesia, three in Malaysia, one in Thailand and one in Taiwan.
In the Men’s Open Division, Raditya Rondi from Bali-Indonesia is crowned the 2011 ASC Open Champion. Raditya is also the runner-up in the 2011 Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship tour Open Division.
In the Longboard Division, Arif Nur Hidayat from Java-Indonesia is the 2011 ASC Longboard Champion. Arif is also the 2011 Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship Longboard Division Champion.
In the Women’s Division, Yasnyiar ‘Bonne’ Gea from Sumatra-Indonesia is the 2011 ASC Women’s Division Champion. Bonne is also the 2011 Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship Women’s Division Champion (for the fourth year in a row).
With a resounding success of the first year of the ASC, surfing aficionados can be assured of greater things to come for the Asian surfing community.
In the spirit of the surf, sand and sea,
Photos Courtesy of Sulhan S (NookMag)