97 contestants from 10 different countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, the Maldives, Japan, Egypt, and the USA showed up in on a beach in Terengganu last month to be a part of Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest 2011. Participants registered to compete either in the Men’s Open Division, Women’s Division, Masters Division, or Bodyboard Division.
Quiksilver’s representative Holly Monkman was very pleased with the level of participation and how the event went, saying: “On behalf of Quikilver I want to thank all the international surfers for coming and supporting this event, and to especially thank Quiksilver Malaysia and Bryan Ng for putting together such a great event. It was very generous of them also to donate all the entry fees from the competitors, around RM4,500, to a local charity and I really commend them for that. We’re looking forward to coming back here again next year and hopefully we’ll see even more locals in the water. Quiksilver is very proud to be supporting the sport of surfing in SEA and growing the ASC tour with events like this.
Indonesia’s Dede Suryana got the best of both the windy 3-4 foot windblown beachbreak conditions and his fellow finalists to win the Men’s Open Division of the Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest at Batu Burok Beach and nab the first place trophy and RM2,500 ($US 850). It was an all Indonesian affair with Suryana up against Quiksilver teammates Tipi Jabrik, Sandi Selamet, and Devis Ratif in the 25 minute final, with Suryana aggressively attacking the waves and dominating the lineup, posting the highest score of the day and of the final, a 7.1 (out of a possible 10), and the highest combined score of the day, 14.10 out of 20. Given the conditions, it was an especially amazing performance.