Thanks to the organisers of the surf comp and skim comp for making it a memorable and successful event. Thanks to all skimboarders around the country that participated in the comp. You guys truly made our trip! See all of you again next year.
- Written by Jet Shon -
It was a damn bloody hot day and the wave condition was as good as none. It was as flat as uncle Tom's catfish pond but yet the turn out was overwhelming. We had rider participation all the way from Kuantan, Langkawi Island and even Trang, Thailand.
The event started at 2.10PM sharp with the 12 years and below category and women's category going first. Botak came up top for the 12 years and below category and GG from Langkawi Island was the champ in the women category beating Jiji from Sarawak.
The "old man" category or 30 years and above category was bagged by Dzul Hakim with his solid runs over the Kee brothers Jet- tshen and Jet Shon. Fuad Omar won the teens category 13 years to 17 years with his bag of tricks like shuvit 540, double 360 shuvits, huge pop 360 shuvit and he landed his variel flip which he was trying for ages. Fuad's shuvit 540 is the first 540 landed in the history of Penang comps. Congrats to Fuad for that.
Yusri Yusoff bagged the 18 years to 29 years category easily although Kent did give him a run for his money. Final results are as follow,
Women category: 1st - GG from Langkawi Island 2nd - Jiji from Sarawak
12 years & below: 1st - Botak 2nd - Iwan
13 years to 17 years: 1st - Fuad Omar 2nd - Nizam kamaruddin 3rd - Hakimi Hasnan
18 years to 29 years: 1st - Yusri Yusoff 2nd - Hoon Wei Kent 3rd - Zulkifli Shamshuddin
30 years & above: 1st - Dzul Hakim 2nd - Kee Jet Shon 3rd - Kee Jet- tshen
Token of appreciation for outstanding support to Dareno Cik Li, Arthit Jundee from Trang, Thailand and the Langkawi crew.
See all of you next year.
- Written by Jet Shon -
Penang 6th International Skimboarding Competition 2012_Event Article
The Penang 6th International Skimboarding Competition was held over the weekend of 15 & 16 September 2012 at Tanjung Tokong Beach (behind Naza Talyya Hotel, Penang).
This year's event saw 95 participants from as far as the Phillipines, Thailand and even Nigeria taking part in the competition. Mother nature was kind enough to bless us with 4 to 5 feet westerly swells this year which started on Friday morning through to Sunday evening. This provided the participants with some long and awesome siders to ride all though the 2 day competition.
The competition was divided into 5 categories which are Women's open, Gromit below 12 years of age, Junior 13 to 17 years of age, Men's 18 to 28 years of age and Men's Senior 29 years of age and above.
The heats were held on Day 1 during the morning and evening sessions while the finals were held on Day 2 evening session to cater for ideal wave conditions.
There was some stiff competion this year in the Men's categories with our local riders as well as riders from the Phillipines impressing the judges with their various wave riding skills and aerial technical tricks. The massive swells coming in the late evenings provided a platform for the riders to showcase their skill in Penang's most touted shorebreak.
In the end, Sonny Boy from the Philippines won the Men's 18 to 28 years of age category with a flawless performance. The crowd erupted with the loudest cheers everytime he took off on another amazing run.
Meanwhile, the Men's Junior 13 to 17 years of age category was won by local Penang boy, Fuad Omar with another local boy, Mohd Nizam coming a close second.
There was also a tight finish in the Men's Senior 29 years of age and above category with Brien Secades of the Philippines pipping local rider Dzul Hakim to the top spot by a mere handful of points.
The organisers put in a great effort to set up an awesome competition and all the participants duly skim their heart out to make it a hugely successful event this year.
There were many memorable moments over the weekend and of course it would not be possible without the support from our Honourable Mdm. Lydia Ong Kok Fooi head of Youth and Sport, Women, Family and Community Development, the Honourable Mr. Teh Yee Cheu Penang State Assemblymen for Tanjung Bungah, Dato' Ong Poh Eng Vice Chairman II of Penang Sports Council, the Municipal Council of Penang Island, Penang Sports Council, The Royal Malaysian Police, The Royal Malaysian Marine Police, Penang's Fire and Rescue Department, Red Crescent and finally all the sponsors to make it come together and be considered as one of the biggest skimboarding competion in Asia.