Asia tour builds momentum in Malaysia
Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge
2-star Asian Surfing Championship event
Desaru Beach, Johor Malaysia
4 - 6 January 2013
Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge returns to Desaru Beach, Malaysia
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 January, 2012 : - - The 7th annual Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge returns to Desaru Beach in Malaysia from 4-6 January 2013 as a 2-star Asian Surfing Championship event, which will draw both professional and amateur surfers from all over South East Asia including Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan to compete for the $14,000 MYR ($4,600 USD) in total prize money and ASC championship points, and just to have heaps of fun at this unique event.
Located just east of Johor Baru in Malaysia and the closest surfing beach to Singapore, Desaru Beach is a white sand strip of beachbreak that can offer up peaceful glassy conditions as well as maniacally thumping closeouts during the monsoon season, so what will be on offer each year is anybody’s guess. Mother Nature is a fickle beast and each year does her best to make sure that the event lives up to its “Mayhem” moniker.
There will be surfing competitions in four categories, Men’s Open, Women’s Open Masters (35 years of age and older), and Bodyboard), as well the Slide Jam Longboarding Competition, which saw tremendous success last year and is expected to draw skaters from all over Malaysia and Singapore to compete for the $1,000 RM first place prize.
The brainchild of Nazir “Ajill” Salleh of Bigfoot Industries, a surf and skate product retailer in Singapore, the Monsoon Mayhem event has continued to grow in popularity each year as a surf, skate, and music event. This is the third year the surfing competition has been sanctioned by the ASC, and it looks to be another exciting event drawing surfers, skaters, and their fans to the South East Malaysian beach once again.
For more information and details about the Monsoon Mayhem, how to get there from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, as well as accommodation options see the Bigfoot Industries (BGFT)Facebook page at or just send an email with your inquiries to bfinternationa l@ gmail.com. The Monsoon Mayhem event is supported by the Malaysian state of Johor as both a tourism promotion activity and in support of the growth of surfing in Malaysia.
Monsoon Mayhem 2013 is organized by Bigfoot Industries, JOHO and Boomslang, sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championships with official event partners Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Johor, Pejabat Memeterian Pelancongan Negeri Johor, Kejora, sponsored by UNKL347, Fatimah Mohsin The Wedding Gallery, and Light Connections and is supported by the Surfing Association of Singapore, Johor Surfing Association, and MRB.
Author: Tim Hain/Nazir “Ajill” Salleh
Tags: Asian Surfing Championship, Malaysia, Monsoon Mayhem,
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