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Saturday, December 19, 2015

RIP CURL Borneo Surf Festival 2015


Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu - 18th December , Sabah Surfing Association proudly announce The Rip Curl Borneo Surf Festival , happening for the 2nd consecutive year at the Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai starting on the 18th till 20th December 2015.

Press Conference
The objective of this event is to further establish and create awareness of the growing popularity of the surfing sport and the healthy lifestyle that comes along with it amongst the local public. This year the event received strong support from major sponsor such as Rip Curl, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Negeri, Oakley, Atlas, Single Clothing, Mohd Joh Diwine, Yuzu restaurant and Sound Tech production Sdn Bhd.



"We are extremely excite and grateful at the same time to our esteemed partners for trusting us in organizing Borneo's premier surfing event. With their support we see the event to be bigger and better than the previous year and we hope this beautiful partnership will continue in the years to come. This year we have participants from Kota Kinabalu, Keningau, Kudat, Labuan, Cherating Pahang,Terengganu,Selangor,Brunei,Australia and France" said Ivan Tan, the President of Sabah Surfing Association.

Media & Invited Guest

Let's grow the surfing culture right here at Kota Kinabalu
Sabah Surfing Association is also proud to have Bryan and fellow judges, whom are certified international Surfing Association (ISA) Level 1 judges. They will be judging fro Men Open, Women Open, and the below 16 years old surf competition.


Updated participant:

Men Open = 25 participants
Women Open = 5 participants
Below 16 = 6 participants

Sabah Surfing Association Team
with their President Mr Ivan Tan
In addition to that, Rip Curl has brought along two of their professional surfing legends from Bali namely Hendrik pepen and Dharma putra to grace the event They will be doing surf demonstrations and autograph signing session. All is welcome to observe the competition and participate in the various activities lined up across the weekend as entrance is free. To those interested there would also be surfing lessons provided throughout the event.



Selfie with International Surfing Association (ISA) Mr Bryan and representative of Oakley (on the right black)

RIP Curl Bali



As addition to this year's festival is Tamu Pantai, a Bazaar featuring a variety of carefully selected local and international brands participating as vendor. "We hope wee are able to provide an avenue for the community to come together and experience the beauty of the surfing lifestyle: Said Ivan. Among some of the major brands involve are The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Rip Curl,Oakley, Fruto Juice Bar and many more. Through out the event. there would be live music performances to keep the festival goers entertained by top local musicians such as Jonathan Tse and Appy Tots.


Ge the live updates on Facebook: Rip Curl presents Borneo Surfing Festival 2015 and on instagram: Sabah Surfing.