Maldivian Surfers Take Away Major Awards At International Surf Challenge

Maldives Promotion House – The Maldivian surfer Abdullah Areef took the third place in the Men’s Open Division of the 6th annual Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge at Desaru Beach in Malaysia, battling it out in a 25 minute challenge. Raditya Rondi from Indonesia went first and Mohd Nazrin “Super Yen” from Malaysia went second. The fourth place went to Gilang from Indonesia.

Moreover the entire Bodyboard Division was dominated by Maldivians. Ali Khusruwan took the first place and Ibrahim Shiman took second place. They were followed by Ali Javeed who went third and Mohamed Luhushan who went fourth. Ismail Miglal was awarded the best wipeout.

The final day started up with 3-4 foot waves closing out on the inside sandbars and rain squalls blowing in and out, but for the Men’s Open finals the conditions cleaned up and allowed thrilling finale to the three-day Monsoon Mayhem competition.

Abdullah Areef was satisfied with his third place finish, and said “I’m glad I got into the finals, so I can go back home with a trophy. The waves got much cleaner for the final, which made for a great ending. I’ve really enjoyed the event, and I want to do a lot more ASC events this year for sure, that is my plan for 2012.”

The Asian Surfing Championship tour is just starting its second season, after having sanctioned a total of 9 events held in four countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand in 2011. The Monsoon Mayhem is the first event of 2012 season.

The Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge took place on the golden sands of Desaru Beach, located an hour’s drive east of Johor Baru and approximately 1.5 hours by car from Singapore.

During the three days of the event, the surfing action included the Men’s Open Division, Women’s Division, Masters (over 35 years of age) Division, and a Bodyboard Division, with over 80 participants coming from Australia, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, Singapore, and of course Malaysia.

Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge 2012 Contest Results


Men’s Open Division

1.     Raditya Rondi (Indonesia)

2.     Mohd Nazrin “Super Yen” (Malaysia)

3.     Abdullah Areef (Maldives)

4.     Gilang (Indonesia)


Women’s Open Division

1.     Annissa Flynn (Thailand)

2.     Nur Hawani (Malaysia)

3.     Michaela Partin (USA)

4.     Brenda Lee (Malaysia)


Master’s Division

1.     Toshikazu Kirusji (Japan)

2.     Sean Gilhooley (Australia)

3.     Decha Sithidej (Thailand)

4.     Hideyuki (Japan)


Bodyboard Division

1.     Ali Khusruwan (Maldives)

2.     Ibrahim Shiman (Maldives)

3.     Ali Javeed (Maldives)

4.     Mohamed Luhushan (Maldives)


Best Local Johor Surfer – Haikal (Tanjung Balu, Malaysia)

Best Malaysian Surfer – Mohd Nazrin “Super Yen” (Cherating, Malaysia)

Best Wipeout – Ismail Miglal (Maldives)

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