Borneo Surf Festival 2015 by Rip Curl

I have been super busy in last two months and worked overtime almost every weekends to complete a few projects. Finally I can resume my regular blogging soon (yeah~). Before that, I would like to share a news. Very few people know that Sabah has good surfing locations. If you love water sport, this event is worth to check out. When you are free, just drop by and experience something new ok. ^_^

The Sabah Surfing Association is once again bringing you the Rip Curl Presents Borneo Surf Festival 2015. Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai will again play host to the event on the 18th through to the 20th December 2015. This year strong support from Rip Curl, Oakley and Atlas Sound & Vision who are making this year’s event bigger and better.


The Surf Competition this year will be available to 56 contestants in 3 categories, the Men Open, Women Open and Under 16 Open for surfers from all over the world.

Muhammad Hj. Sulaiman eyeing the section. Photo by Charles Mawan

A new addition to the festival is Tamu Pantai (Beach Bazaar). A bazaar will feature locally made handicrafts and products to better represent the beautiful arts and craft of the state of Sabah. A stage within the bazaar will be a platform to showcase local performers and fun activities. This year the Festival hopes to attract over 2000 festival goers along with the in house guests, more than double the attendees for last year’s event.

Jeaner Alex, the winner for the men category being hosted by the other finalist. Photo by Charles Mawan

There will be surf clinics, free surf movie screening and loads of fun filled activities for the family to enjoy. And if you’re feeling a bit more generous, the Association will be running a blood donation drive with the help of Malaysian Blood Bank from the Ministry of Health Malaysia. While you’re at it, donors could register with the Association annual fee free 🙂

Tour package to Danum Valley
The crowd lined up along the sea wall. Photo by Charles Mawan

Those interested to learn more do visit our Facebook Fan Page “Rip Curl Present Borneo Surf Festival 2015” at


For more info contact
Clarissa Nena at 012-8340109
Vendors interested contact Fina at 012-3069977

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