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Quiksilver Announces the Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest 2011 in Malaysia on 2-4 December

21 November 2011
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21 November 2011, Kuta-Bali:  Quiksilver in cooperation with the State Government of Terengganu, the Tourism Ministry of Terengganu, Tourism Malaysia and EC Extreme is proud to announce the inaugural Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest 2011 that will be held from December 2-4th at Batuk Burok Beach in the coastal town of Kuala Terengganu, approximately 5 hours by car or just a short 45 minute domestic flight away from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
Surfers from all over South East Asia including Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, the Maldives, and the Philippines will be attending this 3-star Asian Surfing Championship event, which is stop number 7 of 8 events in the ASC’s inaugural 2011 season.  The contestants will be competing in 4 divisions of competition, Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Master’s Open, and Bodyboard Open, with a total combined prize pool of over $10,000 USD (RM 31,000) coming from the State Government of Terengganu.  In addition to cash, the finalists will also be receiving trophies and prize packs from Quiksilver, Roxy and other sponsors, as well as valuable ASC Championship points.
Though not widely known as a surfing destination, Malaysia’s east coast is rife with points and beach breaks that can offer up super fun and high performance waves when the South China Sea turns on its charm during the “Monsoon Season” months of October through March each year.  This time of year is typically quiet along the coastal beaches for non-surfers, but for those surfers in search of uncrowded waves the “Surf Season” is welcomed with great anticipation.
Quiksilver pro surfer Ry Craike from Australia is stoked to be coming back to Malaysia and hang out at the contest, saying “I’ve only ever surfed in Malaysia at the wave pool a few times, but one time we did drive around to check some surf breaks and I was blown away by how much potential the place has.  I’m hoping we score a typhoon swell so I can see how good the place gets.  Really looking forward to sharing some barrels with the local crew there as well.”
Craike has gained a world-wide reputation for his fast and electrifying state-o-the-art surfing, and will be showing off to the lucky fans in several exhibition sessions during the contest as well as doing some exploring around the area, as there are over a dozen surf breaks scattered along the coastline within minutes of the city of Terengganu.
The Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest 2011 is a combined effort by Quiksilver and event organizer EC Xtreme, with funding and support from the State Government of Terengganu, the Ministry of Tourism Terengganu, Tourism Malaysia and other sponsors, to promote amateur and professional surfing as well as to increase tourism during the monsoon season. 
Bryan Ng of EC Extreme Resources as the initiator of the event explains his motivation, saying, “As a surfer I know what the sport of surfing has to offer and what it has given me, both physically and spiritually.  So my way to give back is to share with others in promoting surfing and water safety so everybody can enjoy these beautiful beaches and waves.”
Quiksilver SEA CEO Paul Hutson is delighted with the progress of surfing and the overall market in Malaysia, stating, “Malaysia is a very strong market for Quiksilver and Roxy, so supporting events like this only reiterates our commitment to our core roots of boardriding.  We’re very excited to be back in Malaysia with another big event.”
The Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest 2011 is sponsored by the State Government of Terengganu, Quiksilver, Roxy, the Ministry of Tourism Terengganu, Tourism Malaysia and the Marang Village Resort & Spa, in conjunction with event organizer EC Xreme Recources.  The Sumai Suite Hotel is the official hotel of the Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event.
For more information see http://quiksilverroxymalaysia.blogspot.com/ and www.isctour.com/asc, and to register for the event contact Bryan Ng of EC Xtreme via email at bryannys@gmail.com
Media Contacts:
Michelle Teh
Quiksilver Malaysia
Phone: 03-92848078/012-3133815
Email: michelle@quiksilver.com.my
Tim Hain
Asian Surfing Championships
Media Director
Office:  +62361768293
Mobile:  +628123606674
Email:  tim@isctour.com
About Quiksilver:
Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) is the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, snowboards and related products. The company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.
The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on outdoor action sports. The company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC, Lib Tech and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
The company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and Quiksilver company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores. Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.
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www.quiksilverinc.com, www.quiksilverfoundation.org, www.quiksilver.com, www.roxy.com, www.dcshoecousa.com, www.hawkclothing.com.
About the Asian Surfing Championships
The goal of the Asian Surfing Championships is to grow the sport of surfing in South East Asia from the grassroots level by assisting each country in creating organized and sanctioned events that will develop the skills of their surfers in healthy competition as well as to draw attention to their area for the progression of surfing locally, nationally, and throughout the SEA area.
Organized surfing competitions have historically been the best medium for the development of surfers and for the sport of surfing.  Learning how to compete fairly and to being disciplined in training and competition key assets needed not only for surfing but also for life.
The ASC will work with the local, national and multinational event sponsors and organizers to maximize the results of these competitive surfing events towards accomplishing the goals of sharing the sport of surfing and bringing positive economic, social, and environmental benefits to the people in these South East Asian countries.
With a multi-stop and multi-national surfing tour, Asian Surfing Champions will be crowned each year in multiple divisions each year including Open Men, Women, Longboard, Junior, and Master.  For more see www.isctour.com/asc

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