Catch the Wave with Asia Flow Tour 2016 - You'll Never Wander Alone


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Catch the Wave with Asia Flow Tour 2016

Craving to catch a good wave? But Malaysia doesn't have a good wave unlike the other country, how are we, the surfer lover, able to surf?

Fred not because you can catch your long-craving wave here at Sunway Lagoon's Surf Beach!

When you're here, you will probably able to catch some pro-surfers doing their amazing stunt right here, as Sunway Lagoon will be hosting Asia Flow Tour, an international event which gathers talented flowboarders from around Asia.

I was lucky to be invited to cover the pro-qualifier leg on that day itself, to witness and feel the passion for surf, each and every contestant had demonstrated.

The contestant will be competing in 5 different categories. The winners of this pro-qualifier leg will progress to the next round -- the Asia Tour Grand Finals, which also to be hosted in Sunway Lagoon on the 16th to 17th September 2016!

Following which, the winners will then battle it out against the world's best at the 2016 World Flowboarding Championships, of which details of the competition will be released soon.

It was a quiet Saturday morning accompanied by breezing air. Thank God for this perfect weather which makes my life easier to carry out my "reporter duty" for this event. #nohotsun

On the night itself there'll be Asia Flow Tour celebration by some local talented artist.

Contestant mainly from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Korea gathered and warming themselves up for their pro-qualifier leg preparation.

The youngest surfers among all. How cute!

And behold, here you are: Malaysia's First Surf Simulator, Flow Rider, the one and only in Sunway Lagoon!

This year's event was attended by Yang Berhormat Elizabeth Wong, Selangor Executive State Council Member of Tourism, Consumer Affairs, and Enviroment.

"It is refreshing to see new sporting events being introduced into our calendar. I commend Sunway Lagoon for hosting Asia Flow Four 2016 and look forward to the future development of this sport," said Yang Berhormat, Elizabeth Wong Selangor Executive State Council Member of Tourism, Consumer Affairs, and Environment.

"It was indeed an honour and privilege for us to have hosted an international class event such as the Asia Flow Tour 2016. It was a fantastic experience hosting some of the best competitors of the sport in the country who will represent Malaysia in the regionals competition," said Calvin Ho, Senior General Manager of Sunway Theme Park.

The event was thus officially launched by Yang Berhormat Elizabeth Wong,

followed by the performance of these three little surfer. 

Group photo of contestant with Yang Berhormat Elizabeth Wong.

Some stunt performance practice by the contestant.

It sure is a fun yet nerve-wrecking day for these surfers. After all, all of their blood and sweat they pour out will be determined by this competition. I forseen this will be an exciting competition and I can't wait to see how the tournament will run thus far! 

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