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Tioman Surfing Event 2012

25 January 2012

Tioman Boardriders is a Tioman local surf community aiming to promote surfing in Tioman as well as promoting Tioman as a monsoon season tourist destination. Surfing has become an increasingly popular sports especially among youth in Malaysia. Tioman locals has been surfing the local surf breaks for 10 years. Tioman is less known for surfing compared to diving or snorkeling. Tioman Boardriders is trying to encourage local surfing talent to compete.

Island Channel & Tioman Cabana proudly present Tioman Surfing Event 2012.
Host: TIOMAN BOARDRIDERS

Main Sponsor:
Tourism Malaysia

Co-sponsors:
Qbiq Edar
Juara Mutiara
Coral Reef
Tioman Dive Centre
Swiss Cottage
Sinar Tioman Enterprise

 Event Itinerary

Date: 3rd-5th February 2012
Venue: Juara Beach, Tioman, Pahang
Divisions: Surf Open, Body-board Open

3rd February 2012 – Day 1
- Registration, Rules & Safety Briefing
- Beach Cleanup
- Free surf session
- Dinner & Opening ceremony

4th February 2012 – Day 2
- Surf Contest
- Surf Clinic for Visitors
- Free surf session

5th February 2012 – Day 3
- Surf Contest
- Surf Clinic for Visitors
- Free surf session
- Prize Giving Ceremony
- Dinner & Closing Ceremony

Please email to tiomanboardriders@gmail.com for details and registration

Getting to Tioman

Fly to Tioman
Berjaya Air has direct 40minute flights from Singapore (Seletar Airport) and Kuala Lumpur (Subang Airport) to the airport at Tekek Village on Tioman. http://www.berjaya-air.com
Ferry
From Mersing, the ferries (150 passengers) can take up to 3 hours. Tickets cost RM 35 each way and they leave every two to three hours between 07:30 and 18:00.
Getting to Mersing
Mersing lies on peninsular Malaysia’s east coast, around 3 hours’ drive north-east of Singapore. If you are relying on public transport, you may need to spend the night in Mersing in order to catch the early morning ferry or boat to the island. Book well in advance if your trip coincides with the weekend or Singaporean and Malaysian public and school holidays.
Take a bus
From Johor Bahru (Larkin Bus terminal) take the Causeway Link, Transnational or S&S Express bus to Mersing (2.5-3 hours; about RM 10 each way): An alternative is to take the local bus between Johor Bahru and Kota Tinggi and then transfer to the local bus between Kota Tinggi and Mersing.
From Singapore (Lavender St. Terminal) take the Transnational bus to Mersing (3 to 4 hours). Tickets cost around RM 12 (in Malaysia) / SGD 27 (in Singapore) each way.
From Kuala Lumpur take the Transnational bus to Mersing (5 hours). Tickets cost around RM 23.
From elsewhere in Malaysia: Transnational, S&S Internasional and other bus companies that serve destinations along the east coast (Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kota Bahru etc.) mostly stop at Mersing as well. S&S Internasional also has a service from Melaka.
Take a taxi
From the Johor Bahru Larkin bus station, you can charter a taxi to Mersing. The cost is around RM 100 and the journey takes around 2 hours. To get to Larkin from Singapore, take a shared taxi from the Queen St. bus terminal (S$ 10 per person). You can also charter taxis from Tanjung Leman (1 hour, RM 70-100) and Kota Tinggi (1 hour, RM 70-100).
Drive
From Singapore cross the border to Johor Bahru and Malaysia at the Causeway and continue down Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Keep an eye open for the left-hand side exit and flyover to Kota Tinggi. Continue east on the Tebrau highway and follow the signs to Kota Tinggi. From Kota Tinggi, the way north to Mersing is clearly signposted on Route 3. The journey should take around 3 hours.
From Kuala Lumpur the most common option is via the PLUS highway (E2) to the south, exiting at Segamat and continuing east on Route 50 through Kluang to Mersing. Alternatively, take the East Coast Highway (E8) from KL to Kuantan and Route No 3 southwards through Pekan and Rompin to Mersing.

Getting to Kampung Juara

Kg. Juara can be reached by water taxi (boat), by 4 wheel drive (4WD) taxi or u can go for a jungle walk from Kampung Tekek. You can get to Kg Tekek by boat from Mersing Jetty or by Berjaya Air flight. During monsoon season, water taxis are not available, you can either take the 4WD taxi or walk. Walking will take approximately 2 hours while 4WD taxi journey will take about 35 minutes. You can take 4WD taxis from Kampung Tekek Jetty and Tioman airport.

Coral Reef Holidays
Kampung Tekek, Tioman Island,
Phone: 609-4191868

Samudra Swiss Cottage
Lot 520 Kampung Tekek
Tioman Island
Tel/Fax Malaysia: 09-419 16 42
Email: contact@samudra-swiss-cottage.com

http://www.samudra-swiss-cottage.com

Accommodation in Kampung Juara

Juara Mutiara Resort
Juara Village ,Tioman Island
Phone: 609-4193161/012-3158057
Fax: 609-4193163
E-Mail: shahrol@juaramutiararesort.com

http://www.juaramutiararesort.com

Beach Shack Chalet
Juara Mentawak Beach, Tioman
Phone: 012-6961093, 09-4193148
Email:izanhussain@yahoo.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Shack-Tioman/132907510064237

For more information please visit Tioman Development Authority website.http://www.tioman.gov.my

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