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Dede Suryana crowned 2016 ASC Men’s Champion

Dede Suryana crowned 2016 ASC Men’s Champion

West Java’s Dede Suryana won his second ASC Tour victory today at the Taiwan Open of Surfing in Taitung, advancing through his fourth round heat and also earning a spot in the quarterfinals. Suryana won his first ASC championship at the 2014 Taiwan Open two years ago, so the event is a bit of a good luck charm for him.

Three WSL Champions Crowned at Taiwan Open of Surfing

Three WSL Champions Crowned at Taiwan Open of Surfing

A huge Final day at the Taiwan Open of Surfing hosted by Taitung County has seen champions crowned across three WSL and local divisions. Indonesian sensation Oney Anwar has won the Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500 event, Frenchman Edouard Delpero has taken out the Men’s Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) event and the Women’s LQS event has been taken out by Honolua Blomfield. Conditions were tough at Jinzun Harbour on the Final day with 4 foot waves and strong cross shore winds.

Taiwan Open of Surfing Returns in 2016

Taiwan Open of Surfing Returns in 2016

With just a week until the opening day of the 2017 Taiwan Open of Surfing hosted by Taitung County Government, competitors from both shortboard and longboard disciplines await to see what mother nature will provide in the way of waves for the final World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) and Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) event in the Australasia region for the year.

Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea wins 2014 ASC Women’s Championship

Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea wins 2014 ASC Women’s Championship

In solid 4-5 foot wind affected waves today at the ASC Women’s Open final in the Taiwan Open of Surfing, 2-time ASC Women’s Champion Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea from Indonesia took back the the championship trophy from 2013 ASC Women’s Champion Rina Kitazawa with her 2nd place finish in the event, to end the 2014 ASC tour season again the champion.

Video: Kai Hing – Yes, Please, or Maybe No

Video: Kai Hing – Yes, Please, or Maybe No

This is a curation of footage from life as a travelling 16-year-old junior pro. Locations include a Simeulue, in the Aceh Province, originally intended as a four-day strike mission but ended with lost baggage, planes catching fire and airport sleeps. Then there’s a stint in New Zealand, some time in Taiwan and a more recent sojourn to the Mentawais.

Raditya Rondi Cliches 3rd Consecutive ASC Open Championship Title

Raditya Rondi Cliches 3rd Consecutive ASC Open Championship Title

Two-time Asian Surfing Champion Raditya Rondi from Bali, Indonesia clinched his third consecutive Open Championship Title today at the historic 1-star ASP/6-star ASC Taiwan Open of Surfing, when fellow Indonesian Dede Suryana of West Java knocked out Nusa Lembongan’s Putra Hermawan in Quarterfinal Four, who was the sole remaining threat to Rondi’s championship title.