Oney Anwar Wins The Mentawai Pro

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Oney Anwar has won the 2013 Mentawai Pro.

Winner winner! chicken nasi goreng dinner! Oney Anwar wins the 2013 Mentawai Pro. Photo: Rip Curl

Sumbawa's Oney Anwar has won the Rip Curl Mentawai Pro in flawless Lance's Right to take home RP 25 Million (approx. $2,500 AUD). 

Oney was stoked with the win, saying, "To win this event is so important to me. I'm from Indonesia, and for Rip Curl Asia to put on this event in the Mentawais, in Indonesia, at one of the best rights in the world, and to win it, is a dream come true. Thank you to all the people of Katiet and the Mentawais for letting us come here and surf their beautiful waves. I can't wait to come back next year!”

Oney on his way to winning the Mentawai Pro.

The final wrapped up in a picturesque afternoon at Lance's Right. Photo: Rip Curl

And when asked about how he felt getting a win over Garut Widiarta in the final he replied, “"Garut is a really good surfer. We've been teammates at Rip Curl for a long time and gone on a lot of trips together. The final just came down to who got the really good waves. I just feel really lucky right now.”

Widiarta, the super fast goofyfooter from Kuta Beach, was in good form all day and his final's berth was well deserved. Both he and Oney had nine waves apiece and the final ended with a close score of 16.00 points to 15.50.

Everyone watched the final from this boat.

Earlier on in the week there were "best event ever" calls being made. It's not hard to see why. Photo: Rip Curl

The Mentawai Pro presented by Rip Curl was the first Premium Grade Asian Surfing Championship event, and the first event of the 2013 tour season, with the top 16 ranked ASC surfers competition against 8 international invitees. A perfect start to the season in the world’s surfing Mecca of the Mentawai Islands, this event truly set the benchmark for quality waves in exotic locations.

Mentawai Pro presented by Rip Curl ASC Premium

Men’s Open Results:

1.Oney Anwar (Sumbawa, Indonesia) – Rp. 25 million (approx. $2,500 USD)

2. Garut Widiarta (Bali, Indonesia) - Rp. 15 million (approx. $1,500 USD)

Equal 3rd: Tipi Jabrik (Bali, Indonesia) and Gazali Hamzah (Sumbawa, Indonesia) – Rp. 8 million ($800 USD)

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