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!”
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.
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)