Photos Provided by @ImaginNiko and Sunway Lagoon
The Asia FLOW Tour Grand Finals featured riders from all over the region congregating at Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia once again to vie for top rankings to represent Asia in the World Flowboarding Championships.
Day 1 showcased the Open Divisions as well as the Pro Wildcard rounds. Riders in the open divisions put on a show with up-and-comers Isara Singto, Kobe Dhanji and Zaalim Piyaporn who were the eventual winners in their respective divisions.
Almost missing out on Day 2 of competition, Team Singapore’s Alysha Rizwan powered through the semi finals getting the upper hand of defending champion, Annie Flynn where we saw the Phuket-native uncharacteristically fall in all 3 of her runs. Alysha exploited Flynn’s mistake by putting on a solid, clean runs pushing her into the finals against fellow Singaporean Melissa Kamil. It was a well-fought battle but Alysha came on top to become the youngest Asian champion to date.
The Bodyboard Division was a nail biter with top riders looking to dethrone Nazri’s championship reign. The finals came down to a head-to-head battle with Ismaizal Ismail who qualified from the Wildcard rounds against the king of Asian bodyboarding – Nazri Salim. Nazri who was looking for his 5th Asian Bodyboarding title triumphed against Ismaizal, stacking trick after trick busting out a drop knee front side bigger spin in his last run to secure his win.
The Flowboard Division was pandemonium with solid riders getting knocked out early but in the end it was a battle between BM Songkrod and Nazri Salim again. Both of them threw bigger and bigger tricks in every run but in the end BM’s fast-paced style got the better of him. Nazri busting out more clean runs and got his well-deserved second Asian Flowboarding title!