Mal’s Point surf adventure offers an ultimate surfing experience to do in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo


Completing all 5 days beginner surf lessons will have your surfing skills ready for the next level.

We Officially OPEN For Surf Monsoon Season 2018/2019

Monsoon season 2018 has just started. We are inviting all all adventure enthusiasm to join us exploring a new adventure excitement in Sabah.

We are operating surf lesson and trips up to north from Kota Kinabalu city to Kudat the Tip Of Borneo.

For more information, please feel free to browse our 2018 update package in the link below :

Surf Lesson :

Surf Trip :

We are waiting for you and hope to see you soon.. SHAKA!!

Surfing In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Talking about surfing, Indonesia and Hawaii will come first in mind. We will never thought there are surfing in Malaysia, especially Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.In this article, we'll share some information about surfing scene in Sabah, Borneo.

Surfing in Sabah is not big as Indonesia or other place in Asia, but we have some potential spots work and provide a very nice and clean set during monsoon season or if there a typhoon hit the Philippine. Some of the spots reach up to 4 to 6 feet and worth for surfing for intermediate and professional.

Before we go to the spots information, we will share about surfing season in Sabah. There are two season which southwest (May to September) and southwest monsoon (November to March). Tanjung Aru Beach is the easiest spots and work during southwest season. Its perform about 1 to 4 feet and if you are lucky, will get some 6 feet set whet the storm pass by. This spots is good for beginner or intermediate surfer. If the swell is really good, it will consist of 4 to 6 feet set but its rare. Sometimes its can be dissapointing. So if you are thinking to surf Tanjung Aru, don't expect to much.

You will find some good waves if you travel further north during northwest monsoon from Karambunai up to Kudat. There some spots to stopped by from Nexus, Shabandar, Kota Belud before you get to the Borneo surfing paradise, Tip Of Borneo, Kudat.

Local Karambunai  Meth deanser  backside @Watersport Center during Borneo Surf Festival
In Karambunai, there are some good spots with different type of swell and wind direction. One of the good spots is Ujung Batu.You can get some really good long left breaks at South Point  which creates a point break. Most part of this area is live corals and gradually becomes sandy bottom as you get closer to the beach. It can create waves for beginners to advance, depending on the wave height and tide.

Damien Amar from Bali @Borneo Surf Festival Karambunai
Water Sport Center, Nexus Resort.The problem of this spots is you have to be a in house guest and its cost you about RM400 for one room. Unless there are event held during that time like Borneo Surf Festival which is held annually every December.

Bali Pro Darmaputra Tanjo @Borneo Surf Festival 
The other spots in Karambunai is Malpoint @Kampung. Located at the village of Karambunai this spots is opened by local surfing enthusiast named Ikmal Mal. This spots work really nice if the swell is good, but sometimes it can be messy and closed out depends on the tides.

Bali Legend Pepen Hendrik @Borneo Surf festival Karambunai
Further up is Shabandar beach located at Tuaran district. This is the only spots in Tuaran.it takes 45 mins to get to from Kota Kinabalu, as opposed to a 3-4 hours drive to Kudat. Here sometimes there's some good beach breaks. Currents here is strong and it very difficult to stay at one spot.  

Local @Tommy's, Kudat
Kudat is a well known surfing spots in Sabah among Malaysian and Bruneian surfer. There are more spots around and working in different swell and ability. Its located at the Tip of Borneo at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau. The wave here can reach up to 6feet high and 50 to 100meters ride. Mostly its a beach sandy break but if you travel a bit you can get some reef break with good waves pumping like Ceaser point and Secret place. Most of the surfer come to Kudat is Advance level. They come from other country like Japan, Uk, and Brazil. 

Ceazer Point Kudat
Kudat surf place is far away from the city, and you are advice to stay overnight as there are some good place like Tommy Place, Sidi & Amat Longhouse or Tampat Do Aman. Tip Of Borneo is one of the attractive place to visit, so trust me, you will be never dissapointed to stay, even though there is no waves around. 

Photo credit to Charles Mawan

Here a video by Feizal Karim. Surfing In Kudat.

Tg. Aru Suka Suka Surf Contest 2.0

The Sabah Surfing Association proudly presents The Suka Suka Surf Contest 2.0 2016.

This year, the SSA held its 1st Mens and Grom Surf Contest at Tg. Aru 3rd Beach.

Congratulations to all Mal Point riders for winning the contest..New future of surfing in Sabah..

Finals Men Shortboards
1st Nazrin

2nd Jaener
3rd Reezal
4th Along
Most Promising
Most Improved

Final Grom Shortboard
1st NorEzuami
2nd Amirul
3rd Syaril
4th Asraf

Congrattulation SSA and  the organizing committee headed bMohd Saifuddin Karimim Muhamad Al-Farisisi and everyone for their hard work, the JudgeRon Sanie RizalalSafie Stalieie anShannon Austin Delsher Ramdayay for their impartial and spot on calls, thanks for the event..

Strong earthquake strikes Sabah

Courtesy of Malaysian Meteorological Department

KOTA KINABALU: Tremors shook Kota Kinabalu and other parts of Sabah’s west coast on Friday after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit near Ranau district.  

Initial reports from the Malaysian Meteorological Services Department said the quake struck 16km northwest of Ranau at 7.15am.
The US Geological Survey put the Richter scale at 6. No tsunami warning was issued.
It said that the strong quake struck at a depth of 10km, with its epicentre located 19km from the town of Ranau, and 54km from Kota Kinabalu.  
Apart from the state capital, the tremors were felt in the northern Kudat and Kota Marudu districts, and as far away Beaufort in the south. 
The tremors shook buildings and rattled windows prompting people to run out from their houses, shops, and even at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport terminal. 
The extent of damage cannot be immediately ascertained.

Source : http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/06/05/Sabah-quake/

#THROWBACK : Borneo Surf Festival 2014

The Borneo Surf Festival taking place this December proves that, yes, there is a surfing scene in Sabah, Borneo.

It’s gaining prominence as more people are becoming aware of the surfing scene in Sabah, especially the northern tip of Borneo, where you can pack up your surfboard and head to where waves are well worth surfing.

The Borneo Surf Festival took place at Nexus Resort & Spa last weekend with events such as, a closed Shortboard Division and an open Body Board Shoot Out. There were also surfing lessons, a Stand-Up Paddle demonstration and a Skim Boarding demonstration as the night was complimented with live music performances, surf photo exhibition and free surf movie screenings.

Rider : Ben
Division : Bodyboard

Rider : Met
Division : Shorboard

Rider : Sarah
Division : Bodyboard

Rider : Pian
Division : Bodyboard 
Rider : Roy
Division : Shortboard

Met waxing board before the heat

Rider : Reezal
Division : Shortboard

Rider : Along
Division : Shortboard

Rider : Jeaner
Division : Shortboard

Big boss and Big boss..

The winner

The audience and supporter

Photo credit : Charles Mawan and Srap Design
Article from : Rip Curl Malaysia fb page


MAL POINT SURF ADVENTURE : Located at our homebreak at Karambunai village, nearby Nexus Karambunai Resort and Spa

Phone : +6014 376 1553 - Mal
              +6010 945 1398 - Ben
              +6017 878 8711 - Pian

Email : malpointsurf@gmail.com

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Surf Trip

photo credit : Charles Mawan
Mal Point Surf Safaris / Surf Trips are an adventure! Our surf guide will pick up at your hotel and drive you to various surf breaks from West coast up to north.

Surf Safari/Surf Trip’s
PICKUP TIME IS NORMALLY AT 7AM but if you want to surf at a earlier time please contact us but please try to give us 24 hours notice that way we can be ready to take you surfing.

West Coast
(Tanjung Aru
to Tuaran)
190.006.00Pick up and transfer, 
snack and drinking Water, Lunch
Northern Part
260.00Full DayPick up and transfer, 
snack and drinking Water, Lunch

Board Rental RM80/trip (surfboard range from 5.5' to 6')
Board Rental RM110/trip (Longboard/soft top / skipper)

1 Surf Guide For A Maximum Of 6 Surfers.