Mustofa Jeksen rules Indonesian surfing

April 9, 2012 | Surfing
Coca-Cola ISC Tour: best of Indonesia

Mustofa Jeksen took a second Oakley Pro win, at Canggu’s famed rivermouth righthander, in Indonesia, after defeating Made Awan in challenging 4-6 foot thumping surf.

Both competitors were previous Oakley Pro winners, Jeksen having won the inaugural event back in 2009, and Awan in 2010. Last year it was current Coca-Cola ISC champion Marlon Gerber who won the event.

Neither Jeksen or Awan had banner years in 2011, both just barely inside the top 16 in the rankings, so it was obvious they were hungry and committed to getting this year off to a good start.

Mustofa jumped into the lead and never looked back, catching 10 waves during the final while Awan took only half that many (5).

Due to the size of the waves, actually too big for perfect Canggu, the wave scores weren’t that high, with Mus’s best wave a 7.0 and Awan’s a 5.75.

Frequent bombing 6ft+ sets had the boys paddling a lot, with only the medium and smaller waves offering up much scoring potential, but they both did a stellar job at finding some good waves and creating an exciting final.

“This win means a lot to me," said Jeksen back on the beach. "Last year was a tough one as I didn’t get many good results and I got dropped by my long time sponsor, but I knew I had to just focus and think about the future, not about the past".

"So now I’m back, Mustofa Jeksen is back, I’m a winner again, thanks to my family, my friends and my sponsors that support me. I really want to be Indonesian champion this year, that’s what my goal is now, so my season is getting a great start with this win."

The next stop on the Coca-Cola ISC tour is one of the best lefthanders in the world, Macaroni’s in the Mentawai Islands, so we’ll look forward to bringing you more action from the best Indonesia surfers in the best waves very soon, coming up on May 21-28!

Oakley Pro 2012 | Finals

1. Mustofa Jeksen
2. Made Awan
3. Lee Wilson and Darmaputra Tonjo