Surf’s up with the ‘Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak’

Surfing Thailand and the Phuket Surfing Club in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the “Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak” that will run from June to October 2018.

This falls during the annual ‘Green’ or monsoon season in Thailand’s Southern Region, when swells from the Bay of Bengal are most consistent for both beach and reef breaks along the Andaman coast. Phuket is Thailand’s best surfing destination but is not yet on any of the international surfing tour circuits. Nonetheless, there are an estimated 300 Thai and foreign surfers in the region.

The “Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak” will be held at Patong, Kamala, Kalim, and Surin Becahes in Phuket, as well as Pakarang Beach at Khao Lak, Phang-nga province, which will be the final event in the competition.

Ms. Kanokkittika Kritwutikon, Director of TAT Phuket Office, said: “The Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak will further reinforce Phuket’s image as a sports destination and generate tourism revenue for the province. The event will also help encourage surfers from around Asia and overseas to visit and participate in this series of amateur surfing competitions.”

The Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak will comprise six competitions during June to October 2018 as follows:

Pearl of the Andaman Surfing Championship 2018, 30 June to 1 July, 2018, at Patong Beach, Phuket, featuring four divisions: Short Board Man Open; Long Board Man Open; Short Board Women Open; and Long Board Women Open.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Decha Sithidej

Tel. +66 (0) 89 973 2161

Facebook: Dede Decha Sithidej

E-mail: daysurfer@gmail.com

14th Kamala Go Surfing Contest 2018, 7 to 8 July, 2018, at Kamala Beach, Phuket, comprising Open Short Board, Open Long Board, and Grom Under 14.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Aod Penmit

Tel. +66 (0) 89 866 7683

Mr. Vissanu Madsatool

Tel. +66 (0) 62 243 6953

Facebook Fanpage: Kamala Go Surfing Club

E-mail: moto_kamala@hotmail.com

REnextop 2018 (RAST) Asian Surfing Tour, 18 to 21 July, 2018, at Patong Beach, Phuket, with four divisions: Short Board Man Open; Long Board Man Open; Short Board Women Open; and Long Board Women Open.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Chanin Aiyarak

Tel. +66 (0) 99 469 7896

E-mail: joob@surfingthailand.org

2nd Kalim Reef Surfing Contest 2018, 3 to 5 August, 2018, at Kalim Beach, Phuket, featuring five categories: Open Short Board; Open Long Board; Grom Under 14; Beginner; and Women Division.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Prasert Hamra

Tel. +66 (0) 64 948 3352

Mr. Santi Hasun

Tel. +66 (0) 83 107 0151

E-mail: info@kalimreefsurfers.com

Facebook Fanpage: Kalim Reef Surfers

www.kalimreefsurfers.com

2nd Surin Beach Surfing Contest 2018, 22 to 23 September, 2018, at Surin Beach, Phuket, with three categories: Open Short Board; Open Long Board; and Grom Under 14.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Sayan Bureerak

Tel. +66 (0) 94 593 2107

Mr. Jumlong Sittichok

Tel. +66 (0) 81 270 8683

Facebook Fanpage: Surin Surfer Club

E-mail: yanb3468@gmail.com

4th Khao Lak Surfing Contest 2018, 26 to 28 October, 2018, at Pakarang Beach, Khaolak, Phang-nga province, also with five categories: Open Short Board; Open Long Board; Grom Under 14; Beginner Open (board cannot be over 7 foot); and Beginner Women (no board size limit).

For more information, contact:

Mr. Montree Na Takuathung

Tel. +66 (0) 86 403 6564

Facebook Fanpage: Pakarang Surf School

E-mail: ching@pakarangsurfshop.com