TAT launches ‘Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak’ this surfing season

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with Surfing Thailand and Phuket Surfing Club 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; however, 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, Surin Becahes in Phuket, as well as Pakarang Beach at Khao Lak, Phang-nga province, which will be the final event in the competition.

Mrs. 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 both 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 between 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. Remarks: – If there are no women participants, the competition will be cancelled.
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. Remarks: If there are less than 8 participants, the competition for that particular group will be cancelled.
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