domenica, settembre 06, 2009

Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009

Oggi domenica 6 Settembre si è concluso nel migliore dei modi il Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009
Il monsone ci ha risparmiato le piogge ma le onde sono state favolose!!!
Queste sono le mie foto scattate nel primo pomeriggio di oggi, l'affluenza di turisti e spettatori è stata davvero alta, Kata come sempre risulta essere la spiaggia più bella ed affascinante dell'isola.

Sito ufficiale Phuket Monsoon Riders

Kata Beach is the epicenter of Thailand’s surf scene, with full range of wave types on offer, from nice and easy learning waves for beginners up to hollow 6-8 footers for the experts, spread out along the sandy bottomed beach strip. With the variety of swells pulsing in from the Andaman Sea during the months of June through September, Kata Beach is the magnet for waves in the region, so for the final event of the series the Phuket Boardriders Club have chosen Kata Beach as the venue at which to crown the champions of the Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009.

It is expected that over 100 surfers will be competing in the Island Crown over this September weekend, with a mix of local surfers and surfers from Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hawaii, and the USA. They will be competing in four divisions, Short Board, Longboard, Women’s, and Groms (under 16 years of age) for cash, trophies and various prizes given by Quiksilver and the many other event sponsors. In addition, the overall winner in the Short Board division will receive the unique award of a surfboard signed by 9-time world champ surfer Kelly Slater.

The final day’s competition on Sunday will be followed by an awards presentation party at the Kata Beach Resort, which will include a poolside fashion show by 6 stunning Miss Maxim models, food, drinks, the awards presentation and one of Bangkok’s hottest bands “Pae Slur” giving a mini-concert to round out the evening.

Organized and presented by the Phuket Boardriders Club, the Quilksilver Thailand Surf Series is the first Asian Surfing Championship tour event to be held in South East Asia, and is the first major surfing event in Thailand to be presented by a large international surfing brand. Quiksilver SE Asia CEO Paul Hutson was delighted to be selected as the presenting sponsor and instantly committed to a three-year deal. “From our point of view there is great potential here, so we’d like to assist in both the development of surfing in Thailand and to promote issues that are important to us as a company, namely keeping the beaches and water in pristine condition so we as surfers can enjoy them for years to come.”

The Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series is hosted and supported by the following: Quiksilver SEA, Phuket Provincial Office, Thailand Tourism and Sport Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Patong Municipality, Kamala OBT, and the Karon Municipality, with media sponsors Phuket Gazette, PG TV, Blue Wave 90.5FM, B95FM, Phuket Bulletin, Art and Culture Magazine, MTV, and the Phuket Neo Photo Club, as well as Jim Beam, Nok Air, Kingfisher, Print Kamala Resort, the Jungceylon Shopping Center, the Patong Paragon Hotel, the Kata Beach Resort, the Absolute Resorts&Hotels.

To register for the event and to get more information, see and

About the Phuket Boardriders Club

The Phuket Boardriders Club is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to strengthen local surfing talent and create camaraderie and friendship between local and visiting surfers. The management of the club consists of Thai office bearers and local expatriate volunteers, and over the past 7 surf seasons the Boardriders have held numerous surf contests in Phuket including the Kalim Surfing Contest, The Kamala Surfing Contest, and the Kata/Karon surfing competition (also known as The Phuket Surfing Contest). For more information, see

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