Connect with us

Phuket

‘Surf House’ to promote Phuket surfing

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Phuket surfing culture got a boost today with a major retailer opening a “surfing center” at Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong.

Quiksilver Surf House opened today to promote the upcoming Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 and to grow Phuket’s surfing culture, Quiksilver Retail (Thailand) Ltd General Manager Surached Mungthong said.

“I would like to help expand the surfing community in Phuket and enable more tourists to experience surfing here. Surf House staff will suggest places and times to surf, as well as help beginners join a surf school in Patong,” Mr Surached said.

Staff will also give out information about the 3rd Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 to be held in Patong from September 21-24 in front of Phuket Graceland resort.

This year, the event will become one of six ranked competitions in the ASEAN Surfing Championship held in Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The event will also include a “surfing festival” with fashion, music and sports activities.

“This year we are holding the competition in Patong because I would like to send out the message that you can surf at any beach in Phuket, not only at Kata,” Mr Surached said.

“I would also like to have more people take part in the fun activities like a surf show by a famous international surfer, surf clinic and games on the beach. On the last night, we will have a live concert on the beach,” he said.

There are already more than 100 surfers registered for the competition, he said. Overall, about 300 surfers are expected to compete in the games which include four classes: long board, short board, women and master (for surfers over 35 years old), he said.

“Surfers will come from many countries: USA, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philipines, Singapore and so on. These people will help boost the local economy during the low season,” he added.

Quiksilver will also co-operate with the Phuket Marine and Coastal Resources Conservation Center to organize a sea grass planting event for the surfers near Pa Khlok.

To register for the competition or for more information, visit: w.quiksilverthailand.com, w.thaisurfrider.com and w.surfingthailand.org.

The Phuket Gazette and PGTV are proud to sponsor of this event.

The Surf House is on the ground floor of Jungceylon near the entrance to Silang Blvd Hall and will be open until the end of September.

— Pimwara Choksakulpan

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand28 mins ago

More than 1 million baht payout to massacre victims

Thailand39 mins ago

Three children survive daycare centre massacre in northeast Thailand

Law1 hour ago

Pakistan’s transgenders dragged back into Dark Ages

Sponsored4 hours ago

5 reasons why Thailand educators shouldn’t miss Bett Asia in Bangkok this year

Thailand2 hours ago

Thais unhappy with Prawit’s response to daycare centre massacre

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand lowers flags to half-mast to mourn daycare centre massacre victims

Philippines3 hours ago

‘Strange and unusual’ punishment for Filipino lottery winners

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides3 hours ago

5 posh places for a relaxing afternoon tea in Bangkok

Weather3 hours ago

Floods in NE Thailand claimed the lives of 3 people

Crime3 hours ago

Colleagues reveal daycare killer prone to mood swings

Hot News3 hours ago

US sanctions Myanmar junta-linked businessman over buying Russian-made arms

Thailand3 hours ago

King, Queen and PM Prayut to visit mass shooting victims in northeast Thailand

Guides3 hours ago

What are the common international school curriculums in Thailand? What should you choose?

Hot News4 hours ago

US forces take down three senior ISIS figures in Syria

Bangkok4 hours ago

LIV golfers trundle pointlessly into Bangkok’s ‘billionaire’s paradise’

Hot News4 hours ago

Suitcase in Japan held different kind of explosives as bomb squad finds sex toys

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending