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Phuket Surf Series kicks off in Patong today

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Surfing Thailand and the Phuket Surfing Club, is association with the Tourism Authority of Thailand is organising the “Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak” that runs from today (June 30) to October 2018.

This falls during the annual ‘Green’ or monsoon season in Thailand’s Southern Region, when swells out of 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, says: “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

Features 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: [email protected]

 

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: [email protected]

 

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: [email protected]

 

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

 

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: [email protected]

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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Danish tourist dies in Phuket road accident

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A male Danish tourist, driving a motorbike, has died after colliding with a truck in front of a market in Kathu.

The Kathu Police were notified of the incident on Phra Phuket Keaw Road in front of the new outdoor Vintage Market in Kathu at 3am yesterday morning.

Police and Kusoldharm rescue workers arrived at the U-turn to find the truck and driver waiting. The driver of the truck was 36 year old Sontaya Suchata waiting in the middle of the U-turn area.

Nearby they found a damaged Honda PCX and 51 year old Claus Pathuel Jensen, a Danish national from Glostrup. He was found unconscious under the truck. He was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Police report that the truck was going to take a U-turn outside the market area. The truck driver says he was unaware that Mr Jensen was coming from behind in the right lane. The motorbike was unable to avoid the collision with the truck and Mr Jensen PCX ploughed into the rear of the vehicle.

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Malaysia mulls curfew for Under 18 year olds

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PHOTO: Malaysian Deputy PM Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – Proplegacy

The Malaysian Government, in another backwards step as it caves in to conservative religious factions, is considering a new curfew on Under 18 year olds.

Authorities are mulling the possibility of setting a curfew for young Malaysians to be out of the house without adult supervision. They claim it is “to shield them from negative activities and influences”, according to the article from Bernama News.

This was among matters raised and agreed upon at the Cabinet Committee on Eradicating Drugs meeting chaired by Malaysian Deputy PM Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

She says authorities are seriously considering a curfew for children under 18 as records show that glue sniffing is serious among the young.

Malaysia would not be the first country to introduce a curfew on teenagers and children, with Iceland having something similar. Under Iceland’s Child Protection Act, children under 12 may not be outdoors after 8pm unless accompanied by an adult.

“It may not be easy to implement but we feel this is necessary and can definitely help prevent young people from being involved in negative activities,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet Committee on Eradicating Drugs also discussed drawing up a law to prevent, treat and monitor abusers of psychotropic substances, including inhalants such as glue.

“This is still at the proposal stage. We have yet to figure out the punitive actions as well as educational elements that we want to have as part of the law.

“But what is for sure is that we need to ensure that our future generation is not addicted to psychotropic products and glue sniffing,” she said, adding that while the habit might not look as dangerous as injecting oneself with drugs, the effect of glue sniffing is equally, if not more, dangerous.

Dr Wan Azizah said to encourage drug addicts to seek treatment, the committee proposed those who “check-in” into rehabilitation centres voluntarily be left out from the offenders’ registry.

Read more about this proposal in Malaysia HERE.

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