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Phuket’s Annissa Flynn wins Flowboard Worlds in Cancun, Mexico

Tanutam Thawan



Female athletes in Thailand have added another major achievement by winning the 2017 World Flow Boarding Tour Finals in Mexico.

Phuket’s Anissa Flynn is already acclaimed as one of the best womens’ surfers in Asia after winning the Asian Womens Open surfing tour at aged 12 and has now added a World Championship to her growing list of big wins.

The 2017 Flow Tour ended at the World Flow Boarding Finals held at Aqua World Water Park in Cancun, Mexico.

Finalists attended the five day event which also saw the athletes visit world famous ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and ended with a huge party at the Hard Rock Hotel for the prize awards ceremony, Mexican banquet and live music.

The Asian team consisted of Nur Alysha Mohamad Rizwan and Annissa Tita Flynn in the Women’s Flowboard division, Tum Nonsee and Muhamad Nazri in the Men’s Flowboard as well as other athletes who were unable to attend because they couldn’t get their visas in time due to the tightened restrictions now in place.

Day 2: Let's the competition begin… World Flowboarding Champ…

Let the competition begin… there were moments full of adrenaline, but also were a lot of fun and a great atmosphere, we will be waiting for you tomorrow with the finals! ?‍♂?‍♀Que empiece la competencia, se vivieron momentos de mucha adrenalina, pero sobre todo mucha diversión y un gran ambiente, los esperamos mañana con las finales! ?‍♂?‍♀#WorldFlowboardingChampionships #WeCreateFUN La Tula Cochileña Santo Remedio Aguas Locas Cancun RoXy Mexico Banana Boat Latinoamérica flowboarders FlowRider

Posted by Aquaworld Cancun on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Annissa Flynn represented Phuket’s SurfHouse Kata and Thailand. She managed to win this year’s event after previously finishing in second and third positions at the World Finals in the past.

Coming in second place was young Nur Alysha Mohamad Rizwan who beat Annissa in the Asian Final, recognised as having a terrific future in the sport.

Annissa was ecstatic at winning and her Facebook account said it all…

“I will never forget this day! This is the day that a kid like me becomes a WORLD CHAMPION!! I am so thankful to mom & dad – you guys are awesome! The best boards in the business Mak flowboards and most of all Roxy Thailand – if not for you guys I’ll have never been here! Aqua World for putting on the event and all flowboarders for making the event possible! Next stop Utah!!”

Annissa is sponsored by Roxy Thailand, Mak Flowboards and SurfHouse Kata Beach and Patong.

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Bodyboard Male :

1st Daniel Tarapchack

2nd Sean Beckwith

3rd Place Jonathan Hintz (Canada)

Bodyboard Female:

1st Morgan Seaberth (All of them from USA)

2nd Cathy Seabert

3rd Hayley Balderrama

Flowboard Male:

1st Sean Silveira (For the sixth time! Not consecutive, but he regained the title two years later)

2nd Muhammad Nazri

3rd Jake Chipman

Flowboard Female :

1st Annissa Flynn

2nd Alyssia

3rd Austyn Victoria


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Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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