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  • Backstage with Dede Suryana at the Quiksilver Pro/Roxy Pro in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast of Australia: Episodes 1-8

    Surf News March 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

    Just in case you haven’t checked out insider Dede Suryana’s latest adventures “Backstage with Dede Suryana” during the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro on the Goldy, here is the chronological rundown of episodes 1-8 for you. There are still six days left, today being the second lay day of the […]

     
  • Rip Curl’s South East Asian GromSearch Series 2012 Starts in Pacitan East Java on March 4

    Surf News February 29, 2012 at 10:49 am 0 comments

    27 February 2012, Kuta-Bali:  The first stop in Rip Curl’s 2012 South East Asian GromSearch Series will see the Rip Curl Search crew heading up to Pacitan in East Java on March 4th to begin this year’s search for the hottest boy and girl grommet. Grommets (surfer slang for junior […]

     
  • Quiksilver Invites You Backstage with Dede Suryana at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro on Australia’s Gold Coast

    Surf News February 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

    23rd February 2012, Kuta-Bali:  Quiksilver SEA invites you to join Indonesia’s Dede Suryana for an insider’s experience at the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro surf competitions that will take place from the 25th of February to the 7th of March at the legendary Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of […]

     
  • เด็กภูเก็ตคว้ารางวัลชนะเลิศกีฬาโต้คลื่นระดับนานาชาติปี 55 ที่มาเลย์

    Surf News January 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

    ศูนย์ข่าวภูเก็ต – แอนนิสสา ฟลินน์ คว้ารางวัลชนะเลิศ กีฬาโต้คลื่นระดับนานาชาติ ปี 55 ที่ประเทศมาเลเชีย เมื่อเร็วๆ นี้ ที่ศาลากลางจังหวัดภูเก็ต นายชนินทร์ อัยรักษ์ นายกสมาคมกีฬาโต้คลื่นจังหวัดภูเก็ต นำ ด.ญ.แอนนิสสา ฟลินน์ พร้อมนายเดชา สิทธิเดช นักกีฬากระดานโต้คลื่นประเทศไทย พร้อมด้วยนายณัฐวัฒน์ ไผทรัตนเศรณี รองผู้อำนวยการโรงเรียนสตรีภูเก็ต ฝ่ายวิชาการ นายไมเคิล ฟลินน์ เข้าพบนายตรี อัครเดชา ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัดภูเก็ต เนื่องในโอกาสเดินทางกลับจากการไปแข่งขันกีฬาโต้คลื่นที่ประเทศมาเลเซีย เมื่อวันที่ 6-8 ม.ค.ที่ผ่านมา โดย ด.ญ.แอนนิสสา ฟลินน์ สามารถคว้าแชมป์รางวัลชนะเลิศมาครองได้

     
  • Raditya Rondi Wins 6th Annual Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge in Malaysia

    Events, Surf News January 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

    Raditya Rondi Wins 6th Annual Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge in Malaysia   9 January 2012, Desaru – Malaysia:  Current Asian Surfing Champion Raditya Rondi from Indonesia took the Men’s Open victory yesterday in the 6th annual Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge at Desaru Beach in Malaysia, battling it out […]

     
  • Annissa Flynn Takes Women’s Division Win on Day 2 of Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge in Malaysia

    Events, Surf News January 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

    7 January 2012, Desaru – Malaysia:  13 year old Annissa Flynn from Thailand took out the Women’s Division win today on Day 2 of the 6th annual Monsoon Mayhem International Surf Challenge held on the golden sand beach of Desaru in Southeast Malaysia.  She was the youngest of the women […]

     
  • History is Made as Asian Surfing Champions for 2011 are Crowned in Singapore

    Events, Surf News December 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

    18 December 2011 – Singapore: The inaugural Asian Surfing Championships Awards were held on Saturday evening December 17th at the Wave House on Sentosa Island in Singapore to honor the Asian region’s first professional surfing champions, Singapore’s surfing champions, and to celebrate the media partnership of the ASC with the […]

     
  • Raditya Rondi Wins Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 – Becomes First ASC Surfing Champion

    Surf News December 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm 0 comments

    12 December 2011 – Cherating, Malaysia: In an exciting finale to the Billabong Cherating Pro 2011, Indonesia’s Raditya Rondi dominated both the relentlessly pounding South China Sea waves and his fellow finalists to take the Men’s Open Division victory yesterday at Cherating Point in East Malaysia.  With this being the […]

     
  • Wet and Wild Start on Day 1 of Billabong Cherating Pro 2011 in Malaysia

    Events, Surf News December 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

    10 December 2011 – Cherating, Malaysia:  The forecast for a new South China Sea swell to start off the Billabong Cherating Pro in Malaysia was delivered in full today , with smallish early morning conditions steadily giving way to very contestable 1 meter waves by mid day, but also bringing […]

     
  • Thailand’s Annissa Flynn Wins Women’s Division at Terengganu Quiksilver Surf Contest

    Events, Surf News December 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

    Photos and Text: Tim Hain   5 December 2011, Terengganu-Malaysia: Indonesia’s Dede Suryana got the best of both the windy 3-4 foot windblown beachbreak conditions and his fellow finalists yesterday to win the Men’s Open Division of the Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest at Batu Burok Beach and nab […]

     
  • High Flying Surfing Action Highlights Day Two of Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest

    Events, Surf News December 4, 2011 at 9:38 am 0 comments

      Photos and Text: Tim Hain 3 December 2011, Terengganu-Malaysia: It was a very full day of competitive surfing today at Batu Burok Beach, highlighted by some exciting aerial surfing by some of South East Asia’s best professional surfers including Indonesia’s Raditya Rondi, whose amazing air 360 earned him the […]

     
  • Day One of Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event 2011 Surf Contest Opens With Big Crowds and Fun Waves

    Events, Surf News December 4, 2011 at 9:23 am 0 comments

    Photos and Text: Tim Hain 2 December 2011, Terengganu-Malaysia: The inaugural Terengganu Quiksilver Best Event Surf Contest 2011 got underway today at Batuk Burok Beach in the coastal town of Kuala Terengganu with big crowds showing up to check out the surfing action, play some games, participate in a surf […]

     
  • Raditya Rondi Wins Men’s Open Final at Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition

    Events, Surf News September 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

    24 September 2011, Phuket-Thailand: In an exciting end to four full days of great surfing and fun at Patong Beach at the Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition, Bali’s Raditya Rondi gave the crowded beach a clinical demonstration on smashing out big moves on even the smallest waves to claim victory […]

     
  • All Surfing Divisions See Action Today in Run-up to Tomorrow’s Final at Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition

    Events, Surf News September 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

    23 September 2011, Phuket-Thailand:  All surfing divisions saw action today in the run-up to tomorrows final day of the Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition at Patong Beach in Phuket, led off by the Women’s Division first thing in the morning.

     
  • Surf, Fun, and Games on Day 1 of Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition

    Surf News September 23, 2011 at 1:34 am 0 comments

    Opening Speech 21 September 2011, Phuket-Thailand:  Day 1 of the Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition in the Phuket’s most popular seaside town of Patong Beach saw a full day of action starting with an opening ceremony and followed by competitor registration, a beach cleanup, various fun games, a surfing expression […]

     
  • Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 – Schedule and Prizes Announced

    Events, Surf News September 4, 2011 at 10:17 am 0 comments

      Quiksilver Thailand has announced the schedule and prizes for this year’s Quiksilver Thailand Surfing Competion. The event will be held from September 21 to 24 at the north end of Patong Beach, Phuket near the Graceland Hotel. While most of the activities will be held on the beach here, […]

     
  • Lee Wilson Wins the Rip Curl Cup at Padang-Padang in Epic Final

    Surf News August 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

    In an amazing display of strategic tube-riding prowess, Bali’s Lee Wilson used his years of local knowledge to barrel his way to victory in the Rip Curl Cup today at Bali’s Banzai Pipeline over a field of the world’s best tube riding specialists, including runner up and previous Rip Curl […]

     
  • First-Ever ISA World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship to Take Place in Peru in 2012

    Surf News August 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

      La Jolla, California, August 8, 2011- The International Surfing Association is proud to announce the first edition of the ISA World Standup Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship (ISA WSUPPC). The event is confirmed to take place February 6-11, 2012 on the beaches of Miraflores, home of the famous Waikiki […]

     
  • Takayuki Wakita wins Rip Curl Cup Trials in pumping Padang pits

    Surf News August 4, 2011 at 9:39 am 0 comments

    August 3rd, 2011 Padang Padang, Bali  Takayuki Wakita won the Trials of the 2011 Rip Curl Cup, held in four-to-five foot Padang barrels on Wednesday. The Japanese surfer has earned himself a spot in the main event, to be held on the biggest and best day of the year at […]

     
  • ‘Surf House’ to promote Phuket surfing

    Surf News July 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm 0 comments

    From www.phuketgazette.net PHUKET: Phuket surfing culture got a boost today with a major retailer opening a “surfing center” at Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong. Quicksilver Surf House opened today to promote the upcoming Quicksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 and to grow Phuket’s surfing culture, Quicksilver Retail (Thailand) Ltd General Manager […]

     
  • Phuket Surfing Titles Set for Patong in 2011

    Events, Surf News July 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm 2 comments

    By Chutima Sidasathian – Phuketwan.com Wednesday, July 13, 2011 PHUKET: This year’s annual Phuket Quiksilver Thailand surfing titles will be held at Patong beach from September 21-24, the President of Surfing Thailand, Chanin Aiyaiarak, confirmed today. The event is moving from Kata, where it has been held for two years, […]

     
  • Quiksilver Malaysia Signs Bryan Ng as Surf Brand Ambassador for Malaysia

    Surf News June 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

    Quiksilver Malaysia Signs Bryan Ng as Surf Brand Ambassador for Malaysia 8 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia:  Quiksilver Malaysia is proud to announce their sponsorship of Bryan Ng as Surf Brand Ambassador for Malaysia.  For an initial contractual period of one year, Bryan will be working with Quiksilver Malaysia in various […]

     
  • Issue 6 Online Now!

    Surf News June 25, 2011 at 11:31 am 0 comments

    The full edition of Issue 6 is available on line now! The “Photo Issue” features pics from around Thailand and Southeast Asia. Also featured are news, surfer profiles, Koh Lanta, Ajahn Surf, and more! Read Issue 6 online now! Click Here

     
  • Reader Photo Contest

    Surf News June 25, 2011 at 12:01 am 0 comments

    TSM invites you to vote in our READER PHOTO CONTEST 1) Become a member of our page by clicking “Like” on our facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/Thaisurfrider 2) Post your Thailand surfing or beach lifestyle photos on our page 3) The photos with the most “Likes” will win prizes! 4) Contest […]

     
  • Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 – Update

    Surf News June 20, 2011 at 9:55 am 1 comment

    The venue for the Qiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 has been changed from Kata Beach to Patong / Kalim beaches – a surprising twist for both contestants and spectators alike. As in years past, the contest will feature an international surf competition with multiple divisions, beach games, live music, parties, […]

     
  • Lee Wilson Claims Victory in Quiksilver Best West Java Surfing Competition

    Surf News, Video June 20, 2011 at 9:34 am 0 comments

    Lee Wilson Claims Victory in Thrilling Open Division Final at Best West Java Surfing Competition Presented by Quiksilver 18 June 2011, Cimaja-West Java: In a thrilling climax to the six days of intense surfing at the 6-star Best West Java Surfing Competition presented by Quiksilver, Lee Wilson put on an […]

     
  • Phuket Lifeguards Warn of Stinging Bluebottles on Beaches

    Surf News June 20, 2011 at 8:49 am 0 comments

    By Phuketwan Reporters – www.phuketwan.com Sunday, June 19, 2011 PHUKET: Phuket lifeguards are warning swimmers to beware of bluebottles. The stinging sea creatures have been spied on Phuket beaches, and they are capable of causing painful stings. Lifeguards say that two Physalia-Bluebottles were spotted on Naithon beach on Phuket’s west […]

     
  • Hometown Hero Suryana Knocked Out as Quarterfinals

    Surf News, Video June 18, 2011 at 10:32 am 0 comments

    Hometown Hero Suryana Knocked Out as Quarterfinals Completed at Best West Java Surfing Competition Presented by Quiksilver 17 June 2011, Cimaja-West Java: As the Best West Java Surfing Competition presented by Quiksilver races down towards the finish line, the Day 5 action kicked into overdrive with the competitors battling fiercely […]

     
  • Round 4 Action Suspended in on Day 4 of Quiksilver Best West Java Surfing Competition

    Surf News, Video June 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

    16 June 2011, Cimaja-West Java: Today’s Round 4 man-on-man action on Day 4 of the Best West Java Surfing Competition presented by Quiksilver was suspended at the conclusion of Heat 4 due to the strong onshore winds that arrived quickly at the mid point of the 30 minute heat.   The […]

     
  • Longboard Division Final Best West Java Quiksilver Surfing Competition

    Surf News, Video June 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

    Mencos “Baby Funk” Styles to Victory in the Inaugural Longboard Division Final at Best West Java Surfing Competition presented by Quiksilver 15 June 2011, Cimaja-West Java:  In the thrilling 30 minute final of the inaugural Longboard Division at the Best West Java Surfing Competition presented by Quiksilver today at Cimaja […]

     
  • Phuket Hosts Rescue Training for Thailand as Another Phuket Drowing Drama Unfolds

    Surf News June 16, 2011 at 8:26 am 0 comments

    By Chutima Sidasathian www.phuketwan.com Wednesday, June 15, 2011 PHUKET: A young Russian tourist and the lifeguard who rescued her from savage surf at a Phuket beach this afternoon were both fighting for their lives tonight in intensive care units at two Phuket hospitals. The potential tragedy was made more poignant […]

     
  • Day Two of Quiksilver Best West Java Surfing Competition

    Surf News, Video June 15, 2011 at 10:17 am 0 comments

    Pumping Waves For Day Two of Best West Java Surfing Competition presented by Quiksilver Sees Round 2 of Open Division Completed 14 June 2011, Cimaja-West Java:  Solid 3-5 foot glassy waves greeted the Round 2 Open Division contestants arriving at Cimaja Point this morning on Day Two of the Best […]

     
  • Roxy Champion Crowned at Quiksilver Best West Java Surf Competition

    Surf News, Video June 14, 2011 at 11:50 am 0 comments

    14 June 2011, Cimaja-West Java: To end the action-packed first day of the Best West Java Surfing Competition presented by Quiksilver yesterday, Iis from Pangandaran West Java narrowly defeated 2010 Coca-Cola ISC Women’ Champion Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea to claim the title of Roxy Champion, while Diah Rayahu from Bali took […]

     
  • Andy Irons’ Autopsy Results Released

    Surf News June 10, 2011 at 10:14 am 2 comments

    Heart Attack and acute mixed drug ingestion said to be cause of death for the three-time world champion June 8, 2011 – Surfermag.com Conflicting reports are currently coming in concerning the cause of

     
  • Hobie SUP event kicks 2011 paddle season into high gear

    Surf News June 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

    Rojas, Wild, and McPhillips dominate 2011 Hobie/Hennessey’s Waterman’s Challenge Doheny State Beach  once again played  host to

     
  • Pine Ocean SUP Clinic in Busan

    Surf News June 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

    Haeundae Beach in Busan will host the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Cup International Surfing Competition on June 24. As a warm up for the summer season, more than 200 surfers from all over Korea

     
  • ภาพยนต์เซิร์ฟเรื่องล่าสุด จาก Nike ให้ดาวน์โหลดฟรีแล้ว

    Surf News, Video June 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

    หลังจากที่ Quiksilver ได้ให้แฟนๆดาวน์โหลดหนังเซิร์ฟแบบฟรีๆ เต็มเรื่อง Moments กันแล้วไม่นาน แบรนด์คู่แข่งอย่าง

     
  • Record numbers turn out for the Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing days in Bali

    Surf News June 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

    29 May 2011, Double Six beach Legian’s Bali. Bright sky’s and perfect 2 -3ft waves decorated Sunday morning at Double 6 beach Legian, Bali

     
  • หนังเซิร์ฟเรื่องใหม่จากบิลลาบอง ‘Blow Up’ – New Billabong Surf Video

    Surf News, Video June 4, 2011 at 11:31 am 1 comment

    ข่าวจาก / news from  http://www.surfersvillage.com/surfing/51999/news.htm Billabong ได้ออกภาพยนต์วีดีโอเซิร์ฟตอนใหม่ ชื่อว่า “BLOW UP”

     
  • PERU WINS THE QUIKSILVER ISA JUNIORS WORLD TITLE

    Surf News, Video May 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

    Peru entered surfing history books today by winning the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surifng Championship. Team Peru on the Podium. Photo: ISA/Marotta Cristobal de Col, Canelle Boulard and Filipe Toledo win the individual gold medal divisions Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Movistar Punta Hermosa, Peru May 28, […]

     
  • นักโต้คลื่นเด็กไทย คว้าทุนจากสมาคมโต้คลื่นนานาชาติ Local Grom Panu Wisetsombat Wins ISA Scholarship

    Surf News May 27, 2011 at 10:34 am 0 comments

    เมื่อวันที่ 25 พฤษภาคม 2554 สมาคมโต้คลื่นนานาชาติ (International Surfing Association, ISA) ซึ่งเป็นสมาชิกของคณะกรรมการโอลิมปิคสากล (IOC) ได้ประกาศชื่อผู้ที่ได้รับทุนการศึกษาของสมาคมฯ ประจำปี 2011 ในระหว่างพิธีเปิดการแข่งขันโต้คลื่นชิงแชมป์เยาวชนโลก ที่ประเทศเปรู ทุนการศึกษานี้จะมอบให้เยาวชนนักโต้คลื่นอายุไม่เกิน 18ปี จากทั่วโลก จำนวน 25 ทุน ทุนละ 1,000 เหรียญสหรัฐฯ โดยนักโต้คลื่นเด็กไทย น้องภานุ วิเศษสมบัติ อายุ 13ปี จากหาดกะตะ จังหวัดภูเก็ต เป็นหนึ่งในผู้ที่ได้รับทุนการศึกษานี้ นับว่าเป็นเด็กไทยคนแรกที่ได้รับทุนการศึกษาจากสมาคมโต้คลื่นนานาชาติ และเป็นเด็กคนเดียวในภูมิภาคเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ ที่ได้รับเกียรตินี้ พร้อมกันนั้นน้องภานุ วิเศษสมบัติ ยังต้องทำหน้าที่ทูตพิเศษของสมาคโต้คลื่นนานาชาติ ในการประชาสัมพันธ์กีฬาโต้คลื่นในประเทศไทย ให้เป็นที่รู้จักแพร่หลายต่อไป น้องภานุ วิเศษสมบัติ เริ่มเล่นเซิร์ฟ (โต้คลื่น) เมื่อสามปีที่ผ่านมา โดยมีผลงานเป็นแชมป์การแข่งขันโต้คลื่นเยาวชน Rip Curl Grom […]

     
  • Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship starts today in Lima, Peru

    Surf News May 22, 2011 at 8:43 am 0 comments

    Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Movistar Punta Hermosa, Peru May 21, 2011 During today’s Opening Ceremony, the International Surfing Association will welcome 27 nations to the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Movistar in Lima, Peru. The official program started yesterday with a press conference […]

     
  • R.I.P. Russell Affleck

    Surf News May 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm 1 comment

      TSM was sad to learn that longtime Phuket visitor and surfer Russell Affleck passed away in his sleep in early March of this year in Australia. The always fit and energetic Russ was instrumental in helping develop the first boardriders club in Phuket, as well as playing a major […]

     
  • Phuket Monsoon Claims Chinese Tourist in Karon Beach Drama

    Surf News May 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

      By Chutima Sidasathian – www.phuketwan.com Saturday, May 14, 2011 A CHINESE tourist became the first beach victim of Phuket’s monsoon season today at Phuket’s most notoriously dangerous beach. Wei Fuo Thang, 32, was pulled from the water by lifeguards near the annual beach volleyball location, north of the centre […]

     
  • Brenda Lee joins VOLCOM Malaysia

    Surf News May 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm 3 comments

    Brenda Lee joins VOLCOM Malaysia as the first ever Malaysian female surfer to be sponsored by a leading brand May 10, 2011, Kuala Lumpur, – Brenda Lee Lai Yee and VOLCOM Malaysia opens a new chapter in Malaysian women’s surfing as Brenda became the first ever Malaysian female surfer to […]

     
  • Phuket Drowning, Rescues as Monsoon Dangers Loom

    Surf News April 23, 2011 at 10:01 am 0 comments

      By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison – www.phuketwan.com Friday, April 22, 2011 THE DROWNING of a young man in a Phuket lagoon and the rescue of three girls at a popular Phuket beach showed that more people need swimming lessons, a Phuket safety expert said this afternoon. Wilanan Saeong, […]

     
  • Phuket Beach Games Budget Rises to 900m Baht

    Events, Surf News April 22, 2011 at 10:48 am 1 comment

    By Pathomporn Kaenkrachang – www.phuketwan.com Thursday, April 21, 2011 PHUKET’S 2014 Asia Beach Games have been boosted by a budget that has doubled to 900 million baht. But questions are being asked about whether 5000 athletes and an estimated 100,000 visitors could be forced to use tuk-tuks or taxis. The […]

     
  • Plenty of Beach Games as Phuket Gets Set

    Surf News April 17, 2011 at 12:26 am 0 comments

    By Phuketwan Reporter – www.phuketwan.com Thursday, April 14, 2011 WHILE Phuket lost the chance to bid for the 2020 World Expo, planning for the 2014 Asian Beach Games is proceeding, with Olympic officials vetting the Phuket venues between April 13-16. Today committee members met at Royal Phuket City Hotel, outlining […]

     
  • Indonesia?s 2010 Surfing Champion Putra ?Pulu? Hermawan renews his sponsorship deal with Rip Curl Asia.

    Surf News April 4, 2011 at 10:47 am 1 comment

    18-year-old Komang Putra Hermawan, a.k.a Pulu, yesterday resigned his sponsor agreement with Rip Curl for another 2-year period. The super grom from Lembongan Island won the ISC (Indonesian Surfing Championship) Open Division and the ISC Pro Junior championships in 2010, and is on his way to becoming a successful international […]

     
  • Coca-Cola ISC Tour Adds Mentawai Surfing Competition to 2011 Schedule of Events

    Events, Surf News April 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm 0 comments
     
  • Phuket Beaches to Gain More Lifeguards, Jet-skis

    Surf News March 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm 0 comments

    By Chutima Sidasathian http://www.phuketwan.com Thursday, March 31, 2011 PHUKET’S lifeguards are expected back on Phuket beaches this weekend with agreement reached on a new deal that provides more manpower, better equipment and improved surveillance. All that’s needed for the beaches to regain their protectors is a signature from the Phuket […]

     
  • Issue 5 Out Now!

    Surf News March 30, 2011 at 11:50 am 0 comments

    TSM?s Issue 5 is now available online with the hardcopy soon to follow. This issue features the rundown on the Monsoon Mayhem contest in Malaysia, Annissa Flynn?s impressive effort at the The Reef Classic in Hong Kong,? a Photoessay by J. Welch, some ideas about the wacky weather this high […]

     
  • Yudi Andika Takes Victory at Aceh Boardriders Series 11 Event in Banda Aceh

    Events, Surf News March 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm 0 comments
     
  • Phuket beaches left unguarded

    Surf News February 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm 0 comments
     
  • Phuket Lifeguards to Vanish from Beaches Tomorrow

    Surf News February 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm 0 comments
     
  • TSM Talks to Nazir ?Ajill? Salleh from Bigfoot Industries

    Interviews, Surf News January 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm 0 comments
     
  • Yudi Andika Wins 5th Annual Monsoon Mayhem Surf Challenge at Desaru, Malaysia

    Events, Surf News January 10, 2011 at 3:54 pm 0 comments
     
  • Phuket Local Wins in Hong Kong

    Surf News December 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm 0 comments
     
  • Six Phuket Expat Drownings, Deaths, Go Unrecorded

    Surf News November 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm 1 comment

    By Alan Morison – Phuketwan.com Wednesday, November 17, 2010 THREE drownings of tourists on Karon beach and one on neighboring Kata beach have gone unrecorded in police statistics that are intended to list every expat death on Phuket. The deaths of two Australians have also gone unrecorded, making a total […]

     
  • Best Surfer Party Caps Off Best Quiksilver-Roxy Open 2010 Event in Bali

    Surf News November 12, 2010 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

    8 November 2010, Kuta-Bali: ?Capping off Quiksilver?s Best Surf Comp was their Best Surfer Party on Saturday night November 6 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Caf้ on Kuta Beach in Bali that got started around 9 pm and wrapped up just before 2 am. Julian Wilson?s ?Scratching […]

     
  • KELLY SLATER WINS 10TH ASP WORLD TITLE

    Surf News November 8, 2010 at 9:58 pm 0 comments

    QUIKSILVER?S KELLY SLATER WINS 10TH ASP WORLD TITLE AND CLAIMS RIP CURL PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO, AMASSING HIS 45TH ELITE TOUR VICTORY Somewhere, Puerto Rico (November 6, 2010)?Quiksilver?s Kelly Slater made history today, clinching a historic and unprecedented 10th ASP World Title, then going on to win the Rip Curl […]

     
  • World Champ Andy Irons Passes Away

    Surf News November 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Tuesday, November 2, 2010) ? Andy Irons (HAW), 32, three-time ASP World Champion, passed away today en-route from Puerto Rico back home to Kauai from complications due to illness. Official Irons Family Statement: The world of surfing mourns an incredibly sad loss today with the news that […]

     
  • Report from Freedom 3 – Mentawai Tsunami

    Surf News October 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm 0 comments

    By: Tom Fekete The following is a brief account of the Tsunami incident at Macaroni’s on Pagai Island, Mentawais, West Sumatra based on reports received directly from the crew of Freedom 3 who were involved first hand in the situation. Time of writing is 16:00GMT on October 26, 2010. Most […]

     
  • Tsunami hits Aussie tourist boat

    Surf News October 26, 2010 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    A three-metre-high tsunami wave has hit a boat carrying Australian tourists off the Indonesian island of Pagai after a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the archipelago, Nine News has reported. Australian Rick Hallett has told Today he was on his charter boat with guests when the wall of water rolled into […]

     
  • Mentawai Islands hit by Tsunami

    Surf News October 26, 2010 at 10:10 am 0 comments

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 STUFF.co.nz — A group of Australian surfers were forced to climb trees to escape a tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The surfers, from the Gold Coast and Sydney, were on two charter boats near the the Mentawai islands when a […]

     
  • Phuket-Bali Flights: Aussie Breakthrough Tipped

    Surf News October 5, 2010 at 8:59 am 1 comment

    By Chutima Sidasathian http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phuket-bali-flights-tipped-announcement-soon-13054 Monday, October 4, 2010 FLIGHTS from Phuket to Bali are likely to be announced as part of a new schedule delivered by AirAsia next week. An aerial link between Southeast Asia’s rival holiday destinations is keenly anticipated. The General Manager of Thai AirAsia, Tassapon Bijleveld, said […]

     
  • Thailand plans Phuket bid for Asian Beach Games

    Surf News October 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm 1 comment

    Beach volleyball would be among the many featured events if Phuket gets to host the Asian Beach Games. Photo: Jim Welch Phuket Gazette – http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/detail.asp?id=9323 PHUKET: Thailand looks likely to bid for Phuket to host the fourth-ever Asian Beach Games in November 2014, following a high-level meeting at the Ministry […]

     
  • Tipi Jabrik from Indonesia Wins Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010 in Kata Beach Thailand

    Surf News September 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm 1 comment

    Text and images courtesy of Tim Hain, Photo Captions: TSM 27 September 2010, Kata Beach ? Phuket:? In a down-to-the wire finish at the Men?s Open final of the Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010 at Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand yesterday, Tipi Jabrik from Indonesia snatched the win from Jakapan […]

     
  • Quiksilver Thailand Competition names semifinalists

    Surf News September 27, 2010 at 10:25 am 0 comments

    Nopposit?: photo Tim Hain/ISC Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition Surfing Thailand Kata Beach, Phuket Thailand 22 – 26 September 2010 Quarterfinals in all Divisions Completed on Day 4 of Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010 Tim Hain, 25 September, 2010 : – – Kata Beach, Phuket — The Quarterfinals of the Men?s […]

     
  • Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition rocks Day 3

    Surf News September 27, 2010 at 10:23 am 0 comments

    Tipi Jabrik?: photo Tim Hain/ISC Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition Surfing Thailand Kata Beach, Phuket Thailand 22 – 26 September 2010 Full Day of Competition in Excellent Conditions on Day 3 Tim Hain, 24 September, 2010 : – -?Kata Beach, Phuket — The third day of competition at the Quiksilver Thailand […]

     
  • First Two Rounds of Men?s Open Division Completed at Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010

    Surf News September 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

    23 September 2010, Kata Beach ? Ph uket:? Rounds 1 and 2 of the Men?s Open Division of the Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010 were completed today under beautiful blue skies and sunshine in the 2-3 foot glassy waves on offer at Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand. The day?s action […]

     
  • Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010 Officially Opened Today ? First Round of Men?s Open Starts Tomorrow

    Surf News September 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

    22 September 2010, Kata Beach ? Phuket:? The 2nd annual Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition was officially opened today in a morning program that included several children?s dances, a prayer to the gods of the sea, speeches by government officials, and the final registration of the competitors that will be surfing […]

     
  • Supergroms prove too super for the competition

    Surf News September 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

    Tue 21 Sep 2010 Phuket Post – www.phuket-post.com The three-legged RipCurl Grom Search came to an end on 18 September, with many of the local veteran kids pipping the new entrants to the post. Supergroms Panu, Anissa Flynn and Panjo Schneider each took a win from the three part series. […]

     
  • Classic George Downing Guns For Sale . . . . In UBON!

    Interviews, Surf News September 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

    By: Tom Fekete Looking to invest in a collectible vintage surfboard? How about an authentic 1980?s George Downing Waimea Gun? And you don?t even have to go to Hawaii to get it. It?s just a short hop away in ? of all places ? Ubon Rachatani. The board belongs to […]

     
  • Phuket-Yangon Route on Air Bagan

    Surf News September 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

    Myanmar airline Air Bagan is planning to add new routes to its itinerary? including a new Phuket-Yangon flight. The Phuket flights are scheduled to start in December and will initially operate 2 times a week on Mondays and Fridays. Myanmar has one of the few remaining unexplored surfable coastlines on […]

     
  • RipCurl Grom Search 3 ? Location Change

    Events, Surf News September 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

    The third and final event of the 2010 RipCurl Grom Search Thailand has been move from Surin Beach to Kata Beach. The event will be held on Saturday,? September 18 at the South end of the beach starting around 9am.

     
  • Phuket Drownings: Time to Adopt In-Flight Warnings

    Surf News September 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

    By Alan Morison – phuketwan.com Friday, September 17, 2010 Phuketwan News Analysis AIRLINES flying to Australia are adopting an idea that has been suggested as a method of reducing Phuket’s excessively high toll of needless drownings. From November, six well-known airlines will screen a video designed to promote beach safety […]

     
  • Panu wins RipCurl Grom Search 1 at Nai Harn

    Surf News September 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

    13 year old Panu Wisetsombat from Kata Beach, Phuket wins 1st place in the first-ever RIPCURL GROM SEARCH series at Nai Harn Beach on Saturday, August 21, 2010! The RIPCURL GROM SEARCH 2010 at Nai Harn Beach was the first of three events that are set for kids under 15 […]

     
  • Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010

    Events, Surf News September 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

    Quiksilver, along with the Surfing Thailand organization (recently recognized by the International Surfing Association (ISA)), is pleased to announce the second annual Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition to be held at Kata Beach, Phuket on September 22 ? 26, 2010. This year?s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever […]