Post Tagged with: "Phuket"

  • Lee Wilson Takes Quiksilver Open West Java 2012 Win

    Surf News, Video June 18, 2012 at 10:35 am 0 comments

    17 June 2012, Cimaja-West Java: Lee Wilson put on an impressive display of competitive surfing in the 25 minute finale of the Quiksilver Open West Java at Cimaja Beach today to win the Men’s Open Division final over fellow Bali surfer Mustofa Jeksen. Wilson took to the air and used […]

  • 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 […]

  • ‘Surf House’ to promote Phuket surfing

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

    From 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 – 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, […]

  • Phuket Lifeguards Warn of Stinging Bluebottles on Beaches

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

    By Phuketwan Reporters – 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 – 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 […]

  • 10% Off High Quality Dentistry for TSM Readers

    Local Business April 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

      Need some dental work done?? TSM recommends Dental Sea Clinic in Patong.? They offer a full range of dental services with modern equipment and friendly and professional staff at reasonable prices. Dental Sea is located on the South side of Prabaramee road as you head to the beach from […]

  • Phuket Drowning, Rescues as Monsoon Dangers Loom

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

      By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison – 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 – 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 […]

  • Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010- Day 1

    Video April 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Thailand Best Event 2010 Day1 and stay tune to TSM website for more video!

  • Plenty of Beach Games as Phuket Gets Set

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

    By Phuketwan Reporter – 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 […]

  • Coastal Current in Phuket

    Ajahn Surf December 16, 2010 at 10:56 am 3 comments

    Photos, figures, and story by S.A. Martin Prince of Songkla University This article explores 4 types of ocean currents found at 5 beaches in southern Phuket. The purpose of the article is to clarify and map problematic areas where tourists and residents alike get into trouble in the water. When […]

  • Six Phuket Expat Drownings, Deaths, Go Unrecorded

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

    By Alan Morison – 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 […]

  • Two Chefs Are Better Than One

    Local Business October 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

    There was a time not 20 years ago when it was nearly impossible to find decent Western food on Phuket. Sure, we all love Thai food, but when those pangs for a taste of home kicked in they were usually met with a pretty bland, if not frightening, selection of […]

  • Phuket-Bali Flights: Aussie Breakthrough Tipped

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

    By Chutima Sidasathian 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 – 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]


    Ajahn Surf September 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

    The Surfer Lifesavers of PHUKET In recent years, Phuket has been plagued with tourist drowning and this subject has become a regular topic in the media?and drowning is among the leading causes of death for tourists visiting Phuket. A review of news articles published in the Phuket Gazette from 2007 […]

  • Mark ?Pood Maak? Abatangelo

    Interviews September 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm 5 comments

    ?Hey, so I enjoy talking a lot with my friends in the water between sets?I can hear the Thais givin? me sh*t?so I say “hey man?me old man?u know me man??u see me every year surfing, u miss me talking in the water man?” but they are mostly having fun […]