1st ever Phuket Kiteboarding Competition at Surin beach postponed

The organiser, Willy Kerr, informed Phuketindex on 27 July that “unfortunately due to the sponsors Stereolab and the need for emergency renovations on the premises, they have decided to postpone the event until further notice; we will release a new date for the event once they have made up their minds; really last minute for us and definitely not ideal! But hey these things happen!”

Original event planned as below:

Surin Beach and Stereolab Phuket Thailand will host the first ever international Kiteboarding Competition to be held in Phuket Thailand and under the “KTA Open Event” umbrella.

Proposed as a now annual event, Surin beach will see the current Asian Champion (Thai National Narapichit Pudla “Yo”) strut his stuff against International and National opponents in both Freestyle and course racing disciplines, the event will also hold a novelty BIG AIR event over the 4 days.

The organisers Neil Godbold (Hong Kong) & Willy Kerr (Thailand) said: “The KTA Tour 2009/2010 raised a lot of new interest in kiting in Asia both from the region and internationally, so we want to build on this and help as many events as we can to grow their profile and locations.

To do this and following a few other requests from other events and locations we have decided to broaden what the KTA does and as well as the tour to also run a KTA open event, which allows for one off events, events of different styles that want to hold more than just the approved IKA competition disciplines and events that fall outside the main tour season to become part of the KTA sanctioned events programme.

The event itself will also award IKA world ranking points and will be run under the KTA/IKA Freestyle and Course Racing Rules. Registration will be on the beach or you can contact us to pre-register on our contact form at www.kiteboardtour.asia

Program Schedule:
Thursday 5th August 2010
Registration 9am – 5pm
Free Ride Warm Up Day, (possible competition start)
Media Photo/video Shoot
8pm – Opening Cocktail Party (meet and greet)

Friday 6th August 2010
Freestyle or Course Racing Competition
Friday Night Party @ Stereolab (DJ TBC)

Saturday 7th August 2010
Freestyle or Course Racing competition
Saturday Night Party @ Stereolab (DJ TBC)

Sunday 8th August 2010
Freestyle or Course Racing & Big Air competition FINALS
Awards Dinner Ceremony
Beach Closing Party


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