1st ever Phuket Kiteboarding Competition to be held at Surin Beach

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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  • absolutely and incredibly ridiculous,the organisers obviously have no idea about what the wind conditions are like at this time of the year,that is a very light wind or no wind at all,certainly not the strong wind needed for kitesurfing,wake up guys!!!!!,what a waste of money,Phuket is just not a good place for kitesurfing,I am a kitesurfer myself who wished it was otherwise but after 18 years on the island know better,I just can't believe the stupidity of these organisers,didn't they check any weather records or anything?????

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    Thank you for this great post, even though it did take quite a long time to read. (English is not my native tongue)

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    • yes I totally agree with Peter,in the last 4 months there have been 2 days of wind which were strong enough for kitesurfing,I have also been on the island for many years,I usually go to other places for the kitesurfing,Phuket has got many other great things to offer.

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