Phuket Surf Contest 2023

Recap from Phuket Surf Contest 2023

The Phuket Surf Contest 2023 event brings together surfers from around the world in one of the best surf spots in Thailand, on Kata Beach, Phuket. Organized by the Thailand Surfing Federation, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. This event was much more than just a surf competition – there were workshops, concerts and throughout three days, 160 surfers from all over 14 countries worldwide got together.

Annissa Tita Flynn, NSP team rider from Thailand, participated in both the women’s shortboard and women’s longboard categories. Aou Settawut Chaiwat, also from Thailand, competed in the men’s longboard category.

Because the waves were relatively small, the Phuket Surf Contest schedule and heat assignments had to be changed. On the first day, Aou’s heat was moved from the afternoon session to the morning session. Since Anni emerged victorious in the previous competition at Memories Beach, Phang Nga, she earned a spot in the Quarter Finals. However, her longboard heat, originally scheduled for the second day, was postponed to the third day of the event. Consequently, she faced a hectic day of competition, participating in a total of six heats across two categories on the same day.

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Aou rides the Sleep Walker PU

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Annissa Flynn, phuket surf contest 2023

At the Phuket Surf Contest 2023, Anni rode the NSP Sleep Walker PU and the NSP Chopstix

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Phuket Surf Contest 2023 results

Women Shortboard

1st Annissa Flynn
2nd Proud Panutatsanaporn
3rd Lunlana Sinsoke
4th Mathiya Ashley Holmberg
5th Montita Natakuathung

Men Shortboard

1st Jori Putra
2nd Febriansyah Biawak
3rd Pito Wardana
4th Wasan Sarisai
5th Chareasak Saetan

Women Longboard

1st Soogi Kim
2nd Annissa Flynn
3rd Chonnikan Phaitucksri
4th Flora Christin
5th Achiraya Rattana-arporn, Bokyung Sung

Men Longboard

1st Tedi Kurniadi
2nd Nathan Sadoun
3rd Pattana Kenkhuntod
4th Muhamad Nor Afiq Haikal
5th Febriansyah Biawak, Jori Putra

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Surf Sup Warehouse Thailand organized the NSP Demo Day, offering free 30-minute testing sessions for various surfboards. The event showcased a range of boards including shortboards like the Chopstix 5’10”, mid-length boards like The Cheater 7’6″ and Butter Knife 8’6″, longboards such as Sleep Walker 9’8″, Longboard Elements 9’6 ,and Pro-9, and the surf-SUP board, DC Surf Super X.

NSP Demo Day

Lastly, the Meet and Greet event hosted by Surf Sup Warehouse featured a fun little game with Aou and Anni.

Meet and Greet Event

Live feed from the event;

Image gallery from the event;