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Surf Culture celebrated at the new Outrigger Surin Beach Resort in Phuket

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Wed, 09/28/2022 - 07:52

The beachfront property is sponsoring a surf tournament, a surfboard painting competition and launching a learn-to-surf promotion for guests as part of Outrigger’s active lifestyle commitment.

PHUKET - Outrigger Surin Beach Resort has been active in three ways to promote surf culture in Phuket from its base in Surin beach.

First, Outrigger sponsored the “Sprite & OZONE Surfing Contest at Surin Beach 2022” on 2-4 September. The event was attended by approximately 50 surfers and more than 150 spectators. OZONE refers to Outrigger’s ZONE – the company’s global conservation initiative.

Second, for artists, Outrigger created the “Outrigger Surf Culture and Phuket Lifestyle by the Sea” surfboard painting competition. Twenty-five local and aspiring artists, many of them students, entered the competition. As a result, eight surf boards were chosen for permanent display in the resort.

Third, Outrigger Surin Beach Resort has announced a “Surf’s Up” package that helps teach its guests how to surf. The package includes two nights of accommodations with breakfast at Nalu Bar & Grill, plus a 60-minute surf lesson with a professional instructor, certificate of participation and photos of the session. Round-trip transfers from the resort to the surf school are also included.

On supporting local surfers and artists, Tony Pedroni, VP Operations, Asia Pacific for Outrigger Resorts & Hotels, said: "It is important to help young artists at the start of their career, as first steps are often the most challenging. Outrigger Surin Beach Resort would like to encourage artistic expression and active outdoor pursuits such as surfing. It’s the Outrigger way,”.

After the surfing competition 2-4 September, the surf community presented Outrigger Surin Beach Resort an award of appreciation. It was presented to the property’s Resort Manager Pongsak ‘Aey’ Thongwarothai by President of the Surin Surfing Club Phuket, Jumlong Sittichok.

The surf competition engaged the local community. The tournament was organised by Cherng Talay Surfer Club in collaboration with the Thai Surfing Federation, Phuket Surfing Club, and Cherng Talay Municipality.

Also from the local area, the judges for the surfboard painting event were Sornchat Krainara, CEO and festival owner The Living Art Co. Ltd, Tim Campbell, Director of Talay Surf School, Phuket, and Mr Pedroni.


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.