10 August 2009, Bali-Indonesia: After a hugely successful start to the inaugural Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009 with the Monsoon Riders event at Kalim Beach in Phuket Thailand over the weekend of June 12-14, the second event of the series named the King of the Jungle will spring into action on the weekend of August 14-16th at the scenic venue of Kamala Beach.

Kamala Beach lies just north of the busy and action packed town of Patong Beach, and in stark contrast is a mellow fishing village situated in quiet bay ringed by a white sand beach and surrounded by green forested hills, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Phuket.

This idyllic location will play host to between 80 and 100 surfers from Thailand and other parts of the world who will compete for money and prizes and enjoy the many activities in the area during and after the competition each day. The final day’s competition will be followed by an awards presentation party at the Print Kamala Resort, which will include dinner, the awarding of prizes, a fashion show, and live music.

There are four divisions of competition for this event with prizes and trophy’s going to the top four finishers in each division: Short Board, Longboard, Women’s, and Groms (under 16 years of age).

Organized and presented by the Phuket Boardriders Club, The King of the Jungle is the second event of the three event series, with the third and final event named the Island Crown to be held at Kata Beach from September 4-6. The competitors at each event in the series accumulate points and the overall champions in each division will be the ones that have gotten the most points overall. They will be crowned at the final event in September.

The Quilksilver Thailand Surf Series is the first Asian Surfing Championship tour event to be held in South East Asia, and is the first major surfing event in Thailand to be presented by a large international surfing brand. Quiksilver SE Asia CEO Paul Hutson was delighted to be selected as the presenting sponsor and instantly committed to a three-year deal. “From our point of view there is great potential here, so we’d like to assist in both the development of surfing in Thailand and to promote issues that are important to us as a company, namely keeping the beaches and water in pristine condition so we as surfers can enjoy them for years to come.”

The Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series is hosted and supported by the following: Quiksilver SEA, Phuket Provincial Office, Thailand Tourism and Sport Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Patong Municipality, Kamala OBT, and the Karon Municipality, with media Sponsors Phuket Gazette, PG TV, Blue Wave 90.5FM, B95FM, Phuket Bulletin, MTV, and the Phuket Neo Photo Club, as well as Jim Beam, Nok Air, Kingfisher, Print Kamala Resort, the Jungceylon Shopping Center, and the Patong Paragon Hotel.

About the Phuket Boardriders Club

The Phuket Boardriders Club is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to strengthen local surfing talent and create camaraderie and friendship between local and visiting surfers. The management of the club consists of Thai office bearers and local expatriate volunteers, and over the past 7 surf seasons the Boardriders have held numerous surf contests in Phuket including the Kalim Surfing Contest, The Kamala Surfing Contest, and the Kata/Karon surfing competition (also known as The Phuket Surfing Contest).
For more information about the event and for registration details, see www.phuketboardriders.com.

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