Looking back: 4th Thailand SUP Festival

Thailand SUP Festival Start Elite Race Phuket 2016

A couple of weeks ago we made a trip over to Phuket to participate in the 4th Thailand SUP Festival. The event was held on Saturday 5th March 2016, at Bliss Beach Club on Bang Tao beach. It was such a fun day, and we especially loved hanging out with such a friendly group of paddlers, Local paddlers came from Bangkok, Pattaya, Samui and some participants even made the trip from from Australia, Canada, Hungary, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore. We were even joined by members of the Starboard Dream Team – Daniel and Bruno Hasulyo and Tomo Murabayashi.

Ian and I entered the 6km Elite Race (Distance) which involved 3 laps of the course and a 100m beach run in between each lap. And we also joined in the fun of SUP Polo, Team Relays and 200m Sprint races. Conditions were ideal for racing with crystal clear waters and clear blue skies, and a light breeze coming from the south east.

Make sure you put this event in the diary for 2017.  It doesn’t matter if you’re just a new paddler or if you’ve been racing for years. It’s such a fun day and you’ll be glad you made the trip!

Click on these links for more information about the Thailand SUP Festival.



SUP Polo Phuket Starboard

Ian and Susan playing SUP Polo.

Phuket Thailand SUP Festival At the end of the race

Ian and Tammy – after the 6km race :-).