Second Stop of the REnextop Asian Surfing Tour (RAST) Set for Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand from July 18-21, 2018

14 June, 2018:  Bali, Indonesia.  REnextop, together with the Asian Surf Cooperative (ASC) and Surfing Thailand are excited to announce that the second stop of the REnextop Asian Surfing Tour (RAST), China’s first international surfing series, which will be held at Patong Beach in the world famous tourist destination of Phuket, Thailand from July 18-21, 2018. 


Phuket is well known for it beautiful beaches, tasty local food, shopping, and bountiful spa options, but not so well known for having fun waves for several months of the year, usually from June through September.  Wind swell and ground swell waves are both on offer, and the water is always warm and inviting, making it a perfect location for the RAST 2 event.


The ASC in cooperation with Surfing Thailand and Quiksilver Thailand held events at Patong Beach in 2011 and 2012, and are excited to be back in 2018 after a long absence.  “You can ask any of the competitors that came to those events and they’ll tell you what a great time they had and how they miss coming to Phuket,” said the ASC’s Tipi Jabrik.  “The waves are fun, the people are great, and there are also lots of things to do outside of surfing, so we’re delighted that REnextop has chosen Phuket as a stop on the 2018 circuit.  I’m sure we’ll have a full roster of competitors from China Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, and hopefully even other countries like India and the Maldives.  It’s a great opportunity to surf, compete, see old friends and make some new ones!”


The RAST 2 Thailand event will start with a Surfers Briefing on the evening of the 17th, then officially get underway with an opening ceremony on the morning of the 18th.  As is customary, the event will close on the 21st with an Awarding Ceremony and After Party.


There will be four divisions; Men’s Shortboard, Men’s Longboard, Women’s Shortboard and Women's Longboard, with prize money per division and registration limit per division as follows:


·      Men's Shortboard: $5,000 USD – 48 competitors

·      Men's Longboard: $3,000 USD – 24 competitors

·      Women's Shortboard: $2,500 USD – 24 competitors

·      Women's Shortboard: $2,500 USD – 24 competitors


To register please go to  https://biaodan.info/f/5b19fe1375a03c26f8089af8


Entry fees are $50 for each of the Men’s Divisions, and $30 for each of the Women’s Divisions.


For more competition information, consultation and/or business cooperation, please email rast@renextop.com or call this number    +86-400-809-1665


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About the REnextop Asian Surfing Tour


Through this series of competitions, REnextop will strengthen the integration of China's surfing community with the international surfing world to provide more opportunities, communication avenues and interactions. Surfers from various countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Taiwan are invited to compete in these events.


REnextop is Asia’s first platform dedicated to helping extreme sportsmen and independent athletes to realize their dreams, and surfing is one of the most important extreme sports in REnextop. China’s top woman longboarder Monica Guo and top men’s longboarder TZ, are high-level surfers that are sponsored by the platform. Now they have become independent professional athletes traveling to surf and compete in the Asia Pacific region, setting an example for other Chinese surfers to follow and realize their dreams. 


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