4 Thailand Surfrider
As the sun sets over the small and inconsistent surf of the Phuket ‘high season’, and the tourist crowds thin, a new day dawns for our local surfing community as the waves of the Southwest monsoon appear on the horizon. In this issue of TSM, we offer some Images of Surfing in Thailand – the lifestyle, the waves, surfers, girls, and hopefully the feeling of being stoked and pumped that the surf season has indeed arrived at the Andaman Coast. With the waves we cherish come the serious issues of water pollution and ocean safety, and we feel obligated to discuss the topics of Marine Debris (beach trash) and to offer a newly revised version of the Phuket Ocean Safety Guide, and our readers our encouraged to participate in our new online forums. In celebrating of the genesis of a new surf season we invite you to see, feel, and share in what Surfing in Thailand really looks like in our first-ever Photo Issue. See you in the surf . . .
Cover : Lonely Phuket Peak Photo : Tomkat Inset : South Thailand Sunset Photo : Tim Morch