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KTA Thailand – The Christmas Race Special

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EVENT DETAILS

DATE:17.12.2013 - 20.12.2013

LENGTH:4 days

LOCATION:Kite Zone Phuket

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WEBSITE:kitesurfingphuket.com

RACING:$50 US

RACE BOARDS:$50 US

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EVENT INFORMATION

The KTA 13/14 Asia Tour season kicks off this year with a complete racing focus to follow with the vibe from us hosting the 2013 World Course Race Championship. Round one will also be taking us to a new location in Thailand for the first time in KTA history, so join us in Phuket for the KTAThailand Christmas Race Special !!

We are delighted to announce that for this new event in Phuket we also have a new Presenting Sponsor the Tamarind Villas Phuket

http://tamarindvillaphuket.com/

The Tamarind Villa Phuket is located in the southern tip of Phuket, nestled between Chalong and Rawai. So make time while you are at the event to check out the Tamarind   pool villas which offer a vibrant Thai influenced interior living space, designer kitchen, air conditioned bedrooms, lifestyle en-suite bathrooms and tropical outdoor area with dining terrace, shaded sala, bar, pool and garden. Perfect in fact for your next kite holiday trip to Thailand.

Our hosts for this seasons KTA Thailand is Kite Zone ‘Phuket’ is which is  located at Friendship beach, Chalong Bay. This has been the home of Kite Zone for the past 6 years and gives the KTAThailand event access to this 5 sq km flat water bay perfect for racing so it’s going to be heaven for all you TT and RB race types.

Kite Zone has a grass and beach set-up area that leads into shallow water for 300m on a medium – high tide before the drop off to deep water. The wind here during the NE season is typically light to moderate but regular, mostly big kites as the wind average is 12-16kts almost every day during the mid-season months (December & January) about 10-20% of our days are around 20kts so if you’re lucky you might need a mid-size kite too. There is one thing that is consistent whatever time of the year you come to kite in Phuket and that’s the glorious temperature! 26-33 degrees air temp day or night, ocean temperature is a steady 28.5 degrees, no need for wet suits here! Booties are only advised for the new riders, if you end up 1/2km or more downwind you will want your booties.

The KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special has an equipment prize value of USD 10,000 split equally between the RB and TT classes for the top three positions male and female.

IKA/ISAF Course Race World ranking points – 50 point event

KTA Asia Tour ranking points

REGISTRATION

Registration fees can be pre-paid using Paypal to secure your place, alternatively check the notice board for the onsite registration and measurement times.


Thailand Race Clinic
12 - 13 December with Nils Stolzecher

EVENT SCHEDULE

DATE DESIGNATION DAY EVENING
17 December 2013

Registration Day

Set-up and warm-p day

Event Opening

Registration 11am – 4pm

warm-up and sort your kit out day

 Opening Party presented by Friendship beach Resort

18 December 2013

Competition

TT and RB class

Course Racing

Mid Week Party @ Serenity Terraces
19 December 2013 Competition

TT and RB class

Course Racing

Free Night
20 December 2013

Competition

TT and RB class

Course Racing

Award Ceremony and Closing Party presented by 02 Beach Club

LOCATION

Other things to do around the area:

Aside from the Kite Surfing there are other things in the area that are definitely worth a look if people have the time, just a few Ideas here;

  • Local landmark ‘The Big Budda’ sits on a 500m high hill top overlooking Chalong bay here and most of the south of Phuket.
  • The tree top zip line experience is not far away, that’s a lot of fun with a good group
  • 15 minute drive away on a stunning mountain road you come to an area called Kata, this is a surf beach with a flow on the road side. This place is open late too so this could be an evening thing one night.
  • 10 minute drive from my center into the Jungle you have Paintball, Elephant trekking and ATV tracks. Also in the area we have the Muay Thai training camps, cooking classes, shooting range, game fishing etc;
 Kite Zone Phuket

(Tel; +66 (0) 833-952-005) 14/12 Soi Mitrapap Wiset Road
T.Rawai
A.Muang
Phuket
83130 Thailand

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TIME:GMT +7

LANGUAGE:Thai

CURRENCY:THB

TEMP: 26-33 DEGREES C

WATER TEMP:28 DEGREES C

TRAVEL

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Most nationalities within Asia & Europe will receive a visa on arrivals for free at the Thai immigration checkpoint, you will receive a 30 day tourist visa when you arrive to Thailand by air, you will receive 15 days tourist visa if you arrive to Thailand via Land.

For further information please check – http://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/thailand-tourist-visa.php

Bangkok airport the Suvarnabhumi International (code – BKK)  is the gateway to Asia so they say and there re flights direct from most major airports worldwide, if you are based in Asia the flights are extremely cheap if you use some of the low cost carriers such as Air Asia and Tiger airways. If you fly to Bangkok you will need to take a further domestic flight onto Phuket.

It is also possible to fly internationally direct to Phuket International Airport (code – HKT) from many countries around Asia

If travelling by low cost airline please be careful regarding your baggage allowance as they usually charge quite a bit for baggage that is not pre booked, best way is to book online the sports equipment package and you can travel with no worries.

Be sure to use a meter taxi outside the airport main exit on the right. The taxi guys that hang around inside the airport are like vultures and will charge you more, even double price. There is a bus but it will take you to Phuket town then you will have to get a taxi from there. Meter taxi at the airport is the best way, cost should be 500-700THB depending on traffic. With Traffic (rush hour times) could be 1.5 hrs on the road, a clear run is done in 45 minutes

Kite Zone has new Automatic Mopeds for rent at just 350THB per day. Cars are 1,200-2,000THB per day.

VIDEO


The Kitezone Midday Mass Up

WIND AND WEATHER CONDITIONS

WIND SPEED: Winds start in the morning at 12 – 16 knots average Dec – Jan with up to 20% of days reaching 20kts or above.

WIND TYPE: Thermal  and frontal winds

DIRECTION: North East

WATER TYPE: Shelving shallow water for 300mtrs at mid to low tide, dropping off to deep water open bay

AVERAGE TEMPS: Air temp : 26-33 degrees   Water temp : 28 degrees

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ACCOMMODATIONS

  • High range – Serenity Resort
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket offers a luxury boutique hotel experience in the peaceful Southeastern corner of Phuket, which still retains the tranquil scenes of Phuket’s past, from brightly painted long-tails to quaint beachside restaurants.

    Serenity prides itself on its friendly and attentive staff, who take the time to ensure that each guest feels welcomed, at home, and pampered.

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    Top of the line facilities, including a spa, fitness center, and chic beachfront lounge, East 88, give guests plenty to do on property (swimming in the sea at low tide is restricted). Frequent entertainment is available during the evening at East 88, allowing you to enjoy the epic views over the bay along with great live entertainment and culinary specialties from hot and spicy southern dishes to the best and freshest seafood.

    Always stay connected with free wifi Internet throughout the hotel and in the hotel limo

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  • High range – The Vijitt Resort
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    The Vijitt Resort Phuket is a romantic retreat where peace and tranquility soothe the soul with breathtaking natural scenery all around. The landscaped grounds at this Phuket hotel are simply beautiful with tall palms and expansive lawns gently sloping towards the stunning view of Friendship Beach.

    The Thai owners chose the site for this Rawai beach hotel in the laid back south of Phuket, and created a natural and eco-friendly haven, which has retained its unmistakable Thai charm. Rich in local history, The Vijitt has a wonderful Thai atmosphere with friendly staff that genuinely strives to ensure guests enjoy their stay at this resort in Phuket.

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    The elegant villas at this beachfront hotel in Phuket are contemporary style inspired by local design and materials. Many of the private villas include their own pool and all enjoy magnificent views of calm blue waters of Chalong Bay. This serene and secluded Phuket resort is perfect for couples and families seeking a holiday in paradise where warm Thai hospitality awaits.

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  • High-Mid range -The View Rawada Resort & Spa
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    Cheeper rates than normal for Kite Zone;  Deluxe Sea View 3,500THB, Grand Deluxe Sea View 4,000THB Jacuzzi Sea View Suite 4,800THB *

    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    The View Rawada Resort & Spa is the newest resort, offers a magical panorama sea view location at Chalong Bay and Rawai Beach along the southeast coast of Phuket. This beautiful 4 star boutique resort is designed in a modern contemporary style which offers 69 well appointed guest rooms and very spacious suites to guests who are still seeking a resort which offers a private and indulgent tropical escape.

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    The View Rawada Resort & Spa offers the right type of facilities and services to guests who are seeking a resort where they can touch a peaceful yet entertaining environment. Guests can relax the Infinity Lap Pool with the cozy Pool Bar, immerse themselves in a vast array of treatments at the Day Spa, enjoy the superb meals at The View Restaurant and spend time with complimentary wireless connectivity, also get the free shuttle bus to Naiharn Beach.

    Here, The View Rawada Resort & Spa is the natural alternative for a perfect holiday when guests desire a great accommodation with personalized service and easy to touch everything throughout Phuket Island.

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  • High-Mid range -The Friendship Beach Resort
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    Friendship Beach Resort & Spa by iCheck Inn is a newly renovated vacation hotel, tropical resort and spa located in the quiet southern part of Phuket Island. Friendship Beach Resort & Spa by iCheck Inn has a fantastic location the waterfront of Chalong Bay and is removed from the hustle and bustle of the usual frantic tourist spots located a few kilometers away. This vacation resort offers a wide range of beachfront accommodations and features a world class Wellness Center as well as luxurious spa services. It is private, secure, pleasurable and offers great value for money for a short or long term stay.
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  • High-mid range – Chalong Beach resort & Spa
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    New hotel 4 stars on the beach at the center of Chalong Bay, on the southern tip of Phuket, Chalong Beach Hotel & Spa **** faces the Coral Islands, world famous for swimming, snorkeling and diving.

    Chalong Beach Hotel & Spa **** is ideally situated in the center of many interesting places of southern Phuket, in Chalong area with many restaurants,shops and supermarkets nearby the hotel.

    2 hotel shuttles at outstanding prices for our hotel customers :

    - Daily Minibus and speed boat shuttle to Coral island : Thb 400 per person/go&back with free sun bed on the beach (see excursions).

    -Evening shuttle by hotel minibus to Patong night life : Thb 100 per person/way. Departure from hotel 8.30 pm. return from patong 1.00 am.

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  • Mid range – Phuket Sea resort
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    Escape from the hectic city life and discover an ultimate privacy at Phuket Sea Resort.

    The recently opened Phuket Sea Resort offers stylish accommodations on the tranquil Rawai Beach, an earliest beach resort for the Phuket locals. The resort is just 10 minutes drive to Phromthep Cape, a famous landmark of Phuket for viewing a spectacular sunset. Situated on the beach front, Phuket Sea Resort commands the vista of the sunrise. You can also stroll along the pine-trees lining beach where fishing boats are berthed and observe the locals’ daily life.

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  • Mid range – Phu Na Na
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    Phu NaNa is a new, peaceful boutique hotel in Phuket, it offers spacious modern styled villas with private balconies and garden bathrooms. Every villa has a pantry with a kitchenette that includes a microwave, refrigerator, LCD TV with cable. A large outdoor swimming pool (5*20 m.) is ideal for couples or families who want to enjoy a refreshing dip. If you want to completely relax try one of our Thai massages. These are just part of the amazing services of the hotel’s friendly staff will make you feel a part of our family.

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  • Mid range – Elephant resort
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    The Happy Elephant Phuket Resort is situated just ten minutes from the seaside town of Rawai and the beautiful beach of Nai Harn. This comfortable and clean resort is in a convenient location and ideal for people who wish to experience all that Phuket has to offer in a quiet, green and natural setting.

    The Accommodation onsite facilities of swimming pool, bar and spa allows guests to truly relax during a sunny day while at the Phuket resort. Friendly staff will be on hand to attend to the your needs to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable holiday.

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  • Mid range – Ao-Chalong Villa Resort
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    Aochalong Resort Villa & Spa first originated as a small private family resort with only ten villas on the premises. The founder was a Phuket-native who works in a family wooden furniture business. After visiting some of the hotels where his furniture where sold to, he became interested with the idea of having his own hotel and furnishing the place with his own creation. In 2004, this businessman started the Aochalong resort which at the time was a small private resort that served as vacation getaway for his family and close friends. Little did he know that his simple dream would today transformed into one of Phuket’s top resorts with over 50 villas, two swimming pools, a beachfront restaurant, tropical garden and a spa. Each year, tourists from all over the continents would come to Aochalong resort to relax, have fun and enjoy the beautiful botanical environment of this place which has been preserved to remain in its purest form.

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  • Low-mid range – Ratana apartments
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    Sense the charm of Andaman seashore paradise by staying with us. Ratana is located in the newly happened area of Phuket, which is still virgin and full of characters. Our hotel is the perfect place to indulge your passion of dazzling sunshine, ocean breeze, breath of fresh air, tropical trees, and mountains, which enable you to pamper yourself. Relish the beautiful beaches of Rawai, Naihan and Karon in under a 10-meter radius

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  • Low-mid range – Paradise Sea View
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    The Paradise Sea View Resort lies in Rawai, beautifully been because of the tendency.
    It offers a breath-taking prospect on the entire southeast Phuket´s. The Resort offers complete peace and relaxation and is nevertheless central and convenient.
    Only a few mintues away from popular beaches, restaurants and tourist attractions.

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    All apartments have:
    - ADSL
    - DVD Player
    - Cable TV
    - Air-Co
    - Refrigerator
    - Safe
    - Toaster
    - Ventilator
    - Water Heater
    - Basic Equipment

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  • Low-mid range – Chang resort
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    Every booking made should have the words ‘KITE ZONE’ in the booking resevation.

    Chang Resort offers a peaceful retreat, just a 15-minute drive from the sandy shores of Rawai Beach. It features an outdoor swimming pool and air-conditioned villas with a private balcony. Free Wi-Fi and parking are provided.

    Resort Chang is a 5-minute walk to local dining outlets and a 30-minute drive from the lively Patong area.

    Tastefully decorated, villas come with earth colour tones, wooden furnishings and warm lighting. All units are fitted with a TV, minibar and seating area. Shower facilities are in the attached bathroom.

    To relax, guests can take a stroll in the landscaped garden.

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  • Budget – Happy Days
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  • Budget – Ratana apartments(Old building)
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  • Budget – Stone Inn
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  • Pitching a tent
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    Kite Zone also has ‘Camp Zone’. A shaded area where tents can be pitched Inc electric to each plot. Cooking area, toilets and showers within 50m of the camping area. Bring your own tent or pay double if you need to rent a tent. Prices are 200THB per day for 2/3man tents, 300THB for 4man tents. Portable fans are rented at 60THB per day. Mattresses are 40THB per day. Bed sheets are 100 each.
     Kite Zone Phuket
    (Tel; +66 (0) 833-952-005) 14/12 Soi Mitrapap Wiset Road
    T.Rawai
    A.Muang
    Phuket
    83130 Thailand