Khaolak Surf Festival 2023 Concludes with Stunning Performances and Beach Clean-up

Khaolak, Thailand – 18th June 2023 – The final day of the Khaolak Surf Festival 2023, organized by the Thailand Surfing Federation, was graced with perfect weather conditions that improved the wave shapes compared to the previous day. The event brought together a diverse field of surfers showcasing their talents across several categories.

In the Men’s Open Shortboard, Indonesia’s Pito Wardana claimed victory with a score of 13.65, winning a cash prize of 20,000 THB. The Women’s Open Shortboard was topped by Thailand’s own Annissa Flynn, with a score of 10.00 and a similar cash reward.

The Men’s Open Longboard saw Nathan Sadoun from France come out on top with an impressive score of 15.75, while the Women’s Open Longboard was won by Flora Cristin Butar Butar from Indonesia with a score of 8.20.

A special mention goes to the local talent that made it to the podium. Pattana Kenkhuntod, Sitipong Chapman, Phatchara Tiangnoi, Lunlana Sinsoke, Proud Panutatsanaporn, Mathiya Ashley Holmberg, Werawat Kuru, and Suwaprapa Khambutdi showcased the promising future of Thai surfing.

Following the award presentation, athletes and audience members participated in a joint beach clean-up, emphasizing the surfing community’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

The festival will conclude tonight with a free-entry concert on the main beach stage featuring Ton Trakul and Maiyarap from 08:30 PM until midnight.

Looking forward, the next event on our calendar is the “Phuket Surf Contest 2023” slated for 23rd-25th June 2023 at Kata Beach, Phuket. Registration is now open at

For those who missed out, a replay of the Khaolak Surf Festival’s final day is available for streaming on our official Facebook page at Complete results and scores can also be found at

About the Khaolak Surf Festival 2023:

The Khaolak Surf Festival 2023 is among the top surfing events in Thailand, featuring a diverse blend of local and international talent. Organized by the Thailand Surfing Federation, the festival acts as a platform for the sport’s growth and promotion in the region. We express our gratitude to the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and local government organizations for their generous support.