Thai National Youth Surfing Team Shines at the Asian Championships 2023 in Maldives

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 18, 2023 — Thailand Surfing Federation (TSF) proudly announces the significant achievements of the Thai National Youth Surfing Team at the Asian Championship Series in Maldives, which took place between 8-17 July 2023.

Competing against athletes from 18 different countries, the Thai youth athletes have done a remarkable job in upholding the reputation of Thailand on the international platform.

Isabel Faye Higgs(15), affectionately known as Izzy, led the Thai team to a Bronze Medal in the Women’s Team category, marking the team’s first podium finish in the competition. She also clinched the fourth place Copper Medal in the individual female category, demonstrating her exceptional talent and commitment.

In the men’s division, Natrai Jariyawatanawijit(16) and Tinn Johnson(14) secured a respectable fifth place for Thailand. Together with Izzy, they achieved fifth place in the overall team category, an outstanding accomplishment considering Thailand only sent three athletes from a quota of ten people.

“The success of our young athletes at the Asian Championships is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the strength of surfing in Thailand. Despite sending only three athletes, our team has shown immense potential and resilience,” said the President of TSF, Mr.Chanin ‘Joob’ Aiyarak.

The TSF would like to congratulate Isabel, Natrai, and Tinn for their fantastic performances and thank all supporters who have made these achievements possible. As the sport continues to grow in popularity in Thailand, the TSF looks forward to nurturing more young talents to represent the country on the world stage.

About the Thailand Surfing Federation:

The Thailand Surfing Federation (TSF) is the governing body for the sport of surfing in Thailand. It is committed to promoting the sport at all levels, from grassroots development through to elite athlete preparation for international competitions.