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The Phuket News

 

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Karon Beach today (Sept 21). The heavy weather today forced lifeguards to close the beaches along Phuket's west coast. Photo: Phuket Lifeguard Service

 

PHUKET: -- Lifeguards have closed all beaches along Phuket’s west coast to prevent tourists and other swimmers from endangering themselves in dangerous surf.

 

“Right now, we have roped off large areas where we can at Mai Khao, Nai Yang, Nai Thon, Bang Tao, Surin, Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata and Nai Harn beaches,” Phuket Lifeguards Service President Prathaiyut Chuayuan told The Phuket News today (Sept 21).

 

“Do not go into the sea. There are dangerous waves at these beaches today. Our lifeguards are keeping on eye out at every beach in case tourists are there. We will warn them and we can ban them from entering the water,” he added.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/lifeguards-close-phuket-beaches-63977.php

 
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Swimming prohibited at 10 popular Phuket beaches

By The Nation

 

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Lifeguards have announced a ban on swimming at 10 popular beaches of Phuket after strong winds caused waves of one to two metres high.

 

Lifeguards raised red flags and put up signs informing tourists thatswimming had been banned until the weather improved.

 

The 10 beaches are Mai Khao, Nai Yang, Nai Thon, Bang, Surin, Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata and Nai Han.

 

Apart from the strong winds and waves, Phuket was also hit by heavy downpours early Thursday morning with some parts of the Thep Kasattri area inundated.

 

Several other roads, including the old road along the Phuket airport runway and the main road in Patong, were also partially flooded.

 

The heavy rains so far had not affected landings and take-offs at Phuket International Airport, airport officials said.

 

Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30327303

 
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There will still be a Russian or Chinese casualty...

Or even an Australian !!

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On most beaches the Red Flag system is a total joke, as they are never taken down during the low season.  Now rope needs to be used, as many people do not trust, that Red Flag means that its dangerous to swim.

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36 minutes ago, bri1guy said:

Great day to go surfing ?

 

 

strong crosswind always fun in phuket lol. probably good for kiteboarders

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1 hour ago, Xonax said:

On most beaches the Red Flag system is a total joke, as they are never taken down during the low season.  Now rope needs to be used, as many people do not trust, that Red Flag means that its dangerous to swim.

Not what I see, depending on where exactly the rips are they move the flags.

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The 'No Swimming' red flag system works on Patong beach, they stick them where the parasailing operation landing/take off zones are and Jet Skis (so about 40% of the beach area) nowt to do with safeguarding life, but does ensure parasailing and Jet ski activities are not disrupted... especially by anyone walking along or attempting to enjoy the beach. :blink: 

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2 hours ago, wvavin said:

Year in, year out, these red flags are there!

Year in, year out, the rips tides are there!

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3 hours ago, wvavin said:

Year in, year out, these red flags are there!

 

1 hour ago, ThaiWai said:

Year in, year out, the rips tides are there!

 

And year in, year out, a certain percentage of tourists will fall victim.

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9 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

It ain,t the waves that are the danger, it,s the unbelievable rips that occur on many of these beaches, especially around this time of year. A local on Karon Beach once told me that sometimes a few people a day are swept out, never to return, and after almost being one of them I completely believe it !

Nonsense the claim that a few people a day are swept out never to return.

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13 hours ago, Xonax said:

On most beaches the Red Flag system is a total joke, as they are never taken down during the low season.  Now rope needs to be used, as many people do not trust, that Red Flag means that its dangerous to swim.

Your comment definitely doesn't apply to Nai Harn, I see them being correctly repositioned regularly.

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