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Thailand, formerly called Siam, covers nearly 200,000 square miles, including a long southern peninsula—bordered by the Andaman Sea to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the east—extending to Malaysia. Surfing in Thailand began in the early '80s when Australian and American expatriates discovered ridable waves on the vacation island of Phuket in the southwest. Two reefs and nearly 20 beachbrea...

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