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Flouting the rules? Foreigners pictured kitesurfing in Krabi

 

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Thai media posed the question as to whether a group of foreigners doing kitesurfing in Krabi were breaking the strict Coviod-19 regulations. 

 

This came after a sneaky post was made by someone on Facebook. 

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

It showed a group of foreigners in a boat called Tango 5 near Koh Nok. 

 

The poster wondered if this was illegal. They often saw this activity, they said. 

 

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Source: Naew Na

 

 

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The desperate search for something, anything,  to get outraged moves on. Times are tough in lockdown!, even more so for the media farang outrage hunters.  :thumbsup:

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I saw 6 people kiting yesterday in Chalong Bay.  Perfect conditions for kiting, and at least 100 metres between each person.

 

I asked the wife if I could go paddling and she seemed to think it wasn't a good idea. 

 

I wonder if the bib considers water front, but not a sandy beach, to be " a closed beach"?

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How is kitesurfing not engaging in social distancing? How is this endangering anyone? The amount of sheer ignorance, fear mongering, and bad information out there is astonishing. It feels as if Covid is diminishing mankind, and showing it at it's worst.

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1 hour ago, spidermike007 said:

How is kitesurfing not engaging in social distancing? How is this endangering anyone? The amount of sheer ignorance, fear mongering, and bad information out there is astonishing. It feels as if Covid is diminishing mankind, and showing it at it's worst.

Could not have said it better myself. I am just shocked by it really.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai media posed the question as to whether a group of foreigners doing kitesurfing in Krabi were breaking the strict Coviod-19 regulations. 

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind…

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The kite surfing is a great example of social distancing, however the three guys next to each other in the boat without protective masks isn't.  This is kind of a non story....

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The poster wondered if this was illegal.

They are trying to keep as far away from you as possible 

 

Just as well stupid isn't contagious I hate to have what he has 

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Banning use of the ocean during this virus is ridiculous.

If densely populated areas and crowded beaches, then yes of course banning beach use may have been necessary as in the case of massed idiocy with nighttime gathering at Patong on the beach at night and drinking but if social distancing is observed then swimming/kiting as this man is doing poses no risk to others as salt water is a very strong antiseptic and bug killer (the boat and other people is an issue though - unless they are family he lives with). 

Of course forbid all food and drinks stalls or other businesses at beaches. Police using all the lounging city employees and volunteers to enforce distancing by warm friendly encouragement as they have done in Sweden not via threat and punishment as Thai and many other nations have done. 

I'm personally fed up with the ridiculous over reaction (yes you read right) in this regard. Closing of beaches without more concerted efforts to encourage distancing, and to keep them closed for so long is inane.

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... and they could easily having jumped off the rocks into the air! - anything to keep away from that nasty illegal sand

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47 minutes ago, samsensam said:

a friend of mine in pattaya has never stopped taking or inviting girls back to his place, he seems to think he's somehow exempt.

The best thing you can do because its not allowed to be on the beach. Support the girls and do some home exercise. Its much safer because you avoid the dangerous beach  555

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2 hours ago, Tropposurfer said:

Banning use of the ocean during this virus is ridiculous.

If densely populated areas and crowded beaches, then yes of course banning beach use may have been necessary as in the case of massed idiocy with nighttime gathering at Patong on the beach at night and drinking but if social distancing is observed then swimming/kiting as this man is doing poses no risk to others as salt water is a very strong antiseptic and bug killer (the boat and other people is an issue though - unless they are family he lives with). 

Of course forbid all food and drinks stalls or other businesses at beaches. Police using all the lounging city employees and volunteers to enforce distancing by warm friendly encouragement as they have done in Sweden not via threat and punishment as Thai and many other nations have done. 

I'm personally fed up with the ridiculous over reaction (yes you read right) in this regard. Closing of beaches without more concerted efforts to encourage distancing, and to keep them closed for so long is inane.

 

Absolutely spot on. The over reaction to this thing is ridiculous. It is as if many are disappointed the zombie apocalypse has NOT happened. It is over here. The curve has more than flattened. Yet, some of my friends argue that by allowing restaurants to re-open, the administration is committing murder. How inane. How silly. How churlish. This is NOT an airborne virus, or poison similar in nature to Anthrax. It is communicated through relatively heavy droplets, which do not remain suspended in the air for long. There is so much ignorance surrounding this disease. Thailand and South Africa are the only two nations on earth with a ban on alcohol. That is how bizarre and stupid all of this has become. 

 

During times like this people need recreation. All parks, oceans, beaches, and public spaces should be reopened immediately. We need them. We can practice safe distancing. Give us a chance to be humans again. Let us enjoy, and get on with our lives. 

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NOT social distancing to the FISH.....

 

not sure if covid can spread underwater...

 

I'm a dolphin and one of those dirty farangs got near me...

 

cough, cough

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If this global emergency has done anything it’s brought both the best and worst of humanity out.

The worst being the preposterously sanctimonious hunt for outrage & the media sensationalism of such outrageous rubbish. 

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14 hours ago, HashBrownHarry said:

it's amazing how many people want to grass on others!

 

I actually think it is pretty deplorable that  some people have nothing better to do with their empty lives than to snitch on others . 

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Just now, Denim said:

 

I actually think it is pretty deplorable that  some people have nothing better to do with their empty lives than to snitch on others . 

yip, totally agree.

 

it's very very common here, everyone tries to poke their nose in your business / life - i do not approve.

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