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Surf Points

Kata Beach

Beach can be ridden from half a meter to two meters high. The bigger the waves get the further it will break outside. This place can be difficult to get out behind the breakers.Caution should be taken paddling out in the southern corner for rocks and strong currents.

Kata Noi

As you head south out of Kata beach turn right at the intersection and follow the road around the headland to Kata Noi Beach. This beach is dominated by Kata Thani Resort. The surfable waves are usually off the northern headland. The waves can be fast, but at times the surf is quite good here.

Kamala

A lovely beach that is protected from strong winds and has gentle rolling waves. The best waves are had from the middle to the northern end. At times Kamala has beautiful wave shape and seems to lack the crowds. This beach likes waves around the half to one meter mark. It is best surfed at low tide. Also there are lifeguards there to ask advice on the local surf conditions.

Nai Thon

is one of the most beautiful and isolated beaches on the island. Both ends of the beach have rocky headlands jutting out to the sea. Off the rocks offers excellent fishing. There is a small fishing village across the road from the beach with one small bungalow complex and a few small restaurants. At the moment there is a lot of resort building activity going on at Nai Thon. One of the newest resorts here is Andaman White Beach Resort. where you will have to discover yourself as surfing at Nai Thon.

Naiharn

This stunning beach is best surfed at low to mid tide and when the winds are not too strong. Can be surfed up to two meters high.Access is found by driving to the southern end of the Island.Kata Beach- the most famous beach in Phuket due its consistency and local surf scene.
This beach is long and flat and slightly boomerang shaped, also it has some protection from strong winds.
At the Northern end when you first arrive at the beach there is a beach and reef break in the corner, right in front of Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club. This break can hold bigger swells and can get very good. At the southern end of the beach in front of a small lagoon there is a nice permanent sand-bank which works even in the smallest swells.

Karon

Karon beach is much more exposed to winds and swells and at time can dish up some nice waves. Due to more wind exposure the waves can be chopped up easily so it is advised to go when the winds are light.
Karon Beach is very long and has nice waves from the southern end right to the Kata at times.
north, generally its seems to have the best sandbars and ride able waves near the roundabout (circle for turning cars).On the rare occasion waves can be had on the point at the northern end.
Karon has strong rip currents at times, and caution must be taken in large swells. Also a difficult almost impossible paddle to reach the outside breakers in large swells. This beach can be half a meter bigger than its sister beach.

 

Bangtao

A beautiful beach approximately eight kilometers long. The southern end is protected from strong winds and although it can get very good when the swells are up. As you move north the swell gets bigger and the winds stronger. Look for sandbars along the middle of the beach to stay away from the strong winds. This place can also have strong rip currents and no life guards so please don’t swim at the northern end in big seas. It is best surfed around the one to two meter high and on low to mid tides.

Nai Yang and Mai Khao

These two beaches joined together rest in the national park at the northern part of Phuket Island. They are very long and can have some fun waves at times. Planes can pass overhead on there way to and from the airport, but it doesn’t really spoil the ambience. There are also lots of small restaurants and bars in the middle of the beach that serve up hungry foreigners. An interesting place and worth a stop to check for waves or drink an ice cold beer at very reasonable rates. The waves are best here around one to two meters high and at low tide.

Bangtao

A beautiful beach approximately eight kilometers long. The southern end is protected from strong winds and although it can get very good when the swells are up. As you move north the swell gets bigger and the winds stronger. Look for sandbars along the middle of the beach to stay away from the strong winds. This place can also have strong rip currents and no life guards so please don’t swim at the northern end in big seas. It is best surfed around the one to two meter high and on low to mid tides.

Nai Yang and Mai Khao

These two beaches joined together rest in the national park at the northern part of Phuket Island. They are very long and can have some fun waves at times. Planes can pass overhead on there way to and from the airport, but it doesn’t really spoil the ambience. There are also lots of small restaurants and bars in the middle of the beach that serve up hungry foreigners. An interesting place and worth a stop to check for waves or drink an ice cold beer at very reasonable rates. The waves are best here around one to two meters high and at low tide.

Patong

full of hotels and holiday makers this long u shaped beach has lots of protection from swells and strong winds. Generally this beach the surf is much smaller than other beaches on the Island.
The best time to go here is when the winds are strong and the swell is up. At the northern end there is a long right hand reef break (Kalim) that is best on mid to rising tides. This reef produces fun waves, but it can lack some power. Still keep a good eye on it, as there is fun to be had and it can at times get extremely good.Mid tides and a rising swell from one to two meters seems to produce the best quality waves. 

Surin

Nestled with restaurants right smack on the beach, a great place for a surf and consume Thai food delights. This beach is quite steep and so is best surfed at low tide. Also it faces very south so is able to pick up a lot of swell. Usually the biggest on the Island when the south west swells pour in. It can be surfed from half to two meters and can pack some power at times. Beware of some exposed rocks and if you not sure ask one of the locals for advice.

Pansea

This beach is secluded and is only two hundred and fifty meters long. It is dominated by two large hotels and is difficult to access. It has a coral reef at the northern and is best at mid tide. Coral reefs are for experienced surfers only so please are careful. The best waves can be had here at one to one and a half meters.

Laem sing

A kilometre north of Laem Sing Beach is the popular Surin Beach. The middle of the beach has about a dozen Thai beach-style restaurants serving seafood . Surin beach offers some good surfing opportunities at both ends of the beach. There are good waves on the high tide when the swells are big, or on small swells on low-mid tide. Beware of a group of large rocks, which are located in the middle of the beach. Most days they are visible. The last rock at the northern end can create a great sand bank with a fast left hander.

Layan Beach

This stunning beach is best surfed at low to mid tide and when the winds are not too strong. Can be surfed up to two meters high.Access is found by driving to the southern end of the Island.Kata Beach- the most famous beach in Phuket due its consistency and local surf scene.
This beach is long and flat and slightly boomerang shaped, also it has some protection from strong winds.
At the Northern end when you first arrive at the beach there is a beach and reef break in the corner, right in front of Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club. This break can hold bigger swells and can get very good. At the southern end of the beach in front of a small lagoon there is a nice permanent sand-bank which works even in the smallest swells.

 

 

 

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