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Surfing in Phuket

The low season in Phuket is a great time for surfers

Best time: April–October

Surf, Kata Noi, Phuket
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The west coast of Phuket is perfectly suitable for surfing. While it's not Hawaii with amazingly impressive waves, surfing in Phuket can still make your vacation rather exciting. The best spots are Kalim Beach, Kata Beach, Kamala Beach, Nai Harn Beach, and Surin Beach.

Kalim beach is considered as one of the best in Phuket. During the low season, surfers can catch three-meter waves! Kate beach is suitable for both beginners and advanced riders with maximum waves of two-meters. The southern part of Kamala beach offers very gentle waves that are very good for beginners while central section is recommended for well-skilled riders with three-meter-high waves.

Surin Beach has the most robust and heavy waves on Phuket Island, which makes surfing there pretty challenging. As a result, the beach is great for very experienced surfers.

Surfing season around Phuket runs during the low tourist season from April until October with the best months being September and October. Sometimes, you can find surf competitions on some Phuket beaches from June until September. If you're eager to test yourself and improve your surfing skills, you're very welcome to partake!

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When is the best time to surf in Phuket?

The low tourist season in Phuket, from April to October, is the best time to surf. Ideal surfing conditions exist during September and October, offering three-meter-high waves that suit all skill levels of surfers. Show more

Where are the top surfing spots in Phuket?

Phuket's west coast boasts a number of top surfing spots. You can try Kalim Beach, Kata Beach, Kamala Beach, Nai Harn Beach, and Surin Beach. Kalim and Kate Beach are recommended. Surin Beach has the most challenging waves, while Kamala Beach's south has gentle ones suitable for beginners. Show more

What is the height of waves during the low season in Phuket?

During the low season, Kalim Beach experiences three-meter-high waves, while Nai Harn Beach, Kata Beach, and the central part of Kamala Beach have up to two-meter-high waves. Surin Beach has the most challenging waves, including those suitable for beginners and intermediate surfers. Show more

Which surfing spot is challenging for experienced surfers?

For experienced surfers, the famous Surin Beach is the most challenging spot in Phuket Island, with heavy and robust waves that can reach up to three meters high. The speed and power of the waves provide unique experiences for surfers seeking adventure. Show more

Are there any surfing competitions in Phuket?

Phuket celebrates surfing with annual surfing competitions, from June to September, where different surfers from around the world gather. The venues are excellent opportunities for surfers to network with peers and test their skills. Show more

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