The seasons for kiteboarding in Phuket correspond closely to the high and low seasons. However, when planning your trip, you may want to keep in mind that during the low season kiteboarding is best due to the good winds and only a few downpours, while the high seasons offers very calm waters and extreme heat, which may be difficult to endure especially in an overcrowded spot. Our recommendation would be to aim for the low season, which apart from the appropriate weather conditions offers lower prices and fewer tourists around.
April–October is the south-west wind season so most kiteboarding centers open up in the northern part of Phuket. One of the most popular spots is Nai Yang Beach, quite close to the airport.
During November–March the winds blow from the north-east, and this is the best time to kiteboard around the Chalong Bay. It's the best season to kitesurf on the south coast of Phuket in places like Rawai Beach or Nai Harn Beach.
Kiteboarding equipment on Phuket
Equipment rentals and instructors are available from Kite School Phuket on Nai Yang Beach or along Chalong Bay (Rawai). Kiteboarding in Asia (KBA) can be found on both Rawai and Nai Yang beaches. You can also book equipment hire and instructor through their website.