6 Best Beaches for Surfing in Phuket ⛱️

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When is the best time for surfing in Phuket?

Phuket surfing is certainly the best in Thailand, and it prosper during the southwest monsoon season, typically from May to October. It happens mostly along the west coast of the island, where you can experience good wave action. Whether you’re an experienced surfer or a beginner looking to learn, Phuket offers a great variety of surfing spots that will leave you feeling excited.

What are the best beaches for surfing in Phuket?

The best beaches for surfing from May to October, are located on the west coast of the island. These spots rank also as the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. To help you find these great places, below there is a list and a map at the end of the best spots for surfing in Phuket.

1. Kata Beach

Kata Beach holds the distinction of being the birthplace of Phuket surfing. As one of the most sought-after spots on the island, it is undoubtedly the ideal place to start your surfing journey. The best surfing experience can be found at the southern end of the beach. This spot may get crowded at times, but the atmosphere stays cheerful. At the beach, you’ll find a range of amenities including surf schools, surf bars, restaurants, rental shops, and stores where you can purchase your own equipment. There are also superb hotels to stay by the beach or nearby to make comfortable your vacation.

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2. Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi beach is just south of the major sister Kata Beach, where you can find powerful and high waves. The headlands offer thrilling point breaks for experienced surfers, but the limited beach size means fewer surfing spots. You should bring your own stuff because you will not find rental school and rental shops on the beach. Despite that, you will find 2 exclusive beachfront hotels to stay: Katathani Phuket Beach Resort and the Shore by Katathani Resort.

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3. Karon Beach

Located north of Kata, Karon Beach is the longest beach for surfing in Phuket. The waves are powerful and higher than the other beaches. The beach is suitable for experienced surfers, and the wave heights can reach easily up to two meters. It might seem strange, but despite being the longest beach, there are just a few stations where you can rent a surf board. You can surf anywhere, but the best surfing spot is in the south.

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4. Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn Beach is another superb location for surfing in Phuket. During the low season this fantastic beach offers powerful waves especially in the southern ends, which is great for intermediate and higher-level surfers. The beach features some Thai restaurants, food stalls, as well as an umbrella zone. In the northern end of the beach, there is The Nai Harn Phuket, a superb 5-star hotel.

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5. Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach boasts stunning turquoise waters and soft, inviting sand, making it the perfect destination for surfers of all experience level. You can catch some great waves at different spots along the beach, especially at the northern end near the Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach resort. Additionally, the beach offers a variety of beachfront restaurants, accommodations, and shops, ensuring that you have everything you need for a memorable and energizing experience.

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6. Kalim Beach

During the low season, the blue waters of Kalim Beach offers medium-sized waves, sometimes up to two meters, providing the perfect opportunity for intermediate and pro surfers to enhance their skills. Kalim bay is shallow and rocky, so the waves are quite fast and powerful, as they pick up speed until reaching the shore. There are no rental shops on the beach, so you should bring your own stuff. During the break you will find some restaurants nearby and there are also several hotels if you wish to stay. For more great restaurants and superb hotels, you should reach Patong Beach.

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Map of 6 Best surf Beaches in Phuket