Surfing in Thailand
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Mar 24, 2011 2:03 PM Last Post By: aaronhartig
Mar 16, 2011 4:18 AM
Mar 16, 2011 4:38 AM
Mar 16, 2011 4:48 AM
2dont think there is any good surfing in thailand..
You need to go to vietnam mate : )
Mar 16, 2011 11:54 AM
Mar 16, 2011 11:56 AM
4During July to around October, there are good swells rolling in Phuket. There are few beaches like Kammala and even Kata beach gets decent waves. No, not a great place to learn, the rental broads are reject & waterlog old broad.
Mar 16, 2011 12:01 PM
5Hey Andrew, I will be in thailand around the same time and been searching for surfing as well. I've been searching the web and came to this (http://www.wannasurf.com/spot/Asia/Thailand/index.html). From what some of this says, Patong is the place to be.
surf rental shop in Surin
Mar 16, 2011 1:07 PM
6No Patong is not the place to be. Patong beach is not consistent enough while other beaches near by are rolling in with bigger swells.
Mar 16, 2011 6:50 PM
7kata has some surfing, but never tried, and never saw a scam at rental shop near kata mama restaurant on southern end of beach. surfers in center of beach, but be careful as swimmer are also there. would be a good place for beginner. expect 10-15 second ride, that's about it, and no teaching unless meeting helpful surfer. no need to worry about currents, as you will be on the board, stay tethered, though, and paddle parallel to beach if caught in a current until out of it. will post pic later, have to go, running late.
Mar 16, 2011 11:53 PM
8Last year saw part of a surf contest at Kamala Beach (about 10km north of Patong) in August. Wave looked good enough to keep a retired long board rider happy, but it's not worth traveling for.
Mar 21, 2011 7:30 PM
9surf rental shop in Surin
no surf at surin though, I've seen some ok sets coming through at Kamala too but in september
Mar 23, 2011 8:05 PM
10Have a look for Thai Surf Rider magazine online that has a few issues and tells you the different spots.
Khao Lak north of Phuket has waves (Pakarang Surf Shop). Thre are 5 or 6 spots there and it gets good size swell. The start of surf season is April then increasing May. Best swell is June and July. Phuket gets crowded but if the swell is on Kata is OK, also Nai Harn, and Kalim.
Also check out Koh Lanta (koh lanta watersports) there are fun waves there and no crowds at all. This weekend it is supposed to be increasing to 3-4 foot. Yeha.Good value accommodation and great island to check out also.
Mar 24, 2011 3:35 AM
Mar 24, 2011 2:03 PM
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