Pakarang Surf Khao Lak offers surf lessons, surfboard and SUP rentals
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Pakarang Surf Shop

Pakarang Beach

You’ll be greeted by the warm smile and gracious hospitality of surf shop owner, Ching, who also owns and operates Memories Beach Bar.  Ching is a true native of the area as his birthplace is in nearby old town Takua Pa.  After attending school in Bangkok, Ching returned to his hometown of Khao Lak and created Memories Beach Bar as a tribute to the victims of the 2004 Tsunami.

Ching and his awesome team offer Stand Up Paddle Boards by the hour, day, or week.  They also have a nice selection of shortboards, longboards, bodyboards, and kayaks for rent.  And if you need a motorbike, well, they rent those too!  If you choose to stay in one of their beachside bungalows, a package price may be your best choice. 

Beginner surf lessons are ideal at this spread out, super mellow beach break!  Waves are generally small and gentle making it a terrific spot for learning to surf. Pakarang Beach’s gradual, sandy bottom provides a safe setting for anyone at any age to catch the surf bug and feel the stoke that only surfers know of!

Their “Learn to Surf” package includes your personal surf instructor for one hour. They’ll teach you all the essentials including ocean safety, surfboard safety, board positioning, and the “pop up” technique to get you up and surfing!  There is no shortage of board lengths to choose from and no matter what level surfer you are, you’re guaranteed to feel the stoke!

To book your surf or stand up paddle lessons

Call Ching at (+66) 89 729 2251

Or email him at

Visit their website here.

Please note:  Weather conditions can change in a flash and need to be considered for safety purposes.  Lessons are provided based on specific surf school’s discretion.  

You’ll find Ching at Memories Beach Bar along with his board rentals and beach bungalows, which are situated right in front of Pakarang’s surf break.  See map here.

Located on mainland Thailand along the west coast of the Andaman Sea and about 1 to 1.5 hour drive north of Phuket International airport (HKT), is where you’ll find the laid back beach hideaway.  If driving along Phetkasem Road (Hwy 4), carefully look for their surfboard sign and a dirt road that will lead you directly to the relaxing retreat.  

Khao Lak’s location attracts swell that offers some of the longest and most consistent waves in the area. There are several reef breaks and beach breaks that work on different tides and wind directions, which makes it a good spot to find a wave close by.  The most common surf spots in the area include Nang Thong beach, Bang Niang river mouth, Pakarang beach and Cape Pakarang reef.

Surf Lessons

  • 1 hr

    1000 THB
  • 1 hr + transfer

    Includes full day rental & pick up transfer from your hotel

    1500 THB

Board Rentals

  • 1 hr

    200 THB
  • 2 HRS

    300 THB
  • Half day (4 hrs)

    400 THB
  • Full day (8 hrs)

    500 THB
  • 1 week

    3000 THB
  • 1 month

    6000 THB

Surf School Khao Lak