You’ll likely be greeted by Thai native, Ying, who co-owns and operates the quaint lil’ surf shop in the mini surf town community. She’s been on the island of Phuket since 2004 and has been surfing Kata Beach and other nearby surf spots since the time she left her hometown.
They store a fair amount of soft tops, fiberglass short boards, fun boards, long boards, and Stand Up Paddle Boards offering board rentals and surf lessons throughout Phuket’s surf season of May – late October. Stand Up Paddle boards are also available and are a great option to explore the coastline and nearby reefs when the Andaman Sea is typically flat from November to April. If you’re visiting for an extended period, they’ll let you keep your board with you and will even allow you swap it out if you want to size up or down at anytime.
If you prefer a female surf instructor, this is the place to go. Jum would be your Thai surfer girl instructor and she’s as friendly as they get!
When you take lessons at Phuket Surf, they’ll allow you to use the board for the rest of the day. Building up your shoulder endurance and paddle power can make all the difference. So go ahead! Practice all day or until your arms feel like they’re spaghetti noodles!