Saltwater Dreaming Surf School offers surf camps, group lessons, SUP
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Bangtao Beach

Saltwater Dreaming is certified by the National Surf Schools & Instructors Association (NSSIA).  Your head surf instructor, Rick, has been surfing for decades and has lived on the island of Phuket since 1999.  He has a very broad knowledge of surfing in Phuket and around other parts of Thailand.  Private and group lessons are offered from May to October.  Summer surf camps for children goes on during the months of July and August only.  Book early because they fill up quickly!

They also offer stand up paddle boarding lessons and half day rentals from October to April when the waves are typically flat along beautiful Bang Tao beach.  It’s the ideal time to explore Phuket’s headlands and coral reefs or to go off on your own and find a secluded beach to relax on!

Check out some of their goods in their online surf shop.  Their retail store is located close to Surin and Bang Tao beaches and they have a wide range of surfboards, skateboards, and all the accessories you need (or don’t need)!

Rick and his assistants, Jai and Jimmy, will not just teach you how to paddle, stand up, and fall!  They will get you to understand the critical elements like how to read surfable (and non surfable) waves, proper board positioning, and your placement in the lineup.  These are the important aspects that will allow you to catch that next wave!

You’ll learn the differences between the various types of surfboards and will be able to find out which type suits your skill level and goals.  Ocean safety and surf etiquette are essential to learning how to surf.  You’re sure to feel confident and secure because your dedicated surf instructors will always be with you in the water.

To book your surf or stand up paddle lessons

Email Rick at

Or call the shop at (+66) 76 271 050

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.

Surf lessons begin on the sand right in front of the Best Western Beach Resort & Spa at Bang Tao beach. However, you’ll need to book your lessons in advance to ensure a spot because spaces are limited at this well established surf school.

You can also locate their Saltwater Dreaming Surf Shop and meeting spot along the main road (Route 4025) not too far from Surin and Bang Tao beaches.  See map here.

Private Surf Lessons

  • 2 hrs

    With head instructor, Rick

    4000 THB

Group Surf Lessons

(2-4 persons per group)

  • Per hour

    600 THB
Two surfers taking surf lessons at saltwater dreaming surf school
Student surfer standing up and catching at wave with saltwater dreaming surf school

Softtop surfboards lined up at saltwater dreaming surf school

Surf Thailand storefront of saltwater dreaming surf shop
Surf instructor from saltwater dreaming surf school giving surf lessons to a student

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