This surf season, catch some waves in Khao Lak, Thailand’s premier surfing destination. Located just 1 hour north of Phuket along the Andaman Sea, you’ll fall in love with this picturesque beach town.
Surfing in Khao Lak means you’ll get to enjoy the stunning scenery of palm-fringed beaches and lush mountains. You’ll also appreciate the laid-back vibe and friendly atmosphere.
Khao Lak’s surf season comes as a result of the monsoons from late April through early November, when the winds and swells create consistent and fun conditions for different levels of surfers. Both beginners and pros will find plenty of options in Khao Lak.
The heart of the surf scene in Khao Lak is at Memories Beach at the northern end of Khuk Khak Beach. For those looking to improve their surfing skills, Memories Beach offers surf schools and instructors. Board rentals and lessons are available at local surf shops, while surf camps and retreats provide an immersive surf experience. Here you can rent a board, take a lesson, or join the friendly locals and visitors who hang out at the bar and restaurant. Try the coconut ice cream while you’re there, it is to die for! The waves here are mostly mellow and long, perfect for cruising on a longboard or practicing your pop-up.
If you’re looking for more variety and adventure, you can explore some of the other breaks around Khao Lak. There are several reef spots near Pakarang Cape that can offer more power and shape when the conditions are right. You can also check out Bang Niang Beach or Nang Thong Beach for some smaller and quieter waves.
After a day of surfing, there’s no better place to relax and recharge than at Devasom Khao Lak, a luxury 5-star hotel just 15 minutes from Memories Beach. We offer spacious and comfortable rooms with all the amenities you need, including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar, balcony and both lagoon and sea views. You can also enjoy our facilities while you’re not surfing, such as Devasom Spa, Takola Thai Restaurant and Devasom Beach Grill | Bar, where you will enjoy the best sunsets.
Khao Lak is also a great destination for families and kids who want to learn how to surf. The waves are gentle enough for beginners of all ages, and the instructors are friendly and patient. Surfing is a fun and healthy activity that can bring your family closer together and create lasting memories.
If you’re curious about the history of surfing in Khao Lak, you might be surprised to learn that it’s a relatively recent phenomenon. Surfing was not very popular in Thailand until the late 1990s, when some local surfers started to explore the potential of the Andaman coast. Khao Lak was one of the first places they discovered, and soon it became known as one of the best surf spots in Thailand. Today, Khao Lak attracts surfers from all over the world who come to enjoy its warm water, consistent waves, and friendly vibe.
Besides surfing, Khao Lak has many attractions to offer visitors during the surf season. The town is known for its stunning national parks, which feature hiking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife spotting opportunities. There are also plenty of dining options, night markets, and cultural attractions to explore.
Overall, surf season in Khao Lak offers an unforgettable experience for surfers of all levels, with ideal conditions, stunning scenery, and plenty of activities to enjoy. Whether you prefer to surf the more secluded spots or the popular ones like Memories Beach, staying at Devasom Khao Lak can add a touch of luxury to your surf trip.