Surfing Kalim Beach
|winds||south-east to north-east|
|tides||mid to high|
|swell||.5 to 3 metres|
|surf details||shallow coral reef|
As you come down the last hill from Nakalay
bay you will see Patong in the distance. Just as you round
the last bend at the bottom, on the right, near the White
Box Restaurant, is Kalim beach. Alternatively it is the far
northern end of Patong bay.
Kalim beach is regarded as one of the better surf breaks on
Phuket. It is a shallow coral right hand reef break with the
occasional left. When the surf is too big elsewhere Kalim
is a good option, as it is a bit protected from the swell.
On these big days there are rideable waves further out towards
The wave ride is about 50-100 metres long and gets very shallow at the end. At times Kalim can be crowded, but friendly. It doesn't mean however, there won't be days when you can get a wave to yourself. Paddle out directly in front of the break and vear to the left as you get closer to the breaking waves.
In 2004 Phuket had heavy rains, phukets
average monthly rainfall fell in one day. The massive
amount of water from this washed away the Kalim road and a
few cars and motorbikes with it. Patong
and surrounding areas were under 4 feet of water. Here are
some photos of the flood
surf pics of Kalim beach
MAP OF KALIM BEACH HOTELS IN KALIM BEACH
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