Surfing at Surin
||.5 to 2 metres
||beginner to experienced
A kilometre north of Laem
Sing Beach is the popular Surin Beach. The middle of the
beach used to have about a dozen Thai beach-style mini restaurants
serving seafood. There were also some major developments along
the boardwalk esplanade. These have now been removed and Surin
Beach is now back to its' pristine state of 20 years ago and
the layed back atmosphere that Surin beach is famous for.
Now rated number 46 of the 50 top
surf spots in the world by CNN Travel.
Surin Beach is regarded as one
of the more heavier waves in Phuket and surfing here when
it is big, can be a real challenge. On better days, the waves
barrell and get quite fast.
beach offers some good surfing opportunities at both ends
of the beach. There are good waves on the high tide when the
swells are big, or on small swells on low-mid tide.
Beware of a group of large
rocks, which are located in the middle of the beach. Most
days they are visible. The last rock at the northern end can
create a great sand bank with a fast left hander.
In front of the carpark
Right in front of the Surin Beach
car park there are also some nice banks that break on mid
tide. Best in smaller swells, but overhead waves are still
makeable on a higher tide. Take care as Surin beach has strong
OTHER BEACH TIPS
You can still find many lower
priced surin beach guesthouses and hotels to stay at in
the area, or if you want something a bit more up market there
at Surin beach that will cater to your needs.
IN THIS AREA SURF AND STAY
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