Phuket Surf School-Surfing Lessons

Please note: The surfing season in Phuket is from April to September, at other times there are no waves for learning to surf the sea is flat

Our surf school is open from 1st of May to the 31st of September


Saltwater Dreaming Surf School operating on Bang Tao beach since 2001

Learn to Surf in Phuket Thailand

Phuket is the beginners paradise!

Phuket is probably one of the best locations in Asia for learning to surf with gentle waves and a friendly atmosphere in the surf. Learning to surf in Thailand is fun!

Learning to Surf NSSIA surf school and instructors association Over 40 years experience surfing, we will have you up and surfing during your holiday in Phuket.

We are the only accredited surf school in Phuket with a full fleet of Soft Top Surfboards dedicated for learning to surf, The best surfing equipment for learning to surf, learn to surf with experienced and fully certified surfing instructors.

Surfing Lessons are broken down step by step so anyone can follow and understand.

Learn to surf

Overview of a Learn to Surf Lesson 3 Session Beginner Learn to Surf Programme

Surfing lesson starts on the beach with a run down on reading the beach and waves, safety in the water, surfboards, paddling, how to stand up and how to fall off 🙂 Surf Instruction

We then practice the essential techniques of surfing on the beach; standing up on the board, paddling, how to fall, the stance, stretches.

Surfing Lesson At the water's edge you will learn how to get in and out of the ocean and safely holding your surfboard and other surfers secrets. Saltwater Dreaming Surf SchoolThen it's in the water, to put all the knowledge into practice, carefully watched by your surfing instructor (who will be in the water with you) Learn Surfing
Learning to surf is fun and easy
First Green Wave

Chloe after 2 sessions of surf lessons she is catching and riding waves on her own

Learn to Surf in Phuket Bookings and Inquiries

Booking a surf lesson-Prices

Surf season in Phuket starts 1st of May and ends September 31st

Learn to Surf Bookings

Depending on surf conditions on the day, surf lessons may be at Bang Tao Beach, Surin Beach or other Phuket beaches. We choose the spot that best suits your learning, developing or advanced surfing skills.

We provide all equipment including soft surfboards, rash vests and surf hats.

Please make sure you bring board shorts or swimsuit, towel and plenty of sun screen.

The surf lessons are 2 hours per session

Group surfing lessons 2 to 4 persons (learn to surf with others in a small group)- prices per person

  • 1,200 baht for - 1 session

5 Day Programme is 5,400 baht, which includes a 10% discount

Private surfing lessons (one on one) with head instructor- prices per person

  • 3,600 baht - 1 session

1,800 baht for an extra person

Can already surf, but want to take it to the next level?

We offer intermediate to advanced surfing lessons. Learn the finer points of surfing and how to do those turns you dream about.

  • Lessons Normally 1 hour - Please contact us for availability

Learn to Surf Bookings and Inquiries

Fun Learning to Surf

We also offer Kids Surf Camps during the school holidays

Contact us for more information

kids surf camp Surf School Accreditation

Surfing Instructors

Surf Instructor CertificateSurf school instructorRick- Head surfing instructor -Currently certified with the NSSIA - Surf experience over 40 years

surfing instructor
Kay- Head learn to surf Assistant

surf instructor assistant- Thai Jai- Learn to Surf Assistant

Surf Instructor assistant Jimmy- Learn to Surf Assistant

Before you start your surf class, try some pre-learning tips on surfing

Learning to surf tips and tricks

Phuket surfing beach information

Kids Learning to surf in Phuket

Need Somewhere to stay while you learn to surf?

Hotels, Guesthouses and Hostels near the Saltwater Dreaming Surf School

You could start on the links we have chosen for you below, the pages also have maps, so you know how far you are from the surf school Our surf school is located at the southern end of Bang Tao Beach, next to the Best Western Bang Tao Beach Resort, we are 25 minute walk from Laguna along the beach, or 15 minute walk from Surin Beach and 15 minute drive from Kamala Beach.

We recommend Booking with

Hotels, Guesthouses and Hostels in Bang Tao

Hotels, Guesthouses and Hostels in Surin Beach

Hotels, Guesthouses and Hostels in the Thalang area

includes Bang Tao, Surin Beach, Laguna and surrounding areas

Hotels,Guesthouses and Hostels in Kamala Beach


Hotels Bang Tao Beach

Hotels Surin Beach

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you in Phuket

Making a Booking

Beginner Surfing Lessons You can call us directly to make a booking for one of our daily group beginner surf lessons, or you can contact us through the contact page on this website. We recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment, turning up on the day without a booking is not advised, as we are quite busy during the surf season and there is a big chance we won't have a place available for you.

We don't require a deposit for booking our daily surfing lessons but if you are booked in, we do appreciate you contacting us to advise of cancellation.

Private Surfing Lessons Private surfing lessons are essential to book in advance so we can arrange the best instructor to suit your level of surfing experience. We require a 50% deposit to confirm a private lesson booking.

Surfing Rentals In the surf season from May to October, most people go directly to Bang Tao beach and hire surfboards from our Surfing School without making an advance booking. In the off-season our equipment is rented from the Saltwater Dreaming Surf Shop.

Also if you would like to rent a surfboard other than a soft top you need to go to the surf shop. If you wish to make an advance booking to avoid missing out please contact us. You don't need a deposit to book surfboard.

Kids Surf Camps Kids Surf Camps are essential to pre-book because we are always fully booked and have a limited number of places available. We require a 50% deposit to book a surf camp package.

Cancellation and Refund Policies To confirm a booking for both Surf Camps and Private Lessons you must pay a 50% deposit. This deposit is non-refundable if the customer decides to cancel the booking within 24 hours for a private lesson or within 7 days for one of our surf camps.

We are happy to transfer your booking date, or transfer your deposit to another person, if places are available. Lessons and deposits are fully refundable if the Saltwater Dreaming Surfing School cancels the surfing lesson due to extreme weather conditions or other circumstances.

Surf School Feedback

Check our customer's surf school reviews on Tripadvisor

Lots more reviews below

It has been a great experience learning to surf with your school and getting to know you and your team:) Thank you again for your kind hospitality.

I plan to come back in September

Ying (Thailand)

We just took 2-day beginner classes and we just loved it! Rick (head instructor) taught us a lot and we got to practice a lot during our sessions.

Everybody was so friendly and helpful. We plan to take more classes in the near future. Surely recommend it to everybody, especially beginners like us!

Jane (Thailand)

Thanks so much for the great lesson!!

Jessica (USA)

Thank you for all you did for a beginner like me!

Sure I will try to find opportunities to practice and come again for your professional guide! Thank you!

Ni Lin (China)

Thanks for the lesson. It's full of fun and we'll definitely try again when we are back home.

See you next time when we come again.


I left Phuket a week ago and i didn't have time to say goodbye.

I would like to tell you thank you for the great surf lessons. I really enjoyed it and you are a very good teacher! I Hope to continue to surf 😀

I hope to come again

Best regards,


Many thanks to you and also Kay for the lessons for past few days. I really learnt a lot and enjoyed 🙂 Cheers,


im just writing to say thank u for the clases and i hope i can use the knowlodge to enjoy surf around the word. Have a great year with your family and friends. Good waves and blue sky in phuket. Thanks,


I had a great time learning to surf and now I'm addicted to it. I'll be back again, and on the next visit I'll stay somewhere near Bang Tao Beach.

Thanks for the surfing lessons, your a great teacher. 😉

Cheers, Kayla

Thanks for lessons. It was good to be able to stand up. I'll try and get a third lesson in January or February once setlled back into New Zealand.Thanks, Grant.
I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic surf lessons you gave me at Bang Tao Beach. I really enjoyed it!Attached you will find some pictures.Take care!Best regards,Jennie
Now I´m back to Norway (actually almost a month :P).I wanna go surfing again in Phuket when I go to Thailand next time 😉Annie
Nice meeting you and thanks for the great surf lesson last Thursday.Katherine
We had a blast! Thanks, Rick! ..Christy
Some experiences are forgotten, some are remembered, and others become a part of us. Thanks again for a great lesson and an experience that will stay with me forever. Time to hit the waves in Okinawa!Cheers,Evan

Hi Rick,

Thanks again for the great lessons, I'll make sure to sign up for more next time in Phuket.


Thanks Rick. We had a great time today!


I know, your school is the best, so can i learn school surf with Rick Gamble?


Just to convey our thanks for the lessons... unanimously agreed that we had a great time.

Cheers, Dan

I would like to say thank you we are very pleased. They were perfect classes!

Alexey and Yana

Thank you for two awesome lessons! 🙂


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