About Saltwater Dreaming... Sawadee

Saltwater Dreaming is the original surf brand in Thailand and has been supplying surf gear since 2000. A collaboration of Thai and Australian concepts and ideas, Saltwater Dreaming is Thailand's Surf Brand. Honesty and a passion for surfing and the sea are the ideals that exemplify the heart of Saltwater Dreaming

In 2000 we started with Tee Shirts sold out of the front room of our house and over the years we have naturally grown.

We are now a full service surf shop located on the west coast of Phuket Thailand. Established in 2000 and locally owned and operated, Saltwater Dreaming is Phuket's "Original" Surf Shop.

Our surf shop carries a large selection of surfboards, bodyboards, skateboards and stand up paddleboards, to suit beginners to advanced surfers, as well as a wide selection of quality surf gear.

We want you to have the best shopping experience possible. Our friendly knowledgeable staff are always here to serve you and give you real and honest advice. If you have any questions about our shop, please call +66 (0) 76 390 664, or drop us an email

Photo of Saltwater Dreaming Surf Shop

To help people feel the stoke of surfing, we have a fully accredited surf school and surfboard rental service in Phuket.

We are the only accredited surf school in Phuket run by qualified surfers. Our surfing history runs for over 40 years in the Asia Pacific region. Operating now for over 18 years, we are the original surf school in the Bang Tao area and we have lots of experience and knowledge to share with our students.

Saltwater Dreaming has supported local surf contests and surfers in Phuket since 2001 and our ultimate aim is to pursue and share the stoke and lifestyle of surfing.

Surin Beach Phuket Surf Contest

Call in to our shop and say hello, we are happy to give you directions and advice on where to surf in Phuket. If you are buying a surfboard, with over 40 years of surfing experience, we are sure we can help you choose the right board for you.

This website also will help you to find out more about Thailand and to help surfers develop their skills. We are dedicated surfers helping surfers! Rick Gamble is one of the founders of Saltwater Dreaming. He has been surfing for over 45 years and lived in Thailand for 20 years, the information on this website is largely contributed by him from his life as a surfer and traveler. He is also the Head Instructor at Saltwater Dreaming Surf School and has been a certified instructor since 2010.

Here is a map of our Phuket Surf Shop

Surfing Really Is Our Religion!

Contact Us In Phuket

Sawadee! From the team at SALTWATER DREAMING

Saltwater Dreaming Staff

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"Saltwater Dreaming is the best surf shop on the island by far" Pacific Longboarder Magazine

"Undoubtedly the island?s best surf shop" Lonely Planet
We had a great time in Phuket. Thanks again! Hope to see you soon again there!!All the best and cheers to Phuket Martin
"Thank you, this by far is the best surf site I've ever seen and I'm 62!!"Earl United States
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 settled 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. Chris
Thanks Rick. We had a great time today! Nate
I'm back in Hawaii now. That 6'2" Piranha board is killer...rides just like one of my Glen Minami's. I surfed Kamala right after we talked...it was crankin' Then I caught Kalim in the evening with three Thai local guys out.It was putting out solid 4 to 6 foot down the line rights. (2 to 3 Hawaiian) I was pumped...even got a little backside barrel on my last wave.Anyway, it was great meeting you. Your boards are the finest...I'll be back. =) Aloha, Mark
received my ordered board and accessories today. The postman had some trouble finding me, but it all worked out in the end 🙂 Everything looks great by the way, and I want to thank you again.Thank you very much, it has been a great pleasure doing business with you 🙂 You are very professional and answer my constant nagging quickly, and if I ever get the change to recommend you to others I surely will!!Now i just need to find the waves 😀Thanks again and have a nice day 🙂André =)
Happy customer! thanks! Please keep me posted on new arrivals(skimboards/bodyboards). cheers!
Hi guys,,I always buy my wax from you,gecko glue,,it's the best wax I have used in my life,,,I started surfing when I was six,,,now I'm fifty.you do an excellent job with all your products,,you are quick and your extra little gifts are an attribute to all of you,,,hope to get there and meet you all one day.you are awesome.kindest regards Daryl-Australia
I have ordered 2 times now and have experienced excellent customer service. The order arrived quickly and I was given a tracking number without asking. Will buy again. Thanks Guys! ? Jake, Thailand
Thank you I order already two sets (for security). I appreciate your service. -Thierry, Thailand
As I am french, i have the tendency to complain quite a lot 😉 much more then I should mention when I am happy about something.I have to say that I am impressed with the speed of the package (i just received the T shirts). The quality of the T shirts is excellent, the design of the with T shirt Polynesian style is awesome and the neck logo (to write the brand name and how to wash it) makes it compete with Quicksilver shirts type range that cost more then 1,500 THB....You can be sure that when I need shirts (or my wife or my daughter), I'll get back to you. Cheers -Amir, Thailand
Hi, Just received the go pro floating device. As usual very fast and in perfect condition. 
im just writing to say thank u for the classes and i hope i can use the knowledge to enjoy surf around the word. Have a great year with your family and friends. Good waves and blue sky in Phuket. Thanks,Luciana Brazil
We have bought your surf board and some other accessories. This was just the reminder that maybe you still remember us =) Because we wanted to let you know that the board was "tested" in the waters of Bali and Sri Lanka and my son is very happy so we made a good choice by buying a board from your shop for which we thank you very much.
Kris Malaysia
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 againBest regards,Sarah
Many thanks to you and also Kay for the lessons for past few days. I really learnt a lot and enjoyed 🙂 Cheers,Gwean
Hi Rick and your team,Thanks for giving me a extraordinary experience to learn how to surf and enjoying more the ocean!Joyce from hong kong

Planning on surfing in Thailand & around Asia? Need surf reports, hotel & travel information, maps, weather reports?

Need to buy or rent surfboards and surfing equipment? Need advice on surfboard repairs? We have it all and more at Saltwater Dreaming ....

We look forward to seeing you in Thailand!

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