Surfing Koh Samui

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Surfing Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a popular destination for surfing in Thailand. The island has several surf spots that cater to surfers of all levels, from beginners to advanced surfers. From October through to December, there's no doubt Samui has got surf. The Koh Samui surfing scene is alive with dedicated local surfers and tourists, all out there to grab the most fun out of 3-4 foot beach breaks.

Koh Samui Surf

Koh Samui is a popular destination for surfing in Thailand. The island has several surf spots that cater to surfers of all levels, from beginners to advanced surfers.

Here are some of the best surf spots in Koh Samui:

Lamai Beach: This is a popular surf spot for beginners due to its gentle waves. The beach is also well-known for its soft sand and clear waters.

Chaweng Beach: This is another popular surf spot, but the waves here can be a bit more challenging than Lamai Beach. It's a great place for intermediate and advanced surfers looking for some fun waves.

Chaweng beach is definitely the most popular surfing beach in Koh Samui. There are surfboards and bodyboards for rent along the beach and many of the local surfers are happy to give you tips on surfing if you are a first timer.

The 'Left Alone' reef break off Chaweng beach is rarely ridden. The 'Left Alone' gives a long surfable left hander and is best surfed at mid to high tide, when the waves are over 4 feet. At low tide it can become too shallow for surfing.

Coral Cove: This is a secluded beach with a reef break that offers consistent waves. The reef can be a bit dangerous, so it's best to surf here with a local guide.

Taling Ngam Beach: This is a lesser-known surf spot on the island, but it offers some great waves for advanced surfers. The beach is located on the west coast of Koh Samui and is known for its stunning sunsets.

In front of the Baan Taling Naam Resort is a reef break suitable for experienced surfers only. It breaks on a shallow coral reef and as reports go can get quite fast and sucky. It is not consistent as Chawaeng beach, but when the conditions are right this reef break produces very long waves that break along the reef finishing in front of the Five Islands Restaurant. It relies on swells from the north.

Overall, Koh Samui is a great place to learn how to surf or to challenge yourself with some more advanced waves. Just make sure to check the weather and wave conditions before heading out, and always surf with a local guide if you're not familiar with the area.

Other Surf Spots in Samui

There are a few other spots in Samui, but keep in mind that they don't break everyday and access makes it difficult to get waves at these surf spots when it is good, you have to be lucky and watch everyday.

Koh Samui Reef Break

One surf spot rarely spoken of here is a reef break out off the Kamalaya Resort. This reef can produce very long and fast waves. But as mentioned before you have to be there on the right day.

Another spot is only accessible by boat and is actually not on Samui Island but on a small island to the south. The long breaking waves start from behind a small islet and break towards the island. Reef break and isolated, for the experienced and adventurous only.

Surfing in Koh Samui is a case of exploring and looking everyday, checking weather patterns and swell directions. If you do get one of these places working well though, it will be a surfing memory that will stay with you forever.

Webcam of Chaweng Beach Koh Samui

Local Koh Samui Surfer

You can find plenty of places to stay in Koh Samui as the hotel guesthouse and resort industry is booming.

You might want to start looking here for Hotels in Koh Samui

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