Phuket Kitesurfing

A Mini Guide to Kitesurfing in Phuket

Kitesurfing is one of the fastest-growing extreme sports in Phuket. The island has all it takes to be a popular location for many kitesurf enthusiasts. If you're keen on learning this watersport during your holiday, our mini guide on kitesurfing in Phuket has got you covered.

Beginners appreciate the shallow waters and gentle breezes of the southeast coast while over at Nai Yang and Layan beaches in northwest Phuket, more experienced kitesurfers really let rip with acrobatic stunts.

Read More

Learning to kitesurf in Phuket

Kitesurfing combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding and even gymnastics into 1 extreme sport but it doesn’t come naturally. You’re going to have to learn how to do this and basic skills include kite launching, flying, landing, usage of the bar, lines and safety devices.

Kitesurfing requires several lessons to get used to, as it can be dangerous to attempt without any basic knowledge. There are a few centres in Phuket where you can apply for kitesurfing lessons. You can choose a 1-on-1 lesson if you want more time with your instructor. A shared class – usually 2 students to 1 teacher – comes at a lower price.

Where to learn and rent kitesurfing gear in Phuket

Phuket Kite School

If you’re visiting Nai Yang Beach between May and October, chances are that you’ll see people out in the sea performing all sorts of acrobatic and hair-raising stunts on kitesurfing boards. The same applies if you're in Chalong Bay from November to April. These are the folks (and students) from Kite School Phuket – an excellent place to go to if you’re keen on learning this energetic and exhilarating sport.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30am to 6pm
  • Location: 26/4 Wiset Road, Rawai, Phuket, 83130 Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 591 4594
Hide Map Show Map

KiteBoarding Asia

KiteBoarding Asia (KBA) is home to the official Airush and Cabrinha test centres in Thailand. You can test out the brands' surfboards and equipment before buying. It also offers rental services for kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding. KiteBoarding Asia operates in Nai Yang from May to October, and in Chalong Bay from November to April. Lessons range from 1-day to 3-day courses to help you get the hang of kitesurfing in Phuket. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 7pm
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 5914594
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Surfing in Phuket

    Surfing in Phuket

    In case you didn't know it, Phuket's West Coast is gaining a reputation as a surf destination. Okay, so this is no Read More»

  • Surfing Beaches of Phuket

    Surfing Beaches

    In case you didn't know it, Phuket's West Coast is gaining a reputation as a surf destination. Okay, so this is no Read More»

  • 5 Best Surf Spots in Phuket

    5 Best Surf Spots in Phuket

    Surfing in Phuket is a great low-season activity. Here are the five favourite surf spots in Phuket: Kata Beach, Kalim Read More»

  • Transfers by Ferry to Phi Phi Islands

    Transfers to Phi Phi by Ferry

    Getting to the Phi Phi Islands is easy: ferry boats are comfortable and spacious and it takes only 90 minutes to reach Read More»

  • Kamala Beach Activities

    Kamala Beach Activities

    Not long ago, Kamala did not have much to offer beside the fantastic beach, the tropical greenery and friendly locals. Read More»

  • 10 Best Family Resorts in Patong

    10 Best Family Hotels in Patong Beach

    This list of the 10 Best Family Resorts in Patong Beach will help you find the right place for your trip. Compiled from Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.