The Phuket surfing scene is beginning to make a name for itself. Phuket's West Coast is slowly but surely gaining a reputation as a surf destination. Okay, so this is no Waikiki, and surfers here would be the first to admit that, but the island's West Coast is the best place for surfing in Thailand.
The surfing season in Phuket roughly starts in April and ends in November. Do not expect huge waves nor tubes – around three metres seems to be the maximum height, but there are a few good spots at designated beaches which offer surf aficionados enough thrill to come and spend their holiday in Phuket during low season.
Here's a brief surfing guide to Phuket's beaches.