The best time for surfing in Phuket is from April to September. At other times Areas around Koh Samui are your best bet.
Phuket Thailand should not be rated among the top world surfing destinations, but while you're in phuket, a fun surf in uncrowded and friendly surfing conditions could really make your next holiday in phuket the best you've had yet. Phuket is probably the unofficial leader of the Thailand surfing industry and the number of local Thai surfers is increasing every year.
Surfing Phuket is now becoming a Thailand tourism draw card, especially for people new to surfing and those who find Phuket's other attractions equally important, but still like to go surfing when the Phuket waves are on. Have a look at a map of Phuket and other regions in Asia.
Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand, located in the Andaman Sea, in the south of Thailand. The island is mostly mountainous with a mountain range in the west of the island from the north to the south. The mountains of Phuket are the southern end of a mountain chain which starts on the mainland. 70% of the island is covered by forest.
The west coast has many beautiful beaches and headlands and there are many surf spots known and some not so well known. There also islands and reefs just offshore which are surfable in the right conditions. On the east coast most of the beaches are muddy mangrove areas and are protected from the swells.
Phuket's attractions, such as diving, Patong nightlife, shopping, Thai food and the Thai people, are definitely why people come to Thailand. Although you may not come here for the surf, it's still good to go for a paddle. Use the menu at the top of this page for directions to some of Phuket's surfing beaches.