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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Kata Beach

Thailand

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 7° 49.022' N
Longitude: 98° 17.918' E

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 Access

Located on Phuket Island, about an hour south of the airport. Easy access. There is a surf shop where you can rent boards at the south end of the beach called "Phuketsurf.com".

Find the coastal road in Kata center, and go towards south on that, through the sheer hill. When you arrive on the other side of the hill, you will find yourself in a tiny village with a white hotel on the rightside. There is a little park after the hotel. Betwen tha hotel and the park it is a little dirt road wich goes directly to Kata Yai beach. Have fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Located on Phuket Island, about an hour south of the airport. Easy access. There is a surf shop where you can rent boards at the south end of the beach called &quot;Phuketsurf.com&quot;.<br /><br />Find the coastal road in Kata center, and go towards south on that, through the sheer hill. When you arrive on the other side of the hill, you will find yourself in a tiny village with a white hotel on the rightside. There is a little park after the hotel. Betwen tha hotel and the park it is a little dirt road wich goes directly to Kata Yai beach. Have fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Located on Phuket Island, about an hour south of the airport. Easy access. There is a surf shop where you can rent boards at the south end of the beach called &amp;quot;Phuketsurf.com&amp;quot;.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Find the coastal road in Kata center, and go towards south on that, through the sheer hill. When you arrive on the other side of the hill, you will find yourself in a tiny village with a white hotel on the rightside. There is a little park after the hotel. Betwen tha hotel and the park it is a little dirt road wich goes directly to Kata Yai beach. Have fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Located on Phuket Island, about an hour south of the airport. Easy access. There is a surf shop where you can rent boards at the south end of the beach called &amp;amp;quot;Phuketsurf.com&amp;amp;quot;.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Find the coastal road in Kata center, and go towards south on that, through the sheer hill. When you arrive on the other side of the hill, you will find yourself in a tiny village with a white hotel on the rightside. There is a little park after the hotel. Betwen tha hotel and the park it is a little dirt road wich goes directly to Kata Yai beach. Have fun!

Distance

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Kata Yai

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementFalling tide

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

There is one must for every surfer: You have to go to Kata Mama beach resaurant. There is a little surfshop and surflender there. The food and the atmosphere is extraordinary. Surfers congragate there everyday.

English (Translate this text in English): There is one must for every surfer: You have to go to Kata Mama beach resaurant. There is a little surfshop and surflender there. The food and the atmosphere is extraordinary. Surfers congragate there everyday.

English (Translate this text in English): There is one must for every surfer: You have to go to Kata Mama beach resaurant. There is a little surfshop and surflender there. The food and the atmosphere is extraordinary. Surfers congragate there everyday.

English (Translate this text in English): There is one must for every surfer: You have to go to Kata Mama beach resaurant. There is a little surfshop and surflender there. The food and the atmosphere is extraordinary. Surfers congragate there everyday.

Atmosphere

A really great spot when it's good. The locals are really friendly and it's a great atmosphere. Not including the airfare, a super cheap and enjoyable vacation!

Thailand is very unique. People are friendly. The land and the climate is beautiful. The surfing aspect is not like Hawaii anyway it is pretty good and interesting territory. Going there one time in a life is compulsory!!!

English (Translate this text in English): A really great spot when it's good. The locals are really friendly and it's a great atmosphere. Not including the airfare, a super cheap and enjoyable vacation!<br /><br />Thailand is very unique. People are friendly. The land and the climate is beautiful. The surfing aspect is not like Hawaii anyway it is pretty good and interesting territory. Going there one time in a life is compulsory!!!

English (Translate this text in English): A really great spot when it's good. The locals are really friendly and it's a great atmosphere. Not including the airfare, a super cheap and enjoyable vacation!&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Thailand is very unique. People are friendly. The land and the climate is beautiful. The surfing aspect is not like Hawaii anyway it is pretty good and interesting territory. Going there one time in a life is compulsory!!!

English (Translate this text in English): A really great spot when it's good. The locals are really friendly and it's a great atmosphere. Not including the airfare, a super cheap and enjoyable vacation!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Thailand is very unique. People are friendly. The land and the climate is beautiful. The surfing aspect is not like Hawaii anyway it is pretty good and interesting territory. Going there one time in a life is compulsory!!!

General

Especially good for beginners.

warm water, easy waves, nice landscape, relaxing atmosphere, no crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Especially good for beginners.<br /><br />warm water, easy waves, nice landscape, relaxing atmosphere, no crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Especially good for beginners.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;warm water, easy waves, nice landscape, relaxing atmosphere, no crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): Especially good for beginners.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;warm water, easy waves, nice landscape, relaxing atmosphere, no crowd.

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wywern avatar
Kata Beach
Por wywern
25 oct 2008
Another try@Kata Beach - After last surf at this beach, that was so impressive. But not today, the sea was flat. There were more than 20surfers around lying on their boards waitin for a good enough wave. Even if there was a wave but someone closer to the break would b
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Kata Beach
Por wywern
19 oct 2008
sunset surf - My first time here and I realised like a thai proverb FROG IN COCONUT SHELL I always surfed at Patong beach just 15min away while Kata beach was much better more surf shops, more sufers& for sure more waves  Here I can chose
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By deb2120 , 15-08-2011

FACTS About KATA - Hi all, I'm in Kata beach right now. Here are the FACTS:
- Unconsistent
- Only BEGINNER spot
- 1-2 foot waves no power
- Dozens of 100% beginners (drops in, crashes, go straight, throw boards, ecc...)
+ Nice warm clean water
+ Rent all kind of surfboards

If you surf at least "a little", don't come here!
If you want to star surfing (from zero) come here!

By Anonymous , 09-06-2011

beginner/sharks - is kata beach a good place to learn?
also what are the possibilities of seeing dangerous sharks??

By Anonymous , 13-08-2009

Overview - Who wrote the overview here? When did Phuket become supercheap and have undercrowded waves, someones living in a dreamworld me thinks!

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