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Latitude: 7° 49.022' N
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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".
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Kata Yai
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
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.
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!!!
Especially good for beginners.
warm water, easy waves, nice landscape, relaxing atmosphere, no crowd.
By deb2120 , 15-08-2011
FACTS About KATA - Hi all, I'm in Kata beach right now. Here are the FACTS:
- 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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