Surf season: May to October.
Best time: May to October.
Break type: Beach breaks.
Going there from Singapore:
1) Fly 1h50mn direct to Phuket
2) Drive 30mn to Surin Beach; 60mn to Kata Beach
About the place:
The onshore winds of the monsoon provides sufficient swell: sometime big, sometime small, sometime clean, sometime messy but always fun waves. The conditions are difficult to predict, but the fast changing weather from rain to clear sky always offer a clean window during the day.
The surf is never really off during the season. The conditions are just more or less ideal. Best is to get up early not to miss the clean window before the weather turns bad. From Surin Beach, in the north, to beautiful Nai Harn Beach, in the south, the coastal road offers a good overview of the surf conditions on each of the several beach breaks along the coast.
Thai Surf Rider offers a complete guide of each surf spots found on the island.
The attractivity of Phuket as a surf destination lies primarily into its accessibility from Singapore and low travelling cost. Uncertain weather means low season, with less tourists, cheaper flights and hotels compare to the rest of the year. Phuket is a perfect destination for weekend surf trips.