Surf House Phuket
Surf House Phuket
It’s always a good time to hang ten and hit the waves at Phuket Surf House. Every day, all day it is the place for non-stop surf action, trendy tunes, tasty international food and beverage plus it is an outstanding venue for watching beautiful beach people go by.
It has the latest in artificial wave technology in Phuket. A few sessions here are an excellent way to learn the balance required to master the basics of surfing, wake boarding or even kite surfing without all the expensive gear and frustration often associated with it.
Surf House Phuket has two parallel high pressure inclined slopes blasting streams of water up them at very high speed. The water is barely ten centimetres deep and while the bottom appears well padded don’t be fooled into thinking a fall will be totally painless. Loss of balance can quickly result in being catapulted up the ramp and hammered into the retaining wall at the top in a matter of seconds. So when riding the smaller flow boards it pays to work with a trainer and hold the rope until you get the hang of it.
The experiences trainers are very patient at imparting the basics and getting both adults and children into the ‘flow’ in no time.
Surf House Phuket is also available for parties with its own DJ and a positive vibe that appeals to the young demographic action sports like flow riding appeal to. Special events are can often run into the night but it will come at a price.
For rookie riders it costs THB++ 1,000 (US$ 28) inclusive of THB 200 registration fee plus THB 800 for the first hour; three hours is THB 2,000 or THB 6,500 for a full and potentially very exhausting day. There is also a fully equipped surf shop that offers a wide selection of flow boards, body boards and plenty of surf apparel.
Surf House Phuket is open from 12pm to 12am and is often busy very busy during the high season, so try and get there early as long queues can form meaning less runs on the flow.