Patong Beach – Surf Break Overview

Patong is a large horseshoe shaped bay that’s similar your typical beach break waves. It can be prone to closeouts but you can certainly find some corners along the 3.5 km (2.2 miles) main break. Its wide stretch of open and sandy beach bottom makes it pretty ideal for learning to surf. Patong is a terrific spot for beginners to learn the fundamentals and even advance to the next level. It’s also fun those who just want to get wet after a drunken night of debauchery at Phuket’s most popular party scene.

When there’s swell, the northern part of the bay tends to be a little bit bigger.Be very cautious and aware of jet skis as there is no set boundary for them to be ridden.It’s best to stay within the area where the local surf school is set up to avoid any potential injury from the free roaming water crafts.The longtime surf school typically occupies the center of the bay.You won’t miss them.They’re the tan, lean locals dudes wearing bright yellow rashies.

There’s no need to go very far for an alternate surf check.Kalim Reef is in the northern section of this bay and is one of prime surf spots on the island but can draw a bit of a crowd in the lineup.It’s about a 10-15 minute walk up from the middle of Patong’s bay.Although, you’ll have to rent a board from a place that will allow you to take it up there (there are no surf rentals in Kalim) or you’ll need to travel with your own.

Known more for its nightlife and shopping, Patong Beach is Phuket’s most popular and most concentrated tourist stop.You will find every kind of beach activity along the stretch of hot, white sand. Whether you want to jet ski, parasail, snorkel, surf, or get outright silly on an inflatable banana boat, you’ll find plenty of activities that suits your fancy here.

Patong is Phuket’s “party central” and where you’ll find the notorious Soi Bangla (Bangla side-street). Walk along the strip of open-aired bars, night clubs, extremely flexible pole-acrobats, flashing neon lights, or provocatively dressed and sometimes indistinguishable sexy lady boys.

But “Bangla” is not just for those who want to get wasted and indulge in certain encounters that your mother may not approve of.You’ll see plenty of other tourists, couples, and wholesome families alike who stroll this pedestrian-only side street for the mere spectacle.There is also a multitude of options of live local bands, street performers, and world renowned DJs as party goers of all ages play into the early morning hours while losing track of time.Yeah, it’s good times.

If you’re looking to party, you definitely want to hit up Bangla.Surely, you will have a unique experience and you’ll likely leave with plenty of stories to share when you return home…that is, if you can recall what happened!

Patong Beach, Phuket