Watersports have been growing rapidly in popularity in recent years. Jet skiing, banana boat rides and parasailing are just a few of the resort’s crazes.
Parasailing is an active form of recreation in which a person is attached with a long rope to the moving boat and, thanks to a special parachute, floats in the air. Special skills for this sport are not required.
Also actively developing and gaining popularity windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Windsurfing – a type of sailing sport, based on the skill of control on the water surface light board of a small size with a set sail. Kitesurfing (kiteboarding) – a water sport, the basis of which is movement on the water surface on a board behind a kite (kite). Surfing is riding on a wave on special lightweight boards. These sports need to be trained.
All of the above beach activities you will find in Thailand.
Most water sports on the beach Jomtien (Jomtien) in Pattaya, Patong and Karon beaches in Phuket, Chaweng Beach on the island of Samui.
Travel by sea in a canoe – a popular sport in the islands of Thailand. It is often not only the most convenient way to see the unusual karst landscapes of the island archipelagos, but also the only opportunity to explore the sea caves formed in the karst massifs. For example, a canoe is an essential attribute of Koh Samui sightseeing tours to Angtong Marine National Park and the picturesque sea caves in Phang Nga Bay, where tourists usually go from Phuket.
Most water sports activities in Pattaya, such as jet skis, parasailing, banana boat rides, are concentrated on the beach Jomtien. Also, a lot of water activities on Central Beach in Pattaya and the nearest island to Pattaya Ko Larn.
Windsurfing and kiteboarding clubs in Pattaya are concentrated on successive beaches, Jomtien and Na Jomtien. For example, near the Ambassador Hotel (turn left at Shell gas station, if driving in the direction of Pattaya) are the kiteboarding schools and windsurfing station. The best time for these sports in Pattaya is from November to May.
Website for windsurfing and kitesurfing school Choke-D, kiteboarding website kiteboardingasia.com (located on Jomtien Beach). Website of windsurfing school Amaras Blue Lagoon Pattaya, kitesurfing school Blue Lagoon website in Russian (located on the beach Jomtien).
Almost every beach on the west coast of Phuket will offer you the infrastructure for basic water sports, including jet skis and parasailing . Most watersports activities are on Patong Beach. At least 8 of the 16 beaches offer windsurfing. The most developed in this regard Patong. Here there are many stores with windsurfing equipment, the level of lessons offered is more suitable for beginners.
The beaches of Nai Yang, Layan and Friendship Beach on the southeast coast of the island specialize in kitesurfing.
In November and May, steady winds combined with calm, clear and clear sea create good conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing in the vicinity of Phuket. The peak wind season is from November to February. From mid-May to late October, the sea storms and sometimes makes these sports possible only for experienced athletes.
Kata Beach is the surfing capital of Phuket. Other beaches where you can surf are Karon, Nai Harn, Surin, Kamala, and Kalim. The best time to surf is July and September. However, during this time, it can rain and the sea is stormy.
Every year in Phuket are international surfing competitions. The first, Phuket Surfing Contest, held each year at Kata Beach in September. The second takes place on Kalim Beach, usually in June. This event is organized by the owners of Phuket BordRiders Club. The third is Kamala Beach where the Kamala Go Surfing Club is based.
Phuket Windsurfing website, Patrick of Bambou Adventure Team windsurfing school (Rawai Beach). Phuket Kitesurfing website (Chalong Bay, Friendship beach), kiteboarding website kiteboardingasia.com (Nai Yang and Chalong). Surfing website phuketsurf.com (Kata Beach), Andaman Sea surfing schools (Patong Beach).
Most watersports activities on Koh Samui are on Chaweng Beach. Second most popular and water sports is Lamai beach. The period from December to February is suitable for windsurfing and kitesurfing due to the strong winds. During the same period there can be good waves for surfing. It is true that in December it can rain and the sea is stormy.
Samui Watersport windsurfing website (Lamai beach), kiteboarding website kiteboardingasia.com (Hua Thanon and Nathon areas).
When deciding to ride a “banana”, a parachute, and especially a water scooter, carefully weigh the pros and cons. Remember that standard travel medical insurance does not cover activities on active recreation, such as jet skiing, water skiing, entertainment in the water using towable watercraft and parachute, etc. Renting jet skis (jet skis) you should be aware that they are not insured, and all damages caused to the vehicle will be covered at your expense. Especially frequent in Thailand, when tourists are presented with a claim for alleged water scooter damage, accompanied by a claim for payment of a large sum. To prove your point in this case is almost impossible. A word of advice is not to rent jet skis at “public” places (beaches) and if you want to rent a jet ski, find official and known companies which organize water activities – diving, snorkeling, jet ski rentals, etc.
10 Popular Water Sports in Phuket
Wonderful amusement parks, shopping passages, beautiful bays, nature reserves, spectacular coastline with sandy beaches, crystal blue waters of the Andaman Sea certainly attract tourists from all over the world. Fans of extreme sports and sports enthusiasts will find a huge variety of amazing water sports. If you haven’t been to Phuket, you can be sure you’ll have a lot of unique experiences with these water activities on the island.
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