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What makes surfing such a fun sport

May 6, 2019 | News

What makes surfing such a fun sport (and why you should try it out at least once)

Surfing is a culture that has been around since the beginning of human culture, and it’s easy to see why. There is just something special about tackling the challenging waves on the ocean with nothing more than a surfboard. For aspiring and expert surfers alike, Phuket is one of the top tier surfing locations in South East Asia, and or good reason. The beaches around Phuket offer soft sand, warm waters and picturesque views throughout the year, and it’s no secret why everyone ranks Phuket high in their vacation location rankings.

For the uninitiated, surfing might feel like a daunting task, involving balance and control to a fine degree, and while they’re not wrong, surfing is certainly not as difficult as you might think. Here are a few reasons that make surfing a fun sport for everyone, and why you should try it out at least once.

1) Freedom

Like we said, there is a unique feeling that can’t be replicated as you wait outback for the next big wave to ride. The calm before the storm can feel quite liberating after long stretches of work, and many find recluse in leaving their problems at the shore, albeit temporarily. Some even find the change in perspective to be extremely helpful in sorting out their problems. What’s not to like?

2) Its an excuse to travel

Even if you’re fortunate enough to have a seaside near your home, things can get stale after a while. A change in scenery can work wonders in reinvigorating your passion for surfing, and there’s always another wave to conquer. Ask any surfer why they’re going for another vacation and you’ll always get the same answer, ‘to find new waves to ride’.

3) Find new friends

Out on the sea, every surfer is a comrade in arms. Friendships can be easily forged by similar aims and passions, and as you wait for the next wave to come, those by your side can become new friends that last you a lifetime. Surfers come in many types, some appreciate the splendor of nature, while some just enjoy the thrill seeking aspect. Regardless, you’re bound to find someone that just clicks.

4) It keeps you fit

Fitness isn’t just bound to the gym. The surfer stereotype involves men and women with amazing bodies and tanned complexions, and that all comes from surfing. Suring in general involves working your muscles on abs and back, and even paddling involves working your arm muscles. Add the natural sunlight to the mix and you get both your required dose of Vitamin D, and a full body tan at the same time. The ocean really is a natural gym for the masses.


Whether you’re looking to rent a surfboard or to learn the art of surfing, Phuket Surfing in Kata Beach is the way to go. Our surf lessons are conducted by well-experienced instructors, and Kata Beach is well known for its perfect waves. We also use the highest quality boards for all our customers, so you’re always safe. If you’re interested in seeing what we have to offer, check out our website. We’d be glad to clear up any inquiries you might have too.