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Surfing Lesson in Phuket
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Surfing Lesson in Phuket

By Talay Surf School
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Ages 4-60, max of 10 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Surfing lesson
  • Professional instructor
  • Use of surfboard, leash
  • Sunscreen
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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  • X7QQ+7H6, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand
    Please meet on the sand at Bangtao beach in front of The Arinara Hotel Please also note, we may change the location if there is a better spot this surf BUT we will update you before.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12255P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 3 people is required for a group lesson
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12255P1

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    • Talay Surf School
      153
      Choeng Thale, Thailand
      Joined in November 2012
    • Supaway
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      love it 🤙
      We met Tim online and immediately felt a right and professional connection to carry out the professional race Sup trip in Thailand for our club members. It was excellent in all parameters, we will return again soon
      Written December 29, 2022
    • wanetteg2020
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      30th Birthday Experience
      To Tim and his team! Thank you for making our birthday the best birthday ever. From all the laughing to falling off the paddleboards! All your patience and helpfullness! U guys rock!!
      Written February 18, 2020
    • dobbo60
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best hire for SUP in Phuket.
      Hire boards couple of times at Bangtao Beach Which great place to paddle they have full range of boards also back up,helpful staff from Tim and guys on the beach
      Written November 22, 2019
    • Cameron M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Surf Experience
      I traveled up and town Thailand to surf. Booked 5 different surf camps this by far was the best. I even came back up to surf for two more days. I will be recommending Skyla for my friends who are coming next year. Also the accommodations were the best!! Other surf camps but you in horrible accommodations, but not Skyla.
      Written November 4, 2019
    • J955YGdaniellem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      School Holiday 2-day Surf Camp
      My three children did the 2-day School Holiday Surf Camp with Tim and his team at Bangtao beach. They had an absolutely fantastic time. All of the instructors were great; they made sure the kids were safe both in the water and out, included fun games during break times, made sure sun cream was re-applied (!) and made the two days so memorable. My boys are begging to go back!
      Written August 6, 2019
    • Andy L
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Andy
      Had an amazing experience learning SUP from these folks. Highly recommended. Will definitely do it again the next time I visit Phuket.
      Written June 18, 2019
    • 202andreyk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience = must do on Phuket!
      I went for SUP tour on my first vacation day on March 1st and it was the brightest impression of my stay on Phuket. Tim is a great guy you will never be bored with. There is only one thing I did not like - 3hrs journey went too quick :0) If you are on Bangtao - this is must do. When I am back to Phuket - I will do it again!
      Written April 28, 2019
    • Nuala P
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great group activity and fun way to explore the Bay
      We all loved our SUP tour which I organised for my sisters Hens day. It was a great group activity and they catered for all levels of ability so everyone enjoyed it! Bang Toa bay was beautiful and the SUP tour was a fun way to explore. We also enjoyed the snorkeling
      Written March 7, 2019
    • Will_oo_Wisp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      SUP lesson
      Very informative paddleboard lesson for an hour, with good tips for how to paddle, stop and turn. Even got to keep the board for free for some extra time to practice.
      Written January 17, 2019
    • JckNmn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent friendly service, definitely recommend.
      I rented a 10’6 SUP for the day, and only booked it the afternoon before. Emailed through the contact form on the website, Tim had gotten back to me within an hour or so and made it super easy to book. Communication was great. Good quality board, paddle and leash delivered to my hotel right on time and the whole thing couldn’t have been easier. Time gave me some great tips on where to paddle as well. I visit Phuket on work trips regularly over the winter, and will be renting from Skyla’s again.
      Written December 30, 2018
    • matthew m
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Paddle board patong beach
      I emailed them the day I was arriving and got a quick response. Tim delivered a nice board and paddle to my hotel, renting is hit or miss as far as board and paddle quality, so I was really happy with what I got. Rented for 2 days and had a great time. Highly recommend them
      Written December 24, 2018
    • catchagirls
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING
      I was in Phuket on the weekends and I thought it would be nice to have some fun apart from chilling and sunbathing by the beach. A day before I went, I was looking for surfing school but I found this place and I messaged them to ask if I could do surfing there but unfortunately it's not the season for surfing at Phuket so instead, he recommended to do SUP then I booked SUP to try for the first time. The beach is not far from Phuket old town, easy to find and the BEACH IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I think it's better than other beaches I have been in Phuket. The staff is really nice and helpful. He taught me how to do SUP correctly and as I did surfing before so it wasn't easy. We went outside the sea almost got the Surin Beach, the sea was beautiful, perfect weather, it was so much fun! Highly recommend!
      Written December 11, 2018
    • Dawn C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventure with a Heart
      Had initally chatted to Tim on doing surf classes, but was unsure how my travel plans would turn out, so they suggested up going down to their hut to check out and K. Ton decided it was best to go out on a SUP tour. Looked easy initally, but with good instruction, and with some gauging of current and wind, became a really good core workout as well.He took me around the bay and some hidden spots, and I had an awesome time chatting to Ton whilst SUP. It was a beautiful couple of days, with hours out at sea which was relaxing yet challenging. They also take local kids under their wing, and hope to grow the Surf and SUP community in Phuket. The hospitality of K. Ton and Tim make it an experience that is memorable, and I am glad to have made new friends, and will definitely be back soon to learn to Surf with them. Highly reccomend that you visit them too! Kup Kun maak ka guys :)
      Written October 28, 2018
    • veershah16
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pretty chill instructors. Perfect for beginners.
      I’ve surfed before and thought this would be a good place to practice. Water is warm waves are alright. Most instructors speak decent English and are super friendly. It’s obvious they love what they do which is infectious. Definitely recommend this place if you’re a beginner as the surf is perfect. If your intermediate/advanced you are probably better hiring a board from Skyla’s. If the waves are too small you can always go down a beach to Surin which has great surf. If you have any problems/ can’t surf a day, Ton, the guy in charge of surfing, is happy to help and is super flexible. (Special thanks to him 😄) I stayed in the Chillhub hostel (the accommodation provided by them). One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in. It’s got a pool!!!! Breakfast is some toast and jams with hot drinks. Overall, I would recommend Skyla’s surf camp highly for beginners. PS Thanks Tim for checking in on me. 👍
      Written August 31, 2018
    • Jing Y
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome relaxing 2 days package!
      Travelled solo for a week and stumble across their holiday package, save me heaps planning and I can just relax and go with the flow! Lessons were awesome and I was able to stand up multiple times despite a weak knee(throughout the chat I finally identified this hurdle and now I can work on it! Thanks to Ton, the instructor!) Room was clean and right in front of beautiful swimming pool! Also package included a local Thai massage right on the beach, overlooking the sea! Love it!
      Written August 17, 2018
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    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles16 reviews
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    Dataspice
    Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Thanks for the awesome surfing lessons for my sons, Tim & crew! They are now hooked! Will be back for more!
    Written August 7, 2019
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    Thanks, we had a lot of fun surfing with them! Can't wait for the next surf session together, thanks again! Skyla's Team!
    Written August 8, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jaywhytravels
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Friends
    Had been wanting to try surfing for a long time and Skylas came up as a beginner-friendly surf club! They didn’t disappoint at all as the instructors were friendly, patient and encouraging! Instructors were close by all the time in the water, so those less confident in swimming can be assured that you are in good hands! We never ventured further than chest to neck high waters in any case.

    We were blessed with great weather and bangtao beach in Phuket is known to have friendly waves that are not too challenging for beginners to ride. The surf school is also conveniently located just outside Catch Beach Club so friends or loved ones that do not want to engage in the sport can relax. It also provides for ease of washing off with a shower and changing rooms available for use!

    Definitely recommend Skylas for anyone that wants to try out surfing!
    Written June 4, 2019
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    Hey Jayme, Was great to have you join us for a surf lesson. You did really well for your first session. Hope the rest of your Phuket holiday was fun & hope to see you back again soon to keep building on those surf skills. Skyla's Team!
    Written June 6, 2019
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    Josie L
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2018 • Family
    My kids and I both enjoyed ourselves throughout the surfing sessions! We wished we could have done more! Instructors were very motivating and cheerful ! and of course responsible and helpful. Other than that, I would say that they do have very good interaction with the kids, my son absolutely adores his instructor and even named him "Apple" !To find an instructor who is good is not easy but a good instructor that could handle kids that was a bonus! I was slightly worried at first as its the first time for both of my 7 + & 8+ children to experience surfing, plus not absolutely sunny weather but it turned out to be fantastic! I'm glad that they now loved it! Any first experience for a child is important! I would definitely recommend this area for beginners and Skyla's Surf & SUP of course ! Tim himself was very helpful and replied us promptly.My partner and I are both very happy and satisfied !
    Written August 26, 2018
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    Hi Josie, So stoked you & your kids had fun. Yes seeing your kids head out into the ocean & waves for the first time can be scary. It's a great age to start when they are young as it builds their confidence and skills. Thanks again and hope to see you back soon. Skyla's Team
    Written November 27, 2018
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    Esther D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did one surfing lesson with three friends. The teachers were amazing. Very friendly and so motivating. They give you great advise and help you. In the end everybody improved a lot.
    The surf school is also the cheapest that we found so far. Best offer :) thank you for an amazing day !!
    Written July 28, 2018
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    Janina R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Solo
    I did a 5-day surfing course with Talay. My surfing instructor Pop was super friendly and tried to teach me step by step. This meant that after 2 days I was able to switch to a hardboard. My safety was always taken into account and I managed to surf very well, I learned a lot and had a lot of fun with Pop. I will miss it. Thanks Pop.
    Written June 23, 2024
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    Julie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Family
    Great experience with Flook and Pop. They will work with you to find techniques that are most helpful to you. Great time with the lesson, wasn’t a huge fan of the cleanliness of the beach during the visit.
    Written October 2, 2023
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    Ryan M
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They were organized, patient, and super friendly. Good waves. Highly recommend. Good for families with teenagers. They picked up the surfing very easy
    Written June 29, 2023
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    Thanks Ryan, Stoked you and the family had a great time surfing with us at TALAY SURF. Yes, Bangtao beach is an ideal place not learn especially for families. Hope to see you all back soon!
    Written September 19, 2023
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    Vacationer815094
    Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2019
    I booked this for myself and my partner & paid well in advance.

    When we got there not only is there no club but we were told me couldn't proceed with surfing due to the bad weather conditions. The guy, Tim, told us we would get a refund.

    Two weeks have passed by and still no refund.

    They had been communicating with me on the lead up to the excursion. Why wasn't I informed even a few hours before the lesson that they had cancelled it? I spent a fortune just travelling to the Surf "Club".

    The whatsapp number they provided is now non-existent i.e. no one responds or picks up.
    Written September 8, 2019
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    Hi Anisah, I’m sorry to hear you had a bad experience. Our club is a group of people not a building sorry If there was confusion about that. As we are in our monsoon season conditions change very quickly and because we put safety first it was a shame you couldn’t have your lesson at that time due to the bad weather. As promised your refund has already been processed so, Trip Advisor is handling this refund and can take some time. I’m sure you’ll receive it soon. Hope the rest of your holiday was enjoyable, take care. Skyla’s Team
    Written September 10, 2019
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    Chedi
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Solo
    Had a great time Surfing with Tony and Tim, they were super easy going and made it an experience to remember! Highly recommend!
    Written June 27, 2019
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    Hey Chedi, It is great to see your surfing improve every time you come surfing with us, well done! Thanks and see you soon, Skyla's Team
    Written June 28, 2019
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    greywolf789
    Hong Kong, China12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a father with two sons visiting Phuket, we joined Skylas for surfing last week. Had a great time and were catching waves in no time. Tim and “Big” are excellent. Loads of fun and surprising calorie burn too. Superb location for an afternoon with nearby good beach lunch, nice spa, and can finish up with a cocktail and sunset at Catch.
    Written June 4, 2019
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    Hey Hey, It's great to see the parents get involved with their kids, you did great! An excuse now to book more family surfing holidays! Thanks again and hope to see you back, Skyla's Team!
    Written June 8, 2019
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