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Bang Tao Surf Guide

Bang Tao in Phuket is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the west southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Bang Tao Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bang Tao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bang Tao occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bang Tao (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Bang Tao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in July while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bang Tao Location Map

Interactive Bang Tao surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Bang Tao is Phuket International Airport (HKT) in Thailand, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bang Tao is Trang Airport (TST), also in Thailand, 156 km (97 miles) away.

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Bang Tao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 17:58 Local Time
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Wave (m)
1.1
W
1.2
W
0.5
W
Period (s) 8 8 - 8
Wind (km/h)
25
25
25
25
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Bang Tao

Surf stats for Bang Tao, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bang Tao

Wind stats for Bang Tao, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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