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Kata Noi Surf Guide

Kata Noi in Phuket is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the west. The beach breaks favour lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include - Rocks, localism.

Kata Noi Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kata Noi:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kata Noi occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kata Noi with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 88% of the time in August while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kata Noi Location Map

Interactive Kata Noi 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 Kata Noi is Phuket International Airport (HKT) in Thailand, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kata Noi is Trang Airport (TST), also in Thailand, 149 km (93 miles) away.

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Kata Noi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 11:08 Local Time
Tuesday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Kata Noi

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

Wind History at Kata Noi

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

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