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Nai Harn Beach break guidePhoto by: Valentin Luggen

Nai Harn Beach Surf Guide

Nai Harn Beach in Phuket is an exposed beach and reef break that has unreliable waves. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Poor surf in light onshore winds Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the west. The beach breaks favour lefts and there is also a right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - Rocks, rips.

Nai Harn Beach Spot Info

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

Surfing Nai Harn Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nai Harn Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Nai Harn Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nai Harn Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in November while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% 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).

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Interactive Nai Harn Beach 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 Nai Harn Beach is Phuket International Airport (HKT) in Thailand, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nai Harn Beach is Trang Airport (TST), also in Thailand, 148 km (92 miles) away.

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Nai Harn Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:45 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 8 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Nai Harn Beach

Surf stats for Nai Harn Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Nai Harn Beach

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

Nai Harn Beach Reviews:

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Based on 11 votes.
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John from Thailand
“Used to live near Nai Harn beach. There are only waves here for half the year and during that time it is very rarely any good. Maybe 1 day a month is half decent when onshore winds aren't blowing hard. I wouldn't go out of your way to surf here. Kata is slightly better but if you want good waves you might as well just go to Indo or the Philippines.”

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