Kitesurfing Vacations in Thailand overview

Kitesurfing vacations in Thailand is not a new thing.  Ther have been kite schools in Thailand for nearly 20 years now, and it has been firmly established for 16 years at least.  With two coasts, warm water and genuinely welcoming and friendly locals, Thailand is truly a paradise found.  Far from the 'third world' parts of Asia.  Thailand beckons with great road and rail networks, easy travel and great value for money.  The kite schools have all the latest, kit, are extremely professional in their outlook.  Outside of the kitesurf scene, there is genuinely awesome culture, amazing food and a nightlife that put Europen capitals so shame in the sheer fun and indulgence you can experience in the haven of South East Asia.  Kitesurfing Thailand is a must for so many reasons.

Where to kitesurf on vacation in Thailand

1. Huahin

Only three hours drive from Bangkok, this charming fishing port is steeped in history.  It is one of Thailands original kitesurfing locations with consistent wind from October through to May.  Wind is nearly always cross shore and steady.  

2. Koh Samui

Complete tropical island paradise, there are a number of awesome kitesurfing spots mostly protected by reefs giving flat water heaven.  The main season is October to April and there are kite schools and shops on the island.

3. Koh Phangan

World famous for the party scene, there is a kite school and some lovely chilled and out of the way kiting to be had.   

4. Pranburi

Wide open beaches in a very uncrowded location with stunning scenery.  Well off the beaten track and a real experience,  Wind from October to May and a proper experience for hassle-free and lais back kiting.

5. Pattaya

This is Thailand's premier foiling location.  Sandy beaches, consistent but lighter winds with no rock or reef to worry about.  Great kiting, SUP and diving too.   

If you had to pick one kitesurfing spot...

Kitesurfing Thailand has a range of choices.  But the mainstay is Hua Hin due to it's proximity to Bangkok and easy setup for kiters.  However, for pure tropical paradise, you can't get better than Koh Samui/Koh Phangan.

Thailand kitesurfing conditions + what to take

A range of kit, focusing on twin tips and foils. 12m and 9m is a good standard size with a bigger kite for the less windy and more cruisy days.