As surfing is not a major sporting pastime in Phuket there are relatively few places to rent boards or to receive surfing lessons but the best bet for the aspiring surfer is to head over to Kata Beach where boards, instructors and – most importantly – waves are available. You may be able to rent at other beaches such as Patong but waves are not guaranteed. At Kata there are two surf shops and seven beach outlets where you can rent a board. Surfboards cost 150 baht per hour, 500 baht a day and 7,000 baht a month. Please remember that these are starting prices and that some outlets charge more. Private instructors cost 800 baht per hour – 1,500 to 3,000 baht for two hours, depending on which company you are dealing with. For those who don’t do things by halves, there is a small selection of new boards for sale at Cobra in Chalong. Our resort will assist your surfing plan just come to us!!