5 Top Surf Report Destinations In India


A flock of birds sitting on top of a sandy beach

The Indian River Inlet runs through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia and is one of the most popular surfing destinations in Asia. In fact, it is one of the most popular surfing beaches in the whole world. The pristine Indian Ocean water is ideal for beginners who want to learn how to surf. There are a number of small beaches between Patong and Karon that offer great surfs, but if you’re here for the big waves, then you’ve got to head to Kortekar. Here’s a brief report on the best part of Kortekar for surfers:

Surf Report Indian River Inlet

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The first and the only authentic surf in this region is the Vibram Big Beak. The second beach that offers surfs on the Indian River Inlet is the Vibram North Jetty. This is also located in the Indian Ocean. It’s difficult to access this area from the north because the North Jetty is closed to car traffic due to a security drill. If you book a surf trip to Phuket or bungalows in Phang-Nga, Thailand, you will miss the opportunity to try the North Jetty.

Vibram North Jetty

A man riding a wave in the ocean

The third beach on the Indian River Inlet is named Vibram North Jetty, and it is where you will find the Vibram Big Beak. The location of this beach is in the province of Riviera Nayarit, Thailand. The surf at this beach is often compared to that of the North Jetty because it is close to the small towns of Nakhon and Chaweng. You’ll need a car to get to this part of the inlet, which costs a bit more, but the surf is worth it.

Chaweng 

Chaweng is another beautiful area with a large surf potential. This is located in the province of Mukdahan. It is a relatively small community and has only six hotels, but these are extremely luxurious. There is no surf school located in Chaweng, but there are several excellent small restaurants where you can learn the basics of surfing from experienced instructors. At the end of your surf adventure, you will want to visit the nearby town of Chaweng to get some fresh air and local Thai food.

La Hauteurs De La Peripherie, or The Secret Island

The fourth and final beach on the Indian River Inlet is called La Hauteurs De La Peripherie, or The Secret Island. The surfing in this area is unlike any other you will experience. The unique aspect of this beach is that you can see a rare coral reef right off the shoreline. It is possible to rent jet skis from here to take a tour into the reef itself.

Baga Beach

The fifth and final surf report on the Indian River Inlet would be the infamous Baga beach. Baga is the most popular of all the beaches on this stretch of Indian River Inlet. This is located in the province of Bengal. Baga boasts a long and narrow stretch of white sandy beach that is difficult to access. This is where you will find the best wave activity along the Indian River Inlet.

Like Chaweng and La Hauteurs De La Peripherie, Baga is very difficult to get to by car. The best way to get to the beach is by taking a bus service that leaves periodically from the Surjagore Guest House. Baga is also known for its high concentration of coconut trees, and the lush greenery of the beach is one of the best attractions of this coastal town.

Summing Up

Surf reports in India often cover different areas. However, it does not always cover the same good areas all the time. The surf reports on the Indian River Inlet area are mostly valid for the period between December to March. At that time, the surf season is best. Baga beach has consistently received high ratings from surfers looking for some quality waves to surf. In fact, the area is known to offer some of the best surfs in India.

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