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Kata is Phket's most popular surf beach and it has lots of attributes

Phuket Resort Adds a Surf Shop to Beach Club

Monday, September 2, 2013
PHUKET: RE KA TA Beach Club at Boathouse is proud to announce its partnership with Quiksilver and the opening of a new retail shop and surf school.

Kata beach is synonymous with surfing destination between May and October. Known for its punchy, fast and often bigger waves, Kata is one of Thailand's best surf spots.

For the Pro's or learners, surfing can now be learned and practiced by people of all ages, right at RE KA TA.

The surf school is opened daily and operated by award winning surfer Jimmy Smith, who was born at Kata and is a local surfing legend.

Hailing from New Zealand, Jimmy's dad Chris was one of the first to surf the waves on Kata back when surfing was unheard of in Thailand.

Jimmy is not only known as one of the best local surfers, he has also won the first place in Thailand Quiksilver Island Crown 2009.

The school provides lessons for all levels as well as board rentals and courses.

Open to the public but with the exclusive aura of the Cote d'Azur, RE KA TA welcomes Phuket revelers to relax all day on plumped up loungers by the palm fringed crescent pool, or to float away on giant beanbags in the tranquil Andaman Sea.

Its beachfront restaurant offers modern innovative cuisine with a strong focus on seafood while the spa is famous for the four-hand massages and the Esthederm sun treatments.

Boathouse's Marie-Laure Fleury recently said: ''We are very glad to be able to provide our guests with quality holiday experiences, and now highlighted by a fun and exciting activity such as surfing.''

RE KA TA Beach Club and Quiksilver are celebrating their partnership with an opening party at RE KA TA on Saturday, September 14.

The party will include a live reggae band, Djs, fire shows, beach side BBQ, lucky draws, and much more. The party begins after sunset and will go on until late.


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I've always been interested in surfing but never brave enough to try, until I came to Phuket and had some lessons from Jimmy. The waves are perfect for learning and Jimmy was a great instructor who had me surfing in no time, now I'm hooked for life!

Posted by Surf addict on September 2, 2013 08:59


Interesting time to start though isn't it? Just before the High Season and calm seas?

Posted by Sean on September 2, 2013 13:02

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