Well, did you? If not, you know now that the Phuket coast can in fact pick up swell on these few beaches at least, as shown by traveller Teiki Ballian. We'll give it you, the waves aren't the best but you can't deny you'd enjoy a hack at a few of those warm, blue walls. Especially when you've gone from the swell rich waters of Indonesia to Thailand like Teiki—you've got to wean yourself off somehow.
"Thailand is one of the three places I consider home," says Teiki. "The other two being Indonesia and my boat which I grew up on. Thailand maybe doesn't have the best waves in the world but the people, food and beauty of the country makes up for it."