With the unique use of our Kite Cable in Pranburi we can still teach with no wind, part of our normal kitesurfinbg course includes 1 – 2 hours BOARD ONLY training on the cable. This allows our students to get used to being pulled out of the water but also comfortable on a board before adding the kite.
Pak Nam Pran beach – Pranburi is a perfect spot for all levels of Kitesurfers, we have a 7km long stretch of beach completely coral free, we have one high and one low tide per day with huge sandbar areas for shallow water teaching and deeper channels for waist depth teaching. (January – May) The tides get very high in the monsoon.
Choppy with waves, wind range 10-28 kts.
Flat water with sandbars and chop behind, wind range 10-20 kts.
Random weather conditions but mainly offshore winds, we then kite at Pranburi freshwater dam with flat water and 15-25 kts.
Pak nam pran – pranburi is one of the most windiest places in Thailand, with strong monsoon winds running from Mid october to January and thermal afternoon winds from Februry to May.
Pranburi wind is steady and sure for 7 months a year, the strong wind begins November and carries on through to May, we get 2 types of wind here in Pranburi, the Monsoon winds run from November – mid January blowing between 10 – 28 knots then the Thermal wind kicks in mid January to may generating afternoon sea breeze winds between 10 – 20 knots daily.
The beauty of Pranburi is the thermal wind that gets generated in the off season, Hua Hin just 20kms north would have no wind yet the wind here is enough to run full kiteboarding courses. This is unique to the Pranburi area due to the huge mountainous area behind the coast line.
There is quite a lot of jellyfish in the water all year round here, we recommend wearing stinger pants under your boardies (you can purchase these in our shop, booties and a rash vest for full protection. We also have some jellyfish protective sun cream available. Our first aid kit is available with vinegar and soothing agents just in case you do catch a sting. There is also areas of the beach that have quite a few shells around, we recommend wearing booties if your walking any length of the beach with your kite. The beach road runs parallel with the sand line here so for general riding it is a a lot safer to stay 50 meters plus offshore when the tide is high, there is also trees dotted along the sand line so care must be taken when approaching the landing area. Please also be aware of the rock wall that runs the length of the Beach.