Surf's up in Kata
Billy & Akaisha Kaderli
not our first time.
We have been to Kata Beach at the southern tip of
Phuket Island numerous times, but each
only 5, 7, or 10 days long. This time we stayed a month. Thirty full days of
body surfing, lounging on the beach and eating fresh seafood.
We've seen the beach and the sea before.
Two decades of living in California, we worked
long hours and often did not have the time to visit the yacht harbor or
neighboring coves. Besides the water in Central California was far too cold
for us to enjoy swimming there. In fact, Santa Cruz is known for its Cold
Water Classic Surf Challenges that are held there yearly.
So being able to enjoy
a month at a warm water location in the height of the wave season was
priceless. As you check out the following photos, we're sure you'll agree.
spreads quickly through the surfers' leash lines that the waves are breaking at Kata.
Boarders come from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, the USA, and of course Thailand, to be
challenged by the big waves. During rainy season when a storm is off the
coast in the Andaman Sea the swells start building which create the perfect
waves they all crave.
Board Bunnies with their
Honeys get their leashes strapped on and are ready to go.
Wave after wave rolls in and the pounding
of the surf is an emphatic reminder to go with the power, not fight against
All ages are mesmerized
by the stunning
weather and warm water.
Boogie Boarders join in as well.
The weather, waves and water generate
smiles and animation from everyone!
Some are concentrated and focused.
Plenty of room to share.
The good lesson of practicing balance so
it becomes second nature.
Both body surfing and
boogie boarding, it's hard for Billy not to jump in on the fun!
Surf Shop beauties renting out the
Baby Boarders get a jump on the skill
early in life.
Sea and sun make for aquamarine fun!
In after an excellent
wave, Akaisha has the time of her life!
We'd never seen a designer floral board
Resting in between sets.
Strapped up and ready to put on a sun hat.
After a few good runs.
Beach gear and babes. Sun and sea.
A little slice of heaven.
Friendly surfer hello.
A little Hawaii-50 music in the
background is all that is missing...
Couples that surf together have lots to
Taking a rest and can't wait to get back
out there again!
Perfect pose for our
Lots of couples take surfing holidays
during this time. Notice the storms building up behind them. No worries,
though, because these create the waves of the season!
A day well done, and more waves tomorrow!
Yowza! And what could be a more perfect
ending to perfect days?