Thailand is a great place for water sports. Some of of the kingdom's bays provide the rips required for surfing. Phuket's Kalim and Kata beaches provide surf suitable for Intermediate level surfers while Karon and Kata Yai beaches are suitable for starters. While never going to compete with the surf in countries like Australia, Thailand's surf is good enough for those with limited experience. Straightforward waterskiing is available in Thailand, as is surfboarding - where people ride a short, very broad water ski while being towed by a motorboat. Surfboarding opportunities are available at various locations in Thailand, particular favourites being Pattaya and Koh Samui. Jet Skis are really enjoyable, allowing you to navigate the waves like you might ride a motorbike. A number of tours of islands around Phuket are done on Jet skis, enabling people to get into the inland waterways and alcoves they might not usually be able to see. Kiteboarding - a curious blend of parascending and surfing where you are dragged behind a large canopy that is driven by the wind - is one of the fastest growing water-based activities in the kingdom. Professional kiteboarding instruction and equipment is available on Koh Samui and in Hua Hin.