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Jan/Feb - where's good to surf in Thailand?« on: December 28 2009 18:12:00 »
Where's good for a beginner surfer (like me) to try out end Jan - Feb? I've heard that Samui's the best option - if you've been there, would be great to hear your experiences and any tips/advice on accommodation, surf schools etc.
Thanks so much!
RE: Jan/Feb - where's good to surf in Thailand?« Reply #1 on: December 29 2009 21:12:00 »
Not really a good time for surfing in Thailand. The swells usually start ariound April.
If you are lucky might be some small wave at Kata Beach or Surin Beach
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RE: Jan/Feb - where's good to surf in Thailand?« Reply #2 on: January 13 2010 14:01:00 »
When I was travelling in Thailand, I ended up looking for spots to surf and found a real good place to surf, Karon Beach. There is a surf club there where I managed to rent boards for cheap and they also taught me to surf. They are young and friendly, can have a beer with them at end of the day. They are based at the north end of Karon beach by life guard tower. Karon is a quiet town, with a few bars, accomadation can be real cheap tho. I stayed in a guesthouse for about 300-400 baht a night! cheap as chips! Plus they do wicked banana pancakes! must try.
I spent a week in Karon and liked it so much I went back the following year for another week of surfing!
Waves are not massive but good for learning, i think they might have a website www.karonbeachsurfclub.co.uk
RE: Jan/Feb - where's good to surf in Thailand?« Reply #3 on: January 24 2010 08:01:197 »
There is NO waves antwhere in Phuket or on the Andaman coast from Nov. to April... go to Samui (Chaweng beach), but it will be wind swell kind of stuff, not too exciting...
As for Karon beach, it holds the record for drowned people, just ahead of Nai Harn... not such a good idea to go there, eh ?
RE: Jan/Feb - where's good to surf in Thailand?« Reply #4 on: March 04 2010 14:03:813 »
On 3 early mornings,I surfed Karon beach in August/2008...Directly in front of the tower @ the south end is a triangular sandbank creating some nice little A frames at around 2 feet...Had it all to myself...!!...2 years later,different sandbanks and formations...!!??...
Also witnessed 2 near drownings @ Karon Beach in 2 feet of blown out slop....Luckily,the local lifeguard saved one of them on his twusty boogie board....The other was a strong swimmer and saved herself...