Learning to Surf in Vietnam, Thailand or Cambodia???
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jan 31, 2013 9:41 AM Last Post By: Captain_Bob
Jan 30, 2013 10:26 AM
My wife and I are heading to SE Asia mid May for a few months and want to head to some nice secluded beaches which require minimal funds and minimal effort while there. BUT, we both want to learn to surf while we're there. Has anyone got any suggestions of a great, peaceful, and cheap place to stay where we could learn to surf from an instructor? We'd probably have to rent boards while there, too.
Also, any great suggestions of where to visit while we're there would be greatly appreciated. We've travelled Europe, Canada etc, and are going to avoid big towns & cities where possible. We're looking for little out of the way gems that cost next to nothing, have some beautiful scenery, and a nice, slow pace of life :-)
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Chris & Erin.
P.S. Please, no tour operators. We just want to hear from travellers with great experiences.
Jan 30, 2013 2:35 PM
1Haven't been down there for years but I think karon or kata did have or might still have surfing lessons.
Sorry that's Phuket .
I recall that there was some small breaks there but also very strong rips.
I think the smaller secluded places you are looking probably won't have lessons due to lack of clients.
Jan 31, 2013 9:41 AM
2May is the onset of monsoon season for much of the region so seas can get rough but not in a very surf-happy kind of way. Also, as mentioned above there can be serious rips, and every year tourists drown by under-estimating the conditions. Not really a surfer destination anyway - try Indonesia which should have better weather then as well.
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