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Learning To Surf in Thailand, Indonesia et.c. - 2009/01/22 00:41 I want to learn to surf. I teach English to foreigners. I know that you can take lessons in places like Bali, and that the surfing season in Bali is the dry season(April to October).
Is that the best time to learn surfing there, or can you try any time?
As regards Thailand, when is a good time to try surfing there? I'm new to this so the questions might seem a bit silly.
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Re:Learning To Surf in Thailand, Indonesia et.c. - 2009/02/05 01:18 yaw dude i think that step one should first be to learn swimming and tips that you enable you to know in advance what might await you in terms of both risks and surprises as a to-be surfer.
Surfing is more that just "grab a surfboard and aventure in sea"
its a personal experience that might be different for each and every individual.

I wish you good luck.
Btw : try sites such as "surfinglife" and you'll find books and manuals but i personally think that its not just reading,though i might be wrong also..

Welcome 2 the surf community.
Cheers
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Re:Learning To Surf in Thailand, Indonesia et.c. - 2009/02/05 09:41 I would love to learn in Thailand but I hear its super intense. Plus, I don't have the money anyway. Oh well, wishful thinking!
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Re:Learning To Surf in Thailand, Indonesia et.c. - 2009/02/05 21:44 For Shawn Vibes:Thanks for your message. Yes, I want to prepare for surfing.My goal is to learn to stand first. The rest is later. I swim a lot, and swim under water too, and I may have to do duck dives. I should read about surfing. But it's important to visualise the moves, take lessons, and practice. I heard that beginners shouldn't go when the water is highest.
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Re:Learning To Surf in Thailand, Indonesia et.c. - 2009/05/08 08:54 Surfing in Thailand is super intense..??...Wha..??...
Thailand surfing is so laid back...Lay back any further and you won't get up...!!...The best beach to learn to surf is Kata Beach.Go to the southern corner of Kata,There,you'll find Phuketsurf.com surfshop and Nautilus dive shop...Both shops rent out boards and offer surf lessons.Board rentals start @ 150baht/hour...Lessons are 1000baht including board for about an hour to hour and a half....They guarantee you'll be standing up by the end of the lesson...
Second option is if you're staying @ Patong Beach and do not have transport to Kata.Ask the jetski operators on the beach for board hire and lessons.
"I heard that beginners should'nt go when the water is highest"....??...Do you mean high tide..??...or wave height..??..For beginners,higher tide is better(less sucky waves)and smaller waves is better too(less frustration)

Thailand surf season is between May and October.
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