Learn To Surf in a tropical paradise

Choeng Thale, Thailand

Experience hosted by Tim

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

First we spend time to understand the ocean, the beach, the waves and how the waves are formed and what makes them break.
Then we learn about the equipment that will be used followed by the techniques of how to easily and safely ride the surfboard.
Once you are ready, we learn how to enter the water safely and handle our board. Time is spent with you in the water to make you feel comfortable, easing you into some waves to help you find your feet.
As you start to get more confident, I encourage you to start trying it for yourself with myself close by.
The whole experience is not just about learning to surf, it's letting go and having fun embracing the present and soaking up the surroundings!
First we spend time to understand the ocean, the beach, the waves and how the waves are formed and what makes them break.
Then we learn about the equipment that will be used followed by the techniques of how to easily and safely ride the surfboard.
Once you are ready, we learn how to enter the water safely and handle our board. Time is spent with you in the water to make you feel comfortable, easing you into some waves to help you find…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    All surf & SUP equipment is provided including sunscreen, life jackets, sur...

Meet your host, Tim

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 5 Reviews
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Hi I’m Tim, I'm passionate about the ocean & everything it has to offer.
I took to surfing from a young age where I was also a trained Australian volunteer lifeguard & have been surfing and doing board sports in the ocean for over 25 years. I take great joy in sharing what I have learnt not only the skill of riding waves & exploring the ocean, beaches & reefs. But also sharing how the ocean can have such a huge positive impact on ones life.
The ocean has benefited my life personally in many ways offering me fun, healing, relaxation & peace. I have participated in different types of surf coaching courses and helped run many surf educational programs myself. I have an amazing team of English & Thai speaking surf instructors who work with me & share the same passions. Together we look forward to getting you onto a few waves!
Hi I’m Tim, I'm passionate about the ocean & everything it has to offer.
I took to surfing from a young age where I was also a trained Australian volunteer lifeguard & have been surfing and doing board sports in the ocean for over 25 years. I take great joy in sharing what I have learnt not only the skill of riding waves & exploring the ocean, beaches & reefs. But also sharing how the ocean can have such a huge positive impact on ones life.
The ocean has benefited my life personally…
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Where you'll be

Normally lessons are done on Bangtao Beach which is Phuket's most ideal beach for learning to surf as it is safe, gentle waves, warm tropical water and minimal crowds.
Only certain days when the conditions have changed we can take guest to other beaches. If guest wish to learn on our Stand Up paddle boards then we can take them to outer reefs & private beaches.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Katherine
September 2019
They are located just in front of the Catch Beach Club, on the left if you’re facing the water. My instructor was Han, pronounced like Han Solo, and he was wonderful. In addition to being an excellent surfer himself, he was super friendly and patient. Clearly fluent in English, he was able to instruct me on the finer nuances of my surfing technique. I was up and riding in no time, and we had plenty of time to start on turns, etc. This wasn’t simply someone shoving me into the waves as I’ve seen in other places. There were three students total, and each had a dedicated helper who were all friendly and knowledgeable as well! Wonderful group. Incidentally- I was alone, and got a bit lost trying to find them, so I asked an Australian instructor just beginning a surf lesson on the sand if he was Tim? No, so I asked if he knew where to find Skyla’s. He seemed bothered by me and gestured down the beach (four mile long stretch of hot sand), “somewhere down there”. I thanked Captain Obvious for his “help” and walked back down the beach. Avoid that guy. He’s located on the far south end of the beach.
They are located just in front of the Catch Beach Club, on the left if you’re facing the water. My instructor was Han, pronounced like Han Solo, and he was wonderful. In addition t…
Philip
July 2019
Tim spoke very good english and easy to understand. He makes you understand the basic of the learning and then we do the practise. Very nice team he has. Unfortunately the weather not on our side, the experience could have been better with a sunny day. They have few sizes of surf board so dont worry if youre petite or plump. Overall it was a great experience.
Tim spoke very good english and easy to understand. He makes you understand the basic of the learning and then we do the practise. Very nice team he has. Unfortunately the weather…
Paul
July 2019
Our 4 kids had a learn to surf lesson with Tim’s team and loved it. They were all riding some waves by the end of the lesson. Tim’s team were patient, knowledgeable and gave our kids a memory and skill that will last. Highly recommend.
Wei Xi
June 2019
Great staff. I had a great time
James
June 2019
Tim was incredibly communicative, personal and an excellent surfing guide!

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

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