Surfing, Windsurfing and kite surfing in Koh Samui
Sorry lovers of this sport, but fortunately for beach lovers, surfing and the island of Koh Samui – things almost incompatible. Large waves almost never here, and this island attracts tourists and beachgoers who do not like big ocean waves. Here the ocean waves just don't happen, because Koh Samui is in the Gulf of Thailand and is well protected from them, and winds from all sides. Some waves can "catch" in the low season – October to December, but it's like a high wave for beginners. Accordingly, surf party here, rental boards can be found in very small quantities and only on the most popular beaches. Nearest to Samui the place where you want to go surfing – the island of Phuket.
With this sport on Koh Samui is somewhat better than surfing. For Windsurfing one needs only the wind, and he's here, in principle. Safe shores, the absence of pitfalls, predictable and warm year-round weather make the island one of the best in Thailand for everyone – beginners and experienced athletes.
Some of the beaches of Koh Samui the wind blows all year round, it is Bophut and Maenam. The beaches on the East coast, too, can please the lovers of Windsurfing, but only seasonal. Lamai and Chaweng to catch the wind from November to April, but the rest of the time there is nothing to do.
The necessary infrastructure for Windsurfing on Koh Samui available. In addition to the rental there are several schools for beginners. The cost of private lessons with an instructor will cost about 1500 baht for two hours (about $ 50). One of the most popular schools of Windsurfing on Samui //www.samui-windsurf.com/.
Kite surfing (Kitesurfing) or Kiteboarding (Kiteboarding) on Koh Samui is one of the most rapidly growing popularity of water sports. Conditions are excellent: there is wind, water safe, the pitfalls little, water and air is warm year-round. As for Windsurfing, the best places are a year round the beaches of Bophut and Mae Nam and Lamai and Chaweng season winds lasts mainly from November to April.
Equipment rental can be found without problems, especially in the popular Bophut, Chaweng and Lamai. There are many schools and private trainers, but what is bad, and a lot of tourists. On Mae Nam beach with natural conditions are excellent, little people, and one of the famous kite surfing schools are based here.
- Equipment rental and equipment kitesurfing – 1000 baht/hour.
- Training – from 10,000 baht for a two-day course (includes equipment rental and equipment).
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