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If you've ever dreamed of riding the waves and immersing yourself in the exhilarating world of surfing, then you're in for an unforgettable experience at our many beach and sun resorts — even if it's your first time trying your hand at surfing.

Surfing is an exciting and joyful experience that lets you ride ocean waves and feel the thrill of being in harmony with the water. It's an activity that brings smiles, adventure, and a sense of freedom, leaving you wanting more of the incredible ride. Surfing is not just a sport; it's a way of life, embracing the excitement and camaraderie of the global surfing community. If you're overwhelmed with the many articles discussing tips on how to surf for beginners, let us break it down for you with this guide and get ready to catch your first wave!

1) Find the ideal beach

To start your surfing journey, you'll want to find the perfect beach with the right conditions. Look for spots with ideal wave "breaks," consider the wind direction, ground swell, wave height, and tide (whether it's low or high). The good news is that Club Med's selected beach and sun all-inclusive resorts have already done the job for you! All you need to do is choose your ideal destination holiday resort, and you'll be set for an amazing surfing experience.

2) Take advantage of surfing lessons

If you're new to surfing, don't worry! Taking beginner surfing lessons is the best way to get started. In these lessons, you'll learn about balance, paddling techniques, how to catch a wave, and the correct surfing stance. Club Med offers surfing lessons conducted by professional instructors who will patiently guide you through every step of the learning process. And if you're also interested in kite surfing, they've got you covered with kite surfing lessons too!

3) Use the right equipment

When it comes to surfing, having the right equipment is essential. You'll want to wear appropriate attire that allows you to move freely in the water. As for surfboards, there are different types available, but beginners usually start with a soft or foam board, which provides more stability and safety. The good news is that at Club Med, you can rent the necessary equipment, including surfboards, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own.

4) Safety first

Before hitting the waves, remember to prioritise safety. Warm up and stretch your muscles to prevent injuries. Stay hydrated throughout your surfing session, especially when you're spending time under the sun. Familiarise yourself with surf etiquette, such as giving way to other surfers and respecting the local rules. Always be aware of your surroundings and check the weather conditions before heading out to the water.

At our resort, we believe in providing a complete and hassle-free surfing experience. Whether you're a beginner or looking to learn and take your skills to the next level at surfing or kitesurfing, our professional instructors and ideal beach location will ensure an unforgettable adventure. We have just about anything to satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you. We have river rafting, kayaking, snorkelling, and other fun and thrilling water sports at our resorts located in Pahang, Phuket and more! Check out our all-inclusive beach and sun resort all-inclusive holiday packages in and book your immersion in the adrenaline-pumping world of water sports like surfing today!

*Surf lessons and packages are at extra cost

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