If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush between relaxing by your hotel pool, beach strolls and sunset cocktails, then kitesurfing might be for you. It’s also a great activity if you are looking for something to do with your teenage kids. So, why not try kitesurfing in one of Thailand’s best spots.
Hua Hin is a great location to learn to kite surf or kite board. It is known as a popular kite boarding destination. The main kite season runs from October to May, however Hua Hin has prime wind conditions and many people kite surf all year round. Check wind speeds here to see realtime conditions and decide on the day if you will have a lesson or not.
2.KBA (Kite Boarding Asia) They also offer accommodation packages on the site.
About the schools:
They dominate the search results.
Both have really good reviews, the instructors all get rave reviews, and the equipment is all top of the line.
Prices are similar too. For a 3-day course expect to pay around 11,000 baht. For a one-day lesson group or private expect to pay 4,000-8,000 baht. Note that it is not an entire day. Most lessons are 2 1/2 hours long per day. But keep in mind that kite surfing is intense and can be exhausting. Both schools cater for absolute beginners, kids from age 12, intermediate and experienced kite surfers. You can also buy your own equipment and store it at the location for future use. Prices are very competitive compared to the US and Europe.
When making your decision it may just come down to location.
North Kiteboarding Club is located near the Marriott, Veranda Lodge, and Baan Bayan. KBA has three locations: Hua Hin North and Central close to the Marriott; and Hua Hin South close to the InterContinental and Hyatt hotels.
Things to think about:
Jellyfish – there are jellyfish in Hua Hin and this can be daunting when kiteboarding, you can enquire about protective gear when making your reservation. The jelly fish season in Hua Hin runs from June to October, especially during the rainy season, but there are jelly fish all year round.
For beginners – if you are thinking about doing the 3-day course, keep in mind that you might not get a chance to go out on the water by yourself. There’s a lot to learn about safety, equipment, etc. After completing the course, some opt for an additional lesson or two to get out on the water independently, but strong wind conditions could prevent you from going out. When making your reservation, ask about getting out on the water.