Windsurfing has become one of Thailand's most popular water sports in the last two decades, and it is practised all over Thailand's beaches. Windsurfing is not only exhilarating and an excellent way to get fit, it is also quiet, non-polluting and environmentally friendly. It is a sport that requires dexterity and coordination and also strength.
While you need wind to windsurf, you can get too much of a good thing. Don't go out to sea if the weather is threatening to turn stormy. You shouLd wear a life jacket at all times. Beware of boats and swimmers on crowded stretches of water, especially when you are still learning how to handle your board and sail. It is easy to forget about the sun with the wind on your face, but it is especially strong when reflecting off the water all around you. So, wear protective sunblock.
You can learn to windsurf on all major beaches in Phuket, Samui, Pattaya and Krabi, as well as on islands of Ko Tao and Ko Chang. Once you have mastered the basics, you'll find boards and sails available everywhere.
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