Friday, June 24, 2011


Very exciting! Our Japanese instructor and surf contact, Tad, has shown us the way! This is a new, SECRET surf haven where the waves are sizeable and sheltered from the wind. Perfect for the goofy set. See Tad below, carving it up with Ching and Lai. You would never know there was mad wind that day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Ajaan!

Aloha! Yesterday we hit another beach to catch some big ones with our new ajaan- "teacher", homegrown in Hawaii. He's the silverhaired vintage ripper you see demonstrating proper use of the longboard. Righteous!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mid-Season Update

A big hello to all our friends out there! It's time for some highlights of our 2011 season, which is now in full swing. The monsoon winds and rain stirred up some really hairy surf- good height and speed, but wild at heart (a bit like ourselves, really). Now the seas are a bit calmer and we're savouring the tidy, consistent breaks June has brought. And all to ourselves!

We've managed to surf pretty much every day so far, which amounts to more fun than can possibly be squeezed through the interweb, but scroll on down and you'll get a taste of what we've been up to the past few months.

Peace and love,
The Pakarang Surf Team

Monsoon Magic

Big "Kudos" and "Korp koon makh ka!" to Malin N. for taking these great shots of our crew and finishing them to capture the mood of this monsoon-windy day. We'll never forget the mad slosh, negligible intervals and of course the lightning fast breaks on one of our local field trips this May.

Surf Getaway

We thought we'd explore some new horizons, so we set off to surf the not-so-distant shores of Koh Lanta. At the beginning of May, we packed our whole crew, our boards, our shorts, a cooler full of goodies and set out for adventure!

We found: a place more chilled out than anywhere, some pretty good waves, good friends, and an all around good time. Thank you, Koh Lanta Watersports for being great surf-hosts. Thumbs up, Lanta!

When it Rains

Never a dull moment here at Pakarang Cape. The surf was down and the rain was up. We improvised.

Little Surf, Big Fun

These groms and their family from the international school in Chiang Mai. They came back to holiday with us and hone their skills in the pre-season surf. Looking sharp girls!