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Learn to surf with an enthusiastic, fun and professional team at Bang Tao Beach Saltwater Dreaming is an accredited surf school in Phuket Thailand run by surfers. Our surfing history runs for nearly 40 years in the Asia Pacific region. Join a group...more
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108/3 Moo 3, Thalang | Phuket, Choeng Thale, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 76 390 664
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Rick explained everything we needed to know before hitting the water and was very calm and patient. I took my son along and we both loved it, despite the torrential rain! We both managed to stand up and we will certainly take surfing up as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lost_farang
Rick G, Owner at Saltwater Dreaming Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Rob Thank you, great to hear that you will continue surfing, when you go to Portugal!! We had a great time, despite the rain! Thank you and kind regards Rick

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent instructors, very patient, clear instructions, very safe, my girlfriend doesn’t know how to swim but still be able to stand on the board on the first lesson, price is right. They provide everything so no need to bring many things, wear swimsuit is ok....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Saltwater D, Owner at Saltwater Dreaming Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, we really enjoyed teaching you and really happy that both of you were able to enjoy the thrill of surfing!!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

As many of the other reviews attest, Rick is a great instructor. He spent 30 minutes with me talking about surfing and waves and beach dynamics before we even went in the water. Unlike the other surf establishments I saw on Bangtao Bay that appear...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Saltwater D, Owner at Saltwater Dreaming Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you Paul, it was a pleasure teaching you and hope we see you next time in Phuket.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

What to say? My daughter who is 12 and my friends son who is 15 were signed up for surf lessons on Bangtao Beach with Rick from Saltwater Dreaming. He showed an amazing ability to connect with young people. He was relaxed and easy going,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

That I had with Rick and his team. The lessons before each surf session is technical and highly informative. Rick's team are all very helpful and attentive. I caught many waves because of them, and for that I am very grateful. Even in the stormiest...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris O
Rick G, Owner at Saltwater Dreaming Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hi Chris Thank you, we really enjoyed teaching you. I hope you continue when you are back home. Hope to see you next time when you are in Phuket!!

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Rick and his team are professional, guaranteed to have an awesome experience. 3 or 5 day surf lessons are highly recommend, you’ll be catching green waves in no time. Saltwater Dreaming Surf School is by far the best in Phuket. Thanks guys.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Rick G, Owner at Saltwater Dreaming Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hi Kosi Really glad you enjoyed the lessons and I hope you continue surfing when you are back home, but you'll need a wetsuit! See you next time in Phuket.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We just got back from 2-day beginner sessions and we loved it! Rick (head instructor) and his team was just amazing. They were very good and certainly know what they are talking about! They patiently taught us and helped us (so much) throughout the sessions....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Saltwater D, Owner at Saltwater Dreaming Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks so much Jane, we really enjoyes teaching you and hope we will see you next time in Phuket

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Not just for surfing, the surf shop provides local and online shopping for surf and swim items not usually found in Thailand. Service is fast and shipping is reliable. I'm happy not to have to order overseas. So, if you need something - check their...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Rick and his team will train you what ever you level is for a great surf session. I have tried other in Phuket and I have to admit that Saltwater got the most comprehensive and pedagogue trainers.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank William D
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My wife and I got 3 days of wonderful lessons with Rick and his team in late August. It's marvellous that we could even stand on the surf board during the first lesson. Rick is a very experienced instructor and helped us catch great waves...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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2 August 2018|
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Response from Saltwater D | Property representative |
Hi, there are plenty of hotels nearby. Chill hub is a popular hostel, Best Western Bang Tao Beach Resort and many more in this area southern part of Bang Tao Beach. Our website has all the hotels listed. Hope we see you... More
Moda M
28 July 2018|
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Response from Rick G | Property representative |
Hi, yes it is a good time to go, we are running lessons everyday. The closest hostel is the ChillHub Hostel, 3 minute walk from where we teach. You can also find it recommended on our website. When you are ready to make a... More
Mo A
14 October 2016|
Response from Rick G | Property representative |
Hi...I am sorry, but we are closed for surfing from the end of September... Our instructors are on leave now....our 5 day programme costs 5,400 baht and includes all equipment...hope we can see you again in the next season... More