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5 Watersports to Try around Chaweng beach Koh Samui – Get in on the action at Chaweng!

These are some of the water sports to try out at Chaweng next time you are there. The beach is fast becoming a centre for all things water sports.

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Surfing

Surfing is slowly growing in popularity in Chaweng and other parts of Koh Samui. The waves can be pretty brutal at Chaweng, and basic knowledge of swimming is important. It is not for everyone, but seasoned surfers and those with some knowledge can have an amazing time riding the waves at Chaweng.
If you are new to the sport, you can still give it a go. Surfing schools can be located around the beach where training sessions are conducted.
Surfboards can easily be found for rent and may cost around 9 USD for each hour.

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Flyboarding

Flyboarding will be a thrilling activity for lovers of water sports and was first introduced in Koh Samui in Thailand and has been popular ever since. It is a device, where the rider stands on a board that is connected to a long hose through which water pressure is supplied to propel the rider to the air. With a bit of practice, one can perform stunts known as hydro flying by the experts. The experience can be expensive at around 60 USD per session. But if you are keen on experiencing something that is closest as you can get to soaring in the sky, give it a go.

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Sea walking

If you want to know what it's like to walk in the sea, try this fun activity while in Koh Samui. If diving is not your particular strong suit, this might be the next best thing! You don't need to have any swimming or diving skills. There will be professional instructors to guide you along the way. A specially made oxygenated helmet is provided, so you will be able to breathe and walk on the ocean sand bed.

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Jet skiing

Try island hopping on a jet ski! They are enjoyable and safe, and for first-timers, the staff will provide adequate instructions and training. You can explore the surrounding islands as you cruise across the waves. You can indulge in other activities such as snorkelling, diving, or something as simple as watching a sunset.

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Angthong National Marine Park

While in Koh Samui don't forget to head to Angthong marine park, which is an archipelago of 42 islands located in the Gulf of Thailand. The islands boast fantastic white sandy beaches, thick jungle, mangroves, limestone mountains, waterfalls and hidden caves. Close to the national park, there is an area of over 100 sqm of protected land dedicated to conserving wild animals and marine life. Koh Yippon and Koh Wao is part of this national park and is 30 km northwest of Samui. There are over 80 islands and one of the best spots for diving in Thailand. The visibility can be lower than other diving locations, but the striking scenery is sure to make up for that. Many shallow caves allow you to swim right through them. An exquisite array of soft coral life, schools of fish and stingrays are abundant. Check out Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort which is one of the many luxury resort in Koh Samui.