The weather forecast indicated that we’d be facing 10-12 knot winds from the west, so we decided to start the iSUPcore! session in Choeng Mon today. The eastern side of the island being more protected from the breeze meant we had flat water to paddle on. And the weather was a little overcast, making it quite pleasant to paddle.
We headed out past Koh Fan, a small island just off Choeng Mon beach, and then paddled along the coast line for about 3km. It’s mostly a rocky shoreline and cliffs along the coast, until you turn the corner into Hanuman Bay where there’s a stretch of white sandy beach. Paddling at a cruisy pace, we stopped for a swim, and then headed back to Choeng Mon.
This might become one of our paddling tours for experienced paddlers. If the conditions are right, and we pack some refreshments, we could paddle into one of the beaches at Hanuman Bay, or even further down to the north end of Chaweng.