General things you want to know

When...

21st of September - 28th of September 2019

We will use the time from 22nd to 27th to have solid program for you. The 21st of September and the 28th of September will be used as ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE days.

Where...

Khao Lak, Thailand. (click here to see where it is in google maps)

It is one of the most stunning areas in Thailand to have a holiday. Not yet as crowded as for example Phuket, Samui or other Tourism areas, yet it's is a nice little community just 1.5 hours north of Phuket Airport.

The Factory is a mere 2.5km away from the beach and that's one of the reasons we are now manufacturing here.

The Waves are the main reasons we have built our factory to Khao Lak. Although Thailand is not generally known for its surfing culture or even waves, this little area is a bit of an outlier.  On top of that the waves here are super perfect for foiling. Basically it's FOIL HEAVEN.

The Hotel, the Apsara Resort is a super stunning beach-front resort and is located directly next to the SUNOVA board club/Memories Bar. Everyone will get a huge private room. Really... We recommend you stay longer. (If you would like to bring your family, that's possible and and then we need you to cover the costs for them which we will work out with you).

Why...

Because foil surfing is a-maz-ing.

The reason why we want you at this camp to show you how amazing foil surfing is. 

Who...

Anyone.

Anyone at any skill-level can come and participate in the camp. This camp is about learning and improving your foil-surfing skills.

Also, everyone can bring their family and we will be able to extend the rooms well before and after the meeting for a ridiculously good price. 

What...

James Casey. James has been on the forefront of Foiling since the good old days, and he is also a professional kite teacher and introduced and coached hundreds of people to love foiling. Imagine, he will be there the whole time to help you with your journey of learning the art of foil surfing!

Content Creation. We will film the sessions and James is going to coach you with the video analysis to help your awesome foiling everyday.

The Cost. The total package price is 2,999 A$ per person. The package includes 7 day accommodation in a private room, 5 days of coaching with James, surf gear, video analysis, 3 meals per day, and the transfer from and to Phuket International Airport. (You wanna join? But ain´t get wife (ok or hubby) visa? No worries, we have a special offer --> ONLY 300 A$ for your partner!!)
Additional activities are available with extra charge.

How...

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The Program for the Camp

Day 1 (September 21st)

The slow getting there | Introduction | jet leg day | check the factory out day

I guess after a bit of flight everyone needs drink! So this day will be a bit of a relaxing freestyle day, as opposed to the next few days (except for the drinks maybe).

However, this is also the introduction day and when we say introduction we mean it. There is a lot of things you didn't know about us and we wanna tell you. Especially The Board Factory Co., Ltd.

And it's called THE Board Factory a reason. It's a toy factory. We wanna show you... . We are proud to work in paradise.

Day 2 (September 22nd)

#FULLPOWER | Training Day 1

James will get you all sorted and organized on the equipment and we will get everyone wet. One way or another...

Every day will end with watching videos of you guys and checking out why you are so frigging awesome... 

And since it's going to have been a crazy day at "work" it's probably the best time to do a bit of beach hangout! It is still early in the week!! FIRE!!! at the Memory Bar...

Day 3 (September 23rd)

Training Day 2

Since its been quite cool so far we just keep moving. Let's do more of day 1.

Finish it off with the awesome dinner at the famous Memories Bar.

Day 4 (September 24th)

Training Day 3

Train Train Train Train 

Day 5 (September 25th)

Training Day 4 

Same same, but different... 

Day 6 (September 26th)

Training Day 5

This is the last day of training and by now you will be as addicted as all of us and understanding what it means that you now have NEVER waves that are "not good enough". In fact you have started to see that you can basically always foil... 

Day 7 (September 27th)

This day is a Freestyle or Lay day, or Exploration day***...

for who ever likes  ... It can be moved with any day above in case the waves really are not as good as we like.

We have organized a 1 day paddle trip thru the PhangNga. This is one of the most stunning experiences you will ever have. We will film the whole thing to create the 2020 Sunova advertising content!!! Have a look at how this could look like. James Bond Island Dealer meeting trip.

There are a few options of day trips we can chose from and we will decide it at the beginning of the Camp. 

***This trip is optional and extra. We will make this happen if enough people want to do it. 

Day 8 (September 28th)

In the end it's all good. If its not good it's just NOT the End...

It did finally end though, but like every end in life this is just the beginning. But trust us, from now on you will only need to foil ...

And... MAKE SURE | YOU REMEMBER US!!!

What To Expect

A super beautiful magic place with The Board Factory Co., Ltd. just on 2km off it. You will get to know why we love it here and get to know our team, our staff, our families, our lives. We want to share this with you.

From beautiful beaches to pretty hills and waterfalls, elephants and coconuts, melons and pineapples. Surfing and Supping, foiling and kiting we will have something for everyone. We encourage you to bring your loved ones and combine a week of SUNOVA and SUNS foil camp with a week of joy and fun with us. 

We are looking forward to meet you all...

The Training Program

Pre-Level: Theory! Learn  all about the wings, masts, boards and Foiling theory. 

Level 1: Learn to Foil! Start behind the boat to build confidence, get up on the foil, control the foil, pump and turn the foil, cross the wake, let go and pump. 

Level 2: Intro to the wave zones! - Assessing the conditions. You´ll learn how to paddle out: water entry, channel, shallow sections, paddling out upside down. And how to locate the best take off zone. SUP Specific: key Pointers on Paddling Stance (Split Stance, Nose Up, Weight Forward, Strong Catch, High Cadence) Prone Specific: Paddling into the Wave (Weight Forward, The Pop Up, Whitewater Takeoff) Taking Off: Keep the Foil down, Go Straight, Angling across the Wave

Level 3: Wave Riding! You´ll learn how to pump in the waves: SUP pump and Prone arm swing pump. You´ll learn how to turn: Wherever you look you will go, minute movements to turn. And you´ll learn how to stay high on the wave: always have speed!

Level 4: Intermediate Wave Riding! Learn all about bottom turns, cut backs, getting near the whitewater and linking waves

Level 5: Advanced Wave Riding: You´ll learn about fading bottom turns, top turns, roundhouse cut backs, whitewater turns, attacking the oncoming section and linking waves to reentry oncoming waves.

Novelty Fun: You´ll learn about Doc Starts: the drop, feet positioning, momentum has to be forward. And Beach Starts: the setup, the run, the jump, feet positioning, momentum has to be forward. And last but not least Wind Foiling: conditions, the setup, how to hold the wing, what stance, getting up on foil and two foil whips

About Thailand

How to get here...

Book flights to Phuket International Airport (HKT). 

If that's not directly available then you can book Bangkok (Suvannabhumi / BKK or DMK) Airport  and then on to Phuket. There are more than  30 flights a day.

How to get away from here...

If you wanna go elsewhere after this there are several perfect places within a short range of here. For example.

Bangkok, Thailand is only a 1.5 hour flight from here and even though it's a city, it's a stunning one. It's easy to have fun there for at least 1-2 days... Temples, River tour, Kings palace, Shopping for fake stuff, great food and these are only a few of those things.

Bali, Indonesia is only a short flight away from  Phuket Airport.

Ankor Wat, Cambodia is only a short trip away from Bangkok and you can book trips from everywhere. It's one of the most stunning temples in the world all enclosed in jungle etc. 

From and to the Airport...

We will arrange pick up from the airport to the resort for FREE.

We will work out a time table depending on your flight details. So once you know your flight details please send them thru to foilcamp@the-board-factory.com.

VISA???...

For most western countries it is NOT NECESSARY to get a VISA and most of the others can get a VISA ON ARRIVAL. Please check this page to see if your nationality is supported. 

For trips under 30 days, citizens of these countries — including the United States, Canada, and much of Europe — do not need a visa to travel as a tourist to Thailand. Citizens of countries with a bilateral agreement with Thailand may also enter without a visa, whether for as few as 14 days (citizens from Cambodia) or as many as 90 (citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Korea, and Peru).

What is included in this FOIL CAMP

So here is what we take care of:

EVERYTHING | More or less consisting of the list below

HOTEL | We pay it and we stick 2 of you together in huge rooms. If you want to bring your family let us know and then you will have to only pay your other half. 

BREAKFAST | is always included. And let me tell you. its massive. you WILL gain at least 5kg...

LUNCH | at the Memories Bar a great meal is waiting for you every day.

DINNER | is always included. And let me tell you. its massive. you WILL gain at least 5kg...

PICKUP / DROPOFF | We are organizing shuttles that circle the Factory to Phuket Airport. It's a 1.5hour ride. 

TRAINING | 2 lessons a day with the coach and an analysis in the evening of each day.

EQUIPMENT | We are SUNOVA and SUNS as well as The Board Factory. We have all the gear for you.

FLIGHTS | Yes you will need to somehow get here from where ever you are... We swear its gonna be worth it!!!!

What else can you do...

3-4 Waterfalls within 15km

Phuket

Krabi

Diving and Snorkeling

If at least 5 people would love to join us we will organize a trip to one of these locations and make sure we get the best footage of it... 

Are you coming?

Use this form if you are thinking about participating. If not send it to your mate so you can be jealous that he did it!!!

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