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About Monkey Surf
Busan's #1 Surf Destination! Featuring Haeundae's only English-speaking instructors. Lessons are taught by local and world-class champion surfers. You will stand up on your very first lesson. Solo 1-1 lessons as well as group and family packages available. Board & Wetsuit for rental and sale! Call us today!
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Hoxerm wrote a review Jul 2022
Lisbon, Portugal4 contributions2 helpful votes
The instructor was incredible, the nicest guy and very good at instructing a first-time surfer. We came a bit early and they offered us to sit in some amazing massage chairs while we waited for free. The hole vibe and location was amazing. Oh and for a country that is not very ready for English speaking foreigners, this place was great.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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John VB wrote a review Apr 2021
Pyeongtaek, South Korea1 contribution
Monkey’s team was incredible. Exceptional English skills. Ace instructors. Great w/ kids. Perfect 10
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Thomas M wrote a review Dec 2020
25 contributions8 helpful votes
Went to Busan on a vacay to take a break from the craziness of Seoul. Sent Monkey a kakao to see if they would still do lessons in December during covid. Great experience. Private lesson for the price of a group and could surf the rest of the day on my own. You wouldn't even think this was a business but moreso a chill hangout. Korea seems so stressful but this shop is a nice oasis. They even have massage chairs. Chillest koreans ive ever met would totally recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jean S wrote a review Mar 2017
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Thinking about surfing in Busan? I surfed with this shop for a few years. I should've written a review a long time ago, but I was lazy. I'm here now in southern America, and I miss the weekends I spent there greatly. When I first looked for a shop to surf with, my main concern were the coaches. Could they speak English? Would they really be concerned with my learning experience, or would they just be some obnoxious young guys looking to quickly earn cash and go surf for themselves? Actually, I've never seen the attitudes I've mentioned above at all in the waters, even with other schools' coaches. Every surfer in Songjeong seems to be friendly and all the coaches out there seem to enjoy teaching and really care. So what makes Monkey Surf stand out? Surfing in Songjeong is getting more and more popular by the year. So if you ever go out there one summer afternoon, the amount of people surfing is absolutely astounding. It's easier to tell which schools are out there since some have adopted a kind of "school uniform" system. So certain schools wear and surf with a certain color. You'll notice a lot of people wearing one or two colors in particular (red or green). These are some of the popular schools on the main drag. They get loads of customers. I'd be worried about the personal experience I get from a school of that size. You know how when you were looking for courses or universities (etc) with a small teacher-student ratio in order to get a better teaching experience? Monkey Surf operates on the far-left end of the beach, and on one street away from the beach front. He doesn't get the amount of customers a place like Surf Gym does, but that means you get quick, friendly service! You start feeling a family after a few times surfing! Monkey himself is a veteran surfer who speaks great English. Don't let him tell you different. His coaches are young, extremely nice guys who also speak English! Don't let them fool you either, they may be shy about it. :P They're all professional, laid-back, friendly and so much more! You'll never regret surfing here! The crew likes to have bonfires and play music in the evening or night on some summer nights, so that's another fun experience if you're lucky to catch it. (As for advice for surfing in Songjeong in general, try surfing either 7/8 in the morning or 2/3 in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. I found I enjoyed surfing the most around sunset when everyone's retreated for the day)
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Date of experience: August 2016
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HugoBray wrote a review Sep 2016
Santiago, Chile24 contributions15 helpful votes
Went with 4 other friends and had a great time. We were greeted by friendly monkey and he had us fixed with boards for rent. He also has suits available. I was watching one of his instructors giving a class (me and my friends only rented as we were experienced) and he seemed very professional about the process. The only note I have to make is they don't have hard top (fiber) boards, so that might be a sad note if you are looking for something with a better performance, but otherwise in the area Monkey Surf is the place to go for renting or classes. Fui con 4 amigos y lo pasamos muy bien. Monkey nos recibio bien y amigablemente. Nos rento tablas y tambien tenia trajes disponibles. Yo vi una clase de uno de sus instructores y parecias muy profesional. Lo unico algo malo es que no tienen tablas de fibra de vidrio sino que de espuma para aprender, lo que puedes ser negativo para alguien que busca algo mas maniobrable, pero a parte de eso en el area Monkey Surf es el lugar para rentar o tomar clases.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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