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Surf lesson session, Mid-January through Chinese New year 2017 at CheratingPoint Surf School

Dear Customers,

For this season Christmas, New year’s and Chinese New Year have passed by. And it’s already February by now! Time flies and we had a great time. Nevertheless at the moment we are in between swells again. This coming weekend 11-12th February 2017 the forecast looks like as if there’s going to be a good swell arriving. For sure plenty of surf action you can get at Cherating neither for the beginners or anyone that knows how to surf.

Last week was Chinese New Year and Cheratingpoint surf school/Matahari guest house had been really busy for about 10 days in a row. Lots of students, plenty of guests who were having fun during that festive week and the swell was lasting for quite some time. We had lots of good surf sessions during the morning and lessons were running classes for the whole 10 days. Lots of fun surf, Party and as well grilling season. Kampung Cherating Lama has been really busy during these days.

So before monsoon’s and the surf season’s gonna end, better make up your mind if you want to come over for a short weekend getaway to experience the kampung and surf life here. One single wave can offer you a ride up to 300 meters and it will be a memory you won’t forget for sure!

For any inquiries regarding surfing here in Cherating, please feel free to contact us via Email or simply give us a call at 012-9337590. We will be pleased to cater to your needs and expectations! Wishing all of you a good week ahead & see you around!

“We highly recommend this weekend 11-12th February 2017 for surfing lesson as the forecast look really good”


ZairilZainal + Cheratingpoint surf school team

So before monsoon’s and the surf season’s gonna end, better make up your mind if you want to come over for a short weekend getaway to experience the kampung and surf life here. One single wave can offer you a ride up to 300 meters and it will be a memory you won’t forget for sure!

For any inquiries regarding surfing here in Cherating, please feel free to contact us via Email or simply give us a call at 012-9337590. We will be pleased to cater to your needs and expectations! Wishing all of you a good week ahead & see you around!


Photo’s by Raj

Surf lesson session, New year 2017,1st week of January weekend and 27-29th December 2016 at CheratingPoint Surf School

Suresh and the gang session 7th January 2017.


Morning to all,

2 weeks of January 2017have passed already. Time flies pretty fast. The previous swell was over Christmas and was really good. It lasted till tuesday 10th January 2017. All our students had fun during this time and everyone had a great time with us. Thank’s again to our local Cheratingpoint instructors who are sharing their time and experience with the students.

At the moment we are waiting for the new swell to come in and it looks like as if it will pick up by tomorrow (Tuesday). It will be consistent throughout the week and will have its peak on the weekend. Again we are really stoked to have all our students  with us for the last few weeks. Thank’s for coming over everyone!

Those who are planning to book their Chinese new year sessions, please do so asap as it will be a busy time and most of the rooms will be full. Make your booking today, as monsoon not gonna last long. Looking forward to have you guys with us at Cheratingpoint surf school, the biggest surf school in Malaysia.

“Our Standard timing on a day with swell/wave’s will be morning at 9.00am and Afternoon at 2.30pm” the schedule can be shifted accordingly to swell size and tides.Our instructor are punctual,Reliable and  cheerfull most of the time.


Cheratingpoint Team

New year’s 2017 session + 6-8th January 2017 weekend

27-29th December 2016 surf session.



Surf lesson session, Christmas and weekend 17-18th December 2016 at CheratingPoint Surf School

Christmas 2016 session.©


Good Morning to all,

It’s 6.30 a.m. in the morning, cold and it’s raining outside. The waves have been really good for the past few days. It started on the Christmas weekend and lasted all the way till New Year. Every each of our students had plenty of fun and the waves were catering from beginner to advanced surfer level as well. It’s peak time of the monsoon season now. Since Christmas day we had non stop surf lessons going on until now. Everyday new students – we love to share our experience with you. Wanna learn to surf in Malaysia you know where to go. We are always here waiting for you during the monsoon season.

Today’s Saturday 31st December 2016, the last day of the year: This weekend looks like it’s gonna be the peak of the swell. Normally today supposed to be the kick-off of Cheratingpoint Cup 2016 surf competition but we are postponing the event to next year. Wave/swell hight should be increasing by today and gonna last all the way through the new year. For all the students/customers that are coming this weekend please drive safely and looking forward to have you guys here. As for those having sessions this morning ….see you guys in a bit. There will be lots of fun waves and wishing every one a “Happy new year ” bye, bye 2016 and hello 2017……good health and good wealth to everyone!

Cheratingpoint surf school Team.


Our Christmas Weekend’s session


17-18th December 2016 weekend session.

Surf lesson session, weekend 10-11th December 2016 at CheratingPoint Surf School

Saturday weekend 10-11th December 2016 session ©


Good Morning to all,

It’s been our most busy weekend this season so far. It started on Friday (9/12/2016) and lasted until Wednesday (14/12/2016).  Lots of happy students went back with a big smile on their face, which is our biggest target regarding our customers. Having students with us doesn’t just mean that we send them to the beach and try surfing – no, at the same time we educate them about the surfing ethics like “never drop in on others” and “how to read a wave or wait at the right point” in our advanced classes.

While the surf competition was going on last weekend we brought all our newcomer students for their session down the line. We had great conditions from Saturday until Tuesday before the swell dropped on Wednesday. Anyway it has been still ideal for those who are the first time on a surfboard.

Today, on 18th December, we are expecting the new swell/waves to come in. We are hoping there will be good conditions again and they will stay through the week up to the next weekend. Hopefully all our students from the last sessions enjoyed their stay with us and had plenty of fun as well. Looking forward to have you guys back here in Cherating again for another surfing experience.

Christmas and New Year is around the corner and  it will be a long festive holiday for everyone. For those who wanna learn to surf we are here, waiting for you. Please prebook  your surf packages or single lessons  with us now, as we can’t promise to have anymore rooms or slots last minute. At this time of the year normally most of the rooms around Cherating are fully booked! As from our experience over the years the waves/swell will be really good at this time of the year. For more info please write to us at or call us at +60129337590. We love to share our surf experience with all the newcomers and students……and you will bring back the memories of riding the first wave in your life. By the way, we don’t take photos of our students with Handys…)


So see you around & have a good festive season with your family & friends!


Cheratingpoint Team


Surf lesson session, weekend 3-4th December 2016 at CheratingPoint Surf School

Good morning to all,

It’s still the beginning of monsoon season and the swell is picking up really slowly. That’s kind of good to have slow waves for the students, a small swell is really ideal to learn surfing as the current won’t be that strong as usual. Recommended for the ones that never surfed before in their lives and we are willed to share the experience with you.

Looks like as if the “Cherating International Surf competition 2016” will be kicking off this friday on 9th December 2016 and we are wishing good luck to all the participants. For those who are free, please come over and have a look. We will be operating as usual.

Current update: We are waiting for the swell to pick-up but for surf lessons it’s still good to go. To all the students that have booked their surf packages/surf lessons with us – have a safe journey to get here and looking forward to have you guys with us.

Here are some shots from the last 2 weekends (26-27th November and 3-4th December 2016 lessons). Hope you guys were enjoying with us and we are hoping to see you again. Most of the shots were taken while they were riding  their first south china sea waves…..and at the end of the day when our students are leaving…..there’s a big smile in everyones face who joined Cheratingpoint surf school for their first wave experiences.

So don’t waste any time and contact us to sign up for your first und unforgettable surf memory with Cheratingpoint!

Cheratingpoit surf school team.

surf package + Accommodation :

Single lesson or private lesson :

3-4th December 2016 weekend.

26-27th November 2016 weekend


We are officially open for surf monsoon season 2016/2017

we are officially open for surf monsoon season 2016/2017

Good morning all,

The Monsoon season 2016/2017 has officially started a few weeks ago. Small swells are already hitting the coast of Malaysia, what is normal for the early season. Whereby there will be lots of small waves, what is really good for beginners that have never surfed before. Cheratingpoint surf school officially opened back on 12th November 2016 and on that weekend we were blessed with a few days of fun surf sessions with our students. November is going towards the end and at the moment we are still waiting for the first proper ground swell. Looks like this coming Monday the new swell is coming in and we are ready to take your bookings. We’re hoping to be blessed again with lots of good swells and good times this monsoon season.

Cheratingpoint has been established in 2008, the oldest surf school in Cherating and by now as well the biggest one in Malaysia. Our instructors are well trained and willed to share their own surfing knowledge with you. We make an adventure out of your first surfing experience and while being professional at the same time we don’t miss out on the fun part. Even after your lesson you can hang out with us and get the village vibes! Sharing is caring and if we can make you smile at the end of the day our job is done. You will be taking back home a sweet memory of this place and this is all what we are aiming for! So please come over and check it out by yourself!

Eine neue Saison steht vor der Tür und wir freuen uns ebenso auf unsere internationalen Gäste aus der ganzen Welt! Cherating bietet optimale Bedingungen für Surfanfänger, keine Korallen, Point Break, lange Wellen und eine freundliche Surf Community. Gerne teilen wir unsere langjährige Erfahrung und geben auch über die Surfstunden hinaus einen Einblick in’s Dorfleben. Cherating ist definitiv ein Ort, an dem man länger als geplant verweilen kann. Hat einen der “Dorf-Spirit” erst einmal eingefangen dann lässt er einen nicht mehr los! Life is simple: Surf, eine gute Zeit mit guten Leuten & Zeit zum relaxen! Was will man mehr?!? Findet es selbst heraus…wir freuen uns auf Eure Anfragen per Email oder via whats app.

As for those who wanna get detailed information, feel free to call us at +60129337590 or email us at

Looking forward to see you guys at the line up, book now coz the monsoon season only lasts till March!!

Zairil Zainal,

Founder Cheratingpoint surf school, Established 2008

Last weekend session with our students at Cheratingpoint surf school.


Announcing opening date : Saturday 12th November 2016

we are will be Re-open for business
we are will be Re-open for business

Dear Customers,

The surf season in Cherating is around the corner. We would like to inform you, that Cheratingpoint surf school will be Re-open on Saturday 12thNovember 2016 . If you are interested in surf packages, lessons, board rental and accommodation in Cherating, just write us an Email or give us a call. We are looking forward to arrange your surf experience upon your needs. Let’s hope for a good surf season & looking forward to see you. Stay tuned with our website or follow us on Facebook. More updates are coming as soon as the monsoon Season 2016/17 is “ON”!



Founder Cheratingpoint Surf School,EST 2008-2016



Dear Customers,



The surf season in Cherating Malaysia is around the corner. We would like to inform you that Cheratingpoint surf school will be re-open for Business from 1st November 2016 . If you are interested in our surf packages, lessons, board rental and accommodation in Cherating, just write us an Email or Whats apps!. We are looking forward to booked/arrange your surf experience upon your needs. Let’s hope for a good surf season & see you around! Stay tuned with our website or follow us on Facebook. stay tuned for More updates coming as soon as the monsoon Season 2016/2017 start “KICKING OFF” . Hope to see you guys soon!


October 2016      : 3-5 days (forecast)
November 2016  : 3-5 days (forecast)
December 2016  : Open for booking
January 2016      : Open for booking
Febuary 2016      : Open for booking
March 2016         : Open for booking




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Protect Cherating waves! Lindungi ombak Cherating! via KL Surfrider Malaysia

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We call upon Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin to officially gazette the surf spot at Cherating, located beneath the northern headland of Cherating beach at Kampung Cherating Lama, as a surfspot that is protected by the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports for the advancement of surfing in Malaysia. Cherating waves :-

  • form the breeding ground for young Malaysian surfing athletes.
  • are unique in the way the mellow waves break over a sand-based bottom, which is great for beginners.
  • produce reliable, consistently clean wave throughout the entire monsoon due to the area’s natural environment setup that is shaped by nature.
  • break in an easily accessible surfspot where no dirt track or boats are required to surf those waves.
  • are located near modern amenities where food and accommodation is conveniently available.
  • provide Cherating villagers with tourist income over the monsoon when other economic activities are of low demand.

After a new wave of surf tourism was introduced in the 1990s, Cherating has built and preserved a surfing legacy for more than 20 years with support from surfing industry giants, visiting world champion surfers and international surf tourists. However, the wave is threatened by coastal development and human negligence, as evidenced below :-

The reason why Cherating waves must be protected is because the natural environment is very sensitive to any human intervention whether by negligence or by direct imposition. We cannot control the forces of nature but we can control human activity that impacts the natural environment. This is how waves are formed :-

We humbly request the Ministry of Youth and Sports to protect and officially recognise Cherating waves as the official training ground for surfing enthusiasts in Malaysia.

Diese Petition wird versendet an:

  • Minister of Youth and Sports
    YB Khairy Jamaluddin
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports

Please sign the petition  and help us to save cherating waves

By : KL Surfrider Malaysia




This dangerously threatens surfing waves which were created through many, many years of environmental formation by elements of nature because the natural environment is very, very sensitive.

The earliest surfing etched in the memories of Malaysian surfers today are of surfspots from the 1990s. Reliable surfspots are a scarcity in the east coast of Malaysia. Back then, there were 2 legendary surfspots known as great, long left-hand point breaks: “Quarry”(Teluk Kalong) and Cherating. Due to human activity, Quarry now ceases to exist because the wave is now extinct. Now, the other spot is under possible threat: Cherating.

In the last 3 years, a hotel chain has been cutting down trees from the northern headland of Cherating beach directly above where Malaysia’s best known left-hander wave breaks. Regular surfers at Cherating would have witnessed the gradual environmental deterioration on the headland due to the hotel development. The bottom of the headland is the special sweet spot in which waves that travelled hundreds of miles across South China Sea, break onto our local shores for our enjoyment. It created Cherating as it is known today: the surfing capital of Malaysia. The spot is special because the beach points to the west/south west where north easterly monsoon winds are blocked by the headland, allowing the formed waves to be consistently beautiful and well shaped for surfing because the sandbanks are also perfectly lined up along the shoreline to allow a long left wave to peel. Over the years, many have acknowledged Cherating’s beautiful wave and during the monsoon, scores of people from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and several other towns in Malaysia congregate at this once sleepy village to surf pristine peelers and indulge healthily in the utter sense of happiness that surfing in the ocean provides. Having watched the development closely since it started where most of the environmental damage remained within the headland, we are now disturbed by recent photographs of the sandbank in Cherating being dug up. When the trees in the headland were destroyed, silt flowed from the headland onto the beach where(if not controlled) it can forever change the shape of the wave over the course of time. But now, the hotel chain is directly digging into the sandbank. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE SANDBANK!!!

All past/present/future surfers in Malaysia, needs to unite and take action before we lose another gorgeous surfspot like how we lost Quarry to human development. If we lose Cherating, there is no other long left point break that still breaks consistently good in the thick of the monsoon with convenient access to accommodation/food and with easy road access from Kuala Lumpur. We need to take this threat seriously and protect our only reliable surfspot in Malaysia! There is nowhere else of such surf quality, my friends.

We believe at this time that this is just a case of a lack of education on the sensitivity of the natural environment and call upon The Royale Bintang Hotels & Resorts Group to please share the environmental impact assessment to help the surfing community understand the consequences of planned development activity so close to the surfing point break. Economic activity in Cherating village used to be very low over the monsoon but due to these waves, monsoon in Cherating is now a hive of activity because these throngs of surfers from all over Singapore and Malaysia brave possible flash floods and unstable weather to make the pilgrimage to Cherating, just for a chance to surf these magnificient waves. This brings economic income in the form of tourist ringgit to the villagers of Cherating who would otherwise be without an income over the monsoon months. If the waves disappear, it would be a great loss of income to the villagers of Cherating. Has this been included in the environmental impact assessment, if any?

The threat is real as exampled in the link below where Bali lost a surfspot due to hotel development except that in Malaysia, we don’t have anywhere else in Malaysia with a wave like Cherating.…/jetty-construction-and-exte…

Please share this post and the pictures below to raise awareness and stay tuned here for further action to take. If you want to be a part of this, please message over your email address. Help prevent Cherating from being on the extinct surfspots list!

Kepada sesiapa yang biasa pergi main luncur air di Malaysia, kita sebagai surfer Malaysia perlu bersatu untuk melindungi ombak Cherating dari kemusnahan akibat kecuaian manusia atau kelakuan manusia. Mana lagi di negara kita yang ada ombak yang selalu pecah cantik macam ombak kat Cherating, tak kira apa arah angin, yang dekat kemudahan moden, senang dikunjungi dan yang mempunyai legasi paling lama dalam kesukanan surfing di Malaysia? Tolong hantar email anda kepada kalau anda nak tolong melindungi ombak Cherating sebab kita memang perlukan pertolongan anda.

To all surfers in Malaysia, we need to unite as Malaysian surfers to protect Cherating waves from destruction as a result of human negligence or human activity. Where else can we find a wave in Malaysia that breaks as beautifully as Cherating whatever wind direction, that is close to modern facilities, easily accessible and has the longest legacy in Malaysian surfing? Please send your email to if you want help protect Cherating waves because we will need your support.

Article/Text was taken from KL Surfriders Facebook page.

Let us unite and save our waves in Cherating….