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Late February 2018 surfing lesson session.

Good Afternoon to all,

We are facing the last corner of the monsoon season 2017/18 by now and we are glad that our customers on the last February weekend had gentle waves to play with. Especially for the kids it is important that the conditions are not too rough. Beside a French family, we had some Germans,Chile, local Chinese from KL  and a girl from Finland.

As it is towards end of Monsoon the weather is mostly hot and sunny. At the moment we are waiting for the most probably last swell of the season. It is expected to come in by Thursday and should last throughout the weekend, hopefully until middle of next week. After that the sea will be calm and the surfboards can rest until the new season will start in November again. So for those, who don’t want to wait until the end of the year to get to know what it means to ride a wave, better hurry up and book your package or surf lessons for this coming weekend asap.

For any inquiries please contact us via email at or give us a quick phone call under 012-9337590.

We are looking forward to close up the season together with you…so  hopefully see you around in these couple of days!

Cheratingpoint surf school Team

Surf lesson session,New year 2018,6-7th Jan,13-14th Jan weekend and weekdaysat CheratingPoint Surf School

Good morning to all,

It’s been a while since our last update. Apologies for that, but it’s been some busy weeks for us. The new swell which came in after Christmas was really constant and lasted throughout the New Year. We had lots of students, lessons and board rentals during this period. We are trying our best in what we are doing, and thank’s to all our customers who are coming back again and again and the newcomers of course as well.

By now half of the monsoon season has passed by already and the rest of January will be over soon as well. Without noticing the time is moving on so quick. Nevertheless there will be still a few more swells to go before the surf season 2017/18 gonna come to an end. So don’t forget to sign up with us here at Cheratingpoint surf school.

This year it is our 10 years anniversary since we founded Cheratingpoint those days. And we are really grateful for what we are today! Who would have expected that when we started some surfboard rental, with just 4 boards by the way, back in 2008. All these years we went through so far, have been really good and we met a lot of interesting, funny, kind and determined people who came to us to become part of the malaysian surf experience. We love our line and also in the future we will just concentrate on what we’re good at: surf packages, surf lessons and surf photography. People come to us from all over the world to learn surfing in Cherating – thank you for that guys. It’s really amazing! So come and join us, as the monsoon not gonna last long anymore! Just drop us an email or give us a quick call, we’re here to serve you accordingly to your needs.

Have a great week & see you guys sooner or later around!

Cheratingpoint surf school team.



Christmas Holidays 2017 surf lesson session and 16-17th December at Cheratingpoint surf school

Good day to all,

Raining hot, raining and hot this is the trend for monsoon in nowadays! Lots of people/clients are calling us and asking the same question….”Is it raining in the east coast”? The answer is, it’s been a mixed weather with hot, super hot and rainy days. That is how monsoon looks like at the moment. At the same time there has been good waves since Christmas and our surfing lesson kept going on everyday including 2 sessions a day, morning and  afternoon! Don’t worry bout the weather, there’s never been flood in Cherating. Have you ever heard this on the TV or Radio before?

This weekend the new swell/waves will be in and the prediction looks good as usual. Please visit here for the wave forecast :

Our number of students has been growing lately and the amount of people who are enrolling with us increases everyday as we are the only surf school in Malaysia with an updated website, online booking features and up to date social media. We are thankful and glad to be able to say that Cheratingpoint surf school has been existing since 2008. So 2018 will be our 10 years anniversary!

Anyway New Year is around the corner, for those who are keen to try out surfing,we are here with open arms and willing to share our “Malaysian surfing experience” with you. Feel free to call us at +60129337590 or mail us @

For all the students/clients that have bookend for this weekend, have a safe drive/journey and see you soon.

Cheratingpoint surf school team.


16-17th December + Christmas students 2017 Photos.



Surf lesson session, weekend and weekdays 9-10th December 2017 at CheratingPoint Surf School

Morning Every one,

Been more then a month we open now and it look like non stop with our surf lesson everyday no mater weekdays or weekend.Been running well since re-opening with few good swell as well.Look like new solid ground swell is rolling-in in this few days starting from (18thDecember 2017).We had lot’s of fun time with all our student and most of them heading back home with big smile on the face.As you know that we here to share “Malaysian surfing experience” .As I personally will do all the theory/lesson in class.

Lot’s of good swell expecting to be rolling-in now through Christmas .Dont forget to enrol with us, as monsoon season not gonna last long.For more detail please email us at



ZairilZainal – Founder Cheratingpoint surf school


Weekend and weekdays 9-10thDecember 2017 Photo’s



Surf lesson session, weekend 25-26th November and 2-3rd December 2017 at CheratingPoint Surf School

Hi to all,

Today, 8th December 2017: The new swell’s already in. It looks like as if we will have a really good surf session throughout the entire weekend. The peak will be expected on Saturday. We’ve been really busy the last 2 weekends, since we re-opened for the new season. We  were packed with lessons that our students already pre-booked in advance.

Every day at the moment we are running classes, no matter weekdays or weekends. It’s great to see “old” faces from the previous years and meet up new faces who want to become engaged with surfing as well. The respond and feedback we get shows us that we are on the right track to share our passion with everybody who wanna try and find out about the feeling of riding waves.

For those who are still uncertain if you should come over or not, just give it a try! Never try, never know. And even if it will be just a one time experience, the memory nobody can take away from you. If you get hooked up with this sport, better prepare yourself for a life finding every possible gap to escape to the seaside.

We are looking forward to welcome you here & waiting for any kind of inquiries which we can help you out with. Just drop us an email at


Meanwhile have a great weekend & see around sooner or later!


Photos from the last 2 weekends 25-26th Nov and 2nd-3rd December 2017



Surf update for 15th Feb 2017 at Cherating Beach + Photo’s update for Cheratingpoint Surf School

Zairil Zainal founder Cheratingpoint surf school


Good day everyone,

This morning’s surf was really fun. Cherating 1st point was a good 4 foot, clean, glassy and barreling during low to mid tide. Definitely the best session at 1st point in a couple of years. Wave condition is better today now that the wind has backed off slightly. Yesterday’s surf was really fun too with overhead sets and strong current! It’s been a great week of swell so far everyone!

Current swell condition

The swell condition for this weekend looks to be mellowing down and will be perfect for surf lessons! Here’s some photos of our students having loads of fun last week and the previous week. It looks like we are already headed towards the tail end of this season’s monsoon so book your lessons with us now to enjoy the waves. There will probably be another 2-3 weeks of waves left before we say adios amigos to what has been a wonderful season again. Stay stoked and see you all soon!

Zairil Zainal,

Founder Cheratingpoit surf school.

Previous 10-12th February 2017 surf lesson session

Our previous 3-5th February 2017 surf lesson session.

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 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