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Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:11 pm
by Chris30
Hi!

Suddenly I got the opportunity to go on vacation :D
I will be in Hua Hin, Thailand, from february, 18. until march, 10.
Just wanted to ask if anyone else from the community will be there...

Cheers
Chris

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:34 pm
by BillyGoatGruff
Hi - I went there in April last year. My tip = Take a big or very powerful kite (Flysurfer Sonic etc..). I spent a few days riding my 14m Naish Torch (86kg) and was always underpowered, it tends to blow a weak and warm 16 to 18mph cross onshore wind, the wind comes in the afternoon from 1pm. Hau Hin grew on me the more I stayed there. Take a tirp further south on the train from Hau Hin, it's a great experience and you get to see rural Thailand.

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:10 am
by Toby
Are you sure they protect themselves from the sun, or rather from jelly fishes? That's why I had long pants and long sleeve Lycra...

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:06 am
by BillyGoatGruff
Edited: After reading other posts.... take Jelly Fish very seriously there!!

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:09 am
by Surfkiternew
Jellyf problem....

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:48 pm
by Chris30
Hi!

Thanks for your input...- but I've. been there twice by myself. In 2016 and 2018.
I just wanted to know of other people maybe being there for meeting.
I will travel with two kites and two boards:
- Flysurfer Speed 4 in 10 and 18m
- Boards: Spleene Session in 145x46 and Spleene RIP in 139x42,5 cm.
I am prepared :D

They wear the pants because of the jellyfish. In 2018 there was a german expat at the beach. Right in one of his first sessions after course he grabbed in the tentacles of one big (don't know the name) "fire" jellyfish. And believe me - they can be hazardous if maybe you get in full body. He "only" had his forearm in but will remain scars like from burning for the rest of his life and really had bad pain. Doctor not allowed going in the water for at least 4 weeks... :angryfire:

Cheers!

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:41 pm
by matt_81a
You should really take the jellyfish in HuaHin serious - the brown ones. The big white ones are not so bad - the smaller brown ones are really dangerous and those really do leave scars - permanent scars . People wear Lycra to protect themselves from these jellyfish.
Here is an excerpt from somebody who experienced a sting from one of them.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/71217- ... the-facts/

"Posted June 3, 2006
I was stung by a jelly fish in Hua Hin during the rainy season in June three years. I have encountered jelly fish throughout my life in various parts of the world and had never suffered more than a rash and moderate paid that was gone by the next morning without treatment. This time it was different. I never saw the culprit as the water was murky but I felt something like a severe electric shock on my thigh. I don't know if water morning glory, meat tenderiser, pee or vinegar, the popular folk remedies would have worked as I had not read anything about jelly fish stings at that time, so didn't try any of them. The pain remained severe for several hours and I went to a clinic in Hua Hin where the doctor gave me some cream to rub in and told me it would go away in three or four days. After a week it was getting worse and started oozing pus and forming scabs. I went to BNH Hospital and was told I had shingles and prescribed some very expensive cream and tablets which I used for a few weeks but they didn't seem to help at all. The jelly fish wound did not heal properly for three months and frequently caused bouts of pain while walking when pus oozed through my trouser leg causing a revolting wet patch. Three years later I have a scarred patch four inches across which is fortunately not too visible. I have never swum in the sea in Hua Hin again since that day and properly never will. The place I stay there has a nice pool so there seems no point in taking the risk of three months of pain and mess.

There are thousands of types of jelly fish and I have no idea which species attacked me. However, I am sure it is around Hua Hin in quantity particularly in the rainy season. Since being stung I have heard many other similar stories. A friend's young daughter has permanent scarring on her stomach as a result of a Hua Hin jelly fish sting and I heard of a young Thai woman who suffered a bad sting on her face.

To the poster who asked whether jelly fish could be a danger to his two year old child. I think the answer should now be obvious if you have read this. I urge you take good care of your child and recommend the use of a swimming pool while in Hua Hin."

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:11 pm
by Toby
I even know a racer doing World Cup who got stunk...while riding.

Take this seriously.

I got lucky Kiting there several weeks.

Maybe there is a time with less or no jellyfish. I went in February, also world cup was at that time...

Re: Thailand, Hua Hin - February/March

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:37 pm
by Chris30
Hi!

For anyone who is interested...
I'm here right now. This wind changed a bit later to steady south direction. Until now nearly no jellyfish.
This may change with longer lasting south winds though.
Today very good winds. Was very well powered with my 10m flysurfer. :D
And as always here much fun on and off the water

Take care and have fun