About Saltwater Dreaming Surf School

Saltwater Dreaming Surf School Phuket has been in operation since 2002.

We are the only accredited surf school in Phuket with a full fleet of Soft Top Surfboards dedicated for learning to surf, The best surfing equipment for learning to surf, learn to surf with experienced and fully certified surfing instructors.

Surfing Lessons are broken down step by step, so anyone can follow and understand.

About Your Head Instructor

Surf School Phuket Thailand Instructor

Rick Gamble born in Sydney Australia, has been surfing since the early 70’s, prior to this he joined the junior lifeguards (nippers) at the age of 6. Rick now resides in Phuket and runs a busy surf shop and surf school.

Rick has free surfed extensively throughout Australia and Asia, first visting Bali in 1983. In 2001 he was a semi finalist and quarter finalist in 2000 in the Quiksilver Phuket Contest. Not driven by competing, Rick surfs for the pure stoke and enthusiastically shares this stoke with his students.

Previously he was and still is a registered nurse completing his training in 1983 mainly working in ICU and A&E. In Thailand, Rick worked in the hotel industry holding positions such as HR and Training Director and his last post was Resident manager at a 5 star hotel in Koh Samui.

Now acredited by the NSSIA as a full surf instructor and surf school. The team with a 100% success rate, will have you up and surfing in no time.

surf school staff
Kay- Surf Assistant
surf instructor assistant- Thai
Jai- Learn to Surf Assistant
Surf Instructor assistant
Jimmy- Learn to Surf Assistant

Surf School Feedback

Check our customer’s surf school reviews on Tripadvisor

Lots more reviews below

It has been a great experience learning to surf with your school and getting to know you and your team:) Thank you again for your kind hospitality.

I plan to come back in September

Ying (Thailand)

We just took 2-day beginner classes and we just loved it! Rick (head instructor) taught us a lot and we got to practice a lot during our sessions.
Everybody was so friendly and helpful. We plan to take more classes in the near future. Surely recommend it to everybody, especially beginners like us!

Jane (Thailand)

Thanks so much for the great lesson!!

Jessica (USA)

Thank you for all you did for a beginner like me!

Sure I will try to find opportunities to practice and come again for your professional guide! Thank you!

Ni Lin (China)

Thanks for the lesson. It’s full of fun and we’ll definitely try again when we are back home.

See you next time when we come again.


Hi Rick and your team, Thanks for giving me a extraordinary experience to learn how to surf and enjoying more the ocean!

Joyce from hong kong

Thank you for two awesome lessons! ๐Ÿ™‚


I had such a wonderful time today.  Just a great way to spend the day. Hope to see you again.

Thank you for this time and hope to see you again, give my best to K as well, you’re both awesome teachers! ๐Ÿ™‚


I left Phuket a week ago and i didn’t have time to say goodbye.

I would like to tell you thank you for the great surf lessons. I really enjoyed it and you are a very good teacher! I Hope to continue to surf ๐Ÿ˜€
I hope to come again
Best regards,


Many thanks to you and also Kay for the lessons for past few days. I really learnt a lot and enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚



im just writing to say thank u for the clases and i hope i can use the knowlodge to enjoy surf around the word. Have a great year with your family and friends. Good waves and blue sky in phuket. Thanks,


I had a great time learning to surf and now I’m addicted to it. I’ll be back again, and on the next visit I’ll stay somewhere near Bang Tao Beach.

Thanks for the surfing lessons, your a great teacher. ๐Ÿ˜‰



Thanks for lessons. It was good to be able to stand up. I’ll try and get a third lesson in January or February once setlled back into New Zealand.


I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic surf lessons you gave me at Bang Tao Beach. I really enjoyed it!

Attached you will find some pictures.

Take care!

Best regards,


Now Iยดm back to Norway (actually almost a month :P).

I wanna go surfing again in Phuket when I go to Thailand next time ๐Ÿ˜‰


Nice meeting you and thanks for the great surf lesson last Thursday.


We had a blast! Thanks, Rick!


Some experiences are forgotten, some are remembered, and others become a part of us. Thanks again for a great lesson and an experience that will stay with me forever.

Time to hit the waves in Okinawa!



Hi Rick,

Thanks again for the great lessons, I’ll make sure to sign up for more next time in Phuket.


Thanks Rick. We had a great time today!


I know, your school is the best, so can i learn school surf with Rick Gamble?


Just to convey our thanks for the lessons… unanimously agreed that we had a great time.



I would like to say thank you we are very pleased. They were perfect classes!

Alexey and Yana

Thank you for the great experience! It was really fun.

Lots of thanks,


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