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Kapas Island is now open during the monsoon season.

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Kapas Island is now open during the monsoon season.

Yes,,,indeed after the construction of the break water at Marang river mouth, safe boat services to Kapas Isalnd is now possible as such Capt's Longhouse is again OPEN during the North East Monsoon season from Nov to Feb year end and beginning !

We have tried out for 3 seasons and indeed Capt's Longhouse could now operate 24/7 and 365 especially with the Kapten himself living on the island for good nowadays upon his retirement end 2008 onwards!.

Monsoon surfing at Kapas Island at the North Point and also at Shark Tip Southern End are for professional level surfers only. Beginners should surf only infront of Capt's Longhouse for safety reason.

Cheers guys see you at Kapas Island this monsoon season too,,,,,,,yoooo!

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Monsoon season quite dangerous to visit Island..from November till February or Early March..avoid to visit Island.

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yoo redangisland !!,

,,,indeed, activities in/at the sea are dangerous all season round ! but one must be prepared at all times. Wearing of lifejackets must be mandatory over water and only skilled or professionals should surf the waters at all times too at any island for that matter.

,,,in fact, non-swimmers should never be allowed in the water front area without a lifejacket as well being supervised accordingly by trained/qualified personnel. This apply in swimming pools too, non-swimmers should be taught to swim by professional trainers. At Kapas Island, I have personally trained hundreds of non-swimmers and within "half an hour" except for just a few individuals most if not all could swim to save themselves !. Its so easy to learn how to swim in the salty sea waters since flotation is much more aided and that the gradual water depth gives much confidence to the learner. Please make it a crusade to help train everyone to swim at your island resorts beach front.

,,,The hazards associated with the monsoon season at Kapas Island was the entrance breakers in/out of the Marang river mouth then but since the construction of the "break water" its no more an issue or hazard as before to the boats ferrying people across and back Kapas Island.

,,,indeed, the swells can also be huge but there are days whereby there are smaller swells and such period would make ferrying safer. For adventure seekers, the swell surfing carried out by the experience boat crewmen is/are iindeed an interesting experience and challenge to thrill seekers.

,,,island stay would be very quiet plus windy but its pleasure out-weights any difficulties faced/caused by the monsoon wind.

,,,don't be scared of the monsoon rain/weather/sea states,,,,,just enjoy your island holidays at any island for a change.

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