I have recently become unemployed and I wanted to take some time off (like months) to learn to surf properly. I have done several weekends here and there, loved every minute of it, but never went consistently enough to get the hang of it, so now's my chance.
I can go pretty much anywhere in the world, no matter how remote, although hopefully somewhere not too expensive to stay (I can deal with the cost of getting there). I want somewhere with consistent waves, and where i can stay out of the way of hostile locals (and out of the way of the kind of tourist idiots that make locals hostile). Obviously Jaws and Pipeline type waves are not what I am looking for.
My first idea was maybe Arugam Bay, since its not too heavy and not too crowded, plus basically a budget friendly tropical paradise. I may also consider Northern Australia.
Any suggestions / advice hugely appreciated.