When talking about the best surfing spots, places such as California, Australia or France come to mind. While we absolutely love all these places for surfing, we would also highly recommend heading to Asia.
Today, Asia is actually one of the most popular destinations for surfing, offering great breaks for beginners and experts alike. Here are our favourite surfing spots in Asia that you should definitely add to your bucket list:
Laundry Bay, Indonesia
Located on the beautiful island of Nias in Indonesia, Lagundri Bay is a great surfing spot away from the crowds. Waves are on average around 2 meters high and offer best conditions for surfers of all levels. The best time to go is between May and September.
Jialeshui Beach, Taiwan
Thanks to its seasonal typhoons, Taiwan is also known as the “Hawaii of the east”. Intermediate to advanced surfers will absolutely enjoy Jialeshui Beach. Come down here between June and August for an amazing time.
Bali had to make it on our list. Despite it being a very popular surf spot, we really enjoy the people, the vibe and, of course, the amazing waves. The best time to surf here is between May and October.
This surf spot is famous for its waves: Cokes and Chickens. And we can tell you, they are spectacular! This is not a spot for beginners, but more experienced surfers will love the fast barrel sections and long rides.
Siargao has some of the best waves in the world and a total of 20 surf breaks. No surprise that surfers from all over the world come here. We can recommend this surf spot for beginners and experts – come here between September and November to catch the best waves.
Kovalam is a beautiful beach in southern India, offering perfect conditions for beginners. Surfing here is also very cheap and the locals are very inviting. Head to this surf spot between December and February and you’ll have a great time.
Weligama, Sri Lanka
This is another amazing surf spot for beginners. The beach at Weligama is very long and on a sand break, so you don’t have to be afraid of hitting anything or anyone. The best surfing time is between January and April.
Kata Beach, Thailand
Kata Beach in Phuket offers everything from soft waters to heavy swells. It’s the perfect spot for surfers of all levels. April to November is a great time for surfing in Thailand but if you prefer calmer waves, come here during the winter months.
Da Nang, Vietnam
Vietnam has an incredible coastline. One of the most popular surf spots is Da Nang and we couldn’t agree more. This spot has great waves that break all year round but the main surf season is between September and March.
Which are your favourite surfing spots? We’d love to hear your recommendations – feel free to reach out and share them with us.