Top 9 Surfing Spots in Asia

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.

Canggu, Bali

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.

Thulusdhoo, Maldives

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, Philippines

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, India

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.

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Which are your favourite surfing spots? We’d love to hear your recommendations – feel free to reach out and share them with us.

Top 9 Surfing Spots in the Americas

We at EarPro love surfing all around the world. We already shared our favourite surf spots in Europe, Australia and Asia – next up: the Americas.

The Americas offer spectacular spots for all surfers – from mostly quiet spots in Central America, to famous breaks in the United States and epic but budget-friendly surf trips in South America. Here are our personal favourites:

Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

This surf spot is famous for its consistent break and variety of waves. It’s therefore a great place to go for if you’re planning to surf with a group of beginners and experts – you’ll all have an amazing time.  

San Clemente, California

San Clemente has one of the strongest surfing cultures in the USA. This surf spot comes with perfect waves for both learners and experienced surfers, guaranteeing a unique surfing experience.

Florianópolis, Brazil

Florianópolis is known as the surf capital of Brazil – a surfer’s paradise. This surf spot is something for every level. The area offers a dozen surf breaks with different swells, tides and wind conditions. You can surf here all year round but you will find the best waves between March and November.

El Paredon, Guatemala

Still mostly unknown among international surfers, this surf spot is the perfect place if you ask the local community. The uncrowded waves offer ideal conditions for surfers of all levels. We recommend staying at some of the surf camps along the beach.

Haleiwa, Hawaii

The Haleiwa shore established Hawaii as one of the world’s best destinations for surfing. This surf spot has breaks for beginners and experienced surfers. We love the combination of perfect waves, stunning views and soothing water.

Nuquí, Colombia

Nuquí is a great starting point for surfing on Colombia’s Pacific Coast. It’s known for its consistent surfing conditions and challenging waves but also offers great places for you to learn to surf. A lot of stretches on this coastline have hardly any roads, so a boat will be your best bet to get to the different surf breaks.

Bocas del Toro, Panamá

Bocas del Toro is a spectacular surf spot on the Caribbean coast, perfect for surfers of all levels. After your surf day, head down to the nearby town – it is known as a great spot for partying.

Montauk, New York

Montauk is a must if you’re planning to surf in the USA, guaranteeing you surf action all year round. This surf spot offers consistency – which is rare along the East coast – and an amazing variety of waves.

Punta de Lobos, Chile

Close to Chile’s capital Santiago, the coastline offers a variety of great waves for surfers of all levels. Punta de Lobos is one of the most popular surf spots in the area with heavy swells and sometimes gigantic waves. You can surf here all year round.

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Which are your favourite surfing spots? We’d love to hear your recommendations – feel free to reach out and share them with us.