5 best surf spots in Asia
If the biggest dream of your life is to be a surfer and to acquire all the necessary knowledge to ride the waves you couldn’t choose any better destination than Asia. There are several surf spots to select from satisfying all needs and levels. We collected the 5 best places where you can develop the most.
1. Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand
This beach is a jolly joker for surfers in any level thanks to its versatile circumstances. Although the rough swells can be challenging, the sea is mostly calm enough to let beginners prevail. It’s a popular sun-bathing place and has a beautiful view with its white sand and amazing clear water.
2. Bai Dai Beach, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Bai Dai Beach is a famous stylish place crowded with youngsters. This coast is both perfect for experienced surfers and beginners also who can participate in private lessons in several surf schools and rent from a wide range of boards. Bai Dai is the longest beach of Vietnam so if you’re longing for some calmness you can find some empty areas as well.
3. Bamboo Island, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia is not really famous for its surfing opportunities but Bamboo Island is a paradise. Only a 30-minute boat ride from the coasts of Sihanoukville and you can immediately enjoy the enthralling tropical view and the soft white sand. The location of the island makes it a perfect water sports spot in the rainy season when surfers can enjoy the waves from the monsoon swells.
4. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Kuta Beach is one of the most famous surf shores of Indonesia. It has perfect waves for all surf levels and there are tons of surf schools for beginners to choose from. As it’s a popular, lively hot spot, it often gets crowded but it’s a pretty long coast line so if you go along, you should definitely find a quiet place at the end to have some privacy.
5. White Beach, Okinawa, Japan
White Beach is the only sandy beach in this area and the most popular surf spot for the locals. It’s often crowded with both surfers and relaxing sunbathers too. If you’re looking for something bustling and family friendly, you must try this wonderful beach. The waves are perfect for surfers of all levels, especially for beginners to practice before riding into the reef breaks.
Besides living the sea-life, it’s worth getting to know the local traditions and cultures of these amazing locations. Each Asian country has its own values and specialties you can never find anywhere else. Which one would you visit first?