Asia is a vast continent that serves as home to bustling markets, revered ancient cultures, and beautiful beaches with scenic backdrops – it is a place where old meets new, cultures clash, and outdated templates coexist with skyscrapers. People consider Asia a backpacker’s paradise, with spots for discerning and luxury travelers among the other sub-regions of the vast continent.
Most of Asia has the perfect elements of the city. It has the city, culture, and beach. Due to these things, Asia has become one of the most desired destinations. For those who love the sea, there are activities in Asia perfect for you.
Read on to learn more about four (4) of the best surfing destinations in Asia!
La Union, Philippines
The Philippines comprises thousands of islands, so it belongs to Asia’s list of the most beginner-friendly surfing destinations. Surfing in the Philippines is for everyone here, although plenty of breaks are for more intermediate surfers.
Baler Bay is a good choice for beginners, but La Union is the touted Surfing location in the Philippines. Your starting point can be Awesome Hotel, among the San Juan La Union Beach Hotels!
Elyu is also where you can find delectable treats easily! Excellent Hotel has its Lobby Cafe, boasting cakes, croissants, and cookies, while Masa Bakehouse by Barefoot has pan de coco, sourdough, Berliner, and vegan kamote donuts.
Australia has its Gold Coast, Hawaii its Oahu, but Indonesia has its Bali, among the best surfing destinations in the world. Bali has put Indonesia on the map, especially for serious surfers. In particular, Kuta Beach has caught the heart and attention of many surfers worldwide due to its liveliness and beach breaks.
Bali’s surf season is ideal from March to November, while the go-to lodging is Belmond Jimbaran Puri in Seminyak.
It might get crowded sometimes, but finding a more peaceful spot on the beach can be easy if you walk to the end. Surfing schools within the area are abundant. As a result, there is no more perfect spot for surfing than Bali in Indonesia!
Another beach is Uluwatu Beach. It has stunning sunsets and is an incredible paradise away from other beaches filled with tourists. Uluwatu Beach’s peak season lasts from April to August.
The Teardrop of India has become one of Asia’s best destinations for surfing with two (2) distinct regions: the east and the southwest.
Galle and Tangalle in the south offer plenty of surfing challenges. The light swells of Welgama welcome beginners, but for more intermediate surfers who ache for a challenge, they are free to hit up Ram’s.
Your best bet is to go to Da Nang from September to March because it is the peak season. The best waves are found in Vietnam’s South Central Coast, with the ultimate surf spot at Da Nang. If you want to learn, you can find a surfing location bound to welcome you at the sandy China Beach.
Asia is a region full of surfing destinations for surfers at every level! It is best to prepare and book to go to any location during peak season, as it makes the experience more worth it. After all, peak season is when and where you can get the most out of the waves!
Deinah Storm is a freelance feature writer who loves to travel. She writes travel guides and reviews aiming to help fellow travelers achieve the most satisfying travel experiences.