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Top Surf Spots in Asia

Posted April 22, 2014 2 Comments

Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia

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A beautiful 3 km long sandy beach with waves for surfers of all levels, from beginners to the more experienced – definitely one of the best surfing spots in Bali!
Wind Character: from the NE
Swell Direction: SE

  • Level: all levels
  • Waves: left and right
  • Bottom: sand
  • When to go: May-October

Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

uluwatu, bali

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The beach of Uluwatu is a popular surf spot for experienced surfers. A staircase takes you up to the Uluwatu cave (located on the edge of a cliff) from where you can start your challenge!

  • Level: experienced
  • Waves: left
  • Bottom: sand
  • When to go: May-October
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Playgrounds (Nusa Lembongan), Bali, Indonesia

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The paradise island of Nusa Lembongan is the ideal place for surfers who are looking for fast and hollow waves. It is the perfect surf spot for beginners; if you swim a bit further out, you can find more challenging waves.

  • Level: beginners and
    experienced
  • Waves: right
  • Bottom: sand
  • When to go: May-October

Pupuran Bay (Majestics), Philippines

pururan bay, philippines

Located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Pupuran Bay has the perfect waves ( strong, straight and hollow waves blowing from the NW) ideal for experienced thrill seekers.

  • Level: experienced
  • Waves: right
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: October-January
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Ombak Tujuh, West Java, Indonesia

Ombak Tujuh, west java

Located in West Java, Ombak Tujuh is a reef and point break with plenty of great waves ideal for surfing. If you decide to try out this area, watch out for the rocks.
Wind Character: from the ES

  • Level: intermediate &
    experienced
  • Waves: left
  • Bottom: rocks
  • When to go: May-October

Timor, Island of Timor, Indonesia

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Timor is known for its wide sandy beach and great waves that appeal to surfers of all levels. Experienced surfers and brave beginners can look forward to the frequently occurring hollow waves, typical of this location.

  • Level: all levels
  • Waves: left
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: April-October

Secret Beach (Nias & Hinako), Hinako Islands, Indonesia

secret, hinako islands

Located on the Hinako Islands, Secret is a surfing area that attracts many surfers. Because the beach has a breaking point, this location is great for surfers of all levels. If you decide to try out this area, watch out for the rocks.
Wind Character: from the NE

  • Level: all levels
  • Waves: left
  • Bottom: rocks
  • When to go: May-October

A-Frames, Mentawai Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia

Sumatra, Indonesia

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The Mentawai Islands have some of the best beaches for surfing. A-Frames in particular is especially popular with surfers of all levels.

  • Level: all levels
  • Waves: left
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: March-November

Jackson Creek, Little Andaman, Islas Andaman, India

andaman, india

Jackson Creek is an ideal place for surfing, surrounded by white sand, vegetation and an amazing landscape. If you go surfing here, beware of crocodiles and strong waves.
Swell Direction: SW

  • Level: all levels
  • Waves: right
  • Bottom: sand
  • When to go: January-July

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

sri lanka, arugam bay

Located in the southeast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is thought to be one of the 10 best places in the world for surfing. But no matter how incredible the location, you should probably stay clear of this place unless you are an experienced surfer.

  • Level: experienced
  • Waves: left and right
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: May-
    November

Sumba, Sonda Islands , Indonesia

sumba, indonesia

Sumba is an incredible island with incredible waves. For all surfers in search of powerful waves, this beach is definitely the place to be! Here you can ride some of the world’s fastest waves and even participate in surf competitions.

  • Level: experienced
  • Waves: left and right
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: May-October

The Desert point, Lombok, Indonesia

lombok, the desert point

Desert Point is a beautiful beach on the island of Lombok.This is definitely a place for “hardcore” surfers; however, the waves are rather inconsistent, so if you wish to surf here, you need to be patient.

  • Level: experienced
  • Waves: left
  • Bottom: sand
  • When to go: April-November

Kalim Beach, Phuket, Thailand

thailand, phuket

Kalim Beach is one of the best beaches in Phuket, but also one of the few in the area where you can surf…no wonder its so popular! During storms, this place is any surfer’s dream – waves reach a length of 50-100 meters!

  • Level: experienced
  • Waves: left and right
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: May-November

Jailbreaks Beach, Maldives

jailbreaks, maldives

Jailbreaks is a beach with great waves in spring and late summer; the waves during this time of year are relatively fast and strong, ideal for experienced surfers.
Swell Direction: SW

  • Level: all levels
  • Waves: right
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: May-October

Approach lights, Maldives

approach lights, maldives

Located on the southern tip of Addu Atoll, this beach is perfect for surfing when the winds blow from the south and the north. This area is ideal for intermediate and advanced surfers.

  • Level: intermediate & advanced
  • Waves: right
  • Bottom: coral reef
  • When to go: May-October

See also which are the top surf spots in Europe.