5 Unique Experiences in Asia as a Surfer

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Asia is known as a surfer's paradise. This is because it has unique experiences for professional surfers and beginners. And apart from surfing, the beaches, the people, the lifestyle
, and the weather are amazing.

Thus, if you are serious about surfing, then Asian countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam should be your next destination.

In addition, you will find delicious food, friendly people, warm water, and fascinating culture.

If you are intending to go surfing in Asia, here are some of the countries you can expect remarkable experiences as a surfer.

1. Surfing in Sri Lanka

One of the best places where you will experience amazing surfing is in Sri Lanka beaches. It has become a top destination for surfers because of exceptional waves, good climate, and remarkable weather.

Some of the top places in Sri Lanka for surfers are Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Matara, Unawatuna, and Arugam Bay.

Sri Lanka has good weather and waves for surfing. However, it is cold in January and very warm in April.

If you want to visit the South Coast of Sri Lanka, the best time for surfing among other water activities is from October to April.

But if you want to tour the east coast, the best surfing time is from May to September.

2. Surfing in Indonesia

One of the reasons why Indonesia can provide unique surfing experiences is because it has the 2nd longest coastline in the world.

The country is commonly referred to as Indo by the surfing community. There are astonishing waves in Bali and wondrous sun beaches in Lombok. Besides, there is so much in Indonesia for surfers.

One of the best places to experience rare surfing in Indonesia is Bali, which is always packed with international surfers. You can also visit Lombok since it is a good place if you do not like crowds.

Another area is Sumbawa Island. This is a large island known for white-sand beaches, and North Sumatra where waters are warm and very clear. All these are good for new surfers.

The weather in Indonesia is well-known and superb all year round. You can choose to visit the country another…
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