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RE: Surfing Hainan (Part 1)« on: January 25 2010 03:01:673 »
Currently in Hainan, the surf sucks at the moment came for 5 weeks (Dec till end of Jan 2010) and have only had small waves 1- 2 ft (Barely surfable) for 3 weeks. I did get waves for 5 days though, 3 - 5 feet, a bit fat. I have mainly surfed Riyuewan (Sun and Moon Bay), 7.5K south of Golf Course reef at Shimei Bay. Main spot for winter (Nov - March). U can get waves here in summer.
Sanya /Dadong hai in summer is very crowded with crappy waves. Typhon's typically pass by Hainan. You can get waves at Xiadong hai, round the corner in a big swell.
(Part 2 coming)
RE: Surfing Hainan (Part 2)« Reply #1 on: January 25 2010 03:01:170 »
Car rentals from 200 RMB in Dadonghai (Sanya).
Hotels Riyuewan at 100 RMB a night at the Water sports hotel, right next to the Hotel 21. You can camp on the beach with no problems.
Surfboard rental is really easy at Moma's restaurant on the beach at Riyuewan. Reasonably priced - 30 long & shortboards. 3 beach restaurants immediately on the beach. Water temp in winter is about 20 - 21 Celcius, recommend shortjohn or short sleeve springers.
If your game and want to spend a lot of money and get taken to the same places I already mentioned, you can hock up with one of the 2 surf tour / lesson companies. There not up to Aussie Surf tour / School standards. Hey, it's all an adventure ! Good Luck !
RE: Surfing Hainan« Reply #2 on: March 14 2010 21:03:77 »
If you are in China or planning a visit and want to surf.... email me. I am from the East Coast of Florida and have been surfing all over the world for over 25 years. I have been living and of course surfing in Hainan for almost 3 years. I would love to hook up with you and go for a surf. Hainan gets some good waves during the winter months as well as the summer typhoon season. In addition you can get from here to Indonesia for less than a $200.00 usd! I would highly recommend stopping by Hainan to check out some more popular breaks (but not the secret spots hahaha) There is lots to do here including but not limited to; rock climbing, white water rafting, stand up paddle board, beautiful scenic spots, great food, and Hainan has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org Hainan welcomes you.