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Best island/location for surfing? any ideas?

Posted by Tomhamish on 19/4/2010 at 23:51

Hello

im heading to Thailand and Vietnam in july and then hopefully on to indonesia late july early august for a week.

all i really want to do is relax in one place and get some decent kite-surfing and surfing in and chill on a beach!

just wondering if anyone knows which island and location is best for this? or any decent budget hostels in the right locations?

if someone has some first had knowledge it would be great to hear from you!!

many thanks

Tom

#1 Tomhamish has been a member since 19/4/2010. Posts: 21

Posted by kungltg on 20/4/2010 at 00:10

Try checking out Global Surfers. Couple friends went on a SEA surfing trip and used it to plan it out. It has reviews as well as a surf forecast. From what they told me it's really a hit or miss but when the surf is up it was one of their favorite places they've surfed..Little to no crowds much of the time.

Vietnam: http://www.globalsurfers.com/country_details.cfm?land=Vietnam

Thailand: http://www.globalsurfers.com/country_details.cfm?land=Thailand

Cheers

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Posted by Tomhamish on 20/4/2010 at 00:26

sorry i wasn't very clear! i meant just surfing in Indonesia for a week...
but i will check out the website! thanks alot

#3 Tomhamish has been a member since 19/4/2010. Posts: 21

Posted by busylizzy on 20/4/2010 at 03:24

I'm not a surfer, but I know that most people head to Bali. There is also a small island just off of Bali called Nusa Lembongan that attracts a fair few surfers. It's a lovely quiet island without all the crazy hustle and bustle of Bali.

It's also an ideal place to learn to ride a motorbike as there are virtually no cars, and a relatively small number of bikes. Lots of places to go exploring on motorbike or bicycle. You can also ride the bike across the suspension bridge to Nusa Cenginan.

I found the people here incredibly friendly. There are a quite a few guesthouses and restaurants along the main beach in Jungutbatu, and further along in Mushroom Bay. I stayed at the Secret Garden guesthouse in Jungutbatu - highly recommended.

If you are looking for somewhere quiet then this would be a good place to go. You need to check out the suitability for surfing - as I said, I'm not a surfer, but saw a few people coming over with boards.

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