For most travelers in their 20s all over the world, voyaging to Asia has become a staple in one’s bucket list. But for the dudes whose sole purpose besides living is surfing (we’re exaggerating… or maybe not), flying half across the globe to see what it’s like to surf in the southeast Asian waters is more of a travel requisite. From Bali, to Phuket, to Siargao—name it—the southeast’s got it all.

Thankfully, we’re here to school you on the best surf spots in Asia, so go ahead and bookmark this entry as your guide the moment you start planning that ultimate surfing getaway adventure!

1. Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Photo courtesy of Surf House Phuket

Among Thailand’s many cities, Phuket is one of the most accessible tourist spots out there (you can take direct flights from the UK!).

2. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia

You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

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Fun fact: the waves here are considered one of the best in the world!

3. Bamboo Island, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Photo courtesy of Shawn Was Here

June to October, so make sure to visit around this time of the year!

4. Bai Dai Beach, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Photo courtesy of The Finest Magazine

Fun fact: bai dai literally means “long beach”, and is said to be Vietnam’s longest beach out there.

5. Mentawai Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia

Viagem inesquecível! Ondas perfeitas! Icelands. Mentawaii!!!! @sibonexplorer

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Just like Bamboo Island, the biggest swells occur during rainy season (June to September).

6. Cloud 9, Siargao, Philippines

It’s no surprise that the Philippines boasts the best beaches in the world, but the country is also not short in the surf department.

7. Lombok Islands, Indonesia

Fun fact: the Lombok area is the more quiet and peaceful part of Indonesia compared to the surfing spots in Bali.

Now which one of these surfing places are you most thrilled to check out this coming summer? Got suggestions of your own? Sound off in the comments below!

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