Hainan Island: the Chinese Hawaii

Surfing in China is all about discovering waves in the 14,500 kilometers of coastline.

People's Republic of China might be the most populous state in the world, but surfing is still not the main sports attraction for the 1.3 billion citizens of the country.

China shares maritime boundaries with South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, where surfers are more common in the regional surf spots.

Surfing in China was just a mirage at the beginning of the 21st century, but fortunately, everything's changing.

The foreign surfing community has been discovering the ocean treasure of China, and the country is falling in love with the sport of riding waves.

Hainan Island is undoubtedly the surfing capital of China.

China's Best Waves

Located in the South China Sea, Hainan Island gets multiple swells from northeastern and southern currents.

Its beautiful sand beaches and warm climate have helped develop a stable tourist offer for surfers and their families.

The heart of the Chinese surfing communities has two different prime surfing regions.

On the east coast of Hainan Island, look for several surf opportunities between Ganzhe Dao and Xincun Gang.

In this strip, there are great surf spots for the winter season: Shimei Bay, the famous Riyue Bay, Ho-Hai Beach, and "Matos."

During the summer, China's best waves are in the south of Hainan Island.

The surf spots of Sanya Bay, Dadonghai Bay, Yalong Bay, and "One Man Left" could easily be surfed near Sanya.

The tropical climate makes Hainan Island "the Chinese Hawaii" statute of a surfer's paradise in the Asian region.

Western surfers and surf industry entrepreneurs have already moved to the south of the island to establish the first surf-related businesses in the history of modern China.

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