Where do you want to surf today? With 14.500 km of coastline, two predictable weather patterns and a prolific typhoon season, China has great and very underrated surf potentials. Rideable waves, in the 50cm to 2m range, constitute the norm in Zhejiang, Fujian and Hainan provinces from November to April during the colder NE monsoon.
Waves are quite common in summertime too, especially along the south-facing spots of Hainan, Guangdong and Fujian taking advantage of the seasonal SE and SW winds. And I’m not talking only about windblown choppy waves. Bigger (but unpredictable) surf conditions are generated by typhoons from June to October, with world class waves up to 4m high, possibly breaking from Hainan in the south, to the northernmost reefs of the Qingdao area. Of course, to catch the best waves, you need to be at the right time, in the right place. This is the reason why we offer you the first complete Chinese SurfGuide. An essential tool for anyone searching for waves along the Chinese coastline.
Thanks to 10 years of surf exploration and direct contacts with local surf communities, we mapped over 50 surf spots in the China Sea, each with wave description, best conditions, GPS coordinates and exclusive images. Please help us spread the surf culture in China by adding new surf locations or updating the existing ones!