East Asia surf trips straddle both sides of the equator and provide the ultimate surfers' playground along with breathtaking natural scenery, tropical island fun, exotic blends of cultures and something to suit all skill levels and budgets. Surfing in East Asia almost invariably means Indonesia with its 17,000 islands and more world class spots than one corner of the planet should really have all to itself. Included here is Bali with its laid back beach vibe and obscene number of breaks and the iconic Mentawais which lie off the coast of Sumatra – these two surf heavens between them make up the bulk of East Asia surf trip options.
Quite how you explore this wave rich wonderland is totally up to you. You can base yourself at a fun surf camp, lap up the luxury offered by a resort or you can head out into the wide blue yonder on-board a dedicated surf boat to explore off the beaten track breaks and islands. When you are not out catching yourself a few rides then East Asia surf holidays offer up a large range of sports and activities to keep you totally contented and entertained. Alternatively, you might just choose to swing in a hammock, laze around on the boat's sundeck, mingle with friends old and new in a surf hostel lounge or otherwise just kick-back – the choice is yours.
Indonesia offers a warm water, year round surf destination with all types of breaks on offer but predominantly of the coral reef or rock reef variety. There are plenty of beginner spots to be found, with Bali in particular offering something for the novice rider, but generally speaking Indonesia is an experienced surfer's heaven with lots of big name world class spots and breaks that challenge even pro level riders.
The Mentawais simply ooze quality surf options with typically hollow and powerful breaks suited to experienced to expert level surfers with the main surf season running from March to November.
Bali has one of the highest densities of quality waves to be found anywhere on earth with regions such as the Bukit Peninsula literally crammed with options. Surf conditions here are super-consistent receiving a plentiful supply of long distance swell with the optimum season occurring from May to September.
The best of the Philippines surf is found in Siargao with its high concentration of quality spots, mainly reefs and outer reefs, including the world class coral reef break known as Cloud 9.
Accommodation choices East Asia style come in every variety from budget to luxury and from social surf camp to secluded honeymoon choices. Private and shared rooms in every configuration and for every party size and type are offered here – land based or boat based, everything is possible.
East Asian based surf holidays offer plenty of choice for beginners and improvers and there are even mellow options for longboard and SUP riders, but any surfer in the advanced to pro category is going to be totally spoiled. The wide choice of surf boat charters are well suited to really committed and die-hard surfers who are only interested in surfing and looking to maximize their wave time
The luxury standard surf boats and resorts have a wide appeal for honeymooners but with the diverse range of trip types, accommodation choices and pricing standards, just about anyone can come here seeking the ideal and leave totally content – solo travelers, couples, families and groups.
Packages come in every shape and size too from self-catering bases for the free-as-the-wind traveling surfer through to everything-thrown-in all-inclusive deals. Whatever your personal requirements or pocket size we have something to suit......perfectly.
So, time to stop dreaming and get the surf heaven ball rolling by giving the LUEX team a call. We can help you sort through the dazzling array of options to arrive at the perfect surf trip whether you are heading out solo or looking for the perfect honeymoon choice.