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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Tai Long Wan (Sai Kung)

Hong Kong

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 22° 24.719' N
Longitude: 114° 22.761' E

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 Access

(Aberdeen harbor : 114°9'E_22°15'N, South China sea)
Access from Honk Kong (HK) center is LONG ! Read the following indications.
Tai Long Wan ("Big wave bay" in cantonese) is in the Sai Kung country park (Sai Kung peninsula), North East of Kowloon district.
Because of access restriction, it's better to get there using public transportation... good luck with your board in a bus at HK rush hour ! Be nice, courteous with other travellers and it'll be fine.
At Choi Hung metro station (30 minutes), take minibus n°1A to Sai Kung (20 minutes), then bus n°94 to Wong Shek pier (10 minutes). Get on your feet and follow the signs to the beach (45 minutes).
The average one-way trip from HK center to the beach is 3 hours.
Very best access is by boat from Victoria harbour (20 minutes only) or anywhere you want.
Renting a boat is an option you should seriously consider to get there.
WARNING : this is South China sea, chinese triads (Mafia) are known to smuggle around remote places such as Tai Long Wan... avoid contact with people, boats and trucks who obviously do not want to be seen or contacted.

English (Translate this text in English): (Aberdeen harbor : 114°9'E_22°15'N, South China sea)<br />Access from Honk Kong (HK) center is LONG ! Read the following indications.<br />Tai Long Wan (&quot;Big wave bay&quot; in cantonese) is in the Sai Kung country park (Sai Kung peninsula), North East of Kowloon district.<br />Because of access restriction, it's better to get there using public transportation... good luck with your board in a bus at HK rush hour ! Be nice, courteous with other travellers and it'll be fine.<br />At Choi Hung metro station (30 minutes), take minibus n°1A to Sai Kung (20 minutes), then bus n°94 to Wong Shek pier (10 minutes). Get on your feet and follow the signs to the beach (45 minutes).<br />The average one-way trip from HK center to the beach is 3 hours.<br />Very best access is by boat from Victoria harbour (20 minutes only) or anywhere you want.<br />Renting a boat is an option you should seriously consider to get there.<br />WARNING : this is South China sea, chinese triads (Mafia) are known to smuggle around remote places such as Tai Long Wan... avoid contact with people, boats and trucks who obviously do not want to be seen or contacted.

English (Translate this text in English): (Aberdeen harbor : 114°9'E_22°15'N, South China sea)&lt;br &#47;&gt;Access from Honk Kong (HK) center is LONG ! Read the following indications.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Tai Long Wan (&amp;quot;Big wave bay&amp;quot; in cantonese) is in the Sai Kung country park (Sai Kung peninsula), North East of Kowloon district.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Because of access restriction, it's better to get there using public transportation... good luck with your board in a bus at HK rush hour ! Be nice, courteous with other travellers and it'll be fine.&lt;br &#47;&gt;At Choi Hung metro station (30 minutes), take minibus n°1A to Sai Kung (20 minutes), then bus n°94 to Wong Shek pier (10 minutes). Get on your feet and follow the signs to the beach (45 minutes).&lt;br &#47;&gt;The average one-way trip from HK center to the beach is 3 hours.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Very best access is by boat from Victoria harbour (20 minutes only) or anywhere you want.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Renting a boat is an option you should seriously consider to get there.&lt;br &#47;&gt;WARNING : this is South China sea, chinese triads (Mafia) are known to smuggle around remote places such as Tai Long Wan... avoid contact with people, boats and trucks who obviously do not want to be seen or contacted.

English (Translate this text in English): (Aberdeen harbor : 114°9'E_22°15'N, South China sea)&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Access from Honk Kong (HK) center is LONG ! Read the following indications.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Tai Long Wan (&amp;amp;quot;Big wave bay&amp;amp;quot; in cantonese) is in the Sai Kung country park (Sai Kung peninsula), North East of Kowloon district.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Because of access restriction, it's better to get there using public transportation... good luck with your board in a bus at HK rush hour ! Be nice, courteous with other travellers and it'll be fine.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;At Choi Hung metro station (30 minutes), take minibus n°1A to Sai Kung (20 minutes), then bus n°94 to Wong Shek pier (10 minutes). Get on your feet and follow the signs to the beach (45 minutes).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The average one-way trip from HK center to the beach is 3 hours.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Very best access is by boat from Victoria harbour (20 minutes only) or anywhere you want.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Renting a boat is an option you should seriously consider to get there.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;WARNING : this is South China sea, chinese triads (Mafia) are known to smuggle around remote places such as Tai Long Wan... avoid contact with people, boats and trucks who obviously do not want to be seen or contacted.

DistanceDay trip

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Big Wave Bay

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Tai Long Wan is made of 4 bays, facing North or East, linked together by a footpath. 'Main Beach' ('Tai Wan') is the best for good size swells. It gets swell year-round but the surf becomes gorgeous in the NorthEast monsoon season (N hemisphere winter) : 2 weeks/1.5 meter swell are not uncommon...
Surf the place from mid- to high tide (or high to mid); low tides make things out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Tai Long Wan is made of 4 bays, facing North or East, linked together by a footpath. 'Main Beach' ('Tai Wan') is the best for good size swells. It gets swell year-round but the surf becomes gorgeous in the NorthEast monsoon season (N hemisphere winter) : 2 weeks/1.5 meter swell are not uncommon...<br />Surf the place from mid- to high tide (or high to mid); low tides make things out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Tai Long Wan is made of 4 bays, facing North or East, linked together by a footpath. 'Main Beach' ('Tai Wan') is the best for good size swells. It gets swell year-round but the surf becomes gorgeous in the NorthEast monsoon season (N hemisphere winter) : 2 weeks&#47;1.5 meter swell are not uncommon...&lt;br &#47;&gt;Surf the place from mid- to high tide (or high to mid); low tides make things out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Tai Long Wan is made of 4 bays, facing North or East, linked together by a footpath. 'Main Beach' ('Tai Wan') is the best for good size swells. It gets swell year-round but the surf becomes gorgeous in the NorthEast monsoon season (N hemisphere winter) : 2 weeks&amp;#47;1.5 meter swell are not uncommon...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Surf the place from mid- to high tide (or high to mid); low tides make things out of control.

Atmosphere

Mostly uncrowded, this spot is the best by far in Hong Kong or even in all South China. As i said, this is a 'regional classic' and it ain't a joke.
If you consider Hong Kong's 24/7 rush and overpopulation, getting at Tai Long Wan is just like going to another world. Nearly nobody, no accomodation and this beautiful landscape with pristine beaches and green bush around : great !
This is protected natural area, though, and you do have to think about security before you go.
No lifeguard, no public phone, no toilet, no hotel and few inhabitants : consider such a trip at Tai Long Wan with survival in mind. Bring water, food, camping gear and anything you need to be autonomous. 1 wood-shack is known to sell meals (but it's hard to call it a restaurant) and you'll also find few rugged camping facilities.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly uncrowded, this spot is the best by far in Hong Kong or even in all South China. As i said, this is a 'regional classic' and it ain't a joke.<br />If you consider Hong Kong's 24/7 rush and overpopulation, getting at Tai Long Wan is just like going to another world. Nearly nobody, no accomodation and this beautiful landscape with pristine beaches and green bush around : great !<br />This is protected natural area, though, and you do have to think about security before you go.<br />No lifeguard, no public phone, no toilet, no hotel and few inhabitants : consider such a trip at Tai Long Wan with survival in mind. Bring water, food, camping gear and anything you need to be autonomous. 1 wood-shack is known to sell meals (but it's hard to call it a restaurant) and you'll also find few rugged camping facilities.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly uncrowded, this spot is the best by far in Hong Kong or even in all South China. As i said, this is a 'regional classic' and it ain't a joke.&lt;br &#47;&gt;If you consider Hong Kong's 24&#47;7 rush and overpopulation, getting at Tai Long Wan is just like going to another world. Nearly nobody, no accomodation and this beautiful landscape with pristine beaches and green bush around : great !&lt;br &#47;&gt;This is protected natural area, though, and you do have to think about security before you go.&lt;br &#47;&gt;No lifeguard, no public phone, no toilet, no hotel and few inhabitants : consider such a trip at Tai Long Wan with survival in mind. Bring water, food, camping gear and anything you need to be autonomous. 1 wood-shack is known to sell meals (but it's hard to call it a restaurant) and you'll also find few rugged camping facilities.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly uncrowded, this spot is the best by far in Hong Kong or even in all South China. As i said, this is a 'regional classic' and it ain't a joke.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If you consider Hong Kong's 24&amp;#47;7 rush and overpopulation, getting at Tai Long Wan is just like going to another world. Nearly nobody, no accomodation and this beautiful landscape with pristine beaches and green bush around : great !&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This is protected natural area, though, and you do have to think about security before you go.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;No lifeguard, no public phone, no toilet, no hotel and few inhabitants : consider such a trip at Tai Long Wan with survival in mind. Bring water, food, camping gear and anything you need to be autonomous. 1 wood-shack is known to sell meals (but it's hard to call it a restaurant) and you'll also find few rugged camping facilities.

General

Good on average conditions, excellent on good conditions, Tai Long Wan is a rare, unexpected place for the traveler or businessman in Hong Kong.
If you do go in South China (i.e Shenzen or GuangZhou), you can consider bringing your board for a short trip to Tai Long Wan, especially if you happen to be there from september to december.
In any case, you must now consider Hong Kong as a good place to surf !

English (Translate this text in English): Good on average conditions, excellent on good conditions, Tai Long Wan is a rare, unexpected place for the traveler or businessman in Hong Kong.<br />If you do go in South China (i.e Shenzen or GuangZhou), you can consider bringing your board for a short trip to Tai Long Wan, especially if you happen to be there from september to december.<br />In any case, you must now consider Hong Kong as a good place to surf !

English (Translate this text in English): Good on average conditions, excellent on good conditions, Tai Long Wan is a rare, unexpected place for the traveler or businessman in Hong Kong.&lt;br &#47;&gt;If you do go in South China (i.e Shenzen or GuangZhou), you can consider bringing your board for a short trip to Tai Long Wan, especially if you happen to be there from september to december.&lt;br &#47;&gt;In any case, you must now consider Hong Kong as a good place to surf !

English (Translate this text in English): Good on average conditions, excellent on good conditions, Tai Long Wan is a rare, unexpected place for the traveler or businessman in Hong Kong.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If you do go in South China (i.e Shenzen or GuangZhou), you can consider bringing your board for a short trip to Tai Long Wan, especially if you happen to be there from september to december.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;In any case, you must now consider Hong Kong as a good place to surf !

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Tai Long Wan (Hong-Kong)
Por Dsurf
22 sep 2009
Big Wave Bay - Another lesson. Catched plenty of waves and time to try a shortboard. Good tips. The spot is quite crowded but people really friendly. Beginners are welcomed by experienced surfers. That is a real plus.
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By Anonymous , 31-03-2007

china waves= not good - Waves in china are relly small. wave in australia are way better

By phjoyce__@hotmail.com , 08-08-2006

anyone in HK surfin at pres - just got to HK and desperate for a surf. Is anyone about who goes out to Big wave bay regularly and could give me the low down?(might be able to get use of a boat). If so get in touch phjoyce__@hotmail.comPatrick

By anonymous , 05-01-2006

Driving - I've been to HK only twice. Is it possible to drive to Sai Kung from the city?

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