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(Aberdeen harbor : 114°9'E_22°15'N, South China sea)
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Alternative name Big Wave Bay
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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.
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.
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 !
By Anonymous , 31-03-2007
china waves= not good - Waves in china are relly small. wave in australia are way better
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 email@example.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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