Hainan Named One of National Geographic 20 Best Surf Towns

Hainan Named One of National Geographic 20 Best Surf Towns

Dates: July, 2017        Location: Hainan

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Although Hainan is more of a large Chinese island province in the South China Sea than a “Town”, it’s still a great honor to be named as one of National Geographic’s 20 Best Surf Towns. With consistent waves and a young but vibrant surf culture, Hainan has become the surf capital of China. 


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Every year, major international surfing competitions are held in this tropical surfing destination, mainly in one of the top surfing beaches: Riyue Bay, Wanning. The best surf happens every winter from Nov – April. 


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To see the whole list and find out what surfing tips the National Geographic mentions for Hainan, check out their list of the World’s 20 Best Surfing Towns: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/lists/surfing/best-surf-towns-photos/


by Nicki Johnson

Explore Hainan


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