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Post by Queef » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:17 pm

I am planning a surf-cation, which means that I'll be spending most of my time in the water. Is there any place in SEA with nice surf that isn't completely trashed?

Bali: trash and crowded
Southeast/ South Java: trash
South Sumatra (Krui and surrounding areas): trash
West Sumatra: trash and crowded
Sri Lanka (not really SEA. Hikkaduwa, Ahangama, Arugam Bay): trash
Philippines: trash and crowded
Thailand: inconsistent surf
Vietnam (Da Nang): trash/ choppy/ weird color
Myanmar: ?

I got all the information from doing some online research. I don't know for sure if it's accurate. Please let me know if I'm wrong. If you know of any affordable hotels near a good spot, please let me know as well. I'd like to be within walking distance to the break.
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Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:37 pm

Kuta Lombok offers comparatively clean beaches/water with various breaks, fewer people and relatively cheap accommodation.

Edited. Just realized you want to be out of the hotel and into the water, which may not be the case in Kuta Lombok, but I haven't been in a while.
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Post by clutchcargo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 pm

Caveat: I know zero about surfing...

However, with over 7000 islands in the Philippines, I tend to think there's got be some good sites in there. Albeit, I've found in general the best places that haven't already been trashed with a million tourists etc are invariably remote and involve considerably more travel to get there. But rewarding.

I did a quick google and spotted this but I'm sure there's more https://www.booksurfcamps.com/news/surfing-philippines
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Post by Queef » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:11 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Kuta Lombok offers comparatively clean beaches/water with various breaks, fewer people and relatively cheap accommodation.

Edited. Just realized you want to be out of the hotel and into the water, which may not be the case in Kuta Lombok, but I haven't been in a while.
If I remember correctly, you've spent quite some time in Indo? Is Bali really that awful?
I heard about Kuta Lombok. Is it clean clean or SEA clean?
I just don't want to deal with local taxi drivers or to ride a motorcycle around the place. I don't min walking 10-15min to the break though.
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Post by Bluelabel » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:12 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Caveat: I know zero about surfing...

However, with over 7000 islands in the Philippines, I tend to think there's got be some good sites in there. Albeit, I've found in general the best places that haven't already been trashed with a million tourists etc are invariably remote and involve considerably more travel to get there. But rewarding.

I did a quick google and spotted this but I'm sure there's more https://www.booksurfcamps.com/news/surfing-philippines
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Post by Queef » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:19 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Caveat: I know zero about surfing...

However, with over 7000 islands in the Philippines, I tend to think there's got be some good sites in there. Albeit, I've found in general the best places that haven't already been trashed with a million tourists etc are invariably remote and involve considerably more travel to get there. But rewarding.

I did a quick google and spotted this but I'm sure there's more https://www.booksurfcamps.com/news/surfing-philippines
Tons of cool spots in the Philippines. I only have 10 days though. I don't want to spend more than two days traveling to and from the spot. I've already promised myself to take a month off and go to some of the remote spots.
Thank you for the link but that kind of websites is just tourist bait. It's the same kind of websites that tells gullible tourists like myself that Cambodia is well-preserved and has a lot to offer. Fool me once...
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Post by clutchcargo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:31 pm

Queef wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:19 pm
clutchcargo wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Caveat: I know zero about surfing...

However, with over 7000 islands in the Philippines, I tend to think there's got be some good sites in there. Albeit, I've found in general the best places that haven't already been trashed with a million tourists etc are invariably remote and involve considerably more travel to get there. But rewarding.

I did a quick google and spotted this but I'm sure there's more https://www.booksurfcamps.com/news/surfing-philippines
Tons of cool spots in the Philippines. I only have 10 days though. I don't want to spend more than two days traveling to and from the spot. I've already promised myself to take a month off and go to some of the remote spots.
Thank you for the link but that kind of websites is just tourist bait. It's the same kind of websites that tells gullible tourists like myself that Cambodia is well-preserved and has a lot to offer. Fool me once...
Yuh, google surfer forums Philippines..that's seems to bring up a number of results altho not necessarily recent. Can prolly rely more on that..
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Post by Queef » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:46 pm

You're right. Most results are kinda old. I guess there's only one way to find out! I'm still debating between Philippines and Sri Lanka. Indonesia would be best since it's not too far but the pollution is really turning me off. Thanks anyway!
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Post by YeP » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:38 pm

Lots of my mates are now heading for West Timor
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Post by shnoukieBRO » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:45 pm

Bali is a cool place/base, if you get used to the traffix and crowds.

It's very cheap and motorbiKing the Island is one of the most fun things one can do in SEA

Surf in Kuta isn't that bad either. But there are other Islands if you are not impressed.
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