Continent
Asia
Country
China
Next Big City
Sanya, Haikou
Next Town
Sanya
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
No information

Tropical water, not super clear but the best what China has to offer, usually quite choppy, tidal difference only less than one meter. Waves are useless for surfing, just enough to make water skiing a bit difficult. But great for jumping off them. Good surfing season from November to February.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Concrete
Beach Users:
None

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorty

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
SW
Main Direction:
NE, SW

In general it is not one of these great windy places. Strong winds are rare, but during the winter months, November to March, most days have a few hours with winds above 10 knts, maybe 30%-50% of the days have a few hours even above 15 knts. Direction is usually sideshore or slightly offshore. Another source says: 90% of NE 15-25 knot during from October to March. 70% of SW 12-18 knot from June to September.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Fly to Sanya airport on Hainan Island, then go South to the beach road and you are there. Basically there is 15 km empty beach west of Sanya, easily accessible from everywhere. The beach is approx. 30 minutes by car or taxi. Normally, the taxi driver is permitted to bargain for the fee. Taxi fee is around RMB 150 one way to Yalongbay. Estimated taxi fare: 18 USD (one way).

Extra information

Rules
None

Great for beginners since there is a beach road along the 15km and you can take a taxi on your way back, avoiding the tiresome walk of shame.

Nightlife

Party all in downtown at Sanya city. Starting from 6 pm - 3 am, 7 days a week.