5 of the Best Surf Spots in South East Asia

Nha Trang is a gorgeous beach spot, but the best surf in the area is 20km south. Image courtesy:

Nha Trang is the hangout of Vietnamese celebrities, and a serious backpacker stop off for those zipping up or down Vietnam’s east coast.

The best surf spot is at Bai Dai Beach, some 20km south of the city. Still, if you’re staying in Nha Trang proper, transport there should be less than $5, and you can rent a wide range of boards (including paddle boards) at The Shack Surf School for about $10 an hour. Private lessons with an English speaking instructors costs more like $25 an hour.

Bai Dai is Vietnam’s longest beach (the secret’s in the translation of the name), and underdeveloped, so you’ll find plenty of secluded spots to surf. The surf is best through the Winter.

Find out more about Nha Trang Surfing.

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