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1. Tai Long Wan Bay, Sai Kung
Biggest drawcard: It’s one of the most beautiful spots in Hong Kong, so you’re not going to be disappointed after making the trek, even if it’s not a perfect day for waves.
Biggest con: As it’s quite remote, you won’t find any lifeguards on duty.
Best season for surf: Winter
How to get there: Take minibus 29R or a taxi to Sai Wan Pavilion in Sai Kung Country Park. From Sai Wan Pavilion, hike about 40 minutes to Tai Long Wan Bay, which is well signed. While there are sampans that go from Sai Kung Pier, if you’re planning to surf, it’s probably not an option — they only run in peak season and in stable weather conditions, which won’t help you in winter or around a typhoon, which is when waves are best.
Insider tip: You’ll need to walk about 10 minutes to buy water or any basic supplies, the closest being Hoi Fung Store. You can also buy plates of noodles and fried rice if you’re in need of a post-surf meal.