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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Haitan dao

China, East China Sea

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 Access

GPS coordinates :
25°31'87,7''Nx119°51'13,2''E
Haitan dao is an island ! Take a boat transit on mainland, at Daqiu city (less than 15 minutes).
On the island use public transport or use local hospitality ("but what the hell are you doing with that long bag ?!") , go to Pingtan village and follow the way to Haitan wan ('Haitan bay'). The wave is there, on the South side.

English (Translate this text in English): GPS coordinates :<br />25°31'87,7''Nx119°51'13,2''E<br />Haitan dao is an island ! Take a boat transit on mainland, at Daqiu city (less than 15 minutes).<br />On the island use public transport or use local hospitality (&quot;but what the hell are you doing with that long bag ?!&quot;) , go to Pingtan village and follow the way to Haitan wan ('Haitan bay'). The wave is there, on the South side.

English (Translate this text in English): GPS coordinates :&lt;br &#47;&gt;25°31'87,7''Nx119°51'13,2''E&lt;br &#47;&gt;Haitan dao is an island ! Take a boat transit on mainland, at Daqiu city (less than 15 minutes).&lt;br &#47;&gt;On the island use public transport or use local hospitality (&amp;quot;but what the hell are you doing with that long bag ?!&amp;quot;) , go to Pingtan village and follow the way to Haitan wan ('Haitan bay'). The wave is there, on the South side.

English (Translate this text in English): GPS coordinates :&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;25°31'87,7''Nx119°51'13,2''E&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Haitan dao is an island ! Take a boat transit on mainland, at Daqiu city (less than 15 minutes).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;On the island use public transport or use local hospitality (&amp;amp;quot;but what the hell are you doing with that long bag ?!&amp;amp;quot;) , go to Pingtan village and follow the way to Haitan wan ('Haitan bay'). The wave is there, on the South side.

DistanceDay trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

The island receives swell only from North (Taiwan Strait) and with several other bays and beaches, it can handle several swell size, from medium to big-big.

English (Translate this text in English): The island receives swell only from North (Taiwan Strait) and with several other bays and beaches, it can handle several swell size, from medium to big-big.

English (Translate this text in English): The island receives swell only from North (Taiwan Strait) and with several other bays and beaches, it can handle several swell size, from medium to big-big.

English (Translate this text in English): The island receives swell only from North (Taiwan Strait) and with several other bays and beaches, it can handle several swell size, from medium to big-big.

Atmosphere

There are NO LOCAL SURFERS.
Kids and fishermen will come by to look at you, take time to explain.
Accomodations can be found in Pingtan but expect no Western style hotel.
Check the travel guide online at www.CathaySeas.com, "Have a clue" page.

English (Translate this text in English): There are NO LOCAL SURFERS.<br />Kids and fishermen will come by to look at you, take time to explain.<br />Accomodations can be found in Pingtan but expect no Western style hotel.<br />Check the travel guide online at www.CathaySeas.com, &quot;Have a clue&quot; page.

English (Translate this text in English): There are NO LOCAL SURFERS.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Kids and fishermen will come by to look at you, take time to explain.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Accomodations can be found in Pingtan but expect no Western style hotel.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Check the travel guide online at www.CathaySeas.com, &amp;quot;Have a clue&amp;quot; page.

English (Translate this text in English): There are NO LOCAL SURFERS.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Kids and fishermen will come by to look at you, take time to explain.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Accomodations can be found in Pingtan but expect no Western style hotel.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Check the travel guide online at www.CathaySeas.com, &amp;amp;quot;Have a clue&amp;amp;quot; page.

General

Good shelter to leave the crowds on mainland (i'm not talking about surfers !), Haitan Dao island is a funny surf trip with good waves on a regular basis.

English (Translate this text in English): Good shelter to leave the crowds on mainland (i'm not talking about surfers !), Haitan Dao island is a funny surf trip with good waves on a regular basis.

English (Translate this text in English): Good shelter to leave the crowds on mainland (i'm not talking about surfers !), Haitan Dao island is a funny surf trip with good waves on a regular basis.

English (Translate this text in English): Good shelter to leave the crowds on mainland (i'm not talking about surfers !), Haitan Dao island is a funny surf trip with good waves on a regular basis.

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By Renan , 01-07-2009

anybody surfing in Fujian?? - Hi, i am new living in Fuzhou and d love to surf around... i am planning to go to Haitan Dao this weekend.. anyone up to? i have a car and few surfboards... hope to meeet a surfer in this area one of these days? :-)

By glen benedicto , 18-08-2007

surfer - anyone here in xiamen city china would want to explore hatian dao,im a sponger from philippines

By Willy , 22-11-2006

Waves - It's funny, i was just looking at google earth as i saw on the swell chart a good swell hitting China,did a search for Haitan Dao and found this.The bay east of Houtian looks like it would have a good left point setup.Anyone surf it?

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