The search for the perfect wave first brought surf aficionados to Bali in the 1970s. As surfing culture took hold, surfers have combed Southeast Asia's beaches to find other breaks worth riding, and have found them in the Philippines, Thailand, and even Vietnam.
Some of the best surfing throughout Southeast Asia happens in concert with the monsoon season, between April and September. Even at its most frigid, you'll be greeted with balmy waters no less than 25 degrees centigrade, so you can leave your wetsuit at home.
And in both established surfing spots and up-and-coming ones, the friendly locals have learned to go with the flow - you'll find surfboards for rent, surfing lessons and other supplies waiting for you when you hit the beach.
Read the articles listed below to find the surfing break you've been looking for.