In the New Territories, known as Sai Kung province, the 3rd Big Wave Beach is Tai Long Wan SK has the biggest, most consistent and best shaped waves around. Consisting of 4 beaches facing NE to SE in a giant horseshoe bay, the long, white sands of Fung Bay and Sai Wan are probably the best, catching any swell on offer, while Ham Tin offers a little protection at the north end. Can get big, hollow and rippy, so not for beginners when a strong NE or typhoon swell hits. In winter, there is plenty of swell in the 2-4ft (0.6-1.2m) range and the sandbars shift around less. It is not uncommon for waves to break 4?-6? (1.2-2m) for a week. The best tide is mid to high and there are a couple of small-scale rivermouth setups, but the ride is short and the waves are usually no bigger than 3ft (1m). During a big swell, a classic little 3' left shorebreak can be ridden right in front of the store at Ham Tin. Most surfers camp overnight, since it is 2hrs from the city, eating at Hoi Fung store, nestling among trees on the beach.