Shayun and Jiang were born 24 years ago in the Year of the Tiger. Part of the growing surf culture in South China, they work as instructors at Shaka Surf and spend as much time catching the breaks of Hainan as they can.

-says Shayun.

Waking up at 6 AM, board under your arm, sand under your feet as you walk into the ocean to catch the first great wave of the day … I never thought there could be so many ways to live life,

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After coming to Hainan, Shayun had a clearer understanding of how he wanted to live — in the company of nature. Surfers have come from across China to chase Hainan’s waves, and they all have the same love for the purity of the ocean.

When you are surfing, everything else is much less important; you are alone in the sea, with nothing but your board, coping with all the uncertainties by yourself.