Grab your board, zip up your wetsuit, put on that brave smile, and prepare yourself to get wet at some of the best beaches for surfing around the world. Whether you love riding monstrous waves or are just looking to find small, serene currents to be one with the waters, we have you covered. Here are the spots to get your fix of surfing:-
1. Superbank, Gold Coast, Australia
First in our list is Superbank, Australia. For a country, in love with surfing, Gold Coast is the epicentre where all the surfers head to, in throngs. Apart from the actual golden beach, the place is known for its perfect waves and the friendliest surfers of all expertise. Undoubtedly, the Land Down Under has some of the best beaches for surfing around the world.
2. Taghazout, Morocco
This small fishing town sitting by the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by the desert from all sides, takes people by surprise – a pleasant one! The reason? Surfers over the decades have been whispering to each other, about this town, as the last surfing frontier of the world. This place is the reason the term ‘exotic surfing getaway’ became fashionable. With the best of waves and the most exotic of surroundings, Morocco welcomes you with open arms to surf.
3. San Sebastián, Spain
San Sebastian is more than your picture-perfect beach town; it is the cultural highlight of Europe. A thriving hub for cinema, music, and molecular gastronomy, this is an ideal destination for those looking for a perfect mix of surfing, food, and entertainment. Amidst the stunning scenes, enjoy the sun, the surf, the food, the art, and the culture.
When: June to November. If you’re visiting around June, do not forget to check out the Amstel Surfilm Festival.
4. Nosara, Costa Rica
The exotic location, the untamed waves of the Pacific Ocean, and the serene pace of life make Nosara a place unlike any other in the world. The myth of the blue zone (Nosara is an area where the majority of the population lives above the age of hundred) and waves suitable for beginners and experts alike have been attracting surfers to this little slice of paradise on earth since a very long time.
When: Year-round (December to April has smaller waves)
5. Biarritz, France
Ever dreamed of a beach with a distinct Parisian touch? Well, congratulations! Biarritz, France, is the place where your dream will come true. Biarritz is the beach for that discerning surfer, who prefers a glass of wine after a thoroughly tiring surfing session on some of the best waves in Europe. Let the birthplace of European surfing work its smooth magic over you.
When: September to November
6. Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii
Ask any surfer, which is the best beach to surf around the world. The starry-eyed answer will surely be, “Hawaii, man!”. Hawaii, for all the right reasons, has been considered as the last frontier for surfers from all around the world. In Hanalei, you get all that and more, in a distinctly subdued ‘not-too-touristy’ way. Go ahead and soak in the breath-taking beauty of the island.
When: October to March
7. Encinitas, California
The air at Encinitas is different. This place brings to life the world famous Californian vibe, made familiar by blonde surfer dudes in Hollywood movies. Besides the usual good things this Southern Californian Valley offers, a touch of California’s free spirit makes Encinitas truly special. This charming town, with its enough surfing options for everyone, is suitable for every member of the family.