Defined as a surface water sport in which the surface rides a surfboard on the crest and face of the wave, surfing is a popular sport for those who enjoy being out in the sun and the sand. There are many variations of surfing such as body surfing, stand up paddle surfing, paipo surfing and the use of boats or canoes to ride the waves. Whatever style it is, the basic requirement for surfing is great waves, here are the best 10 picks which meet the standards of avid surfers:
Gold Coast, Australia
Australia is undoubtedly among the best destinations in the world with beautiful beaches and great waves perfect for surfing. That is why avid surfers are not hesitant to purchase an airfare to Australia because a holiday spent in its sandy beaches means an exciting and thrilling adventure. Gold Coast is the most popular place for surfing in Australia, with its great waves and subtropical climate. Though is quite expensive, surfers keep on coming back to this place to ride the waves and have a fantastic surfing moments.
Mentawai Island Indonesia
If Bali is for relaxation and rejuvenation, then Mentawi Islands are for thrill and adventure. Composed of seventy islands and islets off the western coast of Sumatra Indonesia, Mentawi Islands are among the major destinations of surfers. The four main islands that block the big waves from reaching the mainland of Sumatra are Siberut, Sipora, North Pagi and South Pagi became famous for those who are seeking thrill riding the big waves. Surfers like to book an airfare to Indonesia to visit these islands during the months of June until September as the biggest swells are most likely to occur on this period.
Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa
Surfing enthusiasts flock to Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa during the month of July for the annual Billabong Pro WTC surfing event at Super Tubes. Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the most popular surfing spot all over the world because of its spectacular waves perfect for competitions showcasing the heart-stopping stunts of the professional surfers.
Weather condition is what entices the surfers to Fuerteventura in Spain. Temperature in Fuerteventura falls between 18-24 degrees Celsius making it one of the favorite surfing destinations all year round. However best swells usually come during October to March which is considered the best season. Some of the places known for great waves are the Rocky Point, Harbour Wall, Shooting Gallery, Generosa, Suicide, Mejilonas, Majanicho, El Hierro, The Bubble, German Rights, Cotillo and Esqiunzo.
Places like El Zonte, Sunzal and La Libertad in El Salvador are gaining their popularity to tourists because of less crowded surfing sites. The main swell season which is from March to October produces waves up to 10 feet tall which surely excite and thrill people who likes riding the waves. Aside from great waves, El Salvador also offers unexplored spots waiting for tourists to be discovered.
Costa Rica is known to avid surfers as legendary surfing spot because of its consistent big swells throughout the year. Bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-east, Pacific Ocean to the west and south and Caribbean Sea to the east, its coastlines produces great waves with the major swell season starting from April and ending in October. “Hard core” surfers go for the “country’s best waves” in Playa Naranjo and the quality night river point break at Potrero Grande.
California, North America
Surfers considered California as the best place to surf in North America. Big waves hunters go to the mountains of Maverick to experience the huge winter swells that guarantee a blood-pumping adventure. On the other hand, surfers who would like to enjoy good waves but not necessarily big ones, head to places like Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. Other places worth are Steamer Lane, Malibu and Rincon.
Most of the time, tourists buy an airfare to Indonesia to spend a relaxing holiday in the beautiful beaches of Bali, unknown to many people, Bali is a great place for surfing too. The swells coming from Southern Ocean can be as big as 12 feet high during the months of April to November. Some of the best surfing spots include the area around Bukit Peninsular, Kuta Beach, Dreamland, Uluwatu and Padang Padang.
Santa Catarina, Brazil
Santa Catarina is part of the southern part of Brazil known for great number of beach resorts. It features the best thing that Brazil has to offer to the surfers with the good consistency and varieties of waves in Santinho and Mocambique. Other world-class surfing spots in Santa Catarina are the Joaquina Beach, Praia Mole, Campeche and Lagoinha do Leste.
Samoa is considered as one the best surfing spots in the world because of its consistent quality waves, rich Polynesian culture and crystal-clear waters. What surfers like most in this island is that South Pacific Ocean ensures plenty swell of waves from every direction which is an essential part of great surfing. The best swells occur from April to October when waves are created by the big lows down near Antarctica. The A’ufaga Village, Salani, Boulders, Coconuts, Salamumu and Tiavea, Laulii, Falea’puna, Fagaloa Bay and Solosolo are some of the best surfing spots.
One of these exciting places will surely meet your expectations for a fantastic surfing adventure.