If you like extreme sports, like not only to travel, but also to be active, then this article is for you! Surfing is a great entertainment and variety in everyday life. A lot of people travel the world with the goal of “catching a good wave”.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is home to some of the best beaches in the world. And there are 54 surf spots along the coast of Rio where you can catch a wave. The best surfing season in Rio is July/August when the water reaches 20 degrees Celsius and the waves are quite high
We wrote a lot about these amazing places, but only about passive relaxation on the beach, now I want to introduce the Maldives as a place for active recreation for surfers. There are many places where you can perfectly ride the wave. There is beautiful clear water, sandy beaches and a huge number of islands. If you are a professional then you must try Meeru reef and Ninas is good for beginners. The best time to visit is July, August, at this time the biggest waves, and more moderate in March, April, and also November. The climate here is tropical, wet and dry from November to March, and from May to November it rains, strong winds, as well as storms.
3. California, USA
There is a huge choice of places for your favorite pastime, surfers gather along the entire California coast. There are also quiet beaches or party beaches, in any case there are a lot of beautiful places. Professionals go to the north of California, such as Del Norme, as well as to the southern part of the coast of California
4. Perth, Western Australia
There are quite a few good surf spots in Australia. Perth is divided into north, south and central, where surfers mostly gather. Big waves in Perth all year round. During the colder months, and here it is July/August, you will need a wetsuit, but the waves are very big. January/February are the hottest months, but during this time the waves are small. If you drive south, you will get to quite popular places among surfers — Avalon Point, Bunberry, Surfers Point and the Margaret River
5. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town offers breathtaking beach scenery overlooking the majestic Table Mountain. The people here are very friendly and you can find around 150 surf spots. There is open sea from Cape Horn to the coast, the waves here are quite large. Two oceans meet in Cape Town: the cold water of the Atlantic and the warmer Indian Ocean in False Bay.
June/August are the winter months with big waves, even storms, but waves can be found here all year round. In January/February the water temperature is 13 C while the air is 35 degrees.
Hawaii is known for its surf spirit as well as huge waves. Top surf spots : Hanalei Point, Hanalei, Kauai; Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu; Maui. The biggest waves are in January, with water temperatures of 24 degrees being the best time to surf. There are a huge number of beach parties that you can visit after you “catch your wave”.
There are several luxury surf spots in Spain: Pais vasco; Cantabria; Asturias; Galicia; Andalucia, as well as the Mediterranean coast. In addition to beautiful landscapes, there is always good weather and good waves.
September and October are the best surfing months in Spain. Large waves in the Galician region in January/February and temperatures of 10 degrees.
8. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a paradise with crystal clear waters, beautiful sandy beaches and very good waves! June-September is a dry winter in Bali, at this time there are a lot of surfers here, so you may not like the crowds of people. In May and until August, there are quite large waves, and the water temperature is approximately 27 C. It’s warm all year round, so you won’t need a wetsuit.
9. Cornwall, UK
There are magnificent landscapes here. The best beach for surfing is Pengold Box or Rusey. There are also many surf spots in the north of Cornwall. The water temperature ranges from 9 to 17 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Cornwall is a laid back surfing destination.
Fiji is part of paradise, with friendly locals, warm weather all year round and big waves. There are many private beaches where an invitation is required in order to surf. However, you can find “your” beach. For example, Try Yanuca Island, where they unofficially ride the waves, as well as the Tavarua Islands, which also have very good waves. Waves are here all year round, but they reach their peak in November. December is also a very good time. The water temperature at this time is 28 C.