Surfing is becoming more and more popular all over the world… So popular that it will finally make its debut in the Tokyo’s Olympic Games next year. However, finding good spots to add to your surf holiday bucket list is not easy. If you are looking for the perfect wave to enjoy the ultimate surfing experience, here is where to find it!
1. Seven Mile Miracle, Hawaii, USA
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the Seven Mile Miracle is a 7-mile stretch of beaches which includes the most famous surf spots ever. The coastline features around 36 worldwide famous surf venues, including the Banzai Pipeline: a true paradise for surfers.
2. Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
This is Bali’s top spot for surfers from all over the globe. The wonderful coastline of Uluwatu is located on the Southwestern tip of the Bukit Peninsula, below a cliff with different peaks. What makes the scenery even more fascinating is the majestic 11th-century Hindu Temple facing the sea right at the edge of the cliff. This stretch of coast is famous for its excellent surfing quality and for its variety of breaks with unique features.
3. Florianópolis, Brazil
Florianópolis is the Capital of Santa Catarina, a Brazilian State located in the southern part of the country. Most of the city’s area consists of an island which is connected to the mainland with two bridges. If you visit the city, do not forget your surfboard as you’ll find unforgettable waves there!
With about 100 miles of coastline and more than 40 beaches, Florianòpolis is surely one of the best surfing spots in the world. The city has a huge variety of beaches that receive waves from south and east, making it an ideal location for surfing. Waves can be found almost 365 days a year, but the ideal time to surf there is during winter, when swells are bigger. Some of the top beaches for surfers include Galheta Beach, Praia Mole, Matadeiro Beach, and Joaquina beach.
4. Coolangatta, Australia
Coolangatta is a city located at the end of Queensland’s Gold Coast of Australia. Coonlangatta is famous for its pristine beaches and natural beauties and, of course, it is a must-see for all surf lovers. In particular, Snapper Rocks is one of the coolest surf beaches which hosts the Quicksilver Pro Surfing Competition. Another venue is Duranbah (known by the locals as D-Bah), a world-class surf break home of former world champions Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson.
5. Ericeira, Portugal
The beautiful town of Ericeira is situated along a coastline of amazing surfing beaches with high-quality waves. This Portuguese town is ideal for every kind of surfers, from beginners to professionals. The city has more than 30 spots for surfing, but the most famous one is Praia da Ribheira d’Ilhas. Ericeira is also famous for its vibrant nightlife, top-rated accommodation offers and delicious seafood restaurants.
6. Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach, sometimes simply called “Surf City, USA” is a 10-miles long surfers’ paradise located in the Orange County. It has five different beaches, each one ideal for different levels of surfers. The surf city is also home of the International Surfing Museum, which is dedicated to the global surf culture and houses a collection of surfing memorabilia.
7. Raglan, New Zealand
Being exposed to swells from all sides, New Zealand is for sure one the best countries in the world. The most famous surf spot is definitely Raglan, located in the North Island. This lively town is a surfing mecca with a breathtaking scenery of black sand coastline. Manu Bay is the place to be for skilled surfers, while Ocean Beach is ideal for beginners.