Surfing is a great way to spend your holiday whether you are an old pro or if you have never set foot on a board. It is a great workout, you get plenty of vitamin D, and it will really work your core muscles and your balance. Be sure to pack lots of sunscreen and make sure you don’t get any sun damage to your skin. If you are new to the sport you can rent a board and take a few lessons that will make you feel at home in the waves. If you have been surfing for a while there is always room for improvement and it is a great way to relax from your day to day life.
The Maldives are a great place to surf because you can get accommodations that allow you to surf right in front of your rental (or even right to your front door in one of these!). Kind of like a ski in ski out on a skill holiday. There are also boats that carry surfers up and down the coast and drop them off where ever they feel like surfing. March through November is the ideal surfing season and you can expect the biggest swells in June through August.
There are over 60 spots to surf in Bali and the peak season is from April to October. Bali has been known as the surfing mecca since the 60’s and 70’s when pros like Gerry Lopez first tried out the waves. Uluwatu and Kuta are great places to stay if you are looking for great accommodations near the beach.
Morocco has been popular with surfers since the 1950’s and a there are plenty of areas to surf. Check all the best spots of surf in Morocco. Taghazout is a popular area for beginners and offers experienced instructors, rentals and great rides. They also offer combination yoga and surfing experiences so you can learn how to relax on and off the board. Mirleft has five fantastic beaches for surfing and they also have schools and plenty of accommodations near the beach. The peak time to surf in Morocco is between April and September, and make sure to get specialist surf travel insurance if you plan on riding the waves in some of the more dangerous spots.
Hawaii is the thought to be the birthplace of surfing and there are many great places to surf on these volcanic islands in the Pacific. If you are an experienced surfer or just want to watch some really big waves the North Shore of Oahu is the place to be. If you are a beginner and are looking for some tamer shores Waikiki is a great place to start.
Costa Rica has coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean and both offer great waves to surfers. The season is April to October and the weather is temperate all year round. Tamarindo is one of the most popular destinations and one of the best places to go if you are looking for rentals and lessons. Playa Guiones is also a popular destination for surfers of all levels and there are plenty of surf schools with instructors that can teach surfers with different abilities.