No matter whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, these surfing locations have some of the best swell. In this list there is a spot to suit every type of surfer.
Hoddevik, Norway: Surfing in freezing cold waters is now possible thanks to new wetsuit technologies that keep you warm. This means that surfing in Norway can now be taken advantage of by surfers. Hoddevik is a great place to surf because the waves are consistent and they suit all levels. Because of the colder temperatures there won’t be any crowds and the sea certainly won’t be busy, making for a chilled out time for everyone.
The scenery is also fantastic, with mountains along the sea front. As it’s quiet it is one of the best places to try out one of these Jet Boards.
Lagos, Portugal: For any level of surfer, the Algarve can be a good place to catch some waves. Based in the South West area of the Algarve, Lagos has a good amount of swell during most times of the year. The best beach is called Meia Praia.
Hossegor, France: One for the more experienced surfer, Hossegor has some big, heavy waves that will test your surfing skill. French beaches can be very warm, making surfing much more fun as you don’t have to deal with freezing water!
Sayulita, Mexico: This fishing village has waves that are suitable for any level of surfer, even if you’re a beginner. There are a few surfing schools based there who are more than willing to teach beginners how to surf. With many excellent Mexican bars and cafés, Sayulita is an up and coming surfing destination.
Newquay, Cornwall, UK: Newquay is the most popular surfing location in the UK. Fistral Beach can get very busy during peak times but there can be huge waves that are worth putting up with the crowds for.
Superbank, Gold Coast, Australia: The Gold Coast is a surfer’s paradise and there are miles of beaches suitable for surfing. One of the best locations in this area is Superbank which has big waves that produce some great tubes.
Kuta, Bali: The island of Bali offers some excellent surfing locations for all types of surfers, but Kuta is particularly suitable for beginner surfers. There are plenty of small swells and lots of places to rent surfboards.
Waikiki, Hawaii: Hawaii is the original home to surfing and there are many beaches to surf. Waikiki is very easy-going and fun, it’s a destination that should be on every surfer’s bucket list. You can visit all year but between June and August will offer the best waves.
Bundoran, Ireland: Ireland isn’t the first place you’d think of for surfing, but it is fast becoming a hot spot. As it is still a new location there aren’t too many crowds and you’ll have a lot of space to yourself. Another great place for beginners, Bundoran is in County Donegal on Ireland’s West Coast.