If you are a surfer, now or in the past, chances are that you would pounce on any chance to get on a board and ride the waves once again. Even on the rare chance that you think that your surfing days are behind you, all you need is a close-up look at the sea, a few good waves, and a nice board to make you realize that it’s never really over for a surfer. On that note, let’s take a look at some unique surfing destinations that you can visit on your next vacation.
Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing so it is widely considered to be the Mecca for surfers all around the world, and especially the US. The fact that it also happens to be one of the best holiday destinations in the world just makes things so much better. While it is no North Shore, the warm waters and the gentle waves of Waikiki are perfect for teaching your son or daughter how to surf and it is also quite ideal for you to get back in touch if you have not been on top of the waves for a long time. If you are looking for a beach holiday with your family that will also give you the opportunity to get back your game before moving on to bigger waves, then Waikiki is a good place to visit.
We are now getting into serious surfing territory as Hossegor’s beach breaks are meant to be handled by seasoned surfers only. It is recommended that you get a jet board before heading over to Hossegor, as its world class waves become so much more enjoyable that way. If you are a beginner, you can practice and perfect your skills nearby at La Sud, which is towards the southern end of Hossegor where the water is much calmer and friendlier. Once you are done with surfing the waves, good food, drinks, and beach parties are all waiting.
If you hate giant crowds as much as you love surfing, you are going to like Hoddevik. It’s basically a farming village flanked on both the sides by hills and has some excellent beach breaks. It wouldn’t be possible to surf here if it wasn’t for the modern wetsuits which keep you from freezing. You can also try out the beach near Ervik, which is known for even more enjoyable waves. There aren’t too many locals in Hoddevik, but the ones that do live here are friendly. The village may not have the best hotels and the parties many come to expect from a surfing location, but it is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for steady waves, stunning natural scenery, and some blissful seclusion.
You will notice that the world’s most popular surfing locations were not included in this list because these are supposed to be unique vacation spots for surfers. While Bondi Beach in Australia or the breaks of Santa Cruz in California will always be among the most famous surfing spots in the world, the ones on this list will take you on surfing trips that the world is not yet familiar with.