Surfing is a truly invigorating sport. It’s an interesting combination of chilled out surfer lifestyle, and adrenaline pumped sport which appeals to many. Surfing comes with many advantages. It’s fantastic exercise and an excellent way to boost your vitamin D levels, it gives you a good chance to meet new people and develop a healthier lifestyle, and it can be an excellent way to travel the world. Many serious surfers spend the year chasing the sunshine and the best waves, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people and seeing the sights as they travel in search of the best surf spots. If you are looking for the best surf or a location for your next event, these seven places are not to be missed.
Bondi Beach, Australia
It’ll come as no surprise to find Bondi Beach, perhaps one of the most famous surf spots in the world on this list. Surf isn’t just a sport on Bondi Beach; it’s a way of life. The word Bondi literally translates as “water breaking over rocks” and it certainly does. This is a must for any serious surfer but also a fantastic place for beginners to learn from the very best.
Bells Beach, Australia
Bells beach is another classic Aussie surf spot which even featured in the cult classic film Point Break starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. When it comes to surf, the beaches cliff face and large swells make it a must for serious surfers, but perhaps not the best for beginners or those still finding their feet.
Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz offers fantastic breaks, but, be careful, it’s difficult to surf. The waves are high and ferocious, definitely not one for beginners, but this beach is highly coveted by professionals and serious surfers.
Mentawai Island, Indonesia
The Mentawai Islands are very exposed to the ocean, with little protection. This offers a very consistent surf. Whether you want to surf or have a go on a paddle board, you’re almost certain to get a good day out on the sea at this location. Unlike other spots where you can spend days at a time waiting for the perfect conditions.
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Known fondly as J-Bay, this has been a favorite surf spot since the 1960’s, with people returning year on year for some fantastic swell. J-Bay has a brilliant surfer atmosphere, plenty of surf shops and trendy restaurants. However, you may want to avoid high season, as it gets hectic.
When it comes to European beaches, this is one of the best. The waves are high, the beach is long, and the surf is relatively consistent. Hossegor is becoming increasingly popular with sport and surf brands, so is a great place to visit if you want to pick up some new equipment.
Ulu Watu, Bali
Ulu Watu is a gorgeous location. The oldest Hindu temple in Bali looks down upon professional level waves and all of the surfers who ride them.
With all these fantastic beaches all over the world, it’s easy to see why beach sports remain so popular with such a huge range of people.