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Top Places to Surf in The World

Top Places to Surf in The World

Check out these six bucket-list surf destinations

Surfing is a popular activity for people of all ages. It has grown in popularity over the past few decades, and avid surfers are always trying to find the next best spot to ride the waves. Different locations have different conditions, and whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional, there is something for everyone out there.

Another great thing about surfing is that you can usually experience a variety of beautiful locations while you take to the waves. There are spots across the world that boast dramatic scenery and warm climates, while also providing azure waters and amazing swells.

So, if you’re looking for the next best place to ride some waves, check out these favorites around the world.

Costa Rica

There’s been a significant boost in Costa Rica student tours over the past few years, and it’s not hard to see why. The coastline here makes it a fantastic place to surf. However, if you’re looking to experience the best swells, then head to the spot during the wet season between May and November. Surfing in Costa Rica also has a chilled vibe that surfers love, and it is a relatively affordable destination to take a break with family and friends.

Cornwall, UK

Although the UK may not have some of the best weather compared to other locations, it is not short of places to catch a great wave. People flock every year to beaches in Cornwall in South West England for some of the action but if you don’t fancy the busy beaches of Newquay, head to Sennen Cove for a more chilled affair. The local food and hospitality are also top-notch, and you can enjoy a drink overlooking the spectacular coastline after you’ve hit the waves.


Another spot known for its infamous waves is Portugal. The south-west corner is a top destination for avid surfers and sees people from all over the world enjoy the swells here. The area is also known for world-class point break although professionals should only attempt this. Another plus is that the country also enjoys glorious weather and you can go any time of the year to soak up the atmosphere.


California is often known as the surfing capital of the US. However, Hawaii is actually its birthplace, and the beachfront in Honolulu is the perfect place to learn how to surf. Another spot on the island is Waikiki, which was previously known as a bit of a tourist trap. In recent years, it is becoming a spot for enjoying a mix of urban lifestyle and beach vibes, plus you can surf here too.


If you’re looking for a totally chilled (pun intended) surfing experience, Norway is the perfect place to visit. The beaches are rugged and often empty, and the backdrop of mountains is just out of this world. There are breaks to suit all levels. Plus, as long as you have the right wetsuit and accessories, the cold waters are actually a refreshing change from the usual surf spots.