For people who surf, there’s no better vacation than one where you can catch waves all day, and relax or have fun all night.
To find quality surfing year-round check out these beach towns:
1. Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Kauai is one of the least developed of the Hawaiian islands, and the people there remain close to their Polynesian roots. Hanalei is on the north shore, where you’ll find beaches that offer waves for everyone – from the beginner surfer to the expert.
2. Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa
Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the world’s finest surfing destinations. Its long beach is divided into several different sections based on wave patterns. Surfing here is a dream for many skilled surfers.
3. Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Some of the largest waves ever ridden have been off the shores of Teahupo’o in Tahiti. This beach village is known for its surf break and its heavy offshore waves. The village is the location for a few surf competitions and is well known by thrill-seeking surfers.
4. Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Though the Canadian winters are tough, you can surf year-round in Tofino. Waves are biggest in the winter months, and if you pull on a wetsuit you can get right on into the lineup. Tofino has several different surfing beaches suitable for all levels.
5. Malibu, California, USA
Malibu is located in Los Angeles county, and is a hotspot for surf culture all year long. The area is known to be a center for innovation and advancement in surfing. The beach is divided into three connected surf breaks and there are many other surf spots in nearby towns.
6. Uluwatu and Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a well-known year-round surfing destination, and Uluwatu and Kuta are two of the most frequented surfing beaches on the island. They are home to some of the best waves in the world.
7. Bank Vaults, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
The Mentawai Islands in Indonesia are well known for their surfing beaches, and Bank Vaults is one of the best. Waves come in consistently, and range in height from a foot or two to 15 feet.
8. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
Puerto Escondido is known as the “Mexican Pipeline” and is one of the top international surfing destinations. There are many beaches in the area, though the most famous is Playa Zicatela. This beach is only for the most experienced surfers, and beginners are advised to try out the other breaks instead.
9. El Zonte, El Salvador
El Salvador is known for its surfing, and El Zonte is one of the most well-known surfing towns there. It is a tiny, authentic Central American town that will charm you and your travel companions. The local surfers are friendly, and the right point break offers great waves.
10. Sultans, Maldives
The Sultans offers a consistent right-hand offshore reef wave, and nearby Honkey’s offers a left-hand onshore wave, together offering the best of both worlds to surfers. Waves are consistent and always rideable, and the setting is unparalleled.
11. Taghazout, Morocco
Offshore winds make for consistent long-period ground swells in this surfing oasis at the edge of the desert. Panoramas and Crocodiles are good beaches for beginners, while more experienced surfers can explore the world-class point breaks.
12. Florianópolis, Brazil
Boasting 42 different beaches, this island is Brazil’s capital of surfing. It is a high-energy area with lots of nightlife, frequented by surfers of all different levels. Enjoy year-round swell at this global hotspot.