Do you know which countries are best suited for new and experienced surfers? Let’s find out together! Here are the nine craziest big-wave surfing destinations. Surfs up, dudes!
1. Agadir, Morocco
Agadir is a resort town with a well-equipped beach area full of sun loungers, umbrellas, cabins, and even a dust storm warning system. And when you’re not looking at the waves, there’s always the colorful blooming nature. There is a possible setback, though: you will probably want to add more colors to your daily life after returning home.
2. Red Sea, Egypt
Here’s an option for those who do not care for exotic landscapes and who simply want to enjoy surfing — everyone’s favorite Egypt. Experienced extreme surfers who can withstand the strong wind that could literally blow you off your feet, choose to visit in February, early March. So now the time is right even for beginners.
3. Oman, Indian Ocean coast
Oman is an outstanding option if you can afford the trip. With an excellent climate, friendly people, and in close proximity to UAE, it’s a real heaven for tourists. And boarders get to experience these places along the beach specially equipped for surfing.
4. Tahiti, French Polynesia
Tahiti — it’s a magical place. Looking for something unusual and scenic? It’s time to visit the homeland of surfing. First-ever surfboards appeared here hundreds of years back, probably when people were bored to death. From Tahiti, they spread to Hawaii, then England, and beyond. Did you know that the first boards measured 3-7 meters in length and weighed up to 70 kilograms? Try catching a wave of that thing.
5. Hawaii, USA
Surfing came to Hawaii around the 4th century AD from the Tahiti, as mentioned earlier. Hawaiians immediately liked this strange activity, and the natural waves were perfect for this kind of entertainment. Little has changed since then: high and strong waves mix with the gorgeous surrounding nature, making Hawaii one of the world’s best surfing spots.
6. Lima, Peru
Peru has countless surfing spots along its 1,500 kilometers of the coastal beaches. Pick anywhere, and the waves will be there. But you should probably prioritize staying in Lima, the capital of Peru, as it’s the most civilized and comfortable place for tourists.
7. Indonesia, Bali
Among the places that could compete for the title of “Best Surfing Destinations in the World,” you will certainly find Bali. There are locations for beginners and experienced surfers; the water temperature in the ocean is at least 28 degrees, and the best part — no sharks. If you’re a beginner, try Kuta beach. For more experienced surfers, Balangan beach should tickle that fancy.
8. Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean coast
Weligama Beach in Sri Lanka is a great place to catch some of the low-mid waves. For more demanding surfers, there’s Hikkaduwa, and if you just want to go solo without everyone watching, there’s a place far from the crowded beaches called Arugam Bay.
9. The Maldives, Indian Ocean coast
Another contender for the title of the best place for surfers is the Maldives. But it’s only a viable option for those who are already experienced enough, due to the very powerful waves and the abundance of sharp underwater rocks that can mess you up in an instant.