Surfing is an awesome way to get in touch with nature and develop skills in an outdoor sport. Plus, it’s a surprisingly effective way to stay in shape! It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert if you have been surfing for any length of time you’ve probably started a bucket list of places you’d like to surf. Here are 5 of the places in the world to surf for your list.
Kuta Beach is the most popular surf destination in Bali. The sandy white beaches and palm trees help make this resort city a top tourist destination, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is a great spot for both beginning and expert surfers.
Bondi Beach is a mecca of surfing, and you’ll find it on the bucket list of virtually every serious surfer on the planet. It’s for a good reason, too. Bondi Beach has some amazing waves that break over rocks (this is actually the Aboriginal root of the name “Bondi”) and if you’re looking for that classic “laid back” surfer lifestyle, this is one of the best locations on the planet.
A little more than an hour’s drive from Melbourne lies Bells Beach, arguably one of the best stretches of coastline in all of Australia. This destination is definitely more suited for experienced surfers, as the sandy beach is flanked by rocky cliffs and pretty large ocean swells. Plus, it’s the home of the famous climax scene in the epic surfing and crime thriller, Point Break!
Home of one of America’s first ever surf shops, the beaches of Santa Cruz are known for some pretty epic waves. Be cautious, though, as the local Santa Cruz surfers are pretty protective of their territory, and they don’t welcome new-comers very kindly. Choose your beaches wisely.
Oahu’s North Shore
Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing and should be on every serious surfer’s bucket list. The North Shore of Oahu is home to the world’s most famous waves, not to mention several world-class surfing competitions each year.