If you can travel pretty freely, surfing becomes a year round sport. You can discover the world’s top surfing spots in this guide.
1. Northern Portugal
Northern Portugal, specifically in the Cortegaca region, provides an awesome surfing paradise, great atmosphere, and quality surfing. It is perfect for people who are looking to go away from crowded conditions of the south. The Lisbon area of Portugal is the center of Portugal surfing. The region stretches all the way to Peniche. You can fly to Lisbon to get to the beach quickly. The best time to surf in this area is from April to August for beginners and from November to February for pro surfers.
The Californian coast is highly blessed with a pacific coast highway and offers easy surf checks as well as access to many surfing spots. California provides good surfing experiences for beginners in Malibu and Manhattan Beach. Professional surfers can get stronger waves along Mavericks, just outside San Francisco. California has a rich surfing history and ideal for surfing all year round. Steeped in surfing history it should be on the top of your list for a surfing holiday.
3. Western France
France is not just renowned for its tasty foods but also for glorious beaches as well as quality surfing waves. This makes it one of the globe’s most loved destinations for surfing adventure. Surfing on the west coastline of France is ideal to surf during the months of March to November. As one goes further down this coastline, there are stronger better waves to surf on. The best spots on this coastline are Biarritz and Seignosee Le Penon.
4. Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Lanzarote is the most northern part of the Canary Islands. It is located 100 kilometers off the Moroccan coast in the heart of Atlantic Ocean. It has been a preferred surfing location for more than two decades by surfing professionals across Northern Europe. The best spots for surfing in this region are Playa de Famara, Lanzarote, and Costa Teguise. Playa de Famara is mostly considered to be the most beautiful surfing beach in Europe. The best time to surf on these spots is from October to March for professionals and from April to August for beginners.
Madeira is located 350 miles west of Casablanca, Morocco. It is in the Atlantic Ocean and provides a rich cultural island with awesome waves to surf on. It is surrounded with flowery trees and cliffs making it a tourist attraction spot, with surfers frequenting the beach. It is ideal for only professional surfers as the waves are too strong. The best times to surf on this spot is from October to April.
Australia is among the world’s leading surfing destinations. Surfing is a main stream sport in Australia. The dazzling sunshine on the beaches of Australian coast and blue-green hills make the coast a choice to surf for many. Surfing adventure in Australia is best all year around in the western coast. On the Gold Coast, surfing is best from April to October. The regions are suitable for both beginners and professionals.