Best Surfing Destinations for Beginners
Do you want to learn to surf, but don’t know where to holiday where the surf isn’t too challenging? The ocean can be an intimidating place if you don’t know what you’re doing, and it’s important that you start off in a place where you’re both safe and hopefully have the chance of catching a lot of waves and progressing. Here’s our top 4 surf destinations to learn to surf.
Sri Lanka Surf Beaches
This tropical island right off the tip of India is well-known for its mellow waves and great beginner conditions. It doesn’t get as big and scary as Hawaii or Australia, which makes it a perfect place for you to learn to surf and get up on the surfboard. The trademark postcard shows stylish surfers on Malibu type boards surfing green waves in Sri Lanka, which is exactly what you get from this destination – in addition to tropical climate, long sandy beaches and an amazing local culture and surf vibe. The surf camp in Sri Lanka has a unique location and you can be sure that you’ll both get a safe experience in the water and awesome down time at the camp there.
Portugal Surf Beaches
This once proud power house of Europe is regarded as the very best place in Europe to go surfing and among the many surf towns in Portugal, Ericeira is the best. Around this fisherman’s town lies countless beaches and point breaks that give you many possibilities no matter how the waves are. A local favourite for beginners is the beach Foz do Lizandro, which offers a beautiful sandy beach, a couple of beach restaurants and amazing beginner conditions on most summer days. Zip on your locally produced wine, taste the freshly caught fish and learn to surf in Portugal; Europe’s Mecca of surfing. You’re sure to find like minded and open surfers at our surf camp in Ericeira, which makes it the perfect place to stay and hang out before, in-between and after the surf sessions.
Costa Rica Surf Beaches
This pearl of a Central American getaway is well-known for its mile long beaches and great surf vibe. Learn to surf in Costa Rica in safe and mellow conditions, before heading over to one of the many traditional or hip cafes close by. Expect palm trees, a tropical climate and sandy toes, and to get far, far away from the stress of everyday’s life. Our surf camp in Costa Rica is situated on top of a hill, giving you the perfect place to check the morning surf or have a beer in the sunset.
Bali Surf Beaches
Almost all of the world’s best surfers travel to Bali at least once a year, and there’s a good reason for that. While it offers some of the world’s best and biggest waves it also has countless of perfect sandy beaches where you can learn to surf. Paddle out, surf ‘till you drop and then head over to one of the many amazing cafes and restaurants and have yourself a fresh smoothie bowl or burger. Bali in Indonesia has it all and at our surf camp in Canggu you’re sure to both get the perfect surf vibe and plenty of good times.