The Emerald Isle isn’t the easiest place to score waves, what with fickle conditions, inclement weather, cold water and a half dozen of the world’s scariest waves. But it is as beautiful as destinations come and practically dripping with history, so a visit is well worth it. And you never know—with the luck of the…

As the country’s name suggests, Ecuador is centrally located, sitting directly on the equator and thus picking up both north and south swells, making it one of the few Pacific destinations that is as consistent in summer as it is in winter. Toss in beautiful scenery, minimal crowds and the Galapagos Islands, and Ecuador qualifies…

As the country’s name suggests, Ecuador is centrally located, sitting directly on the equator and thus picking up both north and south swells, making it one of the few Pacific destinations that is as consistent in summer as it is in winter. Toss in beautiful scenery, minimal crowds and the Galapagos Islands, and Ecuador qualifies…

While it’s easy to be a surfer in warm, user-friendly Queensland, southerly neighbor New South Wales (NSW) demands a deeper level of commitment. With a long, varied coastline encompassing multiple climatic and geographic regions, surfing in NSW can mean sunny, perfect beach break tubes or frigid, rainy, windswept rubbish—sometimes both in the same day. But…

While it’s easy to be a surfer in warm, user-friendly Queensland, southerly neighbor New South Wales (NSW) demands a deeper level of commitment. With a long, varied coastline encompassing multiple climatic and geographic regions, surfing in NSW can mean sunny, perfect beach break tubes or frigid, rainy, windswept rubbish—sometimes both in the same day. But…

When one thinks of surfing and European islands, the mind naturally tracks to the Canaries, and possibly Reunion. The Azores, however, often go unnoticed—which is just fine with the local surfers and core group of visitors enjoying the region’s waves each year. A territory of Portugal, the Azores are located 1300 km off the coast…

Book Cherating Point Surf Camp Not many people would think of Malaysia when listing dream surf destinations, but the truth is that SE Asia’s other Islamic country (besides Indo) has a surf scene that is both vibrant and unique. The country’s coasts are already world famous for their beautiful beaches and five-star luxury resorts, and…

Although not commonly thought of as a surf destination, Thailand does have a small surf scene, making it more than just a backpacker’s destination. Although you’ll probably never go to Thailand exclusively to surf, if you are already in the area, there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy a few waves between your coconut…

A tropical Pacific island on roughly the same latitude as Hawaii with consistent surf, a variety of quality waves, and very few local surfers—Taiwan might just be the best-kept secret in surfing! The Surf: Beach breaks, river mouths, points, even reefs—Taiwan has a little of everything. Actually, Taiwan has a lot of everything—swell is more…

South Australia Surf Camps & Surf Spot Guide Whenever anyone mentions South Australia, the first thing people think of is sharks—and for good reason. But if you can look beyond the threat of violent death and dismemberment—and the bitter cold—South Australia is holding a number of epic waves, and not near the crowds you’d find…