Six distinct regions—Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, West Australia, and Tasmania—make up the landscape of Australian surfing, and each region is characterized by its own specific variety of waves, making the world’s smallest continent one of its most diverse surf destinations. Water temperatures, weather conditions, and swell windows lend each coast its own…

1) India: Not often considered for surf trips, India actually has thousands of miles of coastline facing into two distinct swell windows. Coastal access and pollution are problems, but empty lineups and one of the world’s most vibrant cultures make India worthy of a second look. Fly into Chennai and head straight to the Shore…

As a family, finding amazing and fun activities to satisfy your entourage may seem arduous, considering the overwhelming number of choices. Trips to the cottage, lounging poolside and barbecues are great ideas for a much needed break, but are also traditional ways of entertainment. Family surf holidays are rather unique as water based activities are…

The Sunshine Coast’s answer to Byron Bay, Torquay, or Santa Cruz, Noosa Heads is a former country town/hippie commune turned thriving tourist and resort hub that also happens to house some of the world’s best righthand point breaks. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Noosa Heads National Park and surrounded by pastoral hills and a…

The once sleepy town of San Clemente is now literally ground zero for the surf industry, housing a number of the biggest US surf magazines and brands. The town hosts a world tour event every autumn, but the party never really stops, as an endless stream of pros, groupies and wannabes flock to San Clemente…

With its upscale hotels and eateries and sleepy backwater setting, the central Californian town of Half Moon Bay has long been a favored destination for weekend holidaymakers. Starting in the late 1990s, however, the town became famous for a another reason—namely, the infamous big wave spot Mavericks. Originally surfed by Jeff Clark (whose dog Maverick…

Although Margaret River has been a known Australian commodity for years, it is only now on the verge of becoming a household name around the globe. Having been officially named as a World Tour spot for both the men and ladies starting in 2014, Marg’s will be ripped to shreds by the world’s best surfers,…

Nestled between the swank of Orange County and the seedy streets of Tijuana, San Diego is a family-friendly beach city at the very bottom of the Golden State. With ritzy hotels, a number of professional sports teams, and attractions like Sea World that appeal to the kids, San Diego has a little something for everyone—including…

Santa Barbara is located just south of Point Conception, which marks the point where Southern California ends and Central California begins. For those who enjoy the SoCal lifestyle but feel the need to escape to the solitude on occasion, this town may represent the perfect balance. A popular university at UCSB keeps the social life…

Long have the Canary Islands been given the title of ‘The Hawaii of the Atlantic’, with Lanzarote being the Atlantics North Shore, but whilst Lanzarote does get pounded by Hawaiian style swells it has a lot more to offer all levels of surfers. The islands position, only ninety miles from the coast of Africa, means…

If you’re looking for an exciting getaway rather than a bland normal family visit to a water park, then family surf vacations are definitely to be explored. Surfing and other water sports cannot be learned overnight, but is more of an activity to be mastered. Surfing schools are fantastic to get your feet wet with…

Cheap Surfing Holidays Taking a vacation is always a good idea, but for some remains a dream simply due to budget restraints. Surprisingly, there are a number of cheap surfing holidays to pursue which will not only keep your entire family entertained but also keep you coming back again and again. With any budget vacation,…

All Inclusive Surfing Vacations There are a number of aspects to consider when planning a vacation, and although budget is generally the most crucial of all, it is the one we tend to go overboard on. The profound way to avoid perfunctory spending and make the most of your getaway at the same time is…

Perhaps the best thing about this region is the easy coastal access. The drive from Brisbane to Sydney covers 575 miles (around 975 kilometers), with hundreds of named waves and thousands of empty sandbar setups waiting a few short minutes off the highway. The Queensland/New South Wales coastline is just begging to be road tripped,…

The road trip has been an integral part of the surfing experience for as long as cars and boards have co-existed, and the coastline stretching from San Diego to Smith River has always been home to the quintessential road trip. Highway 101 stretches virtually the entire length of the state, from the northern border down…

Let’s see…Teahupoo, Pipeline, Mavericks—just kidding! For those just starting out on the wonderful journey that is surfing, soft, forgiving waves are the go—preferably over sand. The last thing you want to deal with when you are trying to figure out how to paddle, maneuver, and eventually surf an unwieldy hunk of fiberglass is a large,…

Northern Chile was placed squarely in the public eye when Rip Curl brought the Search event to Arica in 2007. Touted as being “more dangerous than Teahupoo,” the lava reef barrels of El Gringo punished the world’s best surfers, sending many home with broken bodies and bruised egos—and a few with memories of perfect, heaving…

5 Family Friendly Surf Vacations While the media might paint surfing as a carefree lifestyle devoid of responsibility and attachments, the reality is that a large portion of the surf population—and in particular those who can afford to travel—are family men and women. Finding a balance between your familial responsibilities and surf obsession can be…

Although Oahu’s North Shore is a somewhat modern-day phenomenon, surfing in Hawaii began thousands of years before “Da Country” was pioneered. Debates rage as to where the first intentional wave ride actually occurred, but the South Shore of Oahu has always been surfing’s spiritual home and is generally acknowledged as the birthplace of the act.…

Surfing Sydney Australia What Coolangatta is to Gold Coast surfing, Sydney is to NSW. Which is to say that it’s the epicenter. With waves, parties, culture, music, arts and nearly five million people, Sydney might just be the best surf metropolis on the planet. The Sydney Surf: Sydney has everything from user-friendly beach breaks to…

France’s “other” overseas island department is often overlooked amidst the hype surrounding Tahiti’s infamous break at The End of the Road, but this island off the east coast of Africa is noteworthy in its own right, both for breathtaking landscapes and world-class waves. A thriving tourist destination for French travelers, Reunion has seen its popularity…

A surf guide to the North Shore. Here’s the latest surf guide for the North Shore; with winter not too far off it’s time to start thinking about rhino chasers, Pipeline and make or break surfing. If you’re wondering where to spend your time on the North Shore fear not here’s our latest surf guide for Oahu’s 7 mile miracle.

Surfing in Costa Rica is amazing. Warm water, great waves and amazing weather is why Costa Rica is a Dreamland for Surfers. The west coast of Costa Rica is pretty consistently pumping waves all year round with slight ups and downs dude to swells, its best April thru September. The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica…