The best places for a surf holiday

The best places for a surf holiday

Aug 31, 2021, 9:18:35 AM Sport

Surfing has been a hot topic since news broke that it would debut at the 2020 Olympics. We are no longer in the age of the weed smoking beach bum wearing floral board shorts. We've compiled a list of the best places to try surfing on your next vacation if you're feeling extra adventurous.


With 300+ days of offshore wind and constant southern swells, Nicaragua is a surfer's dream. Nicaragua's entire pacific coastline is full of amazing surf spots. The Boom is located in northern Nicaragua, Popoyo is located in central Nicaragua, and finally Playa Maderas is located in San Juan del Sur. 

With an average water temperature of 27 degrees celsius, Nicaragua offers waves for every surfer's level. Despite Nicaragua's less developed status than its southern neighbor, Costa Rica, its surf camps are widely scattered all over the country. Make sure you pack your surf gear so you can have an amazing time.


The European country is not just famous for its pastèis de natas, it also boasts some of the best surfing spots in the world. Super Tubos, located in Peniche, has been a favorite among locals and tourists alike. MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal takes place each year at this break and offers world-class surfing conditions with hollow powerful waves.

Located on Portugal's southern coast, the Algarve is known for its white sand beaches and beach breaks. The Algarve has a number of great surf spots, with Sagres being the epicenter of this activity. Sagres is also a great place to go and chill, do some yoga, meditation or strengthen your core on a wobble board.


Taghazout is a fishing village located in the heart of North Africa. The city of Agadir lies just north of it. The winter months are filled with waves pounding and surf banter. I love this place, and the arab culture adds to its magic.

There are many iconic surf spots in Taghazout, such as Anchor Point, which is the premium surfing destination of Morocco. Taghazout has grown steadily into Morocco's premier surfing destination since Anchor point was added to the surf map in the 1970s.


Bali has been at the top of travellers' favourite destinations for quite some time, so it should come as no surprise that we kept the best for last. Bali offers sun, sea and surfing spots in abundance. When searching for vacation spots in the southern part of the island of Bali, Kuta is the best place to stay.

It's known for its party-centric atmosphere and surfing in the Indian Ocean, making it one of Bali's first tourist developments. Kuta's long, consistent waves make it a popular surfing destination, particularly for beginners. Many outfitters offer board rentals and surf lessons. Others offer a wide array of watersport equipment rentals including snorkelling equipment, water trampolines and skimboards.

Costa Rica 

Surfers will love this Central American country. No matter if you are an experienced surfer or a beginner, you are sure to catch some neat waves that reach up to 12 feet. If you want to take a surfing holiday in Costa Rica, Tamarindo's beach is a popular spot. However, be careful at this beach because strong rip currents may run at low tide.

Tamarindo features two main breaks for advanced surfers: Pico Pequeno, a rocky point to the right of the Tamarindo Diriá Hotel, and El Estero, a river mouth break across from Cabinas Tsunami. The rest of the beach breaks are suitable for beginners. 

Published by Jason

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