Some people go to the beach to relax, others to sunbathe. Some people, however, are constantly looking for the perfect wave to ride.
If the first things that pop up in your mind, when you hear the word ‘beach’, are ‘surfing boards’ and ‘huge waves’, here are the best spots in the world where you can surf and challenge the world’s largest waves.
Santa Catalina, Panama
A wild and charming coast that seems to have been kept in a bubble out of time.
The waves of Santa Catalina have nothing to envy to the most famous Hawaiian sisters.
The only difference is that it will be much harder to find the same number of boards and surfers in the heavenly water along the Panama coast as the coast of the surfing country.
From October to March, the surf is magrebino.
In Agadir and Essaouira, you will be able to challenge the beautiful, consistent Atlantic waves.
The backdrop is sandy and it allows the formation of unpredictable waves. The most beautiful beach resorts are located in Cape Ghir – Taghazout, while the bay of Agadir, with its giant beach, is the ideal place to surf, but also to swim and dive fully into the fascinating Arab culture.
In 2009, Rip Curl chose this as the location for its famous surfing event: The Search.
Since then, Peniche, a tranquil fishing village north of Lisbon, has become one of the most popular locations for surfers in Europe.
There are beach breaks and break points, easy waves and waves where you can practice the tubing. Every moment is good for surfing in Peniche, with exciting waves all year round and a temperate and enviable climate.
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Fuerteventura is the European mecca of Surfing: it is at the same latitude as Florida and Mexico, which means it is accompanied by the perfect climate and beauty of the waves in its best spots.
It’s at its best from October to March.
The beaches and break points that you cannot miss are: Harbor Wall, Shooting Gallery, Generosa, Suicides, Mejillonas, Majanicho, El Hierro, The Bubble, Cotillo and Esquinzo.
In the ranking of the best beaches for surfers, the absence of some of the best break points in Indonesia would be a sin.
Few know that Bali is a great surfing destination, with waves that reach more than four meters from April to November. But, alas, the fame of Balinese waves is not always unknown to surfers, and it is not difficult to find a nice table marmad in the best spots (Bukit Peninsular, Kuta, Dreamland, Uluwatu and Padang Padang) waiting for the right wave.