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Best Places To Surf | Find Your Surfing Paradise

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Are you passionate about surfing? It’s impossible not to be! The braving of the waves, the views of the ocean during breaks. And just the cool and easy environment created by surfers gathering. So, if you love all this too, you’re probably always on the lookout for the next best spot. If that’s your case, you’re in luck! Because here at GrowPro we have mustered our expertise to prepare a top ten of best places to surf.

Here, you’ll find what we think are the best 10 surfing spots. We’ve looked not only for the best waves but for the best surfer environments. Of course, it is possible that we’ve missed some spots. So, if you have a favorite place we didn’t add to the list, please let us know in the comments!

Best Places To Surf | Find Your Surfing Paradise

Best places to surf

We know that for surf lovers, it is much more than a sport, it is a way of life. They feel and live it every minute of their lives. And, when they are riding the waves they feel the luckiest in the world. For us, the best part is seeing someone who has never surfed find an occasion to do it.

And then, falls in love. So, if you’re the first or the latter, come along! You’re gonna love these spots. Guaranteed.

Australia: Gold Cost | Renown as one of the best places to surf

the best places to surf

We’ve got three words for you: sixteen feet waves. That is what you’ll find surfing at Gold Coast, located in Queensland, Australia. One of the best places to surf. Some say that you can surf here in a day what you would surf in five days elsewhere. We recommend Currumbin Alley, with good vibes in the waves, and a magical atmosphere.

If the Gold Coast is too far for you, you also have Byron Bay, Manly Beach in Sydney. Or the city of Perth towards the west. Anywhere in Australia, you’ll find places where surfers feed their passion happily every day.

Furthermore, Australia holds many opportunities for foreigners. Unemployment is almost non-existent and you can work with a student visa. Would you like to get your surf instructor qualification and work to pay for your expenses? We can help with that and more! Check it out.



Manu Bay

Best places to surf

Very much like Australia, New Zealand is a country where you can surf almost anywhere. It hosts different truly impressive surf paradises. But, we have chosen Manu Bay, on the west coast of the island. Why? Well, the conditions are superb for surfing and really enjoying the waves. In fact, Manu Bay is considered one of the best places to surf. This is because it has some of the longest and most accessible waves.
As with Australia, in New Zealand, there is also the possibility of working with a student visa. It’s a great way to live in New Zealand and pay for your own expenses. At GrowPro we offer several experiences of this type, check them out!

 

Manu Bay

Best places to surf

Very much like Australia, New Zealand is a country where you can surf almost anywhere. It hosts different truly impressive surf paradises. But, we have chosen Manu Bay, on the west coast of the island. Why? Well, the conditions are superb for surfing and really enjoying the waves.

In fact, Manu Bay is considered one of the best places to surf. This is because it has some of the longest and most accessible waves.

As with Australia, in New Zealand, there is also the possibility of working with a student visa. It’s a great way to live in New Zealand and pay for your own expenses. At GrowPro we offer several experiences of this type, check them out!

South Africa: Jeffrey’s Bay | A hidden jewel among the best places to surf

Best places to surf

It is said that this was a quiet fishing village once. Until the day came when its waves began to be admired. Of course, surfers decided to try to conquer them. And they fell in love. So much so that this bay in the southernmost tip of South Africa quickly became famous among the most surfers. Experts say that it has the best straight wave in the world, and of course, one of the best places to surf.

Today, it is considered one of the best places to surf. So, if you are lucky enough to stroll along these beaches you won’t see only fishermen. It is now full of surfers carrying their boards under their arms at all hours. Or, better yet, in the sea playing with the waves.

Hawaii: Oahu | One of the best places to surf par excellence

Oahu

This Hawaiian island is one of the indisputable surf paradises. So it happens that any self-respecting surfer will know words like Pipeline, Sunset, or Waimea. The names for waves that break on this incredible beach. In other words, it is the dream of many experienced surfers to surf in one of these waves.

These spectacular waves are formed thanks to the huge winter swells that come from the North Pacific. And their position on the map is key. It is precisely in winter that the Billabong Pipe Masters event is held here. Wanna join?

Indonesia: Bali | Some of the best places to surf are exotic

Bali

Indonesia is another of the best countries to surf. But, for this list, we selected the paradise of Bali. Who wouldn’t, right? It is an island with many other interests apart from the waves. So if you go with someone who is not very fond of riding the waves.

Or if you want more options, such as seeing volcanoes, rice fields, or diving into a jungle. This is the place for you! And of course, there’s partying and just hanging out.

But, back to surfing, they say that the best area is around the Bukit Peninsula. And the most popular beaches are Dreamland, Uluwatu, Padang Padang and Kuta. The swell comes from the south and we recommend the months from April to November.

Come in this season if you want to see impressive waves of almost 5 meters high. Of course, be prepared because there will be crowds.

United States | Mavericks, Half Moon Bay

Half moon bay

This beach has to be seen to be believed. And we think that everyone should visit this place to witness some waves that seem from another world. Believe it or not, the waves of Half Moon Bay have over 1300 feet of travel and a height that can exceed 80 meters in days of intense storms.

Obviously, these are waves only suitable for experts of annual championships. But, it is quite worth the visit for the environment. After all, who can say no to a day at the beach?

There is some danger due to a large number of reefs and rocks found in this area. But professional surfers take it well into account. It is still one of the most extraordinary surfing paradises in the world.

Brazil: Florianopolis Island | Latino heat and one of the best places to surf

Florianopolis

This island undoubtedly brings together all the important points to make it one of the best places to surf. Furthermore, here you will find paradisiac beaches, relaxed life and lots of partying at almost any time of day. In addition, it is rumored that in this place you will find the most beautiful people in the country.

The nature that surrounds every centimeter of the spot is exuberant, the beaches of Santinho and Moçambique consistently offer waves of up to 3 meters. The latter is the longest, with exactly 13 km of beach. And it also belongs to an ecological conservation area.

Additionally, we recommend Mole beach, one of the most visited beaches by athletes. Due to its quite rough waves, it is rare to see bathers. So most likely the beach will be at the absolute disposal of surfers wanting to brave the waves.

French Polynesia | Tahiti

Tahiti

This is where we find the most powerful wave in the world. We’re not fooling around. Here we are talking about a wave that breaks almost 3300 feet out to sea, just above a reef. The power, coupled with the speed you gain, makes it one of the most dangerous in the world.

So, it is only suitable for surfers with plenty of experience. They say that the main characteristic of these impressive waves is a huge left tube. Guess you’ll have to discover it by yourself 😉

Puerto Escondido, Mexico | Tacos, salsa, and one of the best places to surf

Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is one of the most attractive tropical destinations in the world. And, it is also ideal for those who want to enjoy exceptional waves. Undoubtedly, one of the best places to surf is in Mexico.

And, Oaxaca, especially in the Puerto Escondido area, is particularly ideal. This beach is not only surfer friendly, but quite beautiful. So it also welcomes many tourists hoping to have a good time.

Zicatela, in Puerto Escondido, hides a natural setting that very few know. It is 1.8 miles long and has some of the highest waves.

Maldives | Malé

Malé

The Maldives is made up of more than a thousand coral islands. They are distributed in 26 atolls. And, the best is it maintains a warm climate throughout the year. So, the water remains around 27 degrees. Exquisite!

Malé is the capital. And all around it, it has a perfect blend of waves, some soft, others with very powerful tubes. And they all break on the banks of atolls and wonderful resorts. Malé has several types of waves. Cokes, powerful rights with good tubes, Chickens a fast left, Honkey’s a strong left, or Sultans a powerful right. And there are many, many more. Come and find out!

The best time to really enjoy surfing in this surfer’s paradise coincides with the Southwest Monsoon. A phenomenon formed at the low pressure of winter, from February to November. It causes one of the best waves in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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Logically, our planet has many more really impressive places that will satisfy the desire to ride the waves. But we wanted to make our particular selection of what are the best places to us. Now, you’ll have to visit them and surf their waves to tell us if we were right. Fortunately, we can take you there! If you go with us, we’ll make sure you have a lasting, life-changing experience. So, overcome your fear! Come surfing with us!

About the author

Charlotte Koks

Hey there! My name is Charlotte, and I'm working as an International Project Manager at GrowPro Experience. My goal is to help students all around the world to live the experiences of a lifetime 🙌🏽. I'm trying to inspire students by means of telling the story of former growers, showing what we are doing at each destination and writing about our cities and tips on our blogs. I got a big passion for adventures, doing sports in the park, learning new languages and seeing new places 🌏. That's one of the reasons why I studied European Studies and why I currently work for GrowPro, to expand my horizons. Hopefully, I can inspire you to do the same!