Surf Vacations

You Can't Stop the Waves, But You Can Learn How to Surf: Top Surfing Hot-Spots

While it may seem like the ultimate modern activity, surfing is actually one of the oldest practiced sports on the planet. Ancient Polynesian fisherman used boards to paddle out to their boats. Sometime after that, Hawaiian kings and queens had their own version of surf retreats for what they called he'enalu, or wave-sliding. Surf trips are the perfect...Read more

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  • San Sebastian, Spain

    San Sebastian, Spain

    Known as Donostia in the local Basque language, this lively area offers plenty to do in and out of the water.

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    New Smyrna Beach, FL

    New Smyrna Beach, FL

    The laid-back center of high-performance surfing features 13 miles of beach and 300 surfable days annually.

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    Tofino, BC

    Tofino, BC

    Located on spectacular Calyoquot Sound, all the beaches are beginner-friendly, even in summer.

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    Santa Cruz, CA

    Santa Cruz, CA

    This Northern Californian gem of a town, tucked between sea cliffs and redwood forests, has 11 surf spots.

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    Byron Bay, Australia

    Byron Bay, Australia

    In the ultimate surfing nation, this is the ultimate surf town, with famous spots like Pass and Broken Head.

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    Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

    Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

    A world-famous surfing destination, J-Bay boasts one of the best right hand point breaks anywhere.

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