Although you don’t hear about it as much in the media, surfing is an incredibly popular sport and is loved by many. However, the perfect experience is different for everyone, with some people preferring a relaxed, quiet village location to surf, and others seeking a place with giant waves and an adrenaline rush. It’s clear to see, though, that no matter what your surfing preference is, America has it all. Even if you’re a newcomer to the surfing sport, just grab a new wetsuit, an artsy surfboard, and begin you journey to these awesome American locations!
Santa Cruz, California
This is a perfect location for surfers of all capabilities, whether you’re a novice at the sport or you’ve been practicing for years. If you’re a beginner and you’d like to test out your surfing skills, Pleasure Point is perfect for you, as the waves are pretty chilled out and won’t be too challenging for you. However, for those of you experienced in the surfing hobby, Steamer Lane offers one-of-a-kind waves that will keep your adrenaline levels peaking all day long. To top off your surfing experience, though, there is excellent accommodation at the West Cliff Inn, allowing you to rest your head after a hard, long day of catching waves, allowing you to recharge for another epic outing tomorrow.
For some, surfing is kept as a peaceful pastime instead of an energetic sport. So, for those of you that feel that way, look no further than Malibu. There are plenty of surfing spots for you to choose from, with Zuma Beach and Surfrider Beach to name a few. It might seem surprising that Malibu provides surfers with a relaxing experience given its popular reputation, but its culture really is like no other. The people at Malibu are always very chilled out, taking in the beautiful scenery of the beaches surrounded by national parks of California.
This is a legendary surfing state in America, making the culture unlike nothing else you’ve ever experienced. Similar to Santa Cruz, there are areas for beginners who want to dip their toes into the world of surfing, literally. Big surfing fans will know that the incredible Eddie Aikua began his surfing journey here, which is why Haleiwa has so much culture and history behind it. Therefore, if your desire is so get the full surfing experience and do it in a place full of atmosphere and history, Haleiwa is definitely the place to go to. And, with rustic surf-shacks nearby, your experience doesn’t end when the surfboard goes away!
Ruggles, Rhode Island
Despite being the smallest state in America, the waves are huge and will definitely keep your blood-flow running. The reason behind such big waves is the hurricane season that Rhode Island often experiences on an annual basis. As long as conditions aren’t dangerous, catching the waves here can be incredible, submerging you in giant salty ocean waves. Therefore, those of you who are well practiced within the surfing sport and really want to challenge yourself, this is the perfect destination. Of course, all of that surfing is hungry work, so why not visit the 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grill afterwards to get your energy back?