Surfing, like almost all hobbies, needs initial start-up costs that can scare off the beginner even before they start. The good news is that once you have the initial equipment to get started, the wide-open ocean is all you need. Surfing is quite an easy access sport. When you live a short distance from a suitable beach, you can buy a surfboard and a wetsuit and start pretty much immediately.

If you’re looking for your first board, buying a brand new board directly from a surf shop might not make sense. There are more accessible places to find an offer that is more appropriate for a beginner, and you can get the right board and save yourself some time with some work beforehand.

Now, when you decide to start surfing and get yourself the right equipment, you need a safe spot to practice. Here are some of the world’s best surfing spots you need to visit when you want to enjoy surfing. 

Hanalei Bay, Hawaii

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The surf is high during the winter and is a popular surfing spot. Photo credits to: https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/429319776948001016/?lp=true.

Hanalei Bay is Hawaii’s largest bay on Kauai Island’s north shore. Hanalei’s settlement is at the bay’s midpoint. Hanalei Bay, surrounded by mountains, consists of nearly two miles of sand. For sailboats, stand-up paddleboarding, and swimming, the bay offers excellent mooring in the summer.

The surf is high during the winter and is a popular surfing spot. Kauai surfing focuses on Hanalei Bay, which offers a range of waves in a small area. Below deluxe Princeville Resort is the perfect point break everyone wants to ride, crowding the Impossible, Flat Rock, and The Bowl parts on all board sizes.

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Cloudbreak, Tavarua Island, Fiji

Tavarua is an island resort in the south of Fiji with a 29-acre area. Photo credits to: https://www.surfertoday.com/travel/the-vibrant-surf-breaks-of-tavarua.

Tavarua is an island resort in the south of Fiji. It has a 29-acre area, and the island is surrounded by a coral reef, near the main Fijian island, Viti Levu. There are sailing, sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking events on Tavarua.

Seven big surf breaks are open to guests staying at the all-inclusive island resort. They include Cloudbreak, Restaurants, Tavarua Rights, Swimming Pools, Namotu Left, Wilkes Pass, and all world-class waves. Cloudbreak, the most famous of the surrounding waves, is a powerful one-mile off the island breaking over the coral reef.

Surfrider Beach, Malibu, California

Surfrider Beach is one of the world’s most famous surf spots. Photo credits to: https://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/malibu-surfrider-beach/.

Surfrider Beach is one of the world’s most famous surf spots. It is located on the Pacific Coast Highway between Adamson House and the Malibu Pier. Renowned for its tapering smooth breaking waves and known as the gold standard for summer “peak” surfing by surfers worldwide. Surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, and scuba diving are everyday activities.

Trestles, Orange County, California

In Trestles Beach, you can enjoy the beach for surfing and enjoy seeing a peak of wildlife. Photo credits to: https://www.californiabeaches.com/the-best-surfing-beaches-in-california/.

Trestles Beach is San Onofre State Beach and San Diego County’s northernmost portion, but access is from San Clemente in Orange County. Surfers identify this area close to San Mateo Point as Uppers, Lowers, and Middles are named after the numerous surf spots close to the train trunk.

This wetland area is known as the Trestles Wetland Natural Preserve and is popular with local bird watchers. It’s a long walk from the parking area to the beach down the trail.

Conclusion

Surfing is one of the most enjoyable water sports for beginners. If you are traveling around and you want to find the nearest surfing spots, try out this list to have a perfect surfing experience.

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