When planning a surfing vacation, you obviously want to experience the best surfing that the world can offer you. So, how can you narrow down all the potential surf spots? Well, the first thing you need to remember is that a fantastic surfing vacation will be different for every surfer. The thing that makes a vacation great will depend on what the surfer is looking for. For example, it may be low cost, the wave choice, and it can also be the travel partner.
Basically, there are three general groups that usually go on a surfing vacation. By knowing which group you belong to, you will be able to find out what makes a satisfying surfing vacation for you.
Hardcore surfers will usually be traveling solo. These types are also experienced well enough to ride harder and much more challenging waves. So, the experiences that you will usually look for are bigger, faster, and much more challenging waves. This will also involve traveling to various remote locations to find the perfect wave. These places are often not easy to get to, and may require some trekking.
For serious or hardcore surfers, you will want to go to Teahupoo, the Banzai Pipeline. There is also in Cyclops, Australia, if you are also the type of person who isn’t really that much particular when it comes to the cost of travel. What you want is to experience big waves that will be able to satisfy your cravings.
For those who will be bringing your family on a surfing vacation, you will want to balance the desires of the rest of the family and your surfing desires. You are looking for a place that offers something for everyone in your family. Unless your spouse and your kids are expert surfers, you can take them to the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii but this is very unlikely. The best possible place that you can take them would be in Waikiki, Mexico, San Diego, and even Costa Rica. These places will be able to cater to the needs of the entire family. It will provide waves that are perfect for beginners as well as waves that are more challenging for serious surfers.
Beginner surfers are the easiest surfers to go on a surfing vacation. If you are a beginner, then you will find that there are plenty of locations that will be perfect for you. In fact, you don’t even have to travel out of the country just to find the perfect wave for your skill level. You can go to Hawaii, and even in California. If you wish to travel out of the country, then you may wish to try going to Australia, which also provide a lot of places for beginners to surf on. Mexico is another great option.
After you find out which group you belong to, the next thing that you need to do, in addition to establishing a budget, is to consider other important things and put them on a list, such as your travel partners, the destination you plan on going to, the weather, the crowd, the surfing conditions, and also the pros and cons of each area you list down as a potential location for spending your surfing vacation.
Remember these tips and you can be sure that you will be able to experience the most satisfying surfing that you will ever have.