Surfers are always in search of perfect waves and new adventures. Therefore, it is no surprise that surf trips became so popular in the last few years. Whether it’s a beginner on his way to a surf camp, or a pro surfer looking for some secret spots, traveling with a surfboard is the greatest gift a surfers can give himself, and if he can do it once or twice a year, even better.
So, here are 3 exotic surf destinations for your next vacation:
If riding wonderful waves in a tropical paradise, just a short flight away from the US, sounds appealing to you, then you need to go surfing in Puerto Rico. With strong waves and a variety of surf breaks, Puerto Rico is probably the best surf destination in the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico is a US Nation located on a Caribbean Island. It is famous for its beautiful landscape, mountains, rainforests, and waterfalls. Moreover, it is a very popular holiday destination, with great beaches, kicking nightlife, restaurants, and casinos.
As for the surf in Puerto Rico, it is absolutely amazing. Since its coastline is exposed to the North Atlantic swells, the waves here are very consistent, and it offers breaks of all kinds, from reef breaks, to points, and beach breaks.
When surfing in Nicaragua you can enjoy over 300 days a year of offshore winds, glassy swell, empty lineups, and ridiculously low prices. Even though it shares a border with Costa Rica, it offers a completely different experience. While Costa Rica is developed and tourist oriented, Nicaragua managed to remain authentic. Since the late 70’s, when American surfers discovered Popoyo, Nicaragua slowly became a preferred surf destination.
Nicaragua faces both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, but when it comes to surfing, only the Pacific side is relevant. In fact, with over 250 Kilometers of pacific coastline, it offers huge variety of surf spots.
The Dominican Republic Shares the Island of Hispaniola with its Neighbor from the west, Haiti. It is a popular holiday destination mainly for its great beaches, high-end resorts, and golf scene. Moreover, it is slowly revealing itself to the world as a great choice for a surf vacation. Due to the 300 miles of coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean, the North Shore, which also called “The Amber Coast” is well exposed to the north swells, and therefore, produces an amazing surf.
When surfing in Dominican Republic, you will be able to ride any kind of waves, depending on your skill level. “Lo Tiene Todo”, as the locals always say, which means, it has it all. From beach breaks to reef breaks, rights and lefts, there is a great variety of spots to choose from. The best way to describe the waves in the Dominican Republic is simply pure fun. Not too heavy, not too powerful, and yet, consistent, and welcoming.
To sum up, when it comes to exotic surf destinations, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The world is rich with beautiful beaches and great waves, so if you have an adventures spirit, go out there and find them yourself. As long as you have a surfboard, a wave, and a good altitude, you are guaranteed to have fun.