Learn to surf is not going to be easy unless you have the necessary things, including knowing the right place to. But learning this incredible sport does not have to be so difficult, as long as you know where to go, so here at MeL we have listed for you, the best places in the world where you can start becoming an expert in Surfing.
1. Lagos, Portugal.
You may not find waves in the real city of Lagos, but there are many opportunities for beginners just 30 minutes away. This city is Algarve, and is the base of many surf schools. Surf Experience is the oldest surf school in the area, which has been operating since 1992 and offers superior instruction and incredible accommodations. Beginning surfers often head for the protected break in Arrifana, a place to learn with low tide. while not surfing, you can go explore the delicious restaurants, cheap cocktails and clubs in the city.
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2. Nosara, Costa Rica.
The city of Nosara is a bit more protected than other popular surf spots in Costa Rica and beginners will find a relaxed and friendly local atmosphere. There are a number of accessible getaways to the beach a few steps from the city, which are perfect for beginners. In addition to warm waters throughout the year, beautiful weather and incredible landscapes. Finding someone to teach you how to surf is easy here, as there are many excellent surf schools and instructors throughout the city. You can also visit the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, which is famous for its populations of Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles.
3. Bali, Indonesia.
From March to July, Bali is the best place to learn to surf. The combination of warm weather, warm water and consistent waves makes this the perfect place for beginners. If you are learning, you will want to head to Kuta beach, where there is a soft sand bottom and small waves that range from two to six feet. Although sometimes it may be a bit crowded, it is easy to hire a private instructor or enter a surf school.
4. Bundoran, Irleland.
Bundoran is known as the surf capital of Ireland and has some of the best surf schools in the country. So this destination is an easy pick to learn to surf. These waters are not for surfers looking to tan, and hail storms are known to hit surfers while carrying waves.
5. Taghazoute, Morocco.
Since the 1970s, Europeans have been flocking to this destination in the winter to practice surfing. The caravans used to park next to the breaks while the surfers threw themselves into the water. Nowadays, anyone can learn to surf here, thanks to the abundance of surf schools that have sprung up. Beginners should come here in early autumn as the weather warms and the waves are smaller. In the south, you can find surf camps with budgets for all tastes. Hash Point and the beaches around Agadir offer good waves for gentle learning.
6. Byron Bay, Australia.
It is easily one of the most emblematic places to surf in the world. It is also one of the best places to learn. This milk town became a classic spot to Surf in the 1960´s. Surfers from all over the world travel from then to here to surf in these legendary waters.
The best time to visit is from March to May as the weather is warm and the surf is constant. Beginners probably want to go to Watego beach, where because of its north orientation, is completely protected and has not so high waves most of the time.
7. Learn to surf in Waikiki, Hawaii, USA.
It would not be a list of places to learn to surf without including the surf birth place. The ancient kings of Hawaii rode on these waves on rough wooden boards. What you’ll find in Waikiki today are gentle undulating waves full of beginners. The atmosphere here is calm and relaxed; something that can not be said of all the waters in this insular state. The warm and sunny weather, the hot water temperature and an “aloha” lifestyle make this an excellent place to learn.
8. Devils Punchbowl, Otter Rock, Oregon USA.
This sandy beach is the perfect place to learn to surf. Unlike the rest of the coast, this beach is protected by a large promontory. This is known as the “Oregon Waikiki”, and everyone in this surfing state has probably learned here. In addition, the locals are well accustomed to beginners in its waters. Of course there are also a number of surf shops in the area to rent a table or take some lessons.
9. Piha Beach, Auckland, New Zealand.
The incredible climate and the temperature of the warm water make this an incredible place to learn to surf. What makes this place so unique is that it allows beginners to stand in deep water. In addition, they can easily catch softer waves. So it is completely normal for beginners to start with rides of 70 to 80 meters.
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