Get Ahead Surf Travel for 2024

It’s a good time to look ahead and manifest the surf and travel plans that we hope will come to fruition.

If the cold is getting to your bones and you are weary of wearing a hood then now might be the time to throw in the towel and escape your bittersweet home-break for warm shores and surfing in shorts. So, if you’re already opening your suitcase..read on for where to go for warm welcomes and mega waves.

Hit the links below for some of the finest surf wanderlust destinations

Ayada
Location: Maldives

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Ayada
Location: Maldives

Picks up swell from a number of directions and is home to exceptional reef breaks. Ayada Maldives is a top pick among all surf destinations in the Maldives. If you enjoy being based on a tropical island and indulging in luxurious activities after your surf sessions, then you have just found your place.The most remote surf breaks are just a short boat trip from the resort. Depending on the swell, wind and local forecasts. Ayada will take you to the most suitable breaks. These include Beacons, Castaways, Blue Bowls, Five Islands, Two Ways, Love Charms, Antiques and Tiger Stripes. Ayada Maldives is located in the pristine Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, south of the country. The resort offers a wide range of restaurants, large villas with private infinity pools, an award-winning Spa, a range of activities and water sports and complimentary yoga.

ayadamaldives.com

Azrac
Location: Morocco

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Azrac
Location: Morocco

 

A British/Moroccan family run surf school and retreat villa offering holistic surf and yoga retreats in the beautiful village of Tamraght. Our retreat villa offers the full Moroccan experience and an extra personal touch to your stay. Azrac has comfy beds, en-suite bathrooms, a yummy homemade breakfast, unbeatable local knowledge and warm hospitality. Learn to surf in small groups with a team of ISA qualified surf instructors or surf the best point breaks and reef breaks in the area with experienced surf guides. Practice yoga with breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains, complete with breathing practices and surf-specific stretches to both strengthen and release before your surf session and to restore your body and mind after a day in the water. Taste delicious homemade Moroccan dishes each evening with our family style dinners and immerse yourself into the culture of Morocco with our authentic souk visit and cooking experience.

azracsurf.com

Escuela Cantabra de Surf 
Location: Spain

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Escuela Cantabra de Surf Quiksilver & Roxy
Location: Spain

 

The Escuela Cantabra de Surf Quiksilver & Roxy is among the best surf schools in Europe. First surf school in Spain, with more than 33 years of experience. One of the most recognized and prestigious schools in Europe. Run by former Spanish surf champion, David “Capi” Garcia, the surf school is family owned and operated. We teach all levels and ages. Learn with real surfers, who will teach you in a fun, safe and challenging way from day one. The surf school and surf camp are located at Somo beach, the 1st surfing reserve in Spain, receiving good waves all year around. The school also has rental, sup and skate lessons and awesome options for accommodation, like Surf Camps, Surf House, Surf Cabins and Surf Hostel. Discover the magic of surfing with Spain´s Nº1 surf school. Fun guaranteed.

escuelacantabradesurf.com

Kima
Location: Bali

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Kima
Location: Bali

 

Ready for a one-of-a-kind surf adventure in Bali with incredible waves and fun times with like-minded people close to the best surf spots? Say no more! Kima Surf in Bali has you covered with its tropical Surfcamp in Seminyak or the modern island Surfresort in Canggu with a rooftop gym, climbing wall, diving tower and more. Whether you are a newbie or an intermediate, Kima’s surf guides will take you to the daily best spots around Bali. Twice a day, 7 days a week! Improve your skills with video analysis, surf theory classes or pool sessions and forget the hassle of bringing your board, thanks to Kima’s extensive selection of surfboards. From beginner-friendly soft tops to high-quality surfboards by brands like Haydenshapes, KT and AIPA, to elevate your skills. Kima offers more than just surfing. Enjoy a 3-course breakfast, tan by the pools, join post-surf yoga classes, BBQs, sunset volleyball, and immerse yourself in the Kima Fam!

kimasurf.com

Kima Surf Camp
Location: Sri Lanka

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Kima Surf Camp
Location: Sri Lanka

 

This beautiful Sri Lankan colonial homestead is hidden between palm trees and lush vegetation, just a short stroll away from the beach breaks of Weligama. Stay in a stylish private twin, double room, shared dorm accommodation or a luxury one-bedroom villa with a great private garden. Enhance your surfing skills or learn to surf with two guided surf sessions per day plus video analysis, surf theory and pool sessions. Walk down to Weligama Beach and catch your first waves or Tuk Tuks will bring surfers of all levels to the best spots daily. Away from the surf, enjoy daily breakfasts and 5 dinners a week, stretch your body at yoga, relax and bond with the Kima family around the spacious pool area and explore the town of Galle or Sri Lanka’s wildlife at Yala National Park. Kima Surf in Weligama has you covered for an unforgettable surf experience and relaxing holiday.

kimasurfsrilanka.com

Kingfisher
Location: Mentawais

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Kingfisher
Location: Mentawais

 

Discover the ultimate surf paradise at Kingfisher Resort, a hidden gem positioned directly in front of one of the most consistent and perfect waves in the Mentawai Islands; Lances Left. Our boutique resort boasts four exclusive beachfront bungalows, nestled against a lush backdrop with breathtaking panoramic views of the world class wave. Being the only resort situated at this iconic surf spot, means you can enjoy plenty of uncrowded sessions. With two spacious speedboats at your disposal, you’ll have unlimited access to over 15 other waves in the area, including Lances Right (HTs), Macaronis, Telescopes and Bintangs. Our all-inclusive packages provide hassle-free holidays, encompassing seamless transfers, delicious meals from our in-house chef and a plethora of extra activities such as snorkelling, fishing, jungle adventures and island exploration. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer seeking epic barrels or an adventurous traveller craving a tranquil escape, Kingfisher Resort caters for everyone.

kingfisher-mentawai.com

The Shadow
Location: Mentawais

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The Shadow
Location: Mentawais

The Shadow Mentawai is a surf camp located on a private island in the heart of the Mentawais. Since 2004 the camp and speed boats have been owned and operated by local Mentawai surfers. With over 20 years experience they’re well equip for hosting surfers and transporting them to the best surf spots in the Northern Mentawais and across the West coast of Sumatra. Your traditional bungalow will be surrounded by coconut trees, isolated beaches and untouched coral reefs. So, whether you surf or not, there’s plenty to explore and experience. The Shadow family happily host families with children, large groups of friends or solo travellers.

theshadowmentawai.com

The Yogi Surfer
Location: Morocco

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The Yogi Surfer
Location: Morocco

 

The Yogi Surfer is a gorgeous eco-focused boutique hotel overlooking the famous Banana Village. Driven by values of unconditional love for nature, waves, and yoga, this luxury surf camp has an eco-friendly and sustainable imprint and is dedicated to the wellness of body and mind through the practice of surf and yoga. Surrounded by 15 km of unspoiled sandy beach and 15+ internationally renowned surf spots, this luxury surf camp is the best place to score great waves while living a healthy lifestyle and connecting with the local culture.
At The Yogi Surfer, it’s all about surfing the less crowded spots, teaching the ones that never surfed to get on their feet, helping experienced surfers progress, and enjoying daily yoga classes on the rooftop Shala.

theyogisurfer.com

Toga Nusa Resort
Location: Mentawai Islands

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Toga Nusa Resort
Location: Mentawai Islands

 

Nestled on its own pristine private island lies the resort of Togat Nusa, surrounded by white sand beaches and azure waters. With a barrelling long left hander straight out front (Scarecrows) and a vast selection of world class waves only a short speed boat ride away, including Telescopes, 7 Palms and Icelands, Togat Nusa really is a surfer’s dream.The accommodation at Togat Nusa consists of 4 private beach front bungalows and hosts a maximum of 8 guests at a time. The bungalows are constructed from driftwood found on the island and each bungalow has its own bathroom with hot water and balcony, the ideal place to relax after a long surf. Included in your stay is an array of activities from yoga, snorkelling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding to coral gardening. You will leave the island feeling nourished, surfed out and as if you have found a new family.

togatnusaretreat.com