If you’re psyched on getting out of the same old routine at your local and expanding your surfing horizons, then you’ve come to the right place.
While going feral deep into the Indonesian jungle used to be the apex of surf travel, most folks don’t have the time or inclination to do so mainly because no one likes death by a thousand mozzie bites. There are easier ways to get some warm water juice and expand your cultural palate. Not to mention meet like-minded souls and drink fizzy beverages with them. Surf camps are here to make your life easy and save you from making a bivouac out of palm fronds as you itch yourself silly. Picking where to go on our big blue marble is a question of time, budget and inclination. Do you seek a tasty variety of fun waves in the old world with a healthy side of culture and tiny coffees that are so strong you can see through time? If so, maybe Portugal is where you should consider. It’s so hot right now it hurts, and the variety and consistency of surf is second to none. Wherever you pitch up from Porto via Lisbon to the Algarve, you’ll score good waves and fun times with great people. The next step, once you’ve mastered Europe is a whole other continent. Which is pretty scary first time but you don’t know until you go and Costa Rica, California and South Africa have the thrill of the new and exotic while still being not too much of a shock to the system. As with pretty much any destination there is heaps to do away from the beach and more culture than you can shake an Instagram stick at. Surfing is a travel enabler, it’s the reason to go but not the whole deal, always remember to explore away from the surf. Of course, some people fly over all of these places and head straight to Indo, along with Hawaii, it is the most legendary destination in all of surfing. It’s no surprise when there are crazy good spots from the islands off Sumatra like Simeulue all down the archipelago through the joys of Bali and on further east. It’s somewhere you have got to explore… Handily we’ve got some friendly folks who know these places well and can help you make the most of your precious time on the road. Figure out where you fancy taking your surfing to the next level and hit them up for more info.
Travel is good for the soul. Do it. Now.