Surfing is not one of the simplest sports. It is not enough to point to the ocean with a board and jump into the waves, hoping to tame them at first. Before we get there, we take what comes, we are abused, we suffer, we tear our knees (and the rest) against the rocks and we drink several cups. Especially if you do not choose where to start. Here are the best spots in the world to learn surfing:
1. Hossegor (France)
Hossegor is convenient because everyone finds his account. You can surf pro and surf in beginner. In addition, there are plenty of surf schools along the coast. Tip: avoid taking your first lesson after skimming the wine route of Bordeaux.
2. Taghazout (Morocco)
A beautiful fishing village known for its Killer Point, a surf spot with quite powerful waves. Not the best place to start. But fortunately, in Taghazout, there are other spots to jump into the waves for the first time. We advise Crocodiles to start. The real good deal because here, in addition, life is not expensive.
3. Manly Beach (Australia)
Near the center, only half an hour from the Harbor Bridge, this spot is ideal when you launch when the waves are very soft. Nothing to do with spots for professionals where you will have a good chance to pick you up lamentably.
4. Byron Bay (Australia)
Legendary, this surf spot offers great opportunities to take lessons with real cadors of the discipline. And to learn with the best, we tell you, it’s the best way to become the best.
5. Waikiki (United States)
In France, Waikiki evokes in the thirties beautiful t-shirts with a monkey on it. For everyone else, Waikiki is an iconic surf spot that can be found in Hawaii. A spot where you can ride waves soft enough and learn without too much planting. Not bad, anyway.
6. Kuta Beach (Indonesia)
Bali is another flagship destination for surfing. Here, they say, teachers guarantee success from the first lesson. And by success, we mean that you will manage to stand on your board quickly enough. The class!
7. San Onofre State Beach (United States)
We are now in San Diego, south of Los Angeles. Surfing in California is possible, even if you start. We rent a board, take lessons and enjoy the landscape. There are lots of attractions in United states, stay behind at Beau Rivage Biloxi and enjoy the country in all its majesty.
8. Sagres (Portugal)
The Algarve is beautiful. It’s affordable too and you can surf there. Whether you have Kelly Slater’s level or riding for the first time on a board. We find a surf school that picks you up at the hotel to teach you the basics of the discipline. Here, everything revolves around surfing and inevitably, when you start, such an immersion encourages progress.
9. Newquay (England)
And yes friends, we can surf in His Majesty’s country. Beginners will have to head to Watergate Bay, Great Western or Towan, while the more experienced will go where it shakes a bit more.
10. Bundoran (Ireland)
We end with another unexpected spot, namely Ireland. Here in Bundoran, the surf capital of the country, it’s the foot. Whether you are like Laird Hamilton or a completely newbie. Here, the surf school is headed by the Irish Surfing Association. A guarantee of quality.