Surf vans: the coolest vehicles for your endless surfing adventures | Photo: Shutterstock

Are you embarking on a surf trip? Do you plan to explore the world's best surf breaks in a surf van? Take a look at some of the coolest - and most practical - models customized explicitly for surfers.

Whether you're buying, renting or building a surf van, you've got to get what you need to make it an unforgettable experience. Because surf trips are adventures that will remain in our memories for the rest of our life.

Depending on the level of comfort you demand, there are options and extras for all tastes. You may need air conditioning, a compact kitchen, a small shower, a double bed or an inside surfboard rack.

Volkswagen, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes, Toyota, and Renault manufactured the most famous surf van models, but surf culture's biggest icons still are, without a doubt, Volkswagen's Transporter and Westfalia vehicles.

Built between 1950 and 1992, the Type 1, Type 3 and Type 3 models were a huge hit in European and American markets. As you may have seen on the road, the surfing community adopted, transformed, and maintained them until today.

Explore some of the grooviest, stylish and funkiest surf-oriented vans, campers and caravans:

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2

This orange-and-yellow look adds a summer flavor to the classic VW van.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Peace & Surf Model

Peace is something that relates to the essence of surfing. So, spread the good vibes.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Peace & Surf Model

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 1

A shiny and striking VW bus ready to accommodate dozens of surfboards.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 1

 

Unidentified Classic Surf Van

A small, yet ultra classic van for the solo surfer-traveler.

Unidentified Classic Surf Van

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Yellow Sticker Model

Yellow is the color of sun rays, and those 1990s stickers just give this van that extra surfy factor.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Yellow Sticker Model

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Red Pickup Model

A beautiful, classic VW van with a pickup twist for the surfer who always carries a lot of equipment.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Red Model

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 T3 | The Camper Model

This model was marketed under several names, including Transporter and Caravelle (Europe), Microbus (South Africa), and Vanagon (America.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 3 | The Camper Model

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Owl Model

Keeping it simple, but with a customized and peaceful paint job.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Owl Model

 

Unidentified Surf Caravan

Who said you couldn't bring your house on a surf trip?

Unidentified Surf Caravan

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Westfalia Camper Model

One of the most popular VW van models ever made. Built for living a surfer's life.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Westfalia Camper Model

 

Volkswagen California Camper

This one's for the modern surfer who can't travel without air conditioning and hi-fi.

Volkswagen California Camper

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Camper Model

A stunning camper van for the old school surfer who needs less to surf more.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Camper Model

 

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Red Model

Just because you're a windsurfer, it doesn't mean you can't drive a VW van in style.

Volkswagen Transporter Type 2 | The Red Model

 

Unidentified Retro Surf Van

A work-of-art with wheels for the longboarder who sticks to the origins of surfing.

Unidentified Retro Surf Van

 

Volkswagen Bus Limo

A one-of-a-kind VW van for transporting a surfing team and their families.

Volkswagen Bus Limo

 

Are you ready to embrace the surfing lifestyle? Learn how to live in a surf van.

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