Surf holidays: explore the world's best surf spots for couples and families | Photo: Shutterstock

There are so many different parts of the world that are known for their outstanding surfing spots.

Surfing is an excellent activity for anybody and can bring together a family or a couple. However, finding the perfect spot for surfers at different levels can be challenging.

You want a spot with great waves but also offers a variety of enjoyable water activities to all family members.

Here are seven fantastic surf holiday locations for couples and families that are bound to be a holiday you'll never forget.

Venice Beach

Venice Beach: in the heart of California surfing | Photo: Shutterstock

Venice Beach is one of the most popular cities in surfing culture. It's known for its radiating bohemian lifestyle while keeping the small-town vibe.

For surfers who don't want to bring their surfboards on holiday with them, Venice offers rental locations with excellent ratings.

You can expect to be surrounded by surfers of all levels, so don't feel intimidated if you haven't mastered your skills.

After a long day of surfing, you can explore the boardwalk and check out some of the talented street performers.

The three-mile-long beach offers a variety of dining options and activities, such as the skatepark and the famous Muscle Beach outdoor gym.

There, you can expect talented athletes to show off their ultimate sports skills and indulge in people-watching.



Honolua Bay: a famous left-hand wave located in Maui | Photo: Shutterstock

Maui is the ultimate destination for surfers with no experience all the way to pros.

Maui is the only location in Hawaii with the most beginner-friendly surf spots, making it a fantastic place for families.

Every beach offers something unique and an experience like no other.

The Cove, Puamana Beach Park, and Kaanapali Beach are some of the best beaches for beginners.

If you are looking for surfing spots for experienced surfers, check out Honolua Bay, Honokohau Bay, and Kahalui.

These locations offer various activities like shopping and dining, so you will have a fun-filled day.



Kuda Huraa: a Maldivian surfing paradise | Photo: Shutterstock

The Maldives is a true surf holiday destination with luxurious resorts and the Indian Ocean's white sandy beaches.

You can choose from the resorts built over the water or those nestled in a bungalow with private beach access.

Some well-known locations are Niyama Private Islands, Six Senses Laamu, and the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.

To catch the best swells in the Maldives, visit anytime from April to October, with the peak season being June to September.

All the locations are accessible by either paddling or speedboat. This makes for surf spots that aren't overly crowded by other visitors.

For families that don't have experienced surfers, there are other fun activities such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, and lying by the pool.



Kata Beach: enjoy a spiritual surfing session in Thailand's Phuket | Photo: Shutterstock

Not only is Thailand known for its amazing food, but its surfing spots are a big attraction, too.

Many resorts in Thailand offer surf camps and lessons for family members who aren't experienced.

Thailand was one of the newer countries to be exposed to the surfing community, so you can expect far less crowded beaches.

Check out Kata Beach in Phuket to see the annual Phuket surfing contest often organized by Quiksilver.

Enjoy the international extreme surfing event in September to see the pros do what they do best.

In Surin Beach, you can expect spots that are perfect for surfing and members of the family who enjoy boogie and bodyboarding.



Baja California: Mexico attracts surfers from all over the world | Photo: Shutterstock

Mexico is known for its enriched culture and delicious food, but it also carries a reputation for abundant surfing spots.

Each location is unique and provides a different experience for surfers of all levels. For example, Ensenada in Baja, California, attracts surfers from all over the world.

For those with some experience under their belt, check out the famed San Miguel beach for consistent breaks and reliable swells.

For beginners, Playa Hermosa is the place to be. It's the perfect location if you're learning how to surf or trying to practice your skills.

If you decide to travel to some of the resorts in Mexico, you'll be able to enjoy authentic Mexican food and an unforgettable cultural experience.



Bondi Beach: one of the most popular surf spots in Australia | Photo: Shutterstock

The entire country of Australia lives and breathes the surf culture, making it the perfect surfing destination.

There are more surf spots than one could count, but some highly recognized ones are Bondi Beach, Cabarita Beach, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, and Rottnest Island.

These locations are accessible by public transportation or walking.

If you have access to a car during your stay, find quality roof racks to transport your gear safely and comfortably.

What's great about these Australian locations is that they offer many activities and dining experiences to make the holiday whole.

Cabarita Beach is great for beginners, which gives the more experienced surfers the perfect spot to teach their loved ones how to surf.



Suluban Beach: a Balinese surfing gem | Photo: Shutterstock

Bali is every surfer's definition of paradise with its warm weather, inexpensive accommodations, cheap food and drinks, and unforgettable beaches.

You can expect to find beaches for surfers of all levels, and surf lessons are a great way to get your loved ones out there in the waves with you.

What's cool about Bali is the affordability and year-round surf spots. Unfortunately, most holiday destinations are expensive and experience a short peak season.

For families and couples that enjoy other water-related activities, you can go snorkeling, jet skiing, and boogie boarding.

However, once you get the chance to appreciate the Bali surfing experience, you won't want to stop.

Some of the more popular surfing spots are Uluwatu, Padang Padang, and Medewi.

Medewi requires a longer drive, but it pays off when you can enjoy a secluded surfing experience.

Surf holidays are enjoyable for couples, families, and everybody in between.

You get the chance to learn about a new culture and meet people with the same passion for the ocean.

When planning your next surfing holiday, consider lessons and camps for your loved ones who aren't experienced.

Who knows, they might even become more of a pro than you.

Words by Harold Camaya | Blogger

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