Published in Places & Spaces - January 4, 2015
Grab your surfboard and head for the airport, we've put together five amazing surf destinations from across the globe for your next vacation. From the deep blue depths around Hawaii to the colourful coral reefs of Australia, there's no shortage of great places to 'hang ten.'
A home swap can make your dreams of catching the world's best waves into reality. There are plenty of spectacular homes on the coast to make your surfing headquarters throughout your stay. Check out our top five spots below:
5: Indonesia - With thousands of islands and a nearly unlimited amount of coastline to explore with your surfboard, Indonesia has a ton to offer as a top surf destination. See Pacific colors you can only dream of on Seminyak Beach in Bali, or stay in luxury just off the beaten path in North Kuta. If you've been bitten by the travel bug, and think you may want a surf destination next, keep Indonesia in mind!
4: California - Travel to the pristine private sands just outside of Hollywood, minutes away from the stars and even closer to premeire waves. See unrivaled views of Laguna Beach from atop a hill leading directly down to the beach. No matter what you do, you'll feel amazing watching the picture perfect sunset over the pacific each night before you hit the hay.
3: Australia - Aussies know that the first class coastal waves make for a surfers paradise. New South Whales is one of Australia's top destinations, with plenty of accessible beaches with consistent waves all season long. Even try out a beachy cove that looks like it's right from the movies on the sunshine coast of Queensland, and you won't be disappointed!
2: South Africa - Test your skills on the southern tip of Africa, with waves breaking in every season throughout the year. Known for being the place that world champions train, South Africa may be your perfect surf destination. Hit up the Dolphin Coast for a spot overlooking the pure white sands or hang out on the Western Coast at Pinnacle point. Either way, you'll be able to catch some amazing waves and stay at an amazing home.
1: Hawaii - The motherland of all things surf, modern surfing was invented in Hawaii by the native sportsmen. Imagine landing on the island paradise to find the world famous Waikiki Beach right out your back window, or two steps away from Oahu's 'seven minute miracle' beach. Explore the islands and the waves at the world's number one surf destination.
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