With so much surf all over the world, why go back to the same spots? There are untouched locations worldwide where one can surf with the locals and not worry about fighting for a wave. Yes, Bali is worth it, but it doesn’t have to be Indo every time! Nearly every continent offers decent waves in unbelievable locations. Here are 4 epic spots, with a low profile for now, which may be the next big things. Go ride them in the meantime- before it's too late.
1. Taghazout, Morocco
For the soul-fulled surfer! Taghazout is not a party spot due to a ban on public consumption of alcohol, so get in the water feeling fresh daily. It is a small ancient town so basically all there is to do is surf- that’s why you’re there right? You don’t get a better right-hand wave in the area and although it is not overcrowded it is known to anyone who knows where to find a good wave. Bump into plenty of well-known surfers camping on the exquisite beaches.
2. Raglan, New Zealand
New Zealand famed for all things adventure is not lacking when it comes to surf either. Raglan, even featured in the classic surf film, The Endless Summer, is definitely a worthwhile spot to visit. It has three top-class left-hand point breaks and two solid beach breaks. Between the stretching sand of Ngarunui Beach, or the long left-hander at Manu Bay, Raglan is a must. This bohemian surf town has 8 surf schools around so its not a bad place to learn either. Check out the latest conditions and forecast here!
3. San Sebastian, Spain
Party life on point; an abundance of travellers from all over; celebrities cruising around; a great student population; epic beauty and history; wineries just a stones throw out of town and some of the best pintxos (their version of tapas) Spain has to offer- everyone wants to explore San Sebastian. And this vibe doesn’t end here- the surf is definitely worth it. With three main beaches providing spots suitable for all levels of surfers, make this adventure into a well-rounded surf trip.
4. Tel Aviv, Israel
This Holy Land with its turbulent, rich and diverse history is a hub of culture and happens to boast some unbelievable surf. Explore the history of the old town and enjoy cocktails on the busy beaches. On your board enjoy the punch of the beach breaks like Hilton Beach Jetty and Dromi to the South, while Northern reef breaks like Bat Galim add some variety. Plus, the water is warm and if the swell isn’t working, the city’s richly eclectic and international cultural scene should keep you entertained in the meantime. Check out the conditions here.