The sun is high and it is time to take out your board, best looking bathing suit and monoi oil. The best waves are there, just waiting for you!
Supertubos in Portugal
Peniche is a coastal town set in the Estremadura region about one hour from Lisbon by car. There, you'll witness the Supertubos, Portugal's most famous wave. This super technical steamroller is every bit as impressive as Hawaii's famous rollers. On that matter, Peniche is one of the rare spots in Europe to welcome worldwide surfing competitions. May is the perfect month to try out this supertube, praised by the most seasoned athletes. For a good show, do not miss the Rip Curl Pro Portugal event that will take place this year October 17-28. It will gather all of the best surfers in the world. To your board!
Surfrider Beach in Malibu
Just like Californian surfers, their hair lightened and skin darkened by the sun, you'll keep on wearing your sunglasses until you feel ready to ride the perfect wave. Only one hour away from Los Angeles by car, the Surfrider Beach in Malibu was designated a “World Surfing Reserve”. But do not hesitate to explore the beach a bit further (it lingers over 30 miles along the Pacific coast). The entire area is renowned for the surf spots. And for the unforgettable sunsets, of course.
Hossegor in France
Should you ride out only one wave in France, it would have to be in Hossegor, near Biarritz. As a cradle of French surfing, the Basque coast is often compared to California by surfers from all over the world, for it offers quality waves and spectacular tubes. As a matter of fact, Hossegor is known to provide the best shore break in France, a powerful wave that splashes on the coastline. Do not hesitate and take up lessons to get back on track! Dedicated followers will not want to miss the Quiksilver & Roxy Pro France event from October 7th to 18th 2017.
Crab Island in Ireland
When one thinks about “surfing”, they seldom make a connection with Northern shores, and yet... Crab Island in Ireland is only three hours from Dublin by car. It is one of the world's most celebrated surf spots, where waves crash on limestone cliffs. Bold surfers know the place like the palm of their hand. If it's your first time on Crab Island, they will make suggestions and “share the wave” with you.
Tamarin Bay in Mauritius
Tamarin Bay in Mauritius is one of the very best spots when it comes to water sports (surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing and so on). The beach is often busy with islanders, who come and enjoy family gatherings there. Surfers also take advantage of the strong ocean currents to fly away, facing Le Morne mountain. Sail away very early in the morning before your surfing session. Use a small boat then dive in the bay's blue waters. You may be lucky enough to swim with dolphins!