Best beaches for people who love to surf


Ever since people began standing on boards in the ocean, surfing has grown into one of the biggest adventure sports in the world. The best thing about it is all you need is a board and beach! Not everywhere in the world with a beach is great for surfing, but these are the best.

Pantin, Spain

This beach is one of the most famous for people who surf outside of Asia and the Americas. It has held the Pantin Classic Pro since 1988, and its rocky bottom increases the difficulty. The beach is a spot for experienced surfers, but one that must make it onto your bucket list if you love your thrills to go along with your surfing spills.

Pantin, Spain

Bingin Beach, Bali

It’s not all about the surfing when you go to an exotic location, and some of your time will be spent relaxing. Bingin Beach in Bali is a great place to both surf and relax as it’s a nice quiet beach with plenty of breaking waves. You’ll be surfing right over the reef, so when the tide is high make sure to look down below for some stunning views.

Newcastle, Australia

The Gold Coast is perhaps one of the most famous surfing hotspots in Australia, but head to Newcastle if you’d like great waves with less of the crowds. There are several beaches along the coastline in Newcastle, and each one comes with its own set of unique conditions.

If you want an all-year-round challenge, then Newcastle is really the place for you. There’s the added bonus of cheap accommodation that typically won’t set you back much more than $ 25 per night. Once you’re done in the water, there’s plenty to see in this historic Australian city to add to the memories.

Pipa, Brazil

Want to head somewhere that has world-class waves but none of the backpackers getting in the way? Pipa in Northern Brazil is perfect for keen surfers who just want to spend time with their board and the water.

You won’t have to worry about battling for waves here, and the great thing is once you’re done surfing the chilled out town is just 10 minutes by foot away. Beginners and experts will have fun here and if you keep your eyes peeled you just might spot a dolphin or two looking to join you.

Pipa, Brazil

Weligama, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has become a hotspot for surfers in recent years. It’s easy to see why when you get there as the cost is cheap and the waves are ideal for just about everyone. Beginners can have great fun closer to the beach, while out to sea there are some monster waves for experts. If you’re looking to brush up on your skills, you can take on the smaller waves yourself, or get some tips from one of the 500 surfing schools along the beach.

If you’ve been looking for a new surfing spot, then check out these places dotted all over the world. They offer something for everyone, and you won’t be disappointed by the surrounding areas once you get there.

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Tom Lowe Wipes Out in Big Surf at Nazaré, Portugal

There are a handful of moments when you’re surfing that remind you how fragile humans are. Our list includes;

  1. Hesitation – Humans are imperfect and react when scared. In the water before taking off, you are faced with three options; go, stay or hesitate. Hesitation is your worst enemy.
  2. Being caught off guard (this can mean a number of things). Being aware of you’re surroundings is key, but those unpredictable sets out the back aren’t always anticipated. Be aware of the rising or falling tide, other surfers, or if you are in a situation that seems dangerous etc.
  3. Lastly, after you bail big wave surfing. There isn’t much of a science to this. It’s more of…. can you take a beating?

In this raw footage, we see Tom Lowe taking a beating after he bails on a Nazaré beast while big wave surfing. The photographers on the cliffside frantically search for Tom to surface and can only hope he makes it out unscathed.

 

Video Courtesy of Pedro Miranda

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Landlocked: The Exploration | A New Surf Film Coming Out Tomorrow

Hamburg, October 29, 2018 – The landlocked journey with the Saltwater team continues.
The surf and travel online shop from Hamburg drives with vans, surfboards, and friends to the Danish coast, satisfying the unbearable desire for waves and their “home on wheels“. On this road trip, a new landlocked clip was produced and filmed.

Filming the campfire scene by Sebastian Drews
Filming the campfire scene by Sebastian Drews

 

“Landlocked: The Exploration” reflects perfectly on the lifestyle of the surf and travel shop. This clip will be premiered on October 29, 2018 and will be published on various social media platforms.

The word “landlocked” is no longer an unknown term in the surfers’ community and has often negative connotations, since “being landlocked” also means that you are cut off from the ocean. A terrible feeling when the weather conditions are promising a legendary swell coming in. However, for many surfers, being landlocked can also be a nice feeling, because it reminds us of great moments as well as motivates us for the next road trip.

In the first part of the landlocked-series, the clip re-created the feeling of the unbearable longing for the ocean, while the second part dealt with the positive side effects that being landlocked awakens within each surfer. In the third landlocked-clip, the Saltwater team is using the opportunity of an upcoming swell in order to take a road trip to the Danish coast. With friends, they travel from one place to another; spend their nights in vans and sit by the campfire under the stars.

Vanlife-under-the-sky_©Sebastian-Drews
Vanlife under the night sky by ©Sebastian-Drews

 

It’s all about the feeling being on the road, going surfing and living outdoors. It’s about slowing yourself down and living a minimalistic nomadic life. Equipped with a surfboard, they walk through coniferous forests and sand dunes, hoping to find
some fine waves to surf. The goal is clear: “Go somewhere, where you’ve never been before.”

Danish Coast by Sebastian Drews
Danish Coast by Sebastian Drews

The clip was filmed and edited by Philipp Sigmund, while the photos were taken by Sebastian Drews. In the main role, you can see the surfer Ole Lietz. Philipp, Sebastian as well as Ole are part of the Saltwater ambassadors program, thus, part of the Saltwater family. Here, the Saltwater team proves that this is not just an ordinary online surf shop. Although there are not always perfect waves to be found, they are still exploring the coast with their vans, enjoying van life. The Saltwater team wants to pass on their love for the ocean, traveling and the nomadic lifestyle to their customers, friends, and family.

LousyLiving_©Sebastian-Drews
Lousy living ©Sebastian-Drews

 

The new clip will be released on October 29, 2019 and published various social media platforms of the Saltwater Shop, all other channels of the Island Collective, as well as on www.saltwater-shop.com – reaching an estimated amount of 100 000 users.

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Big Wave Surf Film | White Rhino Starring Bruce Irons, Nathan Fletcher and Mark Healey

A parallel story from the big wave surfers and photographers who witnessed the largest surf ever seen. This story is based on one photographer’s journey to capture the wave of a lifetime. In pursuit, three epic swells hit the South Pacific shorelines, providing conditions only madmen could dream of. Hear the story behind these historical days from the men themselves who dared to challenge the ‘White Rhino’.

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Never Town – A Patagonia Surf Film On Tour Now Photo

Patagonia Press Release

Part surf film, part conservation film, Never Town takes a journey along some wild coastlines and talks with the people fighting to keep them wild. Filmed along the Southern Ocean coasts of Australia, it’s an exploration of what these places mean to surfers… and what surfers are willing to do to save them. As surfing elder Wayne Lynch says, “We mythologised these places. We lose them and we lose ourselves.”

Never Town spans Australia’s vibrant southern fringe from the dusty edge of South Australia to the deep forests of Victoria and Tasmania. It features the surfing of Dave Rastovich, Dan Ross, Belinda Baggs and Heath Joske, set alongside conversations with coastal activists who are standing up against deepwater oil drilling and industrial fish farms.

Midnight Oil, Yirrnga Yunupingu, Ziggy Alberts and Bad Dreems provide a distinctly Australian soundtrack. With coastlines around the world under pressure like never before from growing populations, rampant development and exploitation from resource companies, Never Town is a rallying call for surfers and local communities to stand together to protect the wild spaces around them.

Tour Dates

 

Never Town Film | October 15th | Huntington Surf and Sport | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 16th | Patagonia, Santa Monica | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 17th | Patagonia Pasadena, Pasadena | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 18th | Patagonia, Ventura | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 19th | The Sandbox, Santa Barbara | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 22th | Patagonia Denver, Denver, CO | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 22th | Patagonia Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz| 7pm

Never Town Film | October 23th | Patagonia Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 23th | Proof Lab Surf Shop, Mill Valley, CA| 7pm

Never Town Film | October 24th | Patagonia Toronto, Toronto, ON | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 24th | Patagonia Portland, Portland, OR | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 25th |House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 25th | Patagonia, Seattle, WA | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 26th | The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 26th | Patagonia, Vancouver, BC, Canada | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 29th | Patagonia, Boston, MA | 7pm

Never Town Film | October 30th | 100 Main St, Freeport, ME | 7pm

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