Collected by Andrew Tzembelicos
Puerto Sandino, Nicaragua
I came to this camp as a part of a Yoga/Surfing retreat and had a phenomenal time. As a "learn-to-surf" (no surf experience) the staff was great at getting me into some waves and up on my board by day 2. Yoga was a great counter-balance to surfing...
108/3 เชิงทะเล Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
The Andaman coast of Thailand is littered with beautiful beaches but few have any kind of surf. Surin beach is an exception and post Tsunami the local surfers are keen to get this news out their. I had a few memorable dawns and sunsets surfing...
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Are there still tourist-free beaches, where fishermen live and waves break? Yes, there are: in Nicaragua. This 50 mile stretch of Pacific coast is known as The Surf Zone. It's easy to see why! So many wonderful beaches to choose from. I wish I'd...
62-595 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
If you want to rent surfboards or take surf lessons, go to Surf N Sea. They always have a selection of vintage boards on display from famous surfers. —Hoku Haiku 62-595 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, (808) 637-9887. This appeared in the June/July 2013...
802 Ocean Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
The two Michaels (Sr. and Jr.) are as native to the beach here as sand. You’ll see their van parked near the Seal Beach pier just about daily, and they'll be doling out boards and wetsuits like candy to their eager students. M&M Surf School offers...
An Thượng 5, Bắc Mỹ An, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
Vietnam is not the most obvious surfing destination in the world, but the swell near Danang is actually excellent -- especially during the monsoon season. The centre of the surf scene is Tam's Pub in Danang, which is a good spot to rent a board...
S Coast Hwy 101 & Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
This glass and stone "Save the Ocean" mosaic (popularly known as the "Surfing Madonna") mysteriously appeared under a rail trestle on April 22nd (Earth Day). It was termed graffitti by the City and was removed June 22nd. Maybe if Banksy had put it...
Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
Guadalajara visitors craving an escape from the city should know that the ocean breeze isn’t far away. The bohemian beach town of Sayulita is about a four-hour drive, and even closer by plane. Popular in the 1960s among American and Canadian...
Apartotel Conchita en Jacó Beach a tan solo 45 minutos de San José, Calle Mora, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica
fly into San Jose, costa rica and jump on a bus from main bus station to pacific coast town of jaco. only couple hours ride on scenic road, and you'll be getting surf in no time. jaco is a good starting point to get your bearings, before jumping...