Loving the ocean as much as we do, we are always searching for the perfect surf spot on our travels around the world. With a little bit of research, knowledge and a call out to our followers on Instagram and Twitter, we have compiled a list of our favourite surf spots just for you.
Look I cannot possibly narrow down a surf spot for Mentawai. Having a friend who runs a surf resort and charter from Bali to Mentawai, I get a constant stream of photos that are ever so envious. So lets just give a general shout out the Mentawai Islands for having a plethora of awesome reef breaks. Literally a surfers dream.
What would a surfing guide be without the Maldives? Beautiful scenery, white sand, crystal blue water, stunning marine life and epic waves. Whilst there are many amazing surf spots in the Maldives our favourite is Kandooma Right in North Male Atoll. With an exposed reef break and ideal winds rolling in from the west, Kandooma has been labelled a world class wave. Best thing about it? It is never crowded and if you get bored (highly unlikely) you can walk a few minutes and wave hop until your hearts content.
Maybe it’s because as a kid I watched The Endless Summer repeatedly, but G-Land is definitely up there. A left hand break, G-Land, also known as Plengkung Beach, is one of the most famous surf spots in the world. Surfed by the greats of our time; Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Tom Carroll, Andy Irons, this famous left hand break is a bucket list destination. Divided into several sections the waves can get anywhere up to 20 ft depending on the season.
Combine this with beautiful culture of Indonesia, island landscape and tropical coconuts and you are in our version of heaven.
Being one of the most recognisable breaks in Australia, they hold the Rip Curl Pro at Bells for a reason. One of the gems along the Torquay surf coast, with two breaks Rincon and The Bowl, Bells can swell at anywhere between 2-15ft. It may be cold and the water like ice in winter, but put on a 4’3 wetty and you are ready to go. Besides if its flat then you can body surf until your hearts content.
This list would not be THE LIST without mentioning Restaurants in Mamanucas Fiji. With its amazing swell, you must be kind to Restaurants because it will rip you to threads if you don’t treat it nicely. A distant off the ground left hand break, although often inconsistent, when the waves arrive they are too good to give up. Plus Fiji? Destination tropical bliss. When you aren’t surfing you can snorkel, dive, SUP or relax on the beach with a cocktail in hand. Sounds pretty good to me.
So there you have it. Our favourite surfing spots. We have literally only just scratched the surface of what could be an endless list. Now all we have to do is to grab our WAH inspired boards courtesy of Black Apache and hit the surf.