Top 10 Off-the-beaten-path Surfing Sites

Richard Moor - Oct 28, 2013
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When people think of surfing locations, their minds will mostly drift to popular destinations like Hawaii, California and Australia. Though these are perfect, they would not be ideal for those who want the entire fun to themselves and away from crowds. Below is a list of ten highest rated off-the-beaten-path surf spots in the world.

Fuerteventura, Spain

Aspects like the subtropical climate, constant wind and availability of warm waters all year round make Fuerteventura an incredible surfing location. Whether you are an experienced surfer or one who is just starting out, the Spanish spot will always offer the fun irrespective of what time of the year it is.


Have you been looking for a spot which gives you that thrill you like so much about surfing? Samoa has several reef breaks which will bring your experiences to a whole new level. Upolu and Savaii offer great experiences in both winter and summer seasons.

Pavones, Costa Rica

The spot boasts of owning one of the world’s longest lefts which is capable of connecting 2-3 minute rides on a good day. The wave has many sections which allow surfers to carve, pump and engage in other tricks.


Fiji is better known to most as the honeymooner’s paradise but that does not keep the island from claiming a place among the very best of surfing spots. If you are an avid surfer, you have probably heard praise stories about Namotu Left and Cloudbreak on the Mamanuca islands which are only 20 minutes from the mainland. The waters here will give you an incredible thrill; if you would rather surf on the shore, check out Beqa and Kadavu in the southern islands.


Bali has a short, hot, wet season and a long, cool and dry season which runs from April to November. Most tourists like the cool, dry season and are especially attracted to Bali due to the fact that it has 20 top-notch breaks on both Southeast and Southwest coasts of the island.

El Salvador

The civil wars and earthquakes in the year 1992 might have affected it but El Salvador is slowly coming back to the surfing scene. La Libretad which has long rides and dynamic swells is home to both private and public beaches.


The most popular of surfing spots in Chile is Pichelemu since it hosts the national champions but if you are looking for beauty, you should better try Ritoque. With waves moving up to 7 meters high, this would be an ideal location for beginners.


Nicaragua is undoubtedly one of the best surfing spots in the world. Among its credits is warm water all year round and consistent waves which will always keep people having fun.

Mancora, Peru

In Chicama, there are several surf breaks within a 90 mile radius which somehow makes the spot lovable to all who visit it. Apart from the big waves in the north, the waters in this spot are a bit warmer due the influence of the Panama Current.

Nayarit, Mexico

Nayarit is an hour north of Puerto Vallarta and not known to many. The location is popular for its perfect right breaks and abundant sunshine. Irrespective of whether you are an expert or a beginner, this spot will be ideal for anyone.

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