Surfers live to travel. The quest to find perfect waves is something that grips us all, young or old, novice or ripper. Now, from the publishers of SurfGirl comes Surf Travel: The Complete Guide, a new book which covers every aspect of travel and exploration. Packed with information, practical tips and awesome photos, Surf Travel will inspire you to pack your boardbag and head off to find the waves of your dreams.
The main section of the book focusses on classic surfing destinations such as the Gold Coast, the North Shore, the Maldives, Indo, the Canaries, Costa Rica, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Tahiti, France and Southern California. Each location is described and dissected, with insider tips about the best spots and how to score primo conditions. Less-well known areas such as the Lakshadweep Islands, Samoa, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea are also included for those who thirst for uncrowded waves. Priceless advice is offered by a writing team of experienced travellers who’ve put in the hard yards.
Other sections of the book cover essential equipment, fitness, photography, air travel, surf camps, cold water destinations, boat trips and road trips. The book also includes a comprehensive information section where you’ll find listings of the coolest annual events, plus plenty of sound advice about staying safe abroad.
The idea of travelling to remote, far-off places can seem daunting at first. But the more organised you are, the easier travelling becomes. Preparation is key, and Surf Travel will both inform and inspire. “Go out there and search for your own paradise,” urges hardcore wave hunter Anthony Walsh in the book’s foreword. “When you find it, the waves you’ll score will outweigh all the dramas along the way and make everything worthwhile.”
Surf Travel: The Complete Guide is out now price £19.99. Buy it from OrcaShop.co.uk to receive a free set of classic lineup postcards.