Surfing has long been a popular sport along America’s coasts. Believed to have first originated with the Tahitians and Polynesians long ago, it comes as no surprise then that some of the earliest surfers were also in Hawaii. The birthplace of modern surfing as a sport, Hawaii is known for having some of the biggest waves, the largest pipes and some of the best surfers in history however, surfing quickly made it to other regions in the contiguous United States as well. Whether you are a novice or a pro from coast to coast, the US offers some of the best surfing in the world. These surfing spots are a combination of mainstream destinations, and the quieter more charming ones. Coconut Club Vacation invites you to take a closer look at 3 amazing American surf spots you won’t want to miss.
Santa Cruz, California is often referred to as Surf City. This surfing mecca is perfect for surfers of all levels. If you are a novice head to Pleasure Point or Capitola Beach, for those at the intermediate level catch a wave at Cowell’s Beach. For the truly experienced the famous Steamer Lane offers sets of world-class waves.
Head off to the opposite coast of the country for some great waves in Montauk, New York on the east end of Long Island. This once quiet fishing town a mere 120 miles from NYC offers a varied and interesting crowd. The swells here join from all directions, south, east and west. This offers you great waves to ride and boogie board. The coastline is simply stunning.
To catch some waves in the south, head on down to Cocoa Beach, Florida. This beach town is home of world champion surfer Kelly Slater and also the famous surf shop, Ron Jon. You might not be a world champion surfer but you can definitely look like one after picking up a few things at this famous shop. A fave of beginners and long boarders is The Streets. Here you will find smaller waves that are easily ride able. Cocoa Beach Pier offers larger waves. For absolutely perfect waves head to Sebastian Inlet.
All of these places will have you tackling that perfect wave in no time. From either coast or all the way down South the US does offer some great surfing destinations. These surfing USA locations also offer amazing food after a strenuous day, and quite the nightlife. So go grab your board, your wet suit and get ready to hang loose because surf’s up!