Surf into Summer: Best Places to Surf Around The World

The heat is on–-it’s surfing season. And our Surf into Summer Giveaways kicks off on June 5th. That’s five days of epic giveaways for our Playa fam (a bike, surfboard, Playa Gift Cards, Playa apparel, and more). Follow us on Instagram and check for daily posts with rules on how to enter.

To celebrate one of the most rad times of the year, we’re getting stoked about all the big breaks out there (and we don’t just mean giveaways). We have a community of Playa surfers from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Ocean that head to their shorelines every summer (and even winter) to catch the perfect wave. That’s because surfing is a lifestyle, a true way of life. But where can you go for some of the most rad surfing, from our own continent and abroad?

Let’s dive into some of the seven best places to surf around the world.

Marias Beach, Puerto Rico

Abby Taylor, Playa Bowls Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer, swears by Marias Beach in Puerto Rico as one of the best places to surf around the world. “It has a gorgeous backdrop and warm, crystal clear water.”

Rincon, Puerto Rico

If you ask Playa Bowls Cofounder and Chief Information Officer Rob Giuliani where to go for the ultimate surf break he’ll tell you to head down to Rincon, Puerto Rico. “It’s the sh**. The water is always the perfect temperature, the backdrop is amazing, and I know the area well.” 

Duranbah, NSW Australia

If you’re headed to the land down under, bring your board. Duranbah in New South Wales, Australia, is famous for its waves thanks to countless shipwrecks that forced the city to create protective walls. 

Punta Roca, El Salvador 

Central America might not immediately come to mind as one of the best places to surf around the world. But Punta Roca in El Salvador has a “long right point break and consistently warm weather,” according to Casey Kwiecinski, Playa Bowls Marketing Manager. 

Oahu, Hawaii

Even the best groms in the world know that Oahu, Hawaii, has some of the largest waves. The ‘birthplace of modern surfing’ draws crowds from all over the world.

The Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, Barbados

A slightly lesser-known beach break is The Soup Bowl in Bathsheba, Barbados. But this pro knows what she’s talking about. “My favorite place to surf is soup bowls! It was my first trip away from home alone, and I fell in love with the wave!” Playa Bowls Surf Team Member, Mia Gallagher.

Ocean City, New Jersey

Sometimes there’s no place like home. That’s what Playa Bowls Surf Team Member Brynn Gallagher swears by. “My favorite place to surf in the world is at home [Ocean City, New Jersey]! It’s always fun surfing uncrowded swells with my fam!”

As you check out some of the best places to surf around the world, don’t forget to chase your endless summer with our Surf Into Summer Giveaways. And if you’re new to surfing, dare to take a surf lesson this season.