April 06 2021 – Kristin Shearer
Not for the faint of heart. Haleiwa is best surfed in the winter, where the waves can be double or triple overhead. Known for impressive hollow pipes and shallow reefs, it’s worth the trip for advanced surf.
Super laid back. Santa Cruz has a low and slow vibe that is matched in the consistency of the waves. There’s a little something for everybody.
Warm and approachable. Waikiki can pack out, but head a little in either direction and you can find plenty of room to spread out. Both a beginner friendly and checklist worthy break.
A wintertime great escape. Bring a wetsuit and be prepared for technical, low tide, surf.
Baked in surf culture. Encinitas has serious surf vibes that extend far beyond the break. The break itself is intermediate to advanced- and can get pretty spicy when the conditions are right on the reef.
The closest thing to Pacific surf on the Atlantic. Palm Beach is a popular place to surf, especially when winter and shoulder season storms roll in.
Known to some as Surf City USA. Perfect, intermediate surfing in an all year venue brings people here from all over. Huntington Beach has deep California vibes and a generally inviting surf crowd.
Got to time it right. Known to have some acceptable surf most of the year, Cape Hatteras really gets popping when hurricane season rolls around. Feisty weather makes for east coast barrels.
Year-round consistency. Bring a longboard unless there’s a storm in the works and enjoy the long consistent break. Good for all levels, Cocoa Beach has produced some excellent east coast talent.