Best Spots for Winter Surfing in the World

Big breaks don’t get any better than during the cold months

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Most people associate surfing with warm water, sandy beaches and lots of sunshine. The sport can easily transition into the winter. In fact, many fans prefer the cold season because that’s when they get the best waves and favorable winds. Also, there are fewer people.

What are the ideal surfing conditions? Ask 20 surfers and you’ll probably get at least 15 different answers. But one factor that won’t change is great breaks – and they don’t get any better than during the cold months.

Thanks to technology and warm wetsuits surfing has become a true year-round sport. Staying in the water without them for more than a few minutes will be impossible, especially when you have to handle huge swells and fierce winds.

Trade in your heavy coat for neoprene garment and enjoy a few days at the beach doing what you love the most. Colder weather means fewer or virtually no crowds, which is another perk of winter surfing. It’s just you and the open ocean.

Click here for 12 of the Best Spots for Winter Surfing in the World

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