The Best Surf Destinations in April

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Looking for the best surf destinations in April? We’ve got you covered. Our team spent the last year pouring over surf forecasts, weather reports, and average temperatures so we could bring you the ultimate list of the best surf destinations for your ability. Continue below to see a breakdown of the best places to surf this April.

Best Surf Destinations in April For Beginners


Trying surfing for the first time? Head to North America. You’ll find gentle, consistent waves in Florida and California throughout April, making them great destinations for beginners. If you’re looking for something more tropical, try Mexico or NicaraguaSri Lanka also works for beginners at this time of year, but watch out, it can be one of their wetter months.

Best Surf Destinations in April For Intermediate Surfers

For intermediate surfers, April can be one of the best times to take a trip. If you don’t mind the cold, you’ll find great waves in the UK and Ireland. Or head further south in Europe, and you’ll find warmer waters in Portugal, Spain, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. Morocco is also a great destination for intermediate surfers at this time of year, with long sunny days and Arabian nights. And always a firm favorite, the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok never fail to deliver at this time of the year.

Best Surf Destinations in April For Advanced Surfers


There are limited options for those looking for 8ft+ waves at this time of year. But we’ve found two pretty solid destinations for you. In Europe, we recommend hitting the Southwest coast of France, where you can still find 6-10ft waves daily. Although, bring your winter wetsuit, as the water is still pretty cold in April. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a more tropical destination, pack your bags for Hawaii and chase the legendary waves that made this island famous.

Enjoyed reading about the best surf destinations in April? We’ve created a season guide for every month of the year, take a look here.

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