The Best Surf Destinations in April

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 Nicaragua. Sri lanka also works for beginners at this time of year, but watch out, it can be one of their wetter months.

Average air temp

22°C / 71.6°F

Average rainfall

18mm

Average SWELL

1.5-4ft

Average water temp

16°C / 60.8°F

Wetsuit

4/3mm Full Suit

Average air temp

29°C / 84.2°F

Average rainfall

253mm

Average SWELL

1.5-4ft

Average water temp

30°C / 86°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

30°C / 86°F

Average rainfall

18mm

Average SWELL

1.5-4ft

Average water temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

24°C / 75.2°F

Average rainfall

4mm

Average SWELL

1.5-4ft

Average water temp

23°C / 73.4°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Average rainfall

61mm

Average SWELL

1.5-4ft

Average water temp

25°C / 77°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

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 favourite, the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok never fail to deliver at this time of the year.

Average air temp

27°C / 80.6°F

Average rainfall

70mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

15°C / 59°F

Average rainfall

68mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

16°C / 60.8°F

Wetsuit

4/3mm Full Suit

Average air temp

27°C / 80.6°F

Average rainfall

240mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

29°C / 84.2°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

29°C / 84.2°F

Average rainfall

32mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

27°C / 80.6°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Average rainfall

92mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

29°C / 84.2°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Average rainfall

339mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

19°C / 66.2°F

Average rainfall

189mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

25°C / 77°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Average rainfall

110mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

29°C / 84.2°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

29°C / 84.2°F

Average rainfall

310mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

28°C / 82.4°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

Average air temp

19°C / 66.2°F

Average rainfall

13mm

Average SWELL

4-6.5ft

Average water temp

18°C / 64.4°F

Wetsuit

3/2mm Spring Suit

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.

Average air temp

15°C / 59°F

Average rainfall

120mm

Average SWELL

6.5-10ft

Average water temp

13°C / 55.4°F

Wetsuit

5/4mm Full Suit

Average air temp

25°C / 77°F

Average rainfall

52mm

Average SWELL

6.5-10ft

Average water temp

25°C / 77°F

Wetsuit

Boardshorts / Bikini

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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