Looking for the best surf destinations in January? We’ve got you covered. Over the past year, our team has worked tirelessly to compile a detailed list of the surfing conditions in more than 30 countries around the world. Keep reading to see a comprehensive breakdown of where to surf and when.
Best Surf Destinations in January For Beginners
If you’re looking to try surfing for the first time this January, think blue skies and sunshine. All the best surf destinations for beginners in January benefit from tropical climes and warm waters. Meaning you can enjoy a warm weather vacation while learning to ride your first wave in no more than a bikini, in destinations like Costa Rica, Nicaragua, or even Sri Lanka.
Best Surf Destinations in January For Intermediate Surfers
For improvers looking to catch their first green waves or something more challenging, January is a great time of year to head out to Bali. The weather is warm, the waves are consistent, and you can’t go wrong with the island vibes. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura also have some solid waves in January, great if you’re based in Europe and you’re looking for a quick trip. The Pacific islands and Australia throw out some sound waves for intermediate surfers in January. But, watch out for the rainy season, it can make surf spots unreliable and unpredictable.
Best Surf Destinations in January For Advanced Surfers
Looking for monster waves? If you can brave the cold, you’ll find awesome waves in Europe. And, if you’re really brave, January is known to be one of the best times to visit the infamous Nazare in Portugal. But if you’re looking for something a bit warmer, Morocco is a great winter destination for Advanced surfers. And for more tropical vibes head to Hawaii to really see it pump.
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