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Beat out the winter doldrums with a family surf adventure to 5 of these top destinations. From the beginner to the most experienced in your family, a week spent riding the waves in one of these locations will be a vacation the whole family will remember for years to come.
Beginner surfers in the family will appreciate the small waves and warm waters of Honolulu, but for those more experienced, big wave riders, the North Shore of Hawaii is only a 40-minute drive away. With plenty of surf instructors available, your little grom will be hanging ten in no time flat. Family members will appreciate the kayaking and SUP offered on the beaches of Waikiki and for the non-surfer in the family there are whale watching trips, wonderful shopping and soaking up the sun on the world famous beaches.
Punta Mita, Mexico
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This beautiful Pacific coast peninsula offers an abundance of waves on all three sides of its gorgeous coastline. With clear, warm waters, gorgeous sandy stretches and year round sunshine, Punta Mita is the perfect beach getaway. Some of the surf breaks are more suited to experienced surfers in the family, but beginners can enjoy smaller breaks closer to the beach, along with some fabulous ocean life such as turtles, dolphins and humpback whales. The area is also great for snorkeling with an abundance of tropical fish. Mom and Dad will enjoy sampling the beverage the area is famous for – Tequila!
Florida’s Atlantic Coast
There’s no need to board a transatlantic flight to experience some good family surf. The east coast of Florida offers great surf schools, beautiful beaches and easy accessibility to Orlando’s theme parks if the family want a day away from the surf. Daytona, Melbourne and Sebastian Inlet all offer affordable hotel packages and surf gear is easy to rent in the area so you don’t have to haul your own along.
Yes there is surf in Ireland and yes, the waves can get very big. Only requirement to remember to pack – a wetsuit – the water can get cold! People travel from all over the world to experience the year round surf in this county Donegal town. Not only will the family get to experience surfing some pretty uncrowded waves, the local scenery is terrific and exploring the Irish countryside by car could not be easier. With friendly locals, tasty dining and some very affordable Bed & Breakfast options in the area, a surf trip to Bundoran, Ireland will be one not many families get to experience.
Byron Bay, Australia
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Known as one of the best beginner surf spots in Australia, your family will love the uncrowded waves and laid back vibe of Byron Bay. With stretches of sandy beaches, year round warm temperatures and an all around surfy feel, kids in the family will love the child-friendly surf camps the area has to offer. No need to cart all that surf gear down under – just rent what you need when you get there, or enroll in an all-inclusive camp, which includes instruction, lunch and gear. Located in New South Wales, Byron Bay also has great snorkeling, scuba diving and is a popular destination for humpback whale spotting between June and November. Fly into Sydney and spend a few days exploring the city before heading up the coast to Byron Bay.
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