Surf’s up! Find out where to catch a wave this International Surfing Day

LONDON, 2021-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — International Surfing Day is held annually on the third Saturday of June. The term surfing refers to the ability to ride a wave, no matter if the surfer is using a surfboard or not. It is an unofficial, environmentally conscious sports-centered holiday that celebrates the sport of surfing, surfing lifestyle, and the sustainability of ocean resources. A large number of surfing competitions and events are held on this day, which attracts surfers from around the world and also people who want to have fun riding the waves. See here our top picks of surf spots from surfing from around the world including; The Islands of Tahiti, Japan and the USA. 


Surfing debuts at Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games

Japan has a thriving surfing scene that grows in popularity every year. With four main islands of immense diversity and countless smaller ones of varying shapes and sizes, there are plenty of opportunities for intrepid overseas surfers. No matter your skill level or board style, Japan has something special for everyone. Surfing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games, and efforts are being made to enhance the facilities for competitors. Shidashita Beach in Chiba Prefecture is the contest site due to its renowned waves and easy accessibility from Tokyo. Elsewhere, Ichiyumi Point off Kyushu Island is said to be the single best place in Japan to surf, thanks to the typhoon swells and rippable walls.

Surfs up in Hachinohe, Japan 

Located along the northeast coast of Honshu Islands, Hachinohe hosts a number of excellent surf spots. Ohsuka surf spot is situated on the north of the scenic Tanesashi Beach hosting a shallow and vast beach break that can be enjoyed by beginners. Additionally, it’s shallow beach break reacts sensitively to north to east swells making it an excellent recommendation for intermediate surfers. A little further south of Ohsuka surf spot visitors can find the Tanesashi surf spot, this is an excellent spot for year round surfing with constant waves throughout the year. In particular, in winter when the north swell generated by the west high and east low pressure system is expected to further increase the size.


2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games – The Islands of Tahiti 

Home to some of the world’s best waves, Tahiti is a surfer’s paradise due to its position facing the full uninterrupted force of the South Pacific. Teahupo’o Beach, situated on the southwest of the island of Tahiti, is the go-to for surfers seeking serious waves. Teahupo’o has extensive surfing locations with seven spots within five miles of each other, where surfers go to catch the waves breaking in different swells and winds. The 2024 Paris Olympic & Paralympic Games will showcase Teahupo’o as a key surfing destination owing to Tahiti qualifying as a host within French Polynesia.


Florida’s Paradise Coast – Florida, USA

The Paradise Coast is made up of the chic city of Naples, the beautiful Marco Island and the subtropical wilderness of the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Everglades. Boasting 30 miles of soft, white sandy beaches all situated on the Gulf Coast, there is plenty of opportunity to catch a wave or two. Naples Pier beach is a fairly exposed beach/Pier break that only works when conditions are just right. The optimum conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season (June-August) and when the beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Old Naples Surf Shop offers a wide selection of surfboard rentals from $10 per hour and includes direct delivery to the beach. 

Surfing in the desert? Greater Palm Springs – California, USA

Surrounded by four scenic mountain ranges and long sought-after by travellers for its wellness offerings and those with a sense of adventure, Greater Palm Springs is an inspiring Southern Californian oasis made up of nine distinct resort cities. Making waves in the surf scene, in 2022 Palm Springs will welcome the Palm Springs Surf Club. Designed for surfers, by surfers, the attraction will feature a wave pool and include private cabanas, a restaurant, spa and gym. Two additional surf properties are already in the making – DSRT SURF in Palm Desert and Coral Mountain in La Quinta – making Greater Palm Springs the mecca for seasoned surfers and keen learners, providing ocean-like waves in the middle of the desert.