When you are shopping around for a good surf trip to take there are a couple of tips you should keep in mind when making your selection. When choosing a destination you want to do your research and find out about the best breaks, swell direction and best times out of the year to catch these gold mines. It is also a good idea to research and get to know the locals and surrounding areas, they can offer incomparable information and insight to current events and surfing conditions and hook ups such as the local surfers hangouts etc. Some of the best surfing spots in the world are in remote places of the globe where poverty is common as long as you have a good wave, food and a safe place to sleep keep a blind eye and enjoy what the locals enjoy natures beauty. As on any trip pack light just your essentials less is best you don’t want to have gear stolen, bring sunblock, a few boards and wetsuits. At times it is more convenient to travel solo than with company that will slow you down on your big surfing adventure. Mari Dmowski
EAST COAST SURFING VS. WEST COAST SURFING
While there are plenty of beaches to surf along Florida’s east and west coast there are several hot spots that stand out like Cocoa Beach on the east coast of Florida which is also home to world famous surfer Kelly Slater. Some other hot spots are Satellite Beach and New Smyrna Inlet. There are some differences between surfing on the east coast and west coast including water color on the west coast the water tends to have a greener hue and even some light brown hues while on the east coast the water tend to be a clearer and the waters hues are light to dark blue shades. The waves on the west coast are not as consistent like on the east coast but are great to ride when you catch them, the best times to ride on the west coast according to many local surfers are between the autumn months September thru November and in the winter some waves can be between 4-8’. Since there are many factors that can alter or contribute to the waters clarity, roughness or color it is always recommended to check weather and water conditions before heading out to a day of surfing.