Luxury Surf Trip Comparison: Pros and Cons [Infographic]

Luxury Surf Trip Comparison: Pros and Cons [Infographic]

So you think you’re finally ready to start planning your Best Vacation Ever but not quite sure what trip to take. Hawaii, Ecuador, Portugal, Costa Rica, Bali and so many other great locations each provide their own unique experiences.

At Wave Soul Surf Travel we are on a mission to spread the magic of Mind, Body, Surf and Travel to as many people as possible. Along with ensuring that all our trips are designed for Beginner and Intermediate surfers and the accommodations are all under 4-5 star conditions, we also want to provide some additional info that might make your decision process a tad bit easier.

 

Surf Trips: Pros and Cons

oahu hawaii pros and consOahu, Hawaii

Oahu offers waves for all levels year-around. Being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and having a variety of beach, reef, point and other breaks, Oahu will always allow you to surf at any level any day of the year. Oahu is the Mecca of surfing and incredible vacations

Flight time from NY

12h

Flight Time from LA

6h

Hotel/Villa

Hotel

Ideal time of year

Any time

Pros

Most adventure, Best guides

Cons

Expensive

 

bali indonesia pros and consBali, Indonesia

Bali, the island of gods. Bali , being part of Indonesia, receives all the swells from Antartica. However, having diverse sand, reef , and point breaks, and having various coast features, it has waves for all levels year around. In addition, Bali stands out as an outstanding yoga, nature, culinary and touristic attraction. A must visit at least one in your life. We recommend 2 weeks. The rainy season os from November to March.

Flight time from NY

24h

Flight Time from LA

18h

Hotel/Villa

Villa

Ideal time of year

March to October

Pros

Cost effective, lots of things to do

Cons

Far away

 

montanita ecuador pros and consMontanita, Ecuador

Montañita is a village on Ecuador’s Santa Elena Peninsula, known for its beaches with strong surf breaks and bohemian vibe. Lively bars, nightclubs and thatch-roofed restaurants line the streets. Montañita Beach stretches north to La Punta, a rocky bluff with views over the ocean.

Flight time from NY

6h

Flight Time from LA

9h

Hotel/Villa

Hotel

Ideal time of year

November to May

Pros

Most cost-effective

Cons

Least luxurious of our trips

 

ericeira portugal pros and consEriceira, Portugal

Portugal is exposed to the Atlantic ocean. Offering the World Surf Reserve, within 30-minutes of Lisbon and their international airport, the surf is outstanding and for all levels. With its history and location Portugal is also full of history, amazing gastronomy and wonderful people. A must visit but not very warm or sunny October to March.

Flight time from NY

6h

Flight Time from LA

12h

Hotel/Villa

Hotel

Ideal time of year

April to October

Pros

European history and amazing seafood

Cons

Fairly cold water

 

tamarindo costa rica pros and consTamarindo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica has surf year-round in warm water. The breaks are diverse from beach breaks to point breaks via reefs. The country is nature-friendly and is reputed for its eco tours, fauna, and flora. Tourism is extremely developed. Costa Rica is also one of the few countries who doesn’t have a military. The rainy season May to October

Flight time from NY

4h

Flight Time from LA

6h

Hotel/Villa

Hotel

Ideal time of year

November to May

Pros

Closest and great eco-tourism

Cons

Fairly expensive

 

 

luxury surf trip - pros and cons

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