Planet Earth is a big old place, and as over 70% of it is ocean with around 620,000km of coastline, there’s a lot of places to go surfing.
Long distance travel has never been quicker, Google Earth means scouting new potential surf destinations is so easy that new spots are popping up every other day, and the wonders of the internet mean the surf media gets our eyes on all these new discoveries with just the click of a button; consequently bucket lists grow daily, and there isn’t enough aspirin in the world to deal with the headaches that ensue when trying to get your family and friends to agree on where and when to go on your next trip.
Sometimes, if you really want to tick somewhere new off your list, you just have to step up and do it by yourself.
Luckily for us, surfing is a fairly individualist and selfish sport, and solo trips are much easier logistically than many other sports. Still, there’s one or two factors you need to consider when planning your trip, to keep everything easy and make the most out of your time away. Namely, where to go, and what kind of trip you want – are you looking for some alone time, or do you want to meet new people while away? Take the advice of the experts at LUEX Surf Travel to start planning your solo surf trip.
Cover photo: © Moroccan Surf Adventures
Choosing a destination
Naturally choosing where to go is the single most important factor in planning a surf trip. There are just so many great surf spots, which are increasingly easy to get to, that making the final decision can actually be pretty tough. If you’re travelling at short notice it’s easy: check the surf forecasts, and head to wherever is about to get a good swell. There’s pretty much always somewhere firing in the Indian or Pacific Oceans.