Surf Resorts - Surf Travel - Surf Trips
Surf travel has become a market flooded with choices in the new age of surf exploration and the search for the perfect wave. It can be very difficult to assess and choose the perfect place to lay your head for your future surf destination, especially when planning on travelling to somewhere new or foreign. There are a few key elements to look for. We, here at WB Surf Camp, have done a lot of the exploration and assessing for you so that you don’t have to gamble when travelling. We can share with you what we’ve found and what you should expect in a quality surf resort.
Travelling solo on a budget is one thing, but travelling with friends or family down to somewhere tropical is totally different. You will always get what you pay for! We recommend you stay away from any major hotel chain and unless you’re a broke college student, the hostels probably aren’t a great choice either. Between these extremes in accommodations is an amazing plethora of privately owned, well run resorts that cater specifically to surfers. Most of the time they are even run by surfers, for surfers, and then it’s all about location, location, location. In many places you go to surf, there can be a variety of breaks within a 15 minute drive or boat ride, but it is always nice to have a break right out front for those sunrise and last minute end of the day surfs.
Anywhere you go within Central America or the Caribbean should typically boast some form of internet connection, or even Wi-Fi. It’s probably not at the lightning fast DSL speeds that we’re used to at home, but you’re not supposed to be working anyway. Remember, you’re on vacation - though it is nice to check in with friends and family once in awhile to post a photo or two of you enjoying an ocean front view while sipping on a cocktail. As far as your electronics go, all resorts in these regions should have normal 110V sockets and typically come with A/C and a little fridge to keep things cold.
As far as extra amenities go, there are many surf resorts that offer and/or include shuttles to local breaks or boat charters to more exotic uncrowded breaks. An outdoor shower for rinsing off is always a given and most will offer a pool and bar for post surf relaxation, with shade, under a tropical sky. It’s also nice to look into surfboard rentals provided during your stay. With airlines board bag fees skyrocketing over the past few years, it’s become increasingly difficult to fly the friendly skies with your own surf boards without breaking the bank. It makes surf travel so much less of a hassle when you don’t have to worry about dragging boards through an airport, over to security, aboard shuttles, and hope that they arrive at your destination...in one piece! You can be rest assured your resort will have surfboards waiting for you when you arrive.
If you’re ever in question, a little online research can go a long way. Keep in mind, most reviews that you find online will be complaints, but it’s always good to compare expectations. What one person disliked may be right up your alley.
Travel the right way with WB Surf Camp and let us help you discover the surf resort to fit your style and budget. Through years of experience searching the globe for the best destinations for learning to surf, improving your surfing, or pushing the limits of your surfing, we have discovered and honed in on some of the best locations, resorts, and levels of quality you can expect.