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Surfing USA! Check Out Our Top 5 American Surfing Destinations


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By Jono Boysen, our in-house extreme sport dude (and top Canadian wakeboarder)
Here are his top surfing destinations in the USA. And we would love to try them all!

surfing in the usa

SurferGAS CHAMBERS

WHERE: USA, Oregon (north).
Located in Pacific City at Cape Kiwanda.
EXPERIENCE: Experienced surfers
FREQUENCY: Regular
TYPE: Sandbar, and moves to the left
NORMAL LENGTH: Long (150–300 m)
SWELL SIZE: Starts working at 3–5 ft.
and holds up to 12 plus ft.
CROWDS: During the week there are few people,
but during the weekend it gets crowded.
Watch out for sharks.
RENTALS: Cruise the streets and you might
find a small surf shop.
OTHER INFO: This is a regional classic. Don’t miss it!

HONOLUA BAY

WHERE: USA, Hawaii, Maui
EXPERIENCE: Experienced surfers
FREQUENCY: Very consistent (150 days a year)
TYPE: Point-break, moving to the right with a reef bottom
NORMAL LENGTH: Normal (50–150 m), on long days (150–300 m)
SWELL SIZE: Starts working at 3–5 ft. and holds up to 12 plus ft.
CROWDS: Few people during the week and a small crowd on weekends.
RENTALS: It’s Hawaii; you’re bound to find something on every corner
OTHER INFO: The place is beautiful, but watch out for the whales that sometimes beach themselves. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear them talking underwater. This is a great break when it’s firing. Truly world class.

SurfingMALIBU

WHERE: USA, California, L.A. County.
EXPERIENCE: All surfers
FREQUENCY: World class. Very consistent (150 days a year)
TYPE: Point-break, moving to the right
NORMAL LENGTH: Long (150–300 m)
SWELL SIZE: Starts working at less than 3 ft., getting bigger and bigger
CROWDS: As it is a public accessed beach, you can expect it to always be crowded, no matter what day of the week it is.
RENTALS: Cali is also known for its surfing worldwide, with tons of surf shops and board
rentals. Take a stroll on the boardwalk and see what you can find.
OTHER INFO: Right near L.A., this is a tourist destination, so expect lots of people on the beach.

WEST END

WHERE: USA, Northeast, Long Island, N.Y.
EXPERIENCE: Experienced surfers
FREQUENCY: Very consistent (150 days a year)
TYPE: Breakwater/ jetty, moving to the right
NORMAL LENGTH: Short (less then 50 m)
SWELL SIZE: Starts working at 3–5 ft. and holds up to 12 plus ft.
CROWDS: During the week, it’s empty. If you’re a weekend warrior, accept small crowds.
OTHER INFO: Lots of hazards to look out for: rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys, etc.), locals, and sharks.

SurfingCOCOA BEACH PIER

WHERE: USA, Southeast, North Florida, about an hour outside Orlando
EXPERIENCE: All surfers
FREQUENCY: Regular
TYPE: Beach-break that moves to the
left and right, sand bottom
NORMAL LENGTH: Short (less than 50 m),
on a good day (50–150 m)
SWELL SIZE: Starts working at less than 3 ft. and holds up to 6 plus ft.
CROWDS: Weekend crowds, but during the week it’s less crowded. Don’t be afraid to check it out even though you’re looking to lounge on the beach and meet lots of people.
RENTALS: Cocoa Beach is known for Ron Jon Surf Shop, which is the biggest in the world. A board will run you about $30 US. However, if you look around the area, there are other surf shops with cheaper rates and some offer lessons.
OTHER INFO: Since it’s close to Orlando, you can check out Disneyworld and Universal Studios

Surf Girls
3 of our Faze Surfergirls that we sent to Tobago for a week!



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