The Best Family Surf Destinations

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The Best Family Surf Destinations

While solo surfing getaway is an exhilarating experience, a family surfing trip can be so much fun and is sure to create some wonderful memories that can be treasured for years to come. Whether you’re already a family of surfers or have just perfected this exciting water sport and are looking try out your skills in foreign waters, we’ve compiled a list of the best family surf destinations to help you chose a location suitable for all ages and abilities:

1. Tofino, British Colombia

In recent years, this small hamlet on the Canadian coast has become an ultimate family surf destination for several reasons. Formerly a logging and fishing village, not only is Tofino the perfect location for families to enjoy a welcomed break from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, but its coastal charm combined with its rural beauty provide surfers of all ages with the best of both worlds when it comes to surroundings. First timers can practice their skills at Long Beach while experienced riders will no doubt enjoy the superb waves at Chesterman Beach, both of which are surrounded by soaring pine trees and mountainous backdrops. However, unlike other destinations on our list, Tofino is not the warmest of surfing hotspots, so be sure to bring a thick wetsuit when venturing to this remote location.

Two surfers carrying their boards along a beach in Tofino.

2. Ericeira, Portugal

One of the world’s most renowned surf destinations, a trip to Ericeira is one your family will never forget. Being a protected surf reserve, not only are the conditions here absolutely perfect for wave riding, but the beaches are some of the most exquisite in Europe, with crisp white sand and dramatic headlands creating a postcard-perfect backdrop for those wishing to shoot the curl!

A rocky cliff face and waves lapping up the beach in Ericeira.

3. Playa Negra, Costa Rica

While there are several great surfing locations in Costa Rica, Playa Negra is ideal for families with younger children in search of a relaxing and tranquil break where some quality time together on the waves is the top priority. With a stunning selection of beachside properties, the opportunity to enjoy sun, sea and surf is ample. At low tide, glide along the barrels with your little ones in tow or gaze into the temporary rock pools to discover a range of beautiful sea creatures on your walk down to the waves! A quiet and remote location that offers serene surroundings for a peaceful family getaway.

Surfers walking down the waves with their surfboards at Playa Negra.

4. Punta Mita, Mexico

Often referred to as ‘the Mexican Malibu’, Punta Mita is an idyllic destination for surfing families. With an abundance of surf breaks facing in multiple directions, the opportunity for surfers of all abilities to catch some fantastic waves here is plenty. Not only are Punta Mita’s conditions second to none, but its jaw-dropping beaches and glistening azure waters make it even more appealing, especially for those in search of a luxurious break. Rest assured you’ll be enjoying plenty of sun in this surfer’s paradise!

A bird’s eye view of the turquoise waters and white sand at Punta Mita.

5. Corralejo, Fuerteventura

While Fuerteventura has made it on to our list of European kitesurfing spots, it’s also brimming with great surf locations too! Corralejo on the north of the island is particularly good for families with young surfers who want to practice their board skills. With a variety of picturesque beaches each equipped with excellent facilities, the chance to grab a bite to eat or even enjoy a selection of other beachside sports is on offer to those visiting, making it ideal for families who could benefit from amenities close by. With several reef breaks with plenty of water, there’s ample protection for those who are still perfecting their manoeuvres and riding techniques!

A person laying on their surfboard in the ocean as the sun sets.

If you’ll be visiting any of these family surf destinations or have any other locations to recommend to others, let us know by getting in touch on social media channels. Alternatively, browse our high-quality range of surf kites online today to prepare for your trip away!