Surfers are usually synonymous with wild lifestyle, but even they want to tie the knot and settle down from time to time. Of course, the ideal scenario is if the surfer has found a partner equally enthused about the mesmerizing discipline of riding the waves and traveling the world. If this is the case, here are the 5 best honeymoon destinations for surfers.
The Californian coast is the prime surfing hotspot of the US. This is where the colorful subculture of surfers developed in that maverick, laidback way that is often represented in movies. If you want to combine a perfectly romantic honeymoon with your love of surfing, you’ll hardly find a more fitting backdrop than Post Ranch Inn, a tranquil and beautiful hideaway tucked between pine trees, perfect for two lovebirds. No matter where you decide to go, try to avoid big cities. The Californian coast is long and filled with incredible nooks and crannies for avid surfers. Venture over to Black Beach near San Diego if you and your spouse are experienced surfers and would like to have a honeymoon filled with blood-pumping wave action.
Australia is lined with an incredibly varied and colorful coastline. It is no wonder the entire landmass is associated with surfing. Bells Beach is the iconic hotspot where surfers from around the world gather for the annual Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival which has been a tradition since 1962. If you time it right, you can spend an incredible and wild honeymoon surrounded by other surfers, crazy parties, and exciting activities. Of course, if you are in the mood for an urban honeymoon, you can drop your surfing board on the expansive sands of the Gold Coast, which has always been considered a surfers’ paradise. Also, Byron Bay has become very surfer-friendly since the shark nets have been installed, and a mellow town is a perfect backdrop for an idyllic honeymoon.
If you want to go on a quintessential surfer’s honeymoon, why not go to the place where it all began? After all, surfing has been integral to the Polynesian culture for hundreds of years. The genuinely incredible Bora Bora resorts are known for their luxurious amenities and unpretentious appearance that blends perfectly with the tropical backdrops. The azure shallows practically invite the surfers who yearn to chase the waves that come in from the gleaming horizon. It is also an island resplendent in aquatic activities like kayaking, snorkeling, deep diving and swimming with gentle dolphins. Bora Bora is also a part of Society Islands – alongside Tahiti, Mo’orea, Huahine, Raiatea, and Taha’a. These insanely popular tourist hotspots are all comfortably close, and they too have hidden beaches for avid surfers.
If you want to mix it up a bit and go off the beaten track, at least when it comes to surfing, have an African adventure mixed with honeymoon delights in enchanting Morocco. Taghazout, a village on the south of Morocco, became popular in the 1960s when hippies stormed the coasts of this African corner. The beach disappears into the Atlantic and stretches towards the horizon in the west, so be prepared for incredibly colorful romantic sunsets. Don’t let the name of the surfer’s beach scare you – it has gained its moniker of “Killer Point” due to the presence of killer whales in the surrounding waters, not because surfers tend to lose their lives here.
Here’s a place where Western civilization was introduced to the Polynesian art of surfing far back in the 18th century. Of course, the colorful Oahu, Hawaii has topped the list of all professional surfers from around the world. There’s nothing more romantic than conquering the Pipeline surf reef break with your better half. You probably also know you have to be quite experienced to master Pipeline’s waves – they can rise up to six meters tall and the reef has a shallow base.
Going on a surfing honeymoon can sound counterintuitive. In fact, it can sound like a downright recipe for disaster – to those who do not understand the allure of surfing. However, if two people who share their love for the same sport venture into a waves laden escapade to celebrate their communion, it is guaranteed to be the best time of their lives.