Five years ago I met a guy on a layover in Doha. We started chatting and over the next six hours we got to know each other a little bit. Since then this “guy” does something that many of us would only dream of. He travels the world to surf. After several stops in Senegal, Indonesia, South Africa, me and two friends decided to visit him in Morocco. Seven days on a roof-top terrace, good vibes and great waves – that’s surfing in Morocco.
You are a surfer? You will love Nicaragua! It’s literally a paradise. Since I surfed the first time, Nicaragua was a dream destination for me. Now sitting in the plane back to Germany, I am thankful that I finally made it to this great country and equally sad to leave. The following article will provide you with information to make the most of surfing in San Juan del Sur, one of the best places to surf in Nicaragua.
The waterproof watch says it’s shortly after 6 am and I’m the only person in the lineup. I solely share it with some friendly fish swimming through their home, the reef just in front of Nusa Lembongan. Shortly after dawn, the water is still crystal clear. Just before the set waves roll in, the ocean is calm and peaceful. The following article will summarize everything you need to know for enjoying surfing on Nusa Lembongan.
The following article is written by Sri Lankan surfer Lahiru who quitted his job in a bank to open a surf hostel and follow his passion. In this post, he shares some valuable information on Surfing in Sri Lanka. As a local, surf teacher and passionate surfer he exactly knows what’s important for good surf in the Indian Ocean. Friends of ours met him during their world trip and recommended Weligama as a great place to chill and surf. During our stay, we had our first real surf experiences at the surf spot Lazy Left.
The country of Maya ruins, Mezcal and spicy Tacos is incredible. We ate delicious tacos stuffed with fresh avocado, surfed the waves in Puerto Escondido and explored the country with its spanish-speaking, indigenous inhabitants while Backpacking in Mexico.
As a landlocked surfer in Germany you always think about Where do I have the next chance to jump in the water?. Sometimes I also tend to think first of far and expensive destinations. Mostly that’s not necessary, though. If you are ok with wearing a wetsuit, some world-class surf spots are in driving distance. Here we go – Surfing in North Spain!
We came because of world-class, warm water waves but didn’t expect the island to be that unique. The little-known island Simeulue on the north-west coast of Sumatra and its distinctive water buffalos feel like traveling in time, perhaps even to a different planet. In the following article, I will share my thoughts and tips of our first stop in our three months’ trip through Indonesia. Surf in North Sumatra – right on!
The following guest article is written by Marita. She’s 27, works as a freelance journalist at a newspaper sports desk and always looking for adventures on our planet. Especially meeting new people is what makes traveling so special. Beside that her big passion is music, loves filming and the Spanish language, sun and surfing of course. A little “too much respect” was most likely always the reason for an excuse not to surf until a friend convinced me. Since then this is what traveling is about. While researching the internet for new surf inspirations she stumbled upon wavesnbackpack and now shares her knowledge on surfing in Lanzarote. Enjoy!
This article is written by Piero. We met him in a backpacker group on Facebook and exchanged some thoughts on traveling. Now we are very happy that he shares his highlights on Hawaii with us. The islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean are really impressive and the more you read or see about the more you want to go to Hawaii.