Surfing is a great activity that will permeate every aspect of your life. If you are a novice, it can be hard to figure out where to surf. Every area claims they boast the best waves or the nicest weather, but who is actually right?
We have rounded up the top 10 places to visit for surfing holidays during the month of June. We have incorporated weather information, surf size, and linked to our favorite resorts in the area.
All of the resorts offer accommodation in highly competitive locations and have instructors on hand to help you improve your surfing abilities.
They are ideal for group trips as beginners can take advantage of the surfing school lessons on offer, while the more experienced members of the group can chase the monster waves.
Miramar Surf Camp is located in the North of Nicuaragua, in the Leon Province. It is a small fishing village, known for its perfect waves. The coast is ideal for surfers of all abilities.
June is in the middle of the high surf season, which runs from March to November. The area has more than 300 days of offshore winds each year, making the conditions consistently fantastic for surfing.
The average wave size here is around 5 feet, with a 95% swell consistency. The ambient temperature tends to be around 84 degrees Fahrenheit with a similar water temperature.
Other good places to visit while in Nicaragua are Playa Colorado and San Juan Del Sur. Playa Colorado is renowned worldwide for being the perfect place to learn to ride a barrel.
This surf camp is on the island of Barbados, found in the Atlantic Ocean in the South Caribbean. This is a great place for novice surfers to visit, but if you are chasing huge waves you may be better off somewhere else.
The water temperature hovers between 77 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit. In June, it will be closer to the upper temperature.
The wave size in June will be between about 3 and 4 feet. You will be pleased to know that there have been no recorded shark attacks in the area.
There are mellow beach breaks on the East Coast known as the Sandbank and Ragged Point which are ideal for beginners. Duppies, found on the North Coast, and Tropicana on the West Coast are must-visit spots for experienced surfers.
The Southwest Surf House is located on the southwest coast of France, on a beach known as Les Estagnots. This area has consistent and high-quality banks, long walls at low and hollow, and fast waves at high.
This is not for beginners, particularly when there are high swells. Despite this, it is a very popular spot and is ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers. This surf camp offers equipment to rent, surf lessons, and a team of camp members on call 24-7.
The average wind speed during the month of June is 13 mph. The surf height is between 3 and 4 feet.
The water temperature is around 67 degrees Fahrenheit and ambient temperatures of around 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
SAFA stands for Surfing Access For All, and the camp reflects this in their mellowed out vibe. The surf crew is composed of locals and the camp relies on their superior knowledge of the area and tides.
You can stay at this surf camp for up to 2 weeks and the area boasts no light or noise pollution.
There are 9 different surf locations near the camp, meaning there are waves perfect for surfers of all abilities.
The wave size varies between the locations, but commonly is somewhere between 3 and 6 feet. The temperatures are around 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit during June.
The water tends to be around 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The winds tend to be offshore with a right hand break.
In June, the climate in the Mentawai Islands is perfect for surfing. The islands are found in the Indian Ocean, meaning that they experience the SOuth-Southwest swells.
This means that the waves are strong and consistent. The roughness of the water makes it a more suitable location for stronger surfers.
Hollow Tree’s has local reverence as one of the most consistent fast, barreling right-hand waves in the world. This resort overlooks the swell, making it the dream location for surfers the world across.
There are 2 reefs known as the Office and the Surgeon’s Table, waves ideal for more advanced surfers. They are well-known as being in the top 5 waves worldwide.
Bali, Lombok, and Sumbawa are other locations close by where the surfing conditions are good in the month of June.
June falls right in the middle of the best surf season in Baja Mexico, which runs from May to October. The swells come in from the south, originating in the South Pacific Ocean.
There are 6 different surf spots near this resort, all with their own pros and cons.
Baja Malibu is a hollow beach break with a swell direction of NorthWest, West, Southwest and South. This is the best spot to surf if you want to spit barrels.
When the swells are small the spot is perfect for everyone to surf at, but when they are larger it is not a recommended spot for novice surfers.
Other notable spots here include Teresa’s, K38, Gaviotas, La Fonda, and San Miguel. There are many other good surfing locations in Mexico, including Puerto Escondido, Sayulita, and Puerto Vallarta.
This is a volcanic island in French Polynesia. There are 8 mountains that come out of the top of the picturesque turquoise water and naturally form the shape of a heart.
The most legendary wave here is Haapiti, a world-famous left breaking wave that is known for its consistency. The temperature varies from around 78 to 87 degrees Fahrenheit with a water temperature at around the same value.
The beaches are covered in white sand making it a beautiful backdrop for your surfing. You can swim with reef sharks and rays on this island or go scuba diving in the coral reefs.
The nearby Teahupo’o is another great surfing location in French Polynesia.
Blue Surf Sanctuary is a camp that is ideal for surfers of all ability levels. They are sponsored by Billabong Camps and are located super close to the beach on the Pacific Coast.
The camp is equidistant from both Mal Pais and Santa Teresa which are very popular surfing spots. This is for both the wave quality and the picturesque aesthetic of the beaches.
The temperature during June tends to be between 73 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It should be noted that June is in the middle of the rainy season with an average rainfall of 223 mm.
This tends to fall primarily in the late afternoon with sunny and clear mornings. As it is during the rainy season you are likely to find discounts on the flights, less crowds, and more hotel availability.
Tamarindo and Nosara are other good surf spots in Costa Rica well worth a visit on your trip.
This is a small surfing village that is very popular with the local community as well as surfers from further abreast. There are other larger beaches and more popular surf spots in the area, meaning that this has a quaint and more untouched feel to it.
Tourism has impacted the area less than the surrounding locations, making it ideal for those who are just there for the surf.
It is a relatively cheap location to visit as it does not have the tourism trappings of other places. In June, the ambient temperatures range from between 80 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit with a very similar water temperature.
Most of the time, the wave size is between 4 and 6.5 feet, but they have been known to get up to 10 foot high.
El Tunco, La Libertad, and El Sunzal are other locations worth exploring while in El Salvador.
Lush Palm is a surf camp and yoga retreat nestled in the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the deserts of Peru. Chicama is in a small rural town in northern Peru with a sand-bottom point break.
The beach has a potential for riding waves for up to half a mile!
This is not an everyday occurrence, but the area is legendary for its potential. During June the temperatures range between 61 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit with an average water temperature of about 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Waves tend to reach around 6 feet tall and it is a must-visit spot for surfers of all abilities!
Huanchaco is another spot in Peru worth taking a detour to if you have the time.