The Best Winter Surf Spots In the World

When most people think of surfing we think about the summer, the sun, and the waves. But did you know the winter surfing season is just as big as the summer? The sometimes tough winter water conditions can be a challenge for even the most experienced surfer. Around the world surfers seek out the best winter waves near and far. Here are some of the best beaches to catch a winter wave.

Gold Coast

russell Wallace Gold coast

This Australian beach has some of the best waves in all of the nation. Known for its consistent waves, which generally are in the morning when the wind sails from east. The beach is known internationally by surfers and fans alike for hosting one of the Association of the Surfing Professional Tour. Considered a surfer’s paradise for waves that can be as high as one to two in a week and almost as high as four foot a month.

Hanalei Beach

Hanalei Beach Russell Wallace

This scenic two-mile beach in Hawaii is home to white sands and surrounded by mountains. This surfer’s favorite is some of the best winter surfing with a peak season for surfing starting in September and ending in May. The beach is so well-known in the winter time that world champion surfers and athletes call Hanalei home.

Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay Russell Wallace

Located in South Africa, Jeffreys beach goes from Cape Receife located east to Cape St Francis on the West. Not only is Jeffreys Bay one of the safest beaches in the world it also considered to be one of the world’s most famous surfing spots. The allure of the Bay is fast waves that new surfers and seasoned veteran surfers can enjoy. The waves in the winter can be as high as twelve feet, and the wind takes a swell in these colder months.

Rincon Bay

Rincon Bay Russell Wallace

Found in the Caribbean, the home of The 1968 World Surfing Championship is better known as the “Surfing Capital of the Caribbean.” Rincon Bay is made up of six beaches alongside the Anasco Bay. The beaches attract surfers from around the world for the chaotic Atlantic and soft, more gentle Caribbean waves that surfers have come to love.

Oceanside Harbor

Oceanside Harbor surfing

Located in Southern California in the middle of the SoCal Surfers heaven, Oceanside Harbor is one of the most well-known surf spots of SoCal. With favorable conditions that have the wind swelling from the North West, West, and South West, the beaches’ waves can break at a high as ten feet.