Looking for some beachin’ hostels to pick up a surfboard and hit some gnarly waves around the world? Here are some surfer’s havens where you can have some wicked fun before you even have the chance to say – surf’s up!
1. Boat Harbour, Australia – Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers
Set on 6 acres of natural, Aussie bush land, the custom-built cabin dorms compliment the laid-back, surfer lifestyle. But more importantly, so does the 5 minute walk from One Mile Beach.
Not so polished on your surfing skills? Good thing there are surf lessons across the street. When you’re burnt out on waves, swap the surfboard for a sand board to surf the dunes. Or gather a group from the cabin’s community kitchens, dining and lounge areas, or decked areas to go for a snorkel dive, whale-watching cruise, or winery tour. Check out Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers in Boat Harbour, Australia!
Dude, there’s even koalas on the property… how cool is that?
2. Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal – Alentejo Surf Hostel
Varied wave conditions means that the beginner and expert can surf nearly side-by-side. After tearing up the sea, grab a beer from one of the beach bars, grill up some grub at the hostel BBQ area, or lay back and relax on the hostel terrace afterward. And if you feel like jamming out, the hostel is in the heart of festival land, with Musics of the World and Sudoeste Music Festivalin close enough proximity for you to get off of your beach bum and go boogie with the beats.
3. Taghazoute, Morocco – Smashed! Surf House
It’s all smooth surfing at the Smashed! Surf House in Taghazoute, Morocco, where one room price includes beachfront accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, surfboards, wetsuits, surf instruction, and on-call vans to haul you to the best waves of the day.
Besides some wicked Moroccan surfing mayhem, you know what else gets us stoked? Smashed! Surf House contributes 10% of profits to the work of SurfAid in poverty stricken areas of Mentawai.