From soaring ‘double ups’ to raging ‘reef breaks’, watching pro surfers taking on the planet’s most challenging waves is an exhilarating experience!
For surf-fanatics, there are few more fascinating experiences then watching the world’s most skilled practitioners compete to navigate the biggest and most challenges breaks on the planet, and from the paradisiacal islands of the South Pacific, to the windswept coasts of western Europe, there are myriad destinations across the globe which every year play host to surf competitions and events.
The largest surfing event on the planet, every year the Vans US Open of Surfing attracts some 700,000 surf-enthusiasts to Huntington Beach, a laid back town in Southern California renowned for its long, beautiful sandy beaches, world-class breaks and vibrant surf culture. The 9 day-event also features a host of extras including, skate and BMX competitions, retail and art exhibitions, live music and DJ’s and much more.
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Yes, due to their popularity, most world-class surf events sell out quickly, so you should try and book tickets as far in advance as possible.
Yes, though this depends on the event. Some, including theVans US Open of Surfing hold fan meet and greets with pro surfers.
Not usually, most events allow all ages to attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Some events, such as Boardmasters and Sea Sessions offer the option to book camping or other forms of accommodation with your ticket. However, for most events you will need to find a hotel or another form of accommodation nearby.
Catch a ride on a gigantic wave and see where nature takes you… Don’t fall off, you’ll end up with a mouth full of salt!
Kitesailing has been around since the 1400s, when folks in China used kites to boost their canoes to get across the water.
White water = white knuckles! Grab your paddle, strap up your life-vest and battle the currents with a crew of equally daring adventurers.