Surf Travel Ideas for 2011

February 24, 2011 - With winter coming to an end, now is the time to start looking at the hottest surfing destinations for 2011. Despite the fact that many surfing havens are becoming tourist hot spots, it is still possible to find locations across the globe which have big waves and uncrowded beaches. Surf travel company Xoxxi has just launched Sri Lanka as its newest surf destination. They provide completely environmentally friendly trips to this beautiful island and everything at their Sri Lankan destinations is supplied by the local community. All their accommodation is eco-friendly too, ensuring that nature gets back what it gives and that the local people receive every penny of profit from surfing trips which are booked here. Beaches with fantastic surf can be found all across the island; in fact Sri Lanka is one of the world`s most reliable surf destinations as the Indian Ocean has consistent swells all year long. Surf here is particularly good between October and April when the monsoon season in the northeast of the island creates consistent off shore winds and perfect waves to ride whether you are a beginner or a seasoned surfer.

Another great place to catch some waves is on the Pacific coast of Columbia. It`s the only country in South America with both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines and has some awesome places for surfers who like to get off the beaten track and discover uncrowded and pristine beaches. The most popular place for surfers to base themselves is Nuqui which features some amazing surfing spots in the local vicinity. The area is becoming increasingly popular as a surf travel destination, largely due to the fact that as one of the most bio-diverse locations on the planet it features a landscape made up of tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, hot springs and unspoilt beaches. Book your trip before it gets discovered by the hordes.

Head further north to El Salvador in Central America and you will find some of the best surfers in the world competing in the 2011 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship from October 16-23

The competition is to be held in the stunning waves of Punta Roca in the town of La Libertad and will feature surfers from over 30 countries. It is the first time the world championships have been hosted by El Salvador, despite the fact that the area has over 300 miles of coastline and some of the most dependable waves in the world. Holding the competition here marks a turn in the tide for surfing in this part of the world and will help El Salvador to become an increasingly important surf-tourism destination.

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