Pick Up Your Board and Surf Glasses: 5 Unique Surfing Locations in the USA
Now that summer is here, what better time to grab your board and surf glasses and catch the nearest wave? We’re pretty lucky here in the USA to have some of the finest surfing locations around. You don’t have to fly to a different continent to get to a great surf spot. We’ve compiled a list of 5 unique surfing locations in the USA to give you some inspiration for this summer.
- Pipeline, Hawaii: We’d be sinning if we didn’t give a shout out to the birthplace of modern, highly technical, tube riding. Here, you’ll be able to find a near-flawless pipeline. It may require a flight to get there if you live on the mainland, but at least you won’t need a passport!
- Venice Breakwater, California: This public beach is top-notch for a reason. You shouldn’t be a newbie to surfing to test out the waters, but you also don’t have to be a pro. The beach gets pretty busy on weekends, so you might want to test it out during the week.
- Pump House, South Florida: This beach isn’t for beginners, but if you’ve got some experience it can’t be beat. It’s sandy, rocky, and is on a sand bar, but the waves hold up to over 16ft and it remains relatively empty even on weekends. For a spot that’s a little more secluded that still has killer waves, this is it.
- Rainbow Point, Alaska: This beach is great for everyone, from entry level surfers to the pros. While you need a plane to get there and you have to watch out for urchins, the fresh and powerful water puts this beach on our list.
- Bay Point, Marblehead, Ohio: Saltwater is always the best option for surfing, but if you live in the Midwest, a trip to the beach might be a pretty big hike for you. You can actually catch some waves by the Great Lakes if you look hard enough, and Marblehead is one of the favorites. These waves aren’t killers and are normally pretty weak, but are a great alternative for those who don’t live on a coast.
Do you have a special place where you like to take your board and surf glasses? Comment below and tell us what some of your favorite places to surf are! And don’t forget to pick up a set of surf glasses from Silverfish to protect your eyes from the next big wave!