Surfing

Centro of the Universe: European secret every traveler should know

Centro of the Universe: European secret every traveler should know

It's got surf. It's got snow. It's got scenery. So why isn't Portugal's Centro region on everyone's travel radar?
Born to ride: How Bali's board boys crashed the surf scene

Born to ride: How Bali's board boys crashed the surf scene

The island's surfing pioneers explain why it took so long for the locals to catch a wave and join the tourists
Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

In what is undoubtedly the world's "coolest" surf video, photographer Chris Burkhard endures freezing temperatures, blizzards and injury to capture Arctic waves and their riders
Surfing in Antarctica... and other surprising locations

Surfing in Antarctica... and other surprising locations

Tired of sun-bleached, postcard-ready surf spots? There are different ways to carve waves
Massive whale hangs out with surfers in Australia

Massive whale hangs out with surfers in Australia

Surfers send an hour with huge Southern whale
Souks, sea and surf: Riding giants in Morocco

Souks, sea and surf: Riding giants in Morocco

The town of Essaouira used to do a big trade in fish -- but locals have discovered surfing's more profitable
4 super swell surf towns (even if you don't surf)

4 super swell surf towns (even if you don't surf)

Big waves, lots of sun, fresh fish, chill beach bars. This is what we want in our surf towns and this is where we get it
4 ultra-cool winter activities in the United States

4 ultra-cool winter activities in the United States

Forget all those other wimpy seasons. Winter is here and we’re psyched
World's 50 best surf spots

World's 50 best surf spots

The breaks and the tubes that make wipeouts worth it
Best 5 winter surfing spots in Korea

Best 5 winter surfing spots in Korea

Relentless January winds herald the best waves for winter surfers
Video: Glow-in-the-dark surfers kick off Aussie summer

Video: Glow-in-the-dark surfers kick off Aussie summer

Aussie filmmakers team with Strongbow to make the most beautiful surf short this year
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EXPERT'S GUIDE

From swanky oceanfront resorts to redwood-lined camping shores, the Golden State's 840 miles of coastline offer beaches for everyone

CULINARY JOURNEYS

San Sebastian's top restaurants show us why this small Spanish town is a global culinary capital