If you’re a keen surfer, simply continue reading to discover 4 international hangouts, which are popular with surfers from around the world. After all, life’s too short to spend all your time surfing at the same beach.
4 Cool hangouts for surfers that are well worth the plane ticket:
1. Duke’s Waikiki, Hawaii
Duke’s Waikiki is named after Duke Kahanamoku, a competitive Hawaiian swimmer who is hailed as the father of modern-day surfing. Better yet, Duke’s also boasts a barefoot bar, which is open from 11.00 am and midnight.
Duke’s Waikiki is a laid-back beachfront restaurant, which offers stunning views of Waikiki Beach. So it’s well worth asking for an outdoor table. If you’re looking for a quiet hang out spot to grab a burger and a beer between waves, it’s well worth visiting Duke’s. If you’re feeling brave, make sure to try a burger as the burger buns all contain poi, which is an ancient Hawaiian dish created from taro root.
2. Beach Ball, Newport Beach
If you’re looking for a strong drink at a beach bar, head to Beach Ball in Newport Beach. Beach Ball is only closed for 4 hours per night and is open from 6 am to 2 am. You can even order a Bloody Mary at 6 am if you choose to. You just may have to wait a couple of hours, before hitting the beach to catch some waves.
As Beach Ball is frequented by local Newport Beach surfers, you’ll have no problems, finding new friends to swap surf stories with. Beach Ball also boasts a pool table, which is ideal, if you’re killing time trying waiting for sizeable swells to arrive.
3. Tortilla Flats, Dominica, Costa Rica
If you’re looking for a surfer friendly restaurant that you can walk into with wet hair, you’ll feel at home at Tortilla Flats, which is located in Costa Rica. One of the world’s premier surf destinations. Tortilla Flats is a two-storey restaurant and bar, which offers phenomenal views as well as ice cold beer. It’s well worth visiting at sunset as the sun sets in Costa Rica, have to be seen to be believed.
However, it’s also worth visiting Tortilla Flats during the lunchtime lunch as you’ll find a wide array of flavorful, affordable dishes. If you’re looking to dine like a king on a surfer’s budget, it’s well worth visiting Tortilla Flats.
4. Wreck Bar, Grand Cayman
Wreck Bar is rarely visited by tourists as it’s located an hour away from the main tourist strip. However, Wreck Bar is popular amongst surfers as it’s located within a stone’s throw of a variety of local surf spots. If you’re looking for a beach bar which boasts a traditional thatched roof and live music, it’s definitely well worth making a trip to Wreck Bar.
If you’re keen, make sure to order an Old Judd, a national drink which was invented 60 years ago at the Wreck Bar’s predecessor. Which stood in the exact same spot as the Wreck Bar. If you’re tempted an Old Judd features a mix of Kahula, Baileys, vodka and ice.
So what are you waiting for? Simply pick the hangout, which interests you the most and book your plane ticket, to one of the world’s coolest surf hangouts