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Top 7 Longboard Destinations

This one is for the longboard fraternity. To those who delight in the early take-off, the smooth long glides, to never struggling in the smaller sets, to making it on the flat days. To all the fun and skill of navigating and maneuvering over 7ft of fibreglass and making it look easy.

Love your mal’s and have the travel itch? It’s time to put your toes on the nose and dip into the top hand-picked longboarding trips around the globe, as chosen by the team at World Surfaris.

7. Taiwan Surf Adventures, Taiwan

The first in our longboarder countdown is Taiwan Surf Adventures. Taiwan is known better for it’s barrelling beach breaks there is also plenty of variety throughout the region. With plenty to cater for longboarders as well. Find your perfect peeler along both the East and South Coast and be spoiled for choice of waves with open faces and predictable smooth peaks on your Taiwan Surf Adventure.

Taiwan

6. Off Season - Lombok

Off-season Lombok is the place to be if hang ten ever meant more than just waiting in a queue. Peak season offers consistent, punchier waves with walled take off’s. The off season, however, isn’t as merciless. In fact it could be described as ‘jolly good fun’ if you were an expat teetotaller, with a bushy moustache and penchant for tweed (so yeah, hipsters will love it here too). Longboarders should check out Grupuk, Inside Ekas and Selong Belanak but in the off season feel free to head to other breaks like the famous Desert Point. Heads up though off season can mean getting wet, but honestly who knows these days.  

Lombok Desert Point

5. Nusa Island Retreat, PNG

The local people on these islands are peaceful, relaxed and friendly - just like the surf. Nusa Island Retreat is owned and operated by the Keane family (an Australian family) who, between them, have spent more than 30 years in PNG and know the best spots in the best conditions. The Keane brothers' (Shaun and Nick) intimate knowledge of the surf spots in the area means you can be assured of comfortable plank-walking (if that's your style) - all day, every day.

Nusa Island Retreat

4. Telo Island Lodge, Indonesia

Telo Island Lodge is located in a beautiful landscaped coconut grove on the remote island of Sibranun, in the Telo Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia. Some of the most consistent waves in the Telo region are in the front and back yard of the Lodge, where there are many breaks close by and the waves are "not too heavy, not too light," according to the locals. The Lodge sits on a white sand beach fronting a lagoon that features three small islets and a fantastic right-hand reef / point wave directly in front of it. Longboarders will find fun here.

Mishos/ Missions Telos

3. Balian Villa, Bali

Balian is a relaxing place to stay, yet still relatively close to the hustle and bustle of Kuta, Legian & Seminyak - if you wish to party and shop after longboarding to exhaustion. The consistency of Balian makes it a treat for surfers young and old, no matter the weapon of choice.  

Balian

2. Tupira Surf Club, PNG

The limestone seabed punctuates user-friendly breaks in this region where strict local legislation means crowds are of no concern. The surf management plan in the Ulingan Bay area is capped at 20 surfers, with Tupira Surf Club accepting a maximum of 12 surfers at any one time. As well as a delightful right-hander directly out the front of the Club, there are half a dozen, easily accessible breaks within a short distance by car. Enjoy surfing this new frontier with only a select few.

Tupira Surf Club - Uligan bay

1. The Maldives

At number 1, we had to make it the Maldives - an inspiring surf destination that should be on the bucket list of every surfer. With a plethora of smooth, green peelers and clean coral playgrounds to choose from, Maldives trips have quite rightly become popular. With many Atolls and trips to choose from, you need knowledgeable, expert advice to get you into the Maldives and away from the crowds. Enter: World Surfaris. We will get you onto the waves that roll in consistently throughout this "surfers' paradise" - and you can let your longboard do the talking.

Maldives, Outer Atolls

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