Top 7 Longboard Destinations
This one is for the longboarders. If you love early take offs, long mellow peelers and maneuvering over 7ft of fibreglass, then it’s time to put your toes on the nose and dip into our top rated, handpicked longboarding trips around the world. From the Mentawai Islands, to pristine PNG, the idyllic atolls in the Maldives, Sri Lanka and more – your next longboard surf trip is sorted.
7. The Mentawai Islands
The first in our longboarder countdown is Togat Nusa Retreat, nestled on it’s own private island in the heart of the Mentawai Islands. This wave-rich region of Indonesia is known better for it’s hollow barrels and shallow reef breaks, but there is also plenty of variety including long, mellow peelers. Waves like No Kandui, Burgerworld, Mini HTs, Scarecrows and Tikus offer favourable 1-3ft conditions for longboarders, and are also suitable for beginner to intermediate surfers.
6. Batu Karas, East Java
If you’re chasing a wave similar to Noosa’s First Point or Byron Bay’s The Pass, look no further than Batu Karas, a small coastal village in East Java. This sand-bottom point break starts off with a steep take off section, followed by a long peeling ride with high walls. With more waves accessible from the beachfront Java Cove Beach Hotel by car or boat, you’ll be in for a lot of longboarding fun.
5. Nusa Island Retreat, PNG
Papua New Guinea locals are peaceful, relaxed and friendly – just like the surf. Nusa Island Retreat is owned and operated by an Aussie family who, between them, have spent more than 30 years in PNG. With this expert knowledge at your fingertips, you are guaranteed mellow waves for all levels and craft, all day, every day.
4. Telos Surfing Village, North Sumatra
Surfing Village in the Telos Islands is positioned beachfront, with lush tropical surrounds and incredible wildlife. Some of the most consistent waves in the Telos region are within paddle or walking distance from Surfing Village, with many more breaks accessible by boat. Locals describe the waves in this area as “not too heavy, but not too light”, making it the perfect option for intermediate to advanced longboarders chasing a slight challenge.
3. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has grown popularity over the years with surfers far and wide. This sand bottom point break paradise is idyllic, mellow and suitable for surfers of all levels. Arugam Bay or Hikkaduwa are good base spots for a Sri Lankan surf trip, with the most consistent swells between April and October.
2. Tupira Surf Club, PNG
Strict local legislation means crowds are of no concern at this budget-friendly, beachfront guesthouse. 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, there are half a dozen easily accessible breaks within a short car ride away. Enjoy surfing this new frontier with only a select few, in pristine and uncrowded PNG.
1. The Maldives
If you’re a longboarder thinking about your next surf trip, the Maldives should be at the top of your list. With a variety of long, mellow peelers, crystal clear reef beneath you, and palm fringed islands around you, the Maldives is a dream location for any surfer. Choose from the popular North Male Atolls for a resort-style experience, or cruise the Centrals or Southern Atolls aboard a surf charter for something a little more secluded. Hudhuranfushi Resort, just 30 minutes from the Male airport, has Lohis Left right out the front and waves like Honkeys, Jailbreaks, Sultans and Cokes all within a short boat ride away.
Nestled amongst the palm trees on it’s own private Mentawai island, Togat Nusa Retreat is a tropical sanctuary perfect for surfers looking to escape, relax and unwind.Explore Trip
Soak up all the beauty of the Central Atolls while on board the spacious North Seven Charter. This spacious 3-deck charter boat will transport you…Explore Trip
Our most-loved surf resort in the Maldives and rated #1 for surfers and non-surfers alike. Surf Lohis Left right out the front, and live it up with an all-inclusive experience.Explore Trip
A minimalistic beachfront guesthouse perfectly positioned in front of Tupira Right – an idyllic spot to surf, relax, and unwind on repeat.Explore Trip
Catering to mostly repeat guests, Surfing Village in the Telos delivers a unique and authentic beachfront experience with world-class waves right out the front.Explore Trip
This beautiful retreat is the perfect destination to escape and relax, and enjoy some of the best waves the Pacific has to offer.Explore Trip
Only 66,000sq km in area, yet a treasure trove of diverse and astonishing surprises, Sri Lanka is a cornucopia of magnificent beaches, rain forests, charming…Explore Trip