Surf's Up: A Guide to the Best Surf Destinations
June 22, 2016
We asked the coolest moms we know to share their favorite surf destinations! Check out five cool spots for catching waves, plus what you need to pack for your next surf trip.
Destination:Southampton and Montauk, NY
When it comes to getting the whole family in the water I book surf lessons with Flying Point Surf School. Ask for Hawaii Joe, he is the best instructor! You'll find us all at the beach every weekend!
My Surf Essentials:Billabong Wetsuit, Zinka Colored Nosecoat and a Neoprene Bikini from Triangl
VERONICA SWANSON BEARD
DESTINATION:Northern California, from Stinson Beach to Santa Cruz
I love the surf style in Northern California – it’s bohemian, it’s old school and it’s hardcore. The atmosphere is mellow but it brings in serious surfers. The way they move in the water is so beautiful, I love spending the day watching them.
MY SURF ESSENTIALS:Edie Parker Surf's Up Beach Towel, Basta Surf bikini swimsuit, Philip Kingsley Swimcap Cream (to protect my hair from the salt water!), and Supergoop Lip Balm SPF 30.
KATHY THOMAS, MOM & PHOTOGRAPHER
The Mukul Resort is gorgeous and surfing is easy here. There is a long gentle white water wave that kids and beginners can learn and boogie board on all day long, a nice long beach break out the back that can be friendly or challenging depending on the tide, and a more advanced left point break even further out long the cliffs. Tropicsurf runs a guiding and instructing operation here that is top notch.
My Surf Essentials:Kassia Surf Swimsuits, Vertra Tinted Sunscreen for face and hands, SunBum Spray Sunscreen for body, Sticky Bumps Surf Wax and a good baseball cap.
Destination:Punta Uva, Costa Rica
I was spoiled by this spot a few years ago when I went to Costa Rica and had it all to myself. Literally the only person in the water. Nothing beats an uncrowded beach break.
My Surf Essentials:Cover Swim Surf Suit, La Ligne Au Naturel Tote and Melange Pareo, Shiseido Wetforce 50+
Melanie Charlton Fowler, Owner and Founder of Clos-ette
Destination:Puerto Escondido, Mexico
I love the tequila, I love the people and there is a more mellow break for me and a heavier wave for the guys.