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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.

VERONICA MIELE BEARD

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

Photo: Surf Simply

Destination:

Mukul, Nicaragua

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.

Melanie Charlton Fowler, Owner and Founder of Clos-ette

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