There are many options for those who dream of surfing the world on their gap year. If you’re a novice and want to learn surfing skills and tricks, many countries hold courses that don’t require any previous experience. For those who have mastered riding a wave and want to teach others, you can train to be a qualified surfing instructor and earn some cash doing something you love on your gap year.
You can begin your surfing the world adventure in Morocco, boasting some of the longest break points this side of the Atlantic coastline. Renowned for great surf, delicious food and friendly locals, Morocco has been a surfing haven for many years. If you find yourself in the Caribbean why not head down to the Dominican Republic for great surfing conditions. The vibe here is pretty chilled out and there’s lots of great nightlife and parties to be enjoyed. If you see your gap year heading Down Under then make your way to one of the many great surfing spots down the East Coast of Australia such as Noosa Heads, Yamba or Bells Beach just to name a few.
So there you have it, surfing the world on your gap year is easily organised from either home or abroad and is a great way to get to know your new home, wherever you find yourself!
Surf waves at one of the best breaks in the world, see volcanoes from a lakeside mountain bike ride, search for the quetzal bird in the cloud forest, watch the sun set over the Pacific.