Best Body Surfing Beaches
Body surfing is a favorite pastime of many and there are body surfing competitions held worldwide. In Hawaiian, body surfing is called "umauma," which translates literally to mean "sliding with the chest" (regular surfing is called "wave sliding" in Hawaiian). Here is a list of the best body surfing beaches.
The Wedge, Newport Beach, CaliforniaThe Wedge is one of the most famous beaches in the world for body surfing. The name comes from a type of wave that is perfect for body surfing and is a challenge for all those who attempt to ride it. Even experienced body surfers can get injured by
the Wedge wave. The Wedge beach in Newport Beach was named after this because of the man-made jetty that was created to protect the harbor. This jetty causes unique side wave action that creates the right conditions for surfing. Because of this jetty, the Wedge has become known as one of the best body surfing beaches.
When it comes to consistent waves, Sandy Beach in Oahu has some of the most consistent waves in all of Hawaii, making this a great beach for body surfing. If you're looking for big waves, you'll want to visit Sandy Beach in the summer. This beach can become dangerous depending on the surf conditions, so only experienced body surfers should attempt to surf these waves. There are more lifeguard rescues and injuries at this beach than any other on Oahu.
Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Oceanside hosts a popular body surfing competition. Around 400 body surfers come from around the world to compete in this competition, which is held in August. The beach is located south of Oceanside Pier and has an amphitheater where various events are held. You'll find areas that are for swimming only or surfing only, and there are two lifeguard towers. There are a lot of amenities in the area including restrooms, vendor stands, covered picnic tables, barbecues, and showers.
This beach in Australia is known for being a mecca for surfers. It was even mentioned in the Beach Boys song "Surfin' USA." This sandy beach has showers, restrooms, picnic areas, and lifeguards. Food is sold nearby as well, which is convenient so you don't have to leave the beach to get a bite to eat. More daring surfers head to the north end of the beach, called The Alley, where the most challenging waves hit.
Narrabeen Beach, Sydney, Australia
These are definitely some of the best body surfing beaches in the world, but they're not the only good beaches for body surfing. Once you've found your perfect body surfing destination, the next task is to figure out where you'll stay that's near the beach. The closer you are to the sand and surf, the more fun you'll have on your vacation. The best choice is a vacation rental near or on the beach. These vacation rentals provide the space you need, especially if you're going with a group of friends or your family. You'll appreciate having plenty of room.
Finding the Right Accommodations
These vacation rentals also provide many amenities that you just won't find in a hotel such as a patio, barbecues, and more. There is a lot of variety with these rentals, so you're sure to find the perfect one for you and your group.