Surfing

Malibu Beach Inn

The Malibu Inn is located along the strip of seashore nicknamed “Billionaire’s Beach” this unique boutique hotel offers you complete relaxation, from our 47 well-appointed rooms and suites, each with a private balcony, to the breathtaking views and magical sunsets you’ll enjoy while having an executive chef create the only beachfront gourmet dining experience of any of the Malibu beach hotels. Enjoy our tranquil on-site spa services and feel yourself shift into that “Malibu moment.”

Surfing the Canadian Pacific Coast

It was 7:50 a.m. on a misty winter morning as I danced the can-can in an effort to wrangle my wetsuit over my limbs. Once I was suited up, I added a shot of Baileys Irish Cream to my coffee—for liquid courage—and stepped onto the sand for my 8:00 a.m. surf lesson on Canada’s West Coast in Tofino, British Columbia, five hours from Vancouver.

The Viceroy Santa Monica Finest Beach Hotel

Viceroy Santa Monica embrace your inner fashionista or recording artist with a stay at Viceroy Santa Monica. Frequented by fashion models, entertainment industry stars and execs (and the rest of L.A.’s tragically hip), the Viceroy is the hotel to see and be seen at in Santa Monica. Modern design meets classic sophistication throughout the hotel’s 162 guest rooms.

Puerto Rico Rincón and La Ruta Panorámica

Puerto Rico’s wild and wonderful west coast is one of the world’s top surfing destinations, and its town of Rincón was put on the map when the World Surfing Championships were held here on Domes Beach in 1968. Rincón means ‘corner’—this is where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, giving rise to waves that can break at heights of up to 25 feet.

Oahu, Hawaii Watch big-shot surfers ride the big waves

Ever since Hawaiians revived the ancient practice of surfing a century ago, and especially after Duke Kahanamoku—Olympic gold-medal swimmer and the original ‘Big Kahuna’—popularised it from Australia to California, riding the waves has been the quintessential Hawaiian sport. For surfers and spectators alike, there’s no place like the six-mile stretch of Oahu’s North Shore from Hale’iwa to Sunset Beach, where in winter, monster swells from Pacific storms rush unimpeded towards breaks in the reefs.