Catching Waves on a Surfing Adventure

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Planning your client’s next surf getaway? These five destinations are a big hit among novice and experienced surfers, alike.

California Located in southern San Luis Obispo county on California’s central coast, Pismo Beach is a popular vacation destination that offers a bevy of watersport options, including kite boarding, fishing, and, of course, surfing.

This summer, Pismo Lighthouse Suites is partnering with SandBar Surf Co. to offer a Midweek Billabong Surf Camp package. Available through Aug. 28, this package includes 4-night accommodations in a 2-bedroom suite, as well as a 3-day Billabong Surf Camp experience for two. Surf camps are led by experienced instructors in small group settings and include surfboards, wetsuits and rash guards, as well as a souvenir T-shirt and stainless steel water bottle for each participant. Rates start at $350 per night.

During their off time, guests can explore Pismo Beach Pier and seaside shops, kayak in the tide pools at nearby Shell Beach, or explore the countryside of Edna Valley—home to award-winning wineries—located just a short drive away. For more information, visit pismolighthousesuites.com.

Hawaii Known for its excellent waves, Waikiki Beach has long been a popular spot for surfing enthusiasts. And at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa visitors can experience the thrill of catching their first wave with the Explore Waikiki Surf package.

Priced from $249 per night (requires a 3-night minimum stay), this package includes a 2-hour semi-private surf lesson for two adults provided by the Ty Gurney Surf School, roundtrip transfers to and from the surf lesson site, two T-shirts and water bottles, as well as a keepsake boxed CD of photos of the surf lesson. For more information, visit waikiki.hyatt.com.

Costa Rica Costa Rica is truly an outdoor lover’s paradise. And with a tropical coastline surrounded by lush jungles, this destination also makes a picturesque backdrop for catching some waves.

Located on Santa Teresa Beach on the southwestern tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Hotel Tropico Latino has a Surf package that couples surfing lessons and yoga classes, along with plenty of free time for relaxing.

Priced from $550 pp dbl in green season (Sept. 1-Oct. 31), this package includes 3-night Oceanview Bungalow accommodations, two surf classes, one yoga class, a 60-minute massage, a complimentary 3-course dinner, a complimentary cocktail and breakfast each morning. For more information, visit hoteltropicolatino.com.

Bali Located on Bali’s southwest coast, just 20 minutes from Seminyak, Canggu Beach is a former fishing village that is now a popular tourist destination, especially among surfers.

At Hotel Tugu Bali, a luxury boutique resort and spa, guests can enjoy the Surfing in Style package. Priced from $2,494 pp dbl, this package includes 5-night Dedari or Rejang suite accommodations, a welcome health drink, a welcome foot and shoulder massage, daily breakfast, daily high-tea at sunset, three surfing lessons with equipment included, two 1-hour after-surf massages and airport transfers.

The Surf in Style package is available through March 31, 2012. For more information, visit tuguhotels.com.