Surf’s Up! The Best Shore Excursions For Surf Nuts

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It’s no secret that Aussies love to surf. After all, we do host some of the most coveted WSL tournaments on the planet. Not to mention some of the most talented surfers. Think Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Taj Burrow, as well as legendary ladies like Layne Beachley, Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore and Tyler Wright. Our surf is second to none!

Of course, that’s not to say that other destinations don’t boast pristine breaks. And what better way to embark on a surf safari than on the decks of a luxury cruise ship? Perfect for pint-sized groms, newbie adults and lifelong wave enthusiasts alike, these surf-centric shore excursions are perfect for all ages and skills.

Hang 10 with Norwegian Cruise Line in Hawaii

Arguably one of the most famous surf destinations on the planet, Hawaii is the birthplace of the sport. Located on Maui, Lahaina (meaning “relentless sun” in Hawaiian) is a beautiful historic town with surf that’s perfect for beginners. Start under the close watch of an instructor, then get out there and hang ten on your own!

Carve it up at Cocoa Beach with Royal Caribbean

Renowned as the Surf Capital of the World, Orlando’s Cocoa Beach is a fantastic place to carve it up on a long board! Start with a 15-minute intro to ocean safety and marine life, then hit the beach for two hours of gnarly waves. With one instructor for every five students, you’ll receive plenty of training and attention.

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Celebrate Puerto Rico’s surf culture with Carnival

Learn how to surf or refine existing skills on the picturesque sandy beaches of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Instructors cater to all levels, with a resort-based school offering a host of luxury facilities for when you’re not riding up a storm.

Even if you don’t want to sign up for a shore excursion, days spent docked in port still offer plenty of opportunities for renting a board and hitting the beach. Stellar destinations include Bali’s world famous Kuta Beach, Brisbane’s eternally sunny Gold Coast and South Africa’s ultra-juicy J Bay. Just be sure to always check conditions, assess skill levels and stay safe!

Cruise the waves

Ready to hit the waves? Chat to our friendly team of cruise experts about itineraries featuring surfing shore excursions. With destinations peppered across the globe, there’s something for every surf savvy holidaymaker.

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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