The best places to surf in December: beginner-friendly destinations

Visiting a place with a great warm climate during a winter is an especially pleasant experience, especially, if you are coming from a region featured with low temperatures during the season. Certainly, it is also an amazing opportunity to spend time surfing.

If this year you are going to spend your holiday in the winter, there is no need to resign from surfing. This article will provide you with all the necessary information about wonderful spots for surfing in the winter which will be suitable not only for experienced surfers but also for the ones without prior experience.


One of the best regions for surfing in December is Taghazout which is located in Morocco.

Actually, Taghazout is regarded to be the surf capital of the entire countries and it is one of the major winter surfing spots for travellers from Europe where winters might be too cold for this activity. Taghazout is the exact place you need if you want to enjoy sunshine and warmth during the winter.

The choice beaches in this area is quite large and the greatest feature of them is the fact they are suitable for beginners.

If you are looking for the best waves, you should visit Panorama Beach. The beach is sandy and wide. There are several peaks here and quite easy waves which will certainly make it possible for beginners to enjoy their surfing experience and master this sport. At the same time, many advanced surfers also love staying at this beach.

When it comes to a wetsuit you will need in this location in December, it should be of 3/2 mm. The air temperature in Taghazout can be of the range between 18°C and 26°C.

Canary Islands

The best place to start your surfing lessons on Canary Islands is Fuerteventura. This location has particularly pleasant temperatures in December ranging between 21°C and 26°C.

Fuerteventura is a great place for people who enjoy surfing experience in Hawaii. In fact, it is even frequently called European Hawaii. There are strong reason for that such as permanent sunshine and amazing round waves. There is nothing strange, the community of Fuerteventura is radiating with surf culture.

When it comes to the equipment you might need while surfing in Fuerteventura, it will be either a 2/2mm suit or a spring suit.

Costa Rica

In case you would like to visit an even wormer place for surfing in December, you should consider Costa Rica. With its average temperature during the month of 31°C, it will certainly give you a chance to escape from cold European winters.

Note that for beginners, Santa Teresa would be one of the best locations for surfing. Santa Teresa is a particularly good place for anyone who is not a fan of rather busy locations such as Tamarindo. You should pay your attention particularly to Playa Carmen which is located outside the town as well as to the main Santa Teresa’s beach. This one is a real paradise with its amazing white sand. The beach has two peaks and will give the best experience to beginners with low tides.

It is recommended to have reef boots, a rash guard, board shorts as well as sunscreen and a hat for your trip.

As you can see from our list, of the locations are actually good for people of a more advanced level in surfing. This is especially true for Morocco.