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The 17 best surf and ocean blogs

The 17 best surf and ocean blogs

Surfing is more than just a sport, it's a lifestyle. The majority of surfers will agree with this statement. Surf blogs convey a similar message. It doesn't matter if you only catch one wave in two hours when you go surfing. It's about being in the water, with the waves crashing over you and the sun shining down.

Surfing is a special experience whether you're alone or with someone else. To keep the stoke factor high, we've searched the internet for the best surf blogs. Here are the results.

1. Beginner Surf Gear

This is a really great blog for beginner and intermediate surfers alike. It provides in-depth information on how to improve your surfing as well as reviews on all the latest surf products.

It also has a section on surf camps all over the world from Nicaragua to Bali. Here at Surf Gear Lab we are proud to have some our products featured on the site. If you are a beginner surfer then look no further than BSG.

beginner surf gear

2. Surfd

This site is run by New Zealand surfer Bradley Hook. It covers lifestyle aspects of surfing as well as product reviews. They are however best known for their surfboard reviews, which they have been doing since 2003, and pride themselves on providing honest and impartial appraisals of every surfboard they test. It's one of the best surf blogs out there.

3. Turkeymelt

The blog of surfer, Alex Gray. This guy takes you on his surfing journey all over the world – from Alaska to Mozambique, and even the great lakes. Turkeymelt delivers epic surfing visuals, both in image and video, and the content will leave you frothing to surf.

4. Errant Surf

The British company Errant Surf offers surf trips around the world. There are boat trips in the Maldives and surfing adventures in South Africa. Blogs like theirs provide insightful information about surf travel. If you're looking for your next surf adventure, check out their blog.

5. Surf Simply

Located in Costa Rica, these guys offer world-class surf coaching. By taking a more analytical, data-driven approach to surfing coaching, they've basically upped the ante on surf coaching.

Sure, it's not for everyone. But there are many people out there who can benefit from this type of surf coaching. There are a lot of free resources available at their website for those who want to learn to surf or improve their surfing skills. Surf blogs like this one deserve a place among our top 5.

surf simply


This is a very cool vlog run by a family based in Costa Rica - father, son, and daughter. We have been consuming their content for the past two years and have always found their videos to be interesting and entertaining. 

Their topics range from testing out different surf equipment to learning how to do different tricks to getting an insight into what a surf contest is like. Even when the chips were down and it looked like they may have closed the channel a few years back, they remained true to their roots.

7. Surferdad

This blog is about a dad who loves surfing. The blog is an all-around good quality blog with tons of informative posts, including the best alternative to Magic Seaweed (surf forecast website) and the question of whether shark devices work. Very cool!

8. Barefoot Surf Travel

Barefoot Surf Travel offers premium surfing retreats in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Bali. Surf retreats with these guys are known for their detailed and disciplined approach to coaching. It is the site's committed approach to surf instruction that gets them featured on our list.

9. Surf With Amigas

The site is a surf retreat for women. With exciting locations like Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Morocco, this website will get you pumped up for surfing. Despite being self-serving, they share videos and articles from their surf retreats on their blog.

10. Surf Nation

This is a quirky blog written by surfer dad Alex Wade. The blog was conceived as a follow-up to a book with the same name. His goal is to show that the UK and Ireland represent a “surf nation” that can rival any other major surfing stalwart across the globe.

11. Ho Stevie!

Yeah, you read that correctly. It’s Ho Stevie, not Yo Stevie! He explains why on his website. Stevie simply creates cool vlogs about his surf life in San Diego. Although originally from the US Mid West, Stevie now permanently resides in California where he surfs and makes a living from running a little online surf shop.

12. 350 Guide

The site features surf, snow, mountain biking, and other extreme sports. Their surf blog is pretty cool and covers surf travel a lot. Blog posts are particularly strong on imagery, while the rest of the site offers information on surfing equipment and surf guides.

13. Surf Strength Coach

Like the name suggests this surf blog is predominantly focussed on surf conditioning and coaching. Chris, the founder offers coaching programs and online consultations.

He also offers some pretty epic surf trips to places like the Mentawais and Sri Lanka. These trips are predicated on becoming a better surfer through movement coaching and conditioning.

14. We Are Surfers

Surf video content is the focus of this surf blog, which gathers all the best surf videos on the web. It is a great vlog to get an idea of who is doing what in the surf world. As well as covering surfing legends like Gerry Lopez and Bruce Gold, they have a section called "Oldskool".

15. Daily Stoke

A water sports site with a strong focus on surfing. Additionally, they have a gadget section where they write about things like underwater cameras and watches. So far they have articles on Wales, Vietnam, and India.

16. Young Wise Tails

This is a typical young lads blog with a strong multimedia offering. Great photos, epic videos, and a section on surf art.

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17. Lea Brassy

Lea Brassy is a French ocean explorer. Besides surfing and spearfishing, she also sails and spearfishes around the world. Her surf blog takes you on this wonderful journey. You can live this adventure through Lea's pictures and videos on her blog.