The world’s best surfing destinations for beginners

Watching athletes excel in any sport can inspire even the laziest amongst us to take up sport. But for travellers, trying out surfing is particularly appealing as you can rent all the equipment and it’s mostly done in sun-soaked idylls.

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee pitched surfing as one of five new sports to ‘bring more youthful and vibrant events and culture into the Olympic programme.’ Early indications are that it was popular with viewers, so don’t be surprised if surf destinations and trips book up quickly.

Last weekend, athletes from 17 countries competed in three rounds at Tsurigasaki Beach, 40 miles east of Tokyo. Following the quarter and semifinals, Carissa

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