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Surf Couture: Our Top 7 Surf Spots + Matching Boardshort Picks

Happy new year to all our Maui Rippers crew at home and abroad! We're so hyped for all the new experiences, achievements, and memories to be made in 2024.

And what better way to start planning something epic than by checking out seven of the best surf spots worldwide?

If you're ready to ride the tide of excitement with us, then get on board! We're diving into the world's most awe-inspiring surfing destinations for some of the best off-grid vacation inspiration.

And that's not all – we've gathered our top staff picks for the best Maui Rippers boardshorts to join you on your aquatic adventures. We've thoughtfully matched each pair based on style, color, and functionality to add an extra flair to every destination you explore. 

So, grab your (virtual) surfboard and let's get going!

1. Bali, Indonesia – Where Culture Meets Waves:

Bali Surf Trip

Our first stop on this global surf safari is none other than Bali, the Island of the Gods.

Picture this: emerald-green waves, vibrant sunsets, and you conquering the barrels in your favorite pair of Maui Rippers. Designed for maximum comfort and flexibility, our boardies are the perfect match for Bali's unique blend of culture and righteous surf breaks.

Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a novice catching your first wave, Bali's diverse surf breaks offer an unforgettable experience for every skill level.

Slip into the laid-back vibes of the surf community, and let the spirit of Bali's waves become an integral part of your surfing adventure.

Our Perfect Pairings: Men's 21" Midnight Blue Boardshorts & Women's 9" Emerald Bay Boardshorts


2. Pipeline, Hawaii – The Big Kahuna of Surf:

Pipeline, Hawaii

Heading over to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, where legends are born and waves are as fierce as the island's spirit. 

The island's winter season, typically from November to February, sees the arrival of massive swells that transform the North Shore into a playground for big-wave enthusiasts.

Maui Rippers will have your back as you tackle the famous Pipeline – renowned for its colossal waves and adrenaline-pumping surf. 

Get ready to catch the big kahuna in style!

Our Perfect Pairings: Men's 24" Extra Long Hawaiian Floral Boardshorts & Women's 5" Tangerine Lemonade Boardshorts


3. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa – Endless Right-Hand Perfection:

J-Bay Surf Maui Rippers

Venturing to the southern hemisphere, we'll land in the iconic Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. Here you'll find consistent swells and endless right-handers in a picturesque setting against the stunning coastal landscape.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant local surf culture as you explore beachside cafes and quaint shops, enhancing the laid-back atmosphere of this surf haven.

Jeffrey's Bay promises an unforgettable surf experience, where each wave becomes a chapter in the dynamic story between surfer and ocean.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, J-Bay ensures disappointment is not on the itinerary. 

Our Perfect Pairings: Men's 19" Retro Aloha Boardshorts & Women's 5" Midnight Camo Kona Boardshorts

4. Malibu, California – The Classic Californian Wave:

Malibu Surf

Let's cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway to the iconic Malibu, California. Known for its classic Californian waves and laid-back vibes, Malibu demands equally classic style.

So be sure to pack your Maui Rippers and stay ready for anything from hanging ten to soaking up that golden state sunshine.

As you catch the waves at Surfrider Beach or take a stroll along the Malibu Pier, embrace the effortlessly cool atmosphere that defines this surf haven, making it a must-stop destination for those seeking the perfect blend of surf, sun, and good vibes.

Our Perfect Pairings: Men's 24" Extra Long Moss Hybrid Boardshorts & Women's 5" Sweet Hibiscus Boardshorts

5. Gold Coast, Australia – Where Surfers' Dreams Come True:

Gold Coast North Australia Surf Tour

Down under, the Gold Coast of Australia beckons with its golden beaches, pristine water, and the aptly named Surfer's Paradise.

Between the epic breaks and laid-back lifestyle of the Aussie surf scene, this is one surf destination that every waterman should visit at least once.

Venture into the Gold Coast's vibrant coastal culture, where the surf meets a dynamic urban landscape, offering not only incredible waves but also a unique blend of beachside relaxation and city excitement.

Our Perfect Pairings: Men's 19" Nalu Boardshorts & Women's 9" Desert Rose Boardshorts


6. Hossegor, France – European Elegance Meets Surfing Excitement:

France Surf

Embark on a journey to the chic beaches of Hossegor, France, where European elegance converges with powerful surf.

Renowned for its vibrant surf culture and artistic charm, this cultural hub along the French Atlantic coast offers an ideal setting to hone your surfing skills and engage your creative side.

Beyond the waves, explore stylish streets adorned with boutiques and art galleries, creating a unique blend of adventure and sophistication.

From chasing waves to immersing yourself in the arts, Hossegor promises an amazing experience that lingers beyond the typical beach destination.

Our Perfect Pairings: Men's 21" Reef Camo Boardshorts & Women's 5" Dawn Kona Boardshorts

7. Puerto Escondido, Mexico – Big Waves, Bigger Adventures:

Mexico Surf

If you're looking to spice things up on your surf trip, look no further than Puerto Escondido, Mexico, where big waves and bigger adventures await. 

The Mexican pipeline is a grand thing to behold, boasting some of the largest swells in the area, so naturally it's a hotspot for big wave surfers. 

The swells here are not for the faint of heart, but even as a spectator you can be sure you'll have a great time in this sun-soaked paradise.

Our Perfect Pairings: Men's Grey Octo Tako Fishing Boardshorts & Women's Plus Size Umbrella Leaf Bermuda Boardshorts

Beyond the Break

And there you have it! A whirlwind tour of the planet's most thrilling surfing spots, paired with the perfect boardshorts to step up your surf game.

Whether you're carving the waves in Bali, hanging ten in Malibu, or tackling the giants at Mavericks, Maui Rippers has you covered.

So, gear up, catch those waves, and let the sea set you free! 🌊🤙


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