Where Is The Best Surfing?


Surfing is not yet a very popular activity in Cuba, so keep in mind that you may not easily be able to find surfing equipment to rent.

For experienced surfers, Guardalava and Baracoa have beaches that offer large swells. Serious surfers may even travel there at the tail end of hurricane season (August-October) for the big waves.

Surf is fairly unreliable along Havana's coast, but determined surfers still regularly visit the local beaches. Calle 70 or Playa Guanabo are just outside the city, and are popular with visitors and local surfers alike.

Playa Mar Verde and Playa Buey Cabón, outside of Santiago de Cuba, may be better for more experienced surfers due to their point breaks, or waves that break over rocks under the water.

For new surfers, Varadero is a great place to try to catch waves. Private and group surfing lessons are available here.