Surfing in North America
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Information about North America
North America is where the surfing was born (well, Hawaii to be precise). Just for that it is well worth a visit!
North America covers an area of 9.5 million square miles and is home to over 520 million people. It is the third largest of the continents, and for the purposes of our map includes the USA, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.
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The waves on the East Coast of the continent come out of the North Pacific Ocean, the East Coast of the Central American countries and southern United States get their waves from the Gulf of Mexico and finally the Caribbean and East Coast of North America get waves out of the North Atlantic.
Hawaii, known as the home of surfing is located on this Continent and deserves a special mention just for the amount of world class waves and powerful surf on offer. No self respecting world champion wannabe would turn down a winter on the North Shore.
The countries in Central America are becoming more and more popular with surfers as the waves become more accessible and the facilities more comfortable. There are now plenty of surf camps and schools more than willing to show a travelling surfer a great time.
California is another great area to visit for a surfing holiday. Its numerous breaks and great lifestyle are attractive to the visiting surfer. There are so many quality breaks along this stretch of the North American Pacific coastline and even one of the worlds most notorious big waves spots if found here - Mavericks.