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Best Surf Spots in America 

Best Surf Spots in America 

We’ve seen more and more surfers come up and join the Four Wheel Camper family. I mean, our slide-in campers DO make a perfect beachside surf setup. In honor of all our FWC surfers, we’ve decided to curate a list of the best surf spots in America. 

Many of these beaches are also ideal for beginners, so if surfing is on your list, we’ve got you covered! From the iconic breaks of California to the hidden gems of the East Coast and the sun-drenched shores of Florida, here are our best surf spots in America to explore with your truck camper.

Best Surf Spots in America 

Best Surf Spots in America in 2024 

1. Malibu, California

We know this first spot likely won’t surprise you – Malibu! Nestled along the sun-soaked shores of Southern California, Malibu is synonymous with surf culture. From the iconic First Point to the more forgiving breaks at Surfrider Beach, Malibu offers something for surfers of all skill levels. With its perfect waves and vibrant atmosphere, it’s no wonder Malibu has been a favorite among wave riders for generations. It’s a favorite among our truck camper owners. 

2. Pipeline, Hawaii

Okay, this one might be a little hard to get your Four Wheel Camper to, but we can’t make a surf roundup without including Hawaii! It is the surf capitol of the United States, after all. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Pipeline is the stuff of legends – a magnet for experienced surfers seeking the ultimate challenge. With its monstrous waves and bone-crushing barrels, Pipeline demands respect and skill. Paddling out here is not for the faint of heart, but for those brave enough to take on the challenge, the rewards are unparalleled.

Best Surf Spots in America 

3. Cocoa Beach, Florida

Known for its consistent swells and laid-back vibe, Cocoa Beach is a classic spot that offers surfers a taste of the Sunshine State’s surf culture. From the iconic breaks of Cocoa Beach Pier to the more secluded spots like Spanish House, there are plenty of waves to ride and adventures to be had. Plus, with its warm waters and sunny skies, Cocoa Beach is the perfect destination for a surf-filled getaway year-round. If you’re a surfer chasing winter swell, pack up your truck camper and head to Cocoa Beach! 

4. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

North Carolina is a surfer’s hidden paradise. When you think of the best surf spots in America, it might not be top of mind, but it should be. It’s also the perfect spot for your truck camper, as there are beaches in North Carolina you can drive on! Wrightsville Beach offers surfers a taste of paradise without fighting big surf crowds. From the consistent breaks at Crystal Pier to the challenging waves of Masonboro Inlet, there’s no shortage of surf spots to explore. And with its charming seaside town vibe, Wrightsville Beach is the perfect destination for a laid-back surf adventure.

5. Montauk, New York

Known for its world-class breaks and stunning coastal scenery, Montauk has long been known as the best place to surf in New England. From the powerful waves of Ditch Plains to the more mellow breaks at Turtle Cove, there’s something for surfers of all abilities. Montauk has a bit of everything for water lovers, including beautiful beaches, calm inlet waters for paddleboarding, and nice breaks for surfing. 

6. Santa Cruz, California:

A quaint and quiet surf town just south of San Fransisco, Santa Cruz is a mecca for surfers. Known for its consistent swells and diverse breaks, there is never a shortage of options for surfers. From the world-famous Steamer Lane to the beginner-friendly waves at Cowell’s Beach, Santa Cruz is a classic California beach town with beautiful picture-perfect swells & waves. 

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7. Lake Superior, Michigan:

Surfing on the Great Lakes? Absolutely! Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes, offers some surprisingly epic waves for those brave enough to venture into its icy waters. During the fall and winter months, strong winds create massive swells that attract adventurous surfers from near and far. While the water may be cold, the thrill of riding a freshwater wave amidst the stunning wilderness of the Upper Peninsula is an experience like no other. Just make sure to pack that cold water wetsuit! 

8. San Diego, California:

San Diego might be the most bustling surf city in the United States, and it’s probably not a surprise it’s on this list! From the iconic breaks of Sunset Cliffs to the long, peeling waves of Tourmaline Surfing Park, San Diego offers endless opportunities to catch the perfect wave for all skill levels. If you take a trip to visit the San Deigo beaches in your truck camper, chances are you’ll see surfers out enjoying the waves nearly every morning.

9. Pacific City, Oregon:

Tucked away on the rugged coast of Oregon, Pacific City is a hidden gem for surfers seeking adventure. Home to the legendary Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City boasts powerful waves and breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re tackling the challenging breaks of the Cape or enjoying a leisurely session at Pacific City Beach, this coastal town offers an unforgettable surfing experience in a wild and unspoiled setting.

10. Mavericks, California:

Perhaps the most grueling and hardcore waves in the country, the Mavericks are not to be missed, even if you’re just a spectator! Located off the coast of Half Moon Bay, California, Mavericks is famous for its massive waves, which can reach heights of over 60 feet during the winter months. They are expert-level only, but the bluff above allows the perfect opportunity to watch expert surfers go after some of the world’s tallest waves! 

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Pack Up Your Four Wheel Camper to Visit The Best Spots to Surf in America 

Here are Four Wheel Campers, we build 4×4 truck campers for every lifestyle, whether that be surfing, overlanding, fishing, or rock climbing. Every Four Wheel Popup Camper is custom-built based on your unique lifestyle, and you can start your build for your full-size or mid-size truck here

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