Surfing isn’t just a sport; it’s a lifestyle. It reaches much further than sand and waves. From fashion to music to style, surfing has its own cultural language. Surf culture isn’t limited to actual surfers anymore. Kids that have never caught a wave are wearing board shorts. People who don’t live anywhere near the ocean are using surf slang.
The truth is that no matter where you live, you can’t spend all of your time in the water. While there are tons of competitions and surf spots out there for you to show you skills, remember that surf culture isn’t just about what you do in the water. For a change of pace, check out these surfing cultural events and landmarks around the world that don’t involve hitting the waves.