Central America has become a veritable surfing playground where the wave-rich deserts, jungles and tropical islands host some of the most fun and funky surf spots around. Perennial, long-period, Pacific swells break in bath-warm water, enticing the global surf community to not only taste the power of some of the world’s best beachbreaks and points, but to buy into the region in a big way. Surf camps and schools manufacture new devotees, while local surfing populations grow steadily, yet crowds are the exception along much of this wild, undeveloped coast. Meanwhile, the Caribbean continues to pump in northern hemisphere winter, generally under the radar of much of the surf press, hiding behind a turquoise curtain of expensiveness, inconsistency and onshore winds. This somewhat misleading reputation leaves some top-class line-ups devoid of crowds and a chance to sample some tropical perfection in a beautiful and relatively safe environment.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.