Our favorite surf destinations
As you can probably imagine, here at Blue Tomato a few of us are surf fanatics like our teamriders Lisa Veith, Jonas Bachan & Armin Walcher and we love to change boots and bindings for leashes & wetsuits – that’s why we think it’s a great idea to share our “expertise” with you guys and tell you about our favorite surf countries. Three of them, Fuerteventura (alright – not really a country... :)), Portugal and Bali, we probably know as good as our skiing areas in the alps. That’s where our partner surfcamps are, and we can’t wait to visit them every now and then, when our feet get ichy and we are longing to see the sea. These cooperations, by the way, are built on long friendships – just another proof, that board sport-athletes are all from the same batch!
Your next surf trip is already planned? Well, then check out pro surfer Jonas Bachan’s tips how to get fit for surfing and you also should have a look at Lisa Veith’s guide all about surf board bag packing – highly recommended!
Our Partner Camps
Bali: The Balicamp
When thinking about surfing, Bali definitely is the place to be – that’s why The Balicamp is one of our favorites surf destinations. Looking at our never stopping dreams for waves, we knew from the beginning, that this surf camp on the other side of the globe is kind of a dream came true for a lot of (Blue Tomato) employees. Boss Rudi and his great team also have a big impact on this, as they managed to awake everyone’s surf obsession so far, as Charly can tell as well:
Pic by The Balicamp | Bali
Pic by The Balicamp | Bali
Indonesia: Sama Sama
The crew of the Bali Camp is particularly proud of the extended routes of their boat, the Sama Sama. A group of expierienced sailors will not only safely bring you to first-class waves and secret surfspots, but will also serve you the most delicious food. In the heart of the indian ocean you will discover desert islands and empty line-ups, that every surferheart dreams of. Our teamrider Lisa Veith has first hand knowledge of this breathtaking experience, especially the Maluku Islands got stuck in her memory.
Pics by Sama Sama
Lisa VeithTeam Rider
Pic of Lisa Veith by Jakob Polacsek
Portugal: Portugal Surfcamp
Only a few kilometres from Lissabon, the Portugal Surfcamp is located in a little town called Ericeira. Ericeira is christened as the first „Surf retreat“ in Europe, since 2011. It has a long surfing-tradition and it offers heaps of different spots and waves. Exploring them is made super easy with the help of the amazing people in Portugal Surfcamp. This is definitely a reason why the surfcamp attracts whole departments of Blue Tomato – such as the Online marketing, that fetched a good portion stoke on their trip last year.
Pic by Portugal Surfcamp | Portugal, Ericeira
Our online marketing departement on their department trip in Portugal
Fuerteventura: Otro Modo
It isn’t a big secret between hobby-surfers that the Canary Islands offer finest surf-conditions all year round, and everyone knows that Fuerteventura is one of the wave richest islands around. In the south side of the Island you can find great spots for all levels, and this is where Otro Modo camp is located. Big Boss Christof and his team are always greeting you with a warm welcome and great tips.
Pic by Otro Modo Surfcamp | Fuerteventura
Vanessa on her surfholiday in Fuerteventura
Some more surfspots we've been to!
Since boardsport athletes are travelers as well (especially, when you live in Austria) our way has lead us to all the different corners of the world, which we would love to introduce to you! By the way: we also have created an overview about all surfer-friendly airlines for you, which will make travelling way easier!
Sigi - Costa RicaOnlinemarketing
Sigrid surfing in Costa Rica
Simone - PanamaBuying Department
Simone enjoys her surftrip in Panama
Maria - PhilippinesOnlinemarketing
Sunset in the Philippines
Jonas - MaldivenTeam rider
Jonas surfing a goreous Maldivian wave – Photo: Alex Papis
Not only Jonas but also our teamrider Lisa Veith enjoyed the waves on the Maldives. Since Lisa has send us a whole lot of pictures and information about her surf journey, we created an own page for her Maldives boat trip – enjoy!
Secret Spot - AustriaDachstein
Sigrid, Maria and Nico training their paddling skills
If you have any question on one of the surf destinations just leave us a message on facebook – we’re happy to help. P.S.: Secret spots won’t be revealed – question of honor!
We’re looking forward for your messages – see you & hang loose!