Surf in Tuscany

Surf in Tuscany

For those looking for beautiful waves

I know, Tuscany is not California, but this doesn't mean there are no possibilities to surf in Tuscany! Here you can find a lot of surfers along the coast looking for the perfect wave! Indeed, Versilia is the capital of surfing in Italy, since the high frequency of big waves and the winds of Libeccio and Maestrale practically guarantee constant surfing, perfect for surfers of all levels. But there is also Livorno and Piombino for example.

I would like to suggest you some places where you can surf.

Pontile - Forte dei Marmi Beach Break with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.
Something about the location: the pier at Forte dei Marmi was constructed at the end of the road built by Michelangelo Buonarroti to carry the marble he needed for his statues. Now the pier is not longer used for this purpose but it still offers the best view of this marble Riviera and it’s a place where surf enthusiasts compete.

Forte dei Marmi [Photo Credits: Daniel Depaoli]
Forte dei Marmi [Photo Credits: Daniel Depaoli]

Lido Di Camaiore: Beach Break with sea storm from south-west without wind.
Something about the location: "Bagno Aloha" Surf School is a meeting place for surfers in the area, from beginners to advanced. There are also many surf shops up and down the coast. From the pier in Lido di Camaiore you can embrace the long stretched horizon from the sea to the Apuan Alps.

Piazza Mazzini - Viareggio: Beach Break with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.
Something about the location: Piazza Mazzini is one of the biggest square in Viareggio, where the annual Carnival and all the biggest events take place. Several palaces like Palazzo delle Muse and Palazzo Moretti overlook on Piazza Mazzini and you can also see the statue of Burlamacco, the symbol of Viareggio’s Carnival. On the sea side of the square there is a long sandy beach.

Darsena - Viareggio: Beach Break with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.
Something about the location: Darsena is well known for the long beaches of fine sand and for the famed district where you can celebrate during the nights or sample seafood specialties at local restaurants. But Darsena is also fishermen who spend hours together thanks to their passion for the sport and their love of the sea.

Viareggio [Photo Credits: David Gemignani]
Viareggio [Photo Credits: David Gemignani]

Il Sale - Livorno: Reef A-Frame on rocks with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.
Something about the location: the place is situated 6 km south from the harbour of Livorno, on the right side of Bagni Roma.

Perelli - Piombino: Beach Break left on sand with sea storm from south-west without wind or with big sea storm from west without wind.
Something about the location: The shallow water and wide beach at Perelli, and at nearby Carbonifera, make it possible to practice surf, windsurfing and kitesurfing in absolute safety. This site is very popular in summer with its hot winds, and can occasionally offer extraordinary days when unsettled conditions generate east winds and south-generated waves of up to two metres. 

Cover image credit: Marco

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