You’re floating atop a 7-foot board. Legs dangling in the deep, warm sun on your skin. Your eyes search the horizon for the next big one, but you’re patient, peaceful, at one with the wide open ocean. And then—you spot it! Your arms begin to paddle and your body instinctively positions. As the peak grows and the elements align, you know it’s yours. You pop up and glide like a kite in the wind, soaring across the sea with ease. You’re adrenalized, inspired, totally stoked. These are the thrills of surfing vacations to remember, from the Costa Rican coastline to British Columbia’s epic surf scene in Tofino.