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Get a little more adventurous this summer – instead of sunbathing by the beach with a cocktail in hand, venture out to the sea and catch some waves. The best part about out little list here is, with recommendations on both the East and West Coasts of the US and Canada, you won't be able to blame your lack of surf skills on your location.  #surfbort  

Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, British Columbia

The west coast truly is the best coast. Tofino, in British Columbia, is the hottest surfing destination in Canada and this hotel will have you feeling like you’re living the dream. Situated directly on Chesterman Beach, the Wickaninnish Inn has plenty of ocean views, making it impossible to ignore the waves calling your name. The ambience is rustic yet elegant, and offers plenty of resort-style activities, so you’ll never want to leave. Bonus: If you visit during the winter, you’ll be able to do some intense storm watching.

The Portofino Hotel & Marina

Redondo Beach, California

Only 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, your ‘California dreaming’ surf escape is well within reach. Redondo Beach is a quaint town that offers plenty of waves for the new and pro surfer, and the Portofino Hotel puts surfing, and other marine activities, at the forefront of activities. Each room is crisp and clean, which is inspired by the neighboring beach, thus making it the ultimate surfer's paradise. Bonus: You might make friends with sea lions, who like to hang by the marina.

Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

If you find yourself on the east side of Canada, you’ll want to stay at the cozy and cute Keltic Lodge , in Nova Scotia. This hotel combines the countryside with the ocean breeze, giving you the best of worlds. Near Ingonish Beach, a popular surf spot, it provides a scenic yet unexpected surf side vacation. Bonus: After you hit the waves, you can cuddle up outside on the veranda or inside by the fireplace.

Grand Beach Hotel

Surfside, Miami

This surf hotel wins the “most chic” award. The Grand Beach Hotel in Surfside Miami is a small but trendy place to stay. It’s bright, airy, and sits right on the beach, tempting you to prep your surfboard and jump into the waves. The rooftop pool and bar is also worth checking out once you’re ready for a well-deserved break. Bonus: The most luxurious shopping mall in Miami, Bal Harbour Shops, is a 5 minute walk away!

Inn At Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, California

This beachside boutique hotel will have you feeling stoked to surf. Sitting directly on a cliff by the ocean, you’ll not only have splendid views, but you’ll get to ride the sickest waves the world has to offer. Laguna Beach is home to one of the biggest wave breaks and brings in surfers from around the world. Make some friends, kick back and enjoy the Californian coast at this modern but chic hotel. Bonus: The hotel is walking distance to Laguna’s best restaurants, shopping and galleries – no car required.

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