The Pros and Cons of Surfing Naked

by on July 5, 2018 · 5 comments

in Ocean Beach

Screen grab of surfer in the buff. SurferToday

In a discussion about surfing naked, SurferToday says it’s “an amazing experience.” The piece begins:

In ancient Polynesia, and before the Europeans and Americans colonized dozens of islands and Pacific Ocean territories, people rode waves in the nude.

And today, there’s a movement.

Legal Nude (Surfing) Beaches

Naturists, or nudists, are part of a worldwide movement that advocates the right to strip their clothes off and live life in harmony with nature. But where can you go surfing naked without having problems with the authorities? At nude beaches, only. Otherwise, you’ll be breaking the law and shocking and disrespecting non-naturists, including children. …

Today, the practice of naked surfing is a reality in several popular summer beaches including Black’s Beach (San Diego, CA), Privates Beach (Santa Cruz, CA), Trail Six (San Onofre State Beach, CA), Gunnison Beach (Sandy Hook, NJ), La Graviere (Hossegor, France), Zurriola (San Sebastian, Spain), Los Patos (Tenerife, Canary Islands), Maslin Beach (Adelaide, Australia), Sandy Bay (Cape Town, South Africa), Little Beach (Maui, Hawaii), Playa Zipolite (Oaxaca, Mexico), Praia das Adegas, (Odeceixe, Portugal).

And here are the pros and cons of surfing nude:

The pros of nude surfing are:

1. It increases your self-confidence;
2. It helps you learn to accept your body;
3. It lets you ride waves in full-body contact with Mother Nature;
4. It enables you to get rid of restrictive swimwear and wetsuit;
5. No tan lines

The cons of surfing naked include:

1. Wax sticking to pubic hair;
2. The genitals constantly smacked against the surfboard.

And here they list some fundamental rules of nude beaches:

1. Avoid staring at other naked surfers or bathers;
2. Never take photos or video of others without permission;
3. Bring a towel to sit on while using public seating;
4. Remember to cover up whenever you leave;
5. Don’t engage in any sexual activity;

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bodysurferbob July 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm

this is pure click bait, having said that, i once lost my trunks while bodysurfing and had to come into shore with my fins covering my private parts.


f July 6, 2018 at 8:44 am

Once boogie boarded naked at blacks


Eric July 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm

True or not but years ago after reading that a dudes little buddy was taken by a barracuda skinny dipping hasn’t happened.


Chris July 7, 2018 at 1:04 pm

The few times I’ve surfed Blacks, I never saw anyone surfing naked.


Frank Gormlie July 9, 2018 at 10:38 am

Chris – did you know that OB once had its own nude beach? Down, just south of the Ladera Street stairs was an unofficial swimsuit optional area, north of the campus. This was back in the early and mid-1970s; the city and police finally cracked down; can’t have too many bare butts on the beach.


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