Looking to learn to surf while on vacation? The Surf Lesson Price Index compiled by tech travel company Surfholidays.com has ranked the United States as the second most expensive country in the world for a surf lesson at $85, with Norway the most expensive at $128.
Ecuador is the cheapest place in the world for a surf lesson at $22.
Of Americans that travelled for surf lessons, 22 percent of them favored Costa Rica. Mexico was the next most popular at 18 percent, and Europe third with 17 percent. Portugal is the most popular European destination for Americans at 7 percent. Other popular destinations include Indonesia, Nicaragua and Barbados.
The Surf Lesson Price Index analyzed surf lesson booking data from over 1,250 surf schools around the world.
Surfholidays provides booking software to surf schools and surf camps. Its technology analyzed the different cost of a surf lessons throughout 35 different surf countries and which countries people were traveling to for surf.
In a written release Surfholidays.com CEO Nicky Kelly said, "Surfing continues its strong growth as a holiday activity. Increasingly Americans are traveling to Europe to find the best waves. Price or proximity to the waves is not a factor. The availability of cheap air carriers, has made it easier for surfers to cross the world, and our technology allows them book lessons and accommodation in advance so all they have to think about is chasing their next wave."