Where to go for Surfing in Tuscany

Tuscany is not California, but this doesn’t signify there are no chances to surf in Tuscany! Here you can encounter a lot of surfers along the coast expecting the ideal wave! Indeed, Versilia is the centre of surfing in Italy, since the high recurrence of large waves and the winds of Libeccio and Maestrale virtually secure constant surfing, ideal for surfers of all grades. But there is also Livorno and Piombino for example.  Here you can find the names of some places where you can surf.

Pontile – Forte dei Marmi

Description: Beach Break with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.

Something about the position: the promenade at Forte dei Marmi was builded at the end of the road designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti to transfer the marble he needed for his statues. Now the pier is not longer used for this function but it still presents the best panorama of this marble Riviera and it’s a place where surf aficionados are in the running.

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Forte dei Marmi [Photo Credits: Daniel Depaoli]

Lido Di Camaiore

Description: Beach Break with sea storm from south-west without wind.

Something about the position: “Bagno Aloha” Surf School is a confluence place for surfers in the territory, from beginners to advanced. There are also many surf stores up and down the littoral. From the landing place in Lido di Camaiore you can include the long expanded horizon from the sea to the Apuan Alps.

Piazza Mazzini – Viareggio

Description: Beach Break with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.

Something about the position: Piazza Mazzini is one of the biggest square in Viareggio, where the annual Carnival and all the most important events take place. Many palaces like Palazzo delle Muse and Palazzo Moretti overlook on Piazza Mazzini and you can also 9observe the statue of Burlamacco, the emblem of Viareggio’s Carnival. On the sea side of the square there is an extended sandy litoral.

Darsena – Viareggio

Description: Beach Break with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.

Something about the position: Darsena is well known for the extensive beaches of fine sand and for the glory district where you can perform during the nights or sample seafood specialities at restricted restaurants. But Darsena is also fishermen who employ hours together thanks to their attachment for the sport and their affection to the sea.

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Viareggio [Photo Credits: David Gemignani]

Il Sale – Livorno

Description: Reef A-Frame on rocks with sea storm from south-west and west without wind.

Something about the position: the place is located 6 km south from the anchorage of Livorno, on the right side of Bagni Roma.

Perelli – Piombino

Description: 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 position: 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.

Massaciuccoli Lake

Massaciuccoli Lake is situated into the Natural Park of Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli, a safeguarded area curated by the WWF and the LIPU. It is recognized for being one of musician Giacomo Puccini’s best-loved locality and for its Lipu Oasis of Massaciuccoli where you can closely discover flora such as the marsh orchids, the pink hibiscus and ferns and fauna such as ducks, cormorants, coots, herons and reed warblers.

To involve yourselves in the scenery of the park you can reserve guided tours or do birdwatching by yourselves. In fact, Massaciuccoli Lake is also a relevant station for many migratory bird classes that encounter asylum in the area’s small grooves established among the reeds. On the banks, you’ll find several refuges for bird watching.

 

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Massaciuccoli Lake

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Massaciuccoli Lake