Surf's Up: Where to Go and What to Pack for Your Beach Vacation

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Saint Philip, Barbados
A true tropical mainstay in the heart of the Caribbean, Saint Phillip in Barbados seems created for laidback vibes, utter relaxation, scenic exploration and, ... more 
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Saint Philip, Barbados
A true tropical mainstay in the heart of the Caribbean, Saint Phillip in Barbados seems created for laidback vibes, utter relaxation, scenic exploration and, of course, major waves.
Where to stay: The Crane, set on one of the world's "10 Best Beaches."
Where to surf: Crane Beach, South Point, Freights, Brandons, Soup Bowl, Tropicana
Shred Cred: Kelly Slater considers the Soup Bowl one of the top three waves in the world.
Where to eat: Zen, L'Azure, Bombas Beach Bar and Restaurant
In case you don't want to surf… Swim with turtles. Take a catamaran cruise with Cool Runnings. Relax at The Crane Spa.

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Whether you subscribe to the shred lifestyle or just appreciate the cool factor of surf culture, a spring break at a laidback beach destination holds high allure. Travel guru Serena Guen of Suitcase Magazine also happens to be an avid surfer. Here, find her top picks for following the perfect wave at what she calls "balanced surf spots that everyone from the fearless thrill seeker to the apprehensive beginner can enjoy together." Plus shop chic gear for each locale. In other words, surf's up.

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