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    Question Recommend Surf Travel Destinations with Awesome Vegan Food?

    I eat a mostly vegan diet (fine with killing animals just don't want to eat their corpses/stuff that comes out of them)...

    What are the best places to travel to find good waves and good vegan food?

    Hawaii can be pretty vegan friendly, I think most of the islands have at least one vegan restaurant and most people will have some awareness... never been to Costa Rica but it sounds like there is at least some awareness of vegan food there from all the high-end ecotourism.

    Baja has some amazing stuff for high-end tourists (organic farms that serve meals from their own produce, Italian, fancy Mexican, Thai etc) but all the cheap places / taco stands / tamale ladies will have never met a vegetarian before (much less a vegan), so if you dont want to spend $50 on every meal you're better off just hitting el supermercado and grilling your own veggies.

    Cali obviously has amazing vegan-friendly food everywhere but is it really worth travelling for cold-and-crowded Cali waves?

    Are there any surf camps run by vegans?

    All-inclusive travel is usually a no-no for me (as a vegan) because if I'm paying for meals, usually that means I'm paying for a bunch of expensive meat I won't eat any of etc.

    I'm always watching surf-travel videos seeing scenes like "these Indonesian islanders thought we were cool so they slaughtered a pig in our honor" or surf cruise boats catching fresh tuna and everyone eating sashimi from it.

    Anyplace with a Buddhist background is usually pretty safe, at least they'll have a word for "vegetarian" and met one before there...

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    Are you kidding? Can't you just bring your own bag of lettuce or eat leaves like other Koala Bears?
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    Could you not just go to any country where plants grow. Almost every tropical surf destination will have raw foods that will be more plentiful than most places in the states.

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    yeah, go foraging dude. Not my cup of tea, but you should pick the best surf location that fits your skill level and the surf season, then spend the coming months researching safe foraging techniques there. There is a place in Baja run by Aussie hippies called Coyote Cals. Peep it. They ate mussels and crab claws when we were down there, so they aren't vegan, but they are plenty hippy and eat a ton of stuff that tastes awful, so check them out. And the surf pumps down there pretty much all year.

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    Ohh, and don't go foraging in Baja, unless you like to eat dirt, sand and human feces. That baja comment was separate.

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    Stop at Whole Paycheck & stock up on cabbage and celery before you get to the wave park.

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    I know of such a place where the surf pumps year-round and nobody bats an eyelash if you say you need a vegetarian only meal. Warm water too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epictetus View Post
    I eat a mostly vegan diet (fine with killing animals just don't want to eat their corpses/stuff that comes out of them)...

    What are the best places to travel to find good waves and good vegan food?

    Hawaii can be pretty vegan friendly, I think most of the islands have at least one vegan restaurant and most people will have some awareness... never been to Costa Rica but it sounds like there is at least some awareness of vegan food there from all the high-end ecotourism.

    Baja has some amazing stuff for high-end tourists (organic farms that serve meals from their own produce, Italian, fancy Mexican, Thai etc) but all the cheap places / taco stands / tamale ladies will have never met a vegetarian before (much less a vegan), so if you dont want to spend $50 on every meal you're better off just hitting el supermercado and grilling your own veggies.

    Cali obviously has amazing vegan-friendly food everywhere but is it really worth travelling for cold-and-crowded Cali waves?

    Are there any surf camps run by vegans?

    All-inclusive travel is usually a no-no for me (as a vegan) because if I'm paying for meals, usually that means I'm paying for a bunch of expensive meat I won't eat any of etc.

    I'm always watching surf-travel videos seeing scenes like "these Indonesian islanders thought we were cool so they slaughtered a pig in our honor" or surf cruise boats catching fresh tuna and everyone eating sashimi from it.

    Anyplace with a Buddhist background is usually pretty safe, at least they'll have a word for "vegetarian" and met one before there...
    ugh, veganism. i would die if i tried to rule out all animal products from my diet. at least you can still drink beer, right? RIGHT????

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    OK. I'll stop being a **** now. Go to Maui, the Big Island, Kauai...all a bunch of hippies etc. I'm sure vegetarian eateries are a dime a dozen. Certain parts of Costa Rica like the southern part of Guanacaste are full of yoga retreats and stuff like that. Or, go to Bali...There are a lot of Hindus there who are not allowed to eat meat due to religious reasons. I would say forget about Puerto Rico...They like their pig with a side of piglet...Mmmm barbacoa, son. Puerto Ricans know how to properly cook swine.

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    is this a lifestyle choice or legit dietary need?

    just curious.