Recommend Surf Travel Destinations with Awesome Vegan Food?

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by epictetus, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. epictetus

    epictetus Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2013
    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...
  2. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Are you kidding? Can't you just bring your own bag of lettuce or eat leaves like other Koala Bears?

  3. Ryan McCall

    Ryan McCall Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2014
    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.
  4. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    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.
  5. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Ohh, and don't go foraging in Baja, unless you like to eat dirt, sand and human feces. That baja comment was separate.
  6. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Stop at Whole Paycheck & stock up on cabbage and celery before you get to the wave park.
  7. Speed Bump

    Speed Bump Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2014
    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.
  8. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    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????
  9. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    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.
  10. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    is this a lifestyle choice or legit dietary need?

    just curious.
  11. epictetus

    epictetus Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2013
    I'm kinda surprised Seldom Seen isn't a vegan too based on the amount of "I want to kill these people who tortured a squirrel on video" posts he makes :)
  12. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Balinese Hinduism much different than Indian. They love to eat pork and everything else.
    It's rough to be woken up on one of the slaughter days around their holidays. Squealing pigs all over the villages. Babi goering is so tasty though.
    You can find vegetarian dishes at most of the local restaurants though, but not so much vegan.
  13. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    You're right man...the way animals are farmed/slaughtered is wrong. I do my best to minimize meat consumption, but I eat a lot of chicken. Never buy beef, but hard to say no to Mom's meatballs...

    I have no issue with respectfully taking an animal for sustenance, and i am guilty of contributing to factory farming.

    That being said, I don't think it's problematic to advocate for wilderness issues and still be omnivorous.
  14. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I'll have mine own chickens some day.
  15. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    Go the other way and head to PR and get ya some blood sausage. Mmmm mmm.
  16. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    I'll get you some for Christmas homie

  17. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    You my cracker you know that right?
  18. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    A vegan??? Hahaha what a tool bag you are. Come on a vacation to South Carolina will give you some deep fried okra and some deep fried fries, fried lettus, and fried bagels. Bon appi tit dumbazz.

    GODSxMOONBEAN Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2014
    Factory farming sucks man. I sadly do contribute to it as we'll. one day I'm gonna abstain from red meat and just eat seafood from healthy fisheries and organic chicken. I don't think it will be to hard but a good meatball or slow cooked lamb is hard to resist.:p
  20. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Go to Los Angeles or Santa Cruz. There will be plenty of hippy lettuce for your skinny vegan arse. You wouldn't last 10 minutes in Belmar. Vegans can't bench as much as meat eaters.