The US is located on the southern half of the North American continent. Surfing in the morning and snowboarding in the Afternoon? No problem in California.
Due to the tremendous size the country offers a large variety of different landscapes: The mighty Rocky Mountains, Florida with its comfortable subtropical climate and the endless areas of the central US. There are so many places worth visiting that is hard to mention them all.
Worth a visit is definitely the Yellowstone national park, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Florida Keys or Manhattan just to name a few. It is best to take your own journey to the country of almost unlimited possibilities.
The climate in the US varies extremely depending on the Region. In the heartland rules a continental climate with hot summers and dry winters.
The humid air of the Pacific, which is pushed by the west trade wind over the mainland, comes down as rain over the Rocky Mountains. This causes large amounts of rain in the northwest. The southwest has due to its proximity to the Pacific the mildest climate.
The southeast area is subtropical therefore the winters are mild and the summers warm and humid. This area is often endangered from hurricanes during hurricane season.
The northeast instead has a moderate climate with four seasons.
The US is the country in the world with the longest surf tradition as Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing, belongs to the US. But this little island in the south pacific is not the only region of the US that is suitable for surfing.
The west coast offers with thousands of kilometres of coast uncountable numbers of spots; for example famous names such as Santa Cruz, Huntington Beach or San Diego. But also the east coast is a true paradise for board friends.
Even though the waves are not that constant you can experience some wonderful days. You should keep in mind that the nine-time world champion Kelly Slater grew up in Florida.
In the summer month from April – October especially beginner find ideal conditions.
Best season for beginner: September – May
Best season for advanced surfer: June – October
Crowd factor: Higher in the summer month
The journey to the US occurs mostly by air, whereas there are direct air connections from all other continents towards the big cities. Main hubs in the air network are: New York (JFK), Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Salt Lake City (SLC) and Los Angeles (LAX).
Further exist a lot of small national airports to overcome the often-large distances. In close proximity to the big systems bus networks are well established. Who wants to be flexible should get a rental car.
Exciting and recommended alternatives for travelling long distances in the US are the Greyhound busses or the train. This way you can relax and watch the beautiful landscape.