Surfers at Riviera Beach, Malta

Surfers on the water at Riviera Beach in Malta. Known locally as Ghajn Tuffieha Beach, this small cove can be found on the northwestern side of the island. Due to its western exposure, it gets small to medium-sized waves fairly regularly throughout the year. It’s no rival to classic surf spots like Bondi and Waikiki, but it’s pretty impressive for a Mediterranean break. And with no crowds and a gently sloping, sandy seabed, it’s an ideal spot for newbies.

There’s even a local surf instructor who rents boards and posts daily surf forecasts. Check out his website at