Levanto Hosts World Surfing Championships

Levanto beach

When I visited the Cinque Terre in May with my brother Rick and my sister-in-law Monica, we stayed at Levanto and used it as a base while touring the Cinque Terre. We loved the town because of its family atmosphere.

While we were there we discovered that Levanto has one of the best beaches, not only for swimming but also for surfing. The beach is sandy and long and a great place to catch a sunset. This particular area is a favorite of surfers because the waves are some of the biggest in Italy and the water is clean.

Levanto surfers

Beginning tomorrow Levanto will host the ASP World Longboard Championship and the surfing contest will run through November 20. It will be webcast LIVE and highlights can be seen at www.bearpro2011.com

Levanto, Italy beach

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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3 Responses to Levanto Hosts World Surfing Championships

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    I have not seen much surf along this coast. I grew up at the Gold Coast in Australia and grew up surfing. This would be fun to watch.


  2. imarancher says:

    From your printed words during your beach days in Italy I could tell this was a lovely site. Didn’t even need a picture to see it. I didn’t realize the waves were surfing worthy. I grew up a stone’s throw from Miami’s many different beaches and the sea still calls to me from time to time.


  3. 360g says:

    …and the bay and the surrounding cliffs protect the waves from wind. I love surfing here.


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