Surfer in Tel Aviv Surfer in Tel Aviv A surfer catches a wave in Tel Aviv – literally! (Photo: israeltourism / Flickr)

Hanging ten in Tel Aviv: 15 amazing surf shots along Israel's coast

Scenic Mediterranean beaches are prime surfing destinations.

Israel's beaches are well-known for incredible sunsets and exhilarating watersports. From Ashkelon in the south, to the city beaches of Tel Aviv and north to Haifa, surfers flock to the ocean to catch a wave, any time of day – and any time of year, whether it's to cool off during the sunny summer afternoons or take advantage of the impressive swells that come with winter weather.

With water temperatures ranging from about 60 degrees in the winter to a balmy 80 degrees in the summer, Israel's surf is mild but exciting – and what better way than surfing to enjoy the country's 170 miles of coastline?

Whether or not you can make it out to enjoy the Mediterranean waves, hang loose with these amazing surf shots:

Surfer suspended in waveA surfer is suspended in a wave in this great capture taken off the coast of Haifa. (Photo: henkieP/Flickr)

Surfing in NetanyaThe coastal city of Netanya also offers great surfing opportunities. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Surfing at Dolphinarium BeachDolphinarium Beach in Tel Aviv is one of the best surfing sites in the city. (Photo: Surfing The Nations /Flickr)

Surfing in AshkelonA surfer rides gorgeous waves along Ashkelon's coast. (Photo: ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock)

Ocean sprays as surfer catches a wave in HaifaA splashy surf in Haifa. (Photo: henkieP/Flickr)

Surfing in AshkelonA surfer rides a large wave in Ashkelon. (Photo: ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock)

Splashy surf in Tel AvivA surfer makes a big splash along the swell at Dolphinarium Beach in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Surfing The Nations/Flickr)

Sunlight shines through a wave When the waves catch the evening light, surfing in Haifa becomes an artistic scene. (Photo: Manahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Sailboats and surfing at sunset in HaifaA sailboat makes its way across the horizon during sunset in this breathtaking surf photo taken in Haifa. (Photo: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

Surfing during sunset in HaifaA bright orange sunset offers the perfect backdrop for evening surfers in Haifa. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Surfing during sunsetIsraelis surf until the last light of day in Haifa. (Photo: Manahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Haifa sunset silhouettes surferA surfer is silhouetted against the sunset in Haifa. (Photo: Manahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Surfing in Haifa at sunsetSurfing along Haifa's coast at sunset. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Sufer carrying board silhouetted by sunset As the sun approaches the horizon, a surfer carries his board along the beach. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

To read more about surfing in Israel, check out the comprehensive guide over at Tel Aviv Insider. Whether you're a pro surfer or a soul surfer, there's much fun to be had in Tel Aviv and beyond.

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