Levanto, near the Cinque Terre, is one of the best surf spots in Italy and a major draw for surfers from Europe and other parts of the world.
Over the last ten years the waves of Levanto have grown increasingly famous, with waves which in winter can reach a height of up to 4 metres. In spring and autumn you can enjoy perfect wave conditions with pleasant water temperatures. In the Gulf of Levanto surfable waves occur mostly when southwest winds blow or landward, but the sea is also at Scirocco suitable for surfing.
The Gulf of Levanto is about a kilometer long with mostly sandy sea bottom and five different surfing spots:
- La Pietra, with a sandy sea bottom
- Casinò, with a sandy sea bottom
- Pipetta, with a sandy sea bottom
- Nadia, a mixture of a sandy and rocky sea bottom
- La Gritta, with rocky sea bottom