Long term budget surf travel

I will be graduating from University soon, and I’m increasingly thinking of taking off with my pack and a small quiver and traveling…Mexico, Costa, Australia…? I have been intriuged by how Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson (among others) travel(ed) the world, surfing. I figure $4-5,000 can last a good while for a budget traveler. Having less than two months travel experience outside the U.S., I am looking for any advice from the experienced I can get. Are there any sources of information out there that may aid in my journey, surf specific or otherwise? Literature, video, etc.? My email is . Thank you for any help you can offer.