10 Best Surf Spots In The World

The 10 best surf spots in the world are loved by all rankings of surfers. Boasting the best waves, each location offers surfing lovers the opportunity to catch a wave and enjoy the ocean. While some spots might be surprising, most are old staples in the sport.

  1. California The long-reaching stretch of coast lining the south west edge of North America offers surfers medium to large waves more than six months out of each year. Plenty of sunshine and moderate temperatures put California on the list of best surf spots in the world.

  2. Bali, Indonesia A fairly recent discovery in the surfing community, the island of Bali is continually hit by swells coming from the South Ocean. Offering waves up to twelve feet daily makes Bali one of the best surf spots in the world.

  3. El Salvador This small Central American country is home to ten-foot swells during the rainy season of October. Affordable travel and the high experience rate necessary to surf these beaches make El Salvador one of the best surf spots in the world.

  4. Samoa This South Pacific island located just east of Fiji offers the "Hang Ten" attitude of the Polynesian culture. Having consistent and continual waves makes Samoa one of the best surf spots in the world.

  5. Gold Coast, Australia More than 70 miles of beach and four specific break points make the Gold Coast one of the best surf spots in the world. The locals call this spot “Surfer's Paradise.”

  6. Santa Catarina, Brazil Since the 1970s, Santa Catarina has been considered in the top ten best surf spots in the world. Surfers of all skill levels give this beach their best shot.

  7. Maui, Hawaii Home to North Shore, Maui is legend for its monster waves and tropical surfing conditions. The best waves here are caught in November and March and the spot makes the list of best surf spots in the world.

  8. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Home to the Billabong surfing tournament each year, this beach lies just south of Port Elizabeth. Large swells during the summer season make Jeffreys Bay one of the best surf spots in the world.

  9. Mentawai Islands, Indonesia Swells coming in all directions makes this island one of the best surf spots in the world. The season goes all the way from March until October with the best waves crashing in between June and September.

  10. Costa Rica This island in the Central American chain offers up miles of coastline. Costa Rica qualifies as one of the best surf spots in the world for its daily large swells and waves from April to October.



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