25 Best Surfing Spots In The World

Posted by , Updated on May 25, 2014

For a lot of surfers, the best spot to surf would be the one where wind, swell, direction, tides, and seafloor meet. Wind creates the quality of the surfing waves, while its force and interaction with the direction of the swell, the tide in a certain hour, and type and status of the ocean floor create a certain wave condition. Popular surfers have traveled the world looking for the best waves, so here is a rundown on what they found to be the 25 best surfing spots in the world.
5

Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England

Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England

While Watergate Bay is less popular than Fistral Bay, surfers are drawn to its English charm because it is less crowded and has waves that can range from 30 centimeters to three meters. After surfing, you can relax at a bistro on the beach and dine on delicious steaks and locally-sourced fish.

4

Rincon, Puerto Rico

Rincon, Puerto Rico

This once-sleepy Puerto Rican town was made famous by surfing, though there still an opportunity to get barreled with the locals. After a 10-minute walk past a famous green hill, you will find the perfect spot to spy on the best surf. You can go to Rincon by flying to San Juan or a flight to Rafael Hernandez or Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport, and then go cross-country to Rincon.

3

White Beach, Okinawa, Japan

White Beach, Okinawa, Japan

With the only sandbars in the region, this is the perfect and most suitable fun spot for everyone who wants to practice or train how to surf. This is the reason why it is usually packed during the weekends. After practicing, head off and move on to epic nearby reef breaks such as the Aha-Yoko or Suicide Cliffs once you have perfected the technique.

2

Les Cavaliers, Anglet, France

Les Cavaliers, Anglet, France

This killer wave was named ‘Les Cavaliers’ for a reason. Les Cavaliers is bordered by two rocky girders, so you can use the channel at the right-hand side and paddle into the killer wave. This works perfectly during offshore winds with west swells. If you are a tourist, stay out of the local’s way as they can be uncharacteristically aggressive if you dare steal their waves.

1

Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada

Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada

This is the surfing capital of Canada that offers fun, picturesque breaks on the west coast of the island. Surrounded by a looming rainforest, it is suitable for all abilities if you are not too particular with the chilly weather. Do bring thick wet suits though, just in case.

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