Oahu – Hawaii
What can we say about surfing in Hawaii that Oahu isn’t already famous for? The capital of the Hawaiian archipelago, Honolulu, is situated on the south of the island and to the west is the historic Pearl Harbour. Check out the Ala Moana Bowls, or the Banzai Pipeline for big waves, especially in wintertime. Sunset Beach is revered by professionals for its giant waves. Sandy Beach offers chilled surf on an easy swell, clear water, and strong-but-tame waves, an ideal spot for all levels.
Jeffrey’s Bay – South Africa
Besides living out your dream of an endless summer holiday, the most notable attractions would be the surf. Known for the best right-hand surf break in the world, every beach around J-Bay is very surfable, from those intimidating monsters – like the Supertubes that reach over 12 feet tall – to the easy waves that are perfect for longboarding and funboarders.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
In an ideal tropical climate, there is only one thing worth doing and that’s surfing, maybe some diving too. For as long as any of us can remember, and longer, Tahiti has been known for its amazing swells, especially in wintertime. The variety of waves to surf will suit riders of every level.
A popular tourist destination for many reasons, we noted the excellent surf conditions as the best on the list. Numerous surf schools operate all around the island and with conditions this perfect, it’s clear to see how they all stay busy. Picture-perfect scenes and waves to die for.
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Pohnpei is the most developed of the 600 islands in the FSM and boasts amazing reefs, lagoons, and numerous surfing spots and each one will take your breath away. Surf spots are located on off-shore reef breaks, that are shallow on the inside, so you will need some experience to ride here.
California, United States of America
With nearly all-year-round swells, less in summer, California is a great location to surf. From beginners beaches like Cowell’s in Santa Cruz and Zuma’s in Malibu to the top spots like The Wedge in Newport or Pismo Beach Pier, there is a beach to surf whatever level you are.
Stretching for 3km, this length of the beach has four very different surf spots. Capbreton is known for its very fast barreling shore breaks, Les Culs Nus sets apart Seignosse’s beach breaks from the famous Hossegor Tubes at La Gravière.
Southern Oaxaca, Mexico
The wave-rich beaches are what surfers come to Oaxaca for, especially for its dangerously heavy waves. The swells change on a daily basis, some days will have poor waves while others will boast crazy monsters.
The most popular spot in Siargao is Cloud 9 and right next to it is the Quicksilver break, with its right-hand wave. Rock Island, Daku Reef, and Stimpy’s are also good spots to catch a wave.
North Male, Maldives
While the southern atoll of Male has harder to reach breaks, North Male is the best region to surf in the Maldives. With an even mix of left and right-hand waves and names like Pasta Point and Jailbreaks were already known internationally.