Here is a List of the Top 10 Surfing Spots in the World:
1. 7 Mile Miracle, Oahu, Hawaii
Stretching along the North Shore of Oahu, this surf spot is often cited as the best in the world, particularly renown for containing the legendary Banzai Pipeline. Banzai Pipeline is famous for its huge waves breaking just above the beach’s cavernous reef, forming large, thick water curls.
2. Super Banks, Gold Coast, Australia
Formed from the connections of three banks–Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay, and Green Mount–on good days a surfer can hit a wave connecting the three, on a wave often lasting several hundred feet and allowing for a multitude of maneuvers. This connection makes it one of the longest, hollowest, and best waves in the world.
3. Uluwatu and Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Bali has both some of the biggest waves with perfect glassy faces and sandy shores beloved as areas devoid of rocks and coral. Out of the water, Bali is a paradise island perfect for the nature-seeking traveler.
4. The Bubble, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Considered a world-class surf spot, this right-hand wave offers epic, 5-6 ft hollow, power-packed waves crashing over Fuerteventura’s rocky reef. In addition to its famous surfing waves, Fuerteventura has become a popular windsurfing and kitesurfing destination, having hosted the annual International Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Championship since 1985.
5. Lima, Peru
In contrast to the sandy shores of many top spots, Lima’s beaches are pebbled with uninviting gray water. However, surfers giving this spot a chance are rewarded with consistently clean, long rides with waves breaking in small, medium, and large sections.
6. Black’s Beach, San Diego, California, United States
This beach is also often cited as a top three, having one of the country’s most powerful breaks. With particularly big swells mixed with strong currents, this spot is best suited for more seasoned surfers.
7. Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Located within some of the country’s most scenic areas, this stretch offers something for everyone. Beginners and experts flock to this surf mecca in order to enjoy Tamarindo Beach’s variety of warm-water breaks including beach, river mouth, and reef breaks.
8. Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil
While Brazil’s beaches are often complained about as being overcrowded, the area’s quality sandbar attracts annual surfing competitions making it a great location for a mix of quality waves and surfing professionals.
9. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Considered Sydney’s most famous beach, the area’s stunning beaches combined with great breaks have resulted in a thriving professional and amateur surfing culture. Bondi Beach is an exposed beach break offering a dependable and rideable wave throughout the year.
10. Sunzal, and La Libertad, El Savador
Sunzal is the most popular El Savadorian spot, with a long and slow right and shorter, hollow inside section. In La Libertad, surfers can expect a world-class break with three main sections. The top is fast and hollow wave called ‘the point’. The two other sections are mellower, making it great for beginner surfers and long boarding.
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