Looking for the perfect combination of wind, swell, direction, and tide, surfers have traveled the world to find the best locations to ride. These conditions can make or break your surf session, so it is good to know where you can find the ultimate surf spots. Each location presents a unique challenge and type of ride, which makes it fun to get out and explore what different parts of the world have to offer.
Here is a list of some of the best surfing locations in the world:
5) Joe’s Point, Sur, Oman
The Middle East is a very underrated surfing location and is fairly unexplored as far as surfing is concerned. Oman, however, is an amazing place to get out on the water. With a long stretch of coast in the middle of the desert and Indian Ocean, there are miles of waves ready for you to ride. This locations is great for all skill levels, from beginners to professional surfers.
4) White Beach, Okinawa, Japan
White Beach is the perfect place to learn how to surf or brush up on your skills. Offering the only sandbar in the region, it presents the perfect conditions to get out and practice. There are several beaches nearby — Aha-Yoko and Suicide Cliffs — that offer up more advanced conditions for when you are ready for the extra challenge.
3) Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England
This area has a lot of charm and is a lot less crowded than many other popular beaches in the area, making it a great place to catch some waves. At Watergate Bay, you will find waves ranging from 12 inches to nearly 10 feet. When it is time for a break, you can grab some delicious foods at a bistro on the beach.
2) Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada
This location, which is surrounded by a rainforest, is the surfing capital of Canada for a reason. The breaks are as much fun as they are beautiful. Tofino is perfect for all skill levels but can have some fairly chilly weather so remember to bring a thick wetsuit if you are daring to take on these waves and climate.
1) Les Cavaliers, Anglet, France
Les Cavaliers is bordered by two rocky girders, allowing you to paddle out through the channel into the killer waves. It is best when the there are offshore winds and a west swell. But be careful, you do not want to steal a wave from the locals at this location because they can be aggressive towards tourists!