travel The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World  

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This is a ranked list of the best beaches in the world for surfing as voted on by men and women. These beaches include Sunset Beach, Jeffrey’s Bay, Bondi Beach and more. Some of the most beautiful and best surf are combined at these greatest beaches for surfing. “What are the best beaches for surfing in the world?” is what this list answers.

Surfing is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides the forward or deep face of a wave. Surfing can be done professionally or enjoyed as a leisure water sport. Whether you are looking for the most gnarly waves, the cleanest break or the clearest waters, these beaches offer it all. Many beaches offer different swell conditions and different wind patterns that all affect the waves. Each of these best beaches for surfing offer distinct features. Make sure to plan you're next surf adventure with AST surf tour - they'll ensure you get good waves and have a great time. 

This list is for those seeking the thrill of great surfing and travel. Whether looking for great surf nearby in the U.S. or great surf abroad, around the world, this list offers it all. As a traveler looking for the country’s best surfing you might ask yourself, “Where are best spots to surf in the world?” Well, here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.

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Hanalei Bay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Hanalei Bay Hawaii

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Teahupo'o is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Teahupo'o French Polynesia

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Jeffreys Bay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Jeffreys Bay South Africa

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Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Mavericks California

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Waikiki Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Waikiki Beach Hawaii

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Huntington Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Huntington Beach California

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Bondi Beach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Bondi Beach Australia

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Kuta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Kuta Indonesia

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Surfers Paradise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Surfers Paradise Australia

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Sunset Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Sunset Beach Hawaii, USA

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Ponta Preta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ponta Preta Brazil

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Cabo Frio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Cabo Frio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fernando de Noronha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Fernando de Noronha Pernambuco, Brazil

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Tofino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Tofino Canada

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Canggu Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Canggu Beach Indonesia

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Byron Bay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Byron Bay Australia

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Playa Grande is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Playa Grande Costa Rica

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Padang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Padang West Sumatra, Indonesia

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Carrapateira is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Carrapateira Portugal

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Nihiwatu Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Nihiwatu Beach Indonesia

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Montañita, Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Montañita Ecuador

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Bells Beach, Victoria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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Kandahar Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Kandahar Beach Mexico

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Portstewart Strand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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Tamarindo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Tamarindo Peru

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Joaquina Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Joaquina Beach Brazil

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Lanzarote is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Lanzarote Atlantic Ocean

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Lacanau Ocean is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Lacanau Ocean

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Black's Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Black's Beach California

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Grande Anse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Grande Anse Grenada

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Lombok is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Lombok Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

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Mundaka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Mundaka Spain

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Papara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Papara French Polynesia

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Manu Bay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Manu Bay New Zealand

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Fulong Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Fulong Beach Taiwan

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Punta Hermosa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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São Francisco do Sul is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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Malibu Lagoon State Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong Island is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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Essaouira is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Essaouira Morocco

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Isshiki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Isshiki Japan

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Watergate Bay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Watergate Bay United Kingdom

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Bundoran is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Bundoran Ireland

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Fistral Beach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Fistral Beach United Kingdom