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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Sunset Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Sunset Beach Hawaii, USA

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Waikiki Beach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Waikiki Beach Hawaii

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Jeffreys Bay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Jeffreys Bay South Africa

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Surfers Paradise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Surfers Paradise Australia

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Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Mavericks California

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Byron Bay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Byron Bay Australia

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

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Carrapateira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Carrapateira Portugal

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Huntington Beach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Huntington Beach California

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Playa Grande is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Playa Grande Costa Rica

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Canggu Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Canggu Beach Indonesia

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Bells Beach, Victoria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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

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Fernando de Noronha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Jorge Souza added Fernando de Noronha Pernambuco, Brazil

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Cabo Frio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Jorge Souza added Cabo Frio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Soorts-Hossegor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Soorts-Hossegor Aquitaine, France

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

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Manu Bay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Manu Bay New Zealand

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Padang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Padang West Sumatra, Indonesia

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Mundaka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
gamedemon24 added Mundaka Spain

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Lombok is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Lombok Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

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Kandahar Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Kandahar Beach Mexico

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Black's Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Black's Beach California

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Malibu Lagoon State Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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Biarritz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Biarritz Aquitaine, France

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

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Joaquina Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Joaquina Beach Brazil

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Tofino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Tofino Canada

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Papara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Papara French Polynesia

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Ponta Preta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ponta Preta Brazil

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Montañita, Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Montañita Ecuador

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Nazaré is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Nazare

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Tamarindo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Tamarindo Peru

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

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Lacanau Ocean is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Lacanau Ocean

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Essaouira is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Essaouira Morocco

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Fulong Beach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Fulong Beach Taiwan

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Grande Anse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Grande Anse Grenada

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São Francisco do Sul is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World

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Portstewart Strand is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Portstewart Strand Ireland

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Watergate Bay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Watergate Bay United Kingdom

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Isshiki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Isshiki Japan

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Bundoran is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Bundoran Ireland

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Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong Island is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

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Fistral Beach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Fistral Beach United Kingdom