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The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World  

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List Rules Upvote the beaches with the best breaks and waves for surfing.

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
Hawaii
2
Teahupo'o is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Teahupo'o French Polynesia
3
Sunset Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Hawaii, USA
4
Jeffreys Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
South Africa
5
Waikiki Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Hawaii
6
Surfers Paradise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Australia
7
Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
California
8
Byron Bay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Australia
9
Bondi Beach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Australia
10
Bells Beach, Victoria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
11
Playa Grande is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Costa Rica
12
Huntington Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
California
13
Carrapateira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Carrapateira Portugal
14
Nihiwatu Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Nihiwatu Beach Indonesia
15
Malibu Lagoon State Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
16
Black's Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
California
17
Lombok is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia
18
Manu Bay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Manu Bay New Zealand
19
Canggu Beach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Canggu Beach Indonesia
20
Kuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Indonesia
21
Joaquina Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Joaquina Beach Brazil
22
Kandahar Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Kandahar Beach Mexico
23
Padang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Ferry73 added Padang West Sumatra, Indonesia
24
Mundaka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
gamedemon24 added Spain
25
Tamarindo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches for Surfing in the World
Peru