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List of the Best Countries for Surfing ranked from best to worst. There are so many wonderful places to catch an epic wave across the world. Which country is the best for surfing? That all depends if you prefer surfing amongst pro-surfers, hitting the water in secluded spots or surfing along side rocky cliffs. Vote on this list and weigh in on which country has the best waves in the world.

The United States of America has tons of great surf spots. Oahu features some of the biggest waves in the world and California is a popular destination for surfers of all skill levels. Australia also has some of the world's greatest breaks. The Gold Coast offers surfers the experience of a lifetime and Byron Bay in New South Wales provides surfers with shark nets so you can hang ten with no worries.

Expert surfers regularly journey to Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa to experience their infamous Supertubes. The beaches of Bali, Indonesia offer a range of waves giving beginners and experts a chance to co-mingle in the water. If you're looking for your next surf adventure check out AST surf camp to ensure you get epic waves and have an amazing time. 

Which country do you think is the best for surfing? Vote on this list and let us know where you have caught the gnarliest waves. Hang Ten!
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Australia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Australia Canberra

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115 74
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Portugal Lisbon

3
113 77
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Indonesia Jakarta

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85 67
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
New Zealand Wellington

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83 59
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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67 47
Peru is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Peru Lima

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68 45
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Brazil Brasília

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65 44
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Morocco Rabat

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66 49
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
gamedemon24 added Spain Madrid

10
93 80
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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81 66
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Philippines Manila

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61 41
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

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56 42
Wales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
jackslee2 added Wales

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50 37
Cape Verde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Cape Verde Praia

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48 35
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
El Salvador San Salvador

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48 41
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Costa Rica San José

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52 39
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Ecuador Quito

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43 36
Barbados is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Barbados Bridgetown

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71 61
France is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
France Paris

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49 40
Fiji is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Fiji Suva

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53 41
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Mexico Mexico City

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54 38
England is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
England London

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38 33
Samoa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Samoa Apia

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47 37
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Puerto Rico San Juan

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46 32
Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte

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41 32
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

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52 43
Greece is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

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40 33
Maldives is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Maldives Malé

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43 39
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Vietnam Hanoi

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44 33
Canada is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Canada Ottawa

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39 33
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Thailand Bangkok

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50 41
Germany is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Germany Berlin

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13 12
Republic of Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

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35 41
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Singapore Singapore

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38 40
Oman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Oman Muscat

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8 13
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Nicaragua Managua

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38 44
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

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2 4
Iran is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
sogol added Iran Tehran

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36 50
Japan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Japan Tokyo

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7 15
Chile is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Chile Santiago

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33 54
China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
China Beijing

42
43 76
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Taiwan Taipei