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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!
list ordered by
1
268 146
Australia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Canberra
2
217 138
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Lisbon
3
191 132
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Jakarta
4
66 39
Republic of Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
5
130 113
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Wellington
6
134 106
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
7
113 91
Peru is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Lima
8
105 82
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Brasília
9
138 128
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Washington, D.C.
10
77 58
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San Salvador
11
115 100
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Manila
12
81 73
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San José
13
94 78
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Rabat
14
88 67
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
15
72 63
Fiji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Suva
16
81 68
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Mexico City
17
92 87
France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Paris
18
63 54
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San Juan
19
83 79
Spain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
gamedemon24 added Madrid
20
63 49
Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
21
52 44
Maldives is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Malé
22
46 46
Samoa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Apia
23
53 54
Barbados is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Bridgetown
24
47 40
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Santo Domingo
25
61 55
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Quito