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The Best Countries for Surfing  

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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
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Australia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Canberra
2
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Lisbon
3
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Jakarta
4
Republic of Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
5
Peru is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Lima
6
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
7
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Wellington
8
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San Salvador
9
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Brasília
10
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Washington, D.C.
11
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San José
12
Fiji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Suva
13
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Rabat
14
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
15
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Manila
16
France is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Paris
17
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Mexico City
18
Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
19
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San Juan
20
Maldives is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Malé
21
Spain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
gamedemon24 added Madrid
22
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Quito
23
Cape Verde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Praia
24
Samoa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Apia
25
Barbados is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Bridgetown