Places/Travel The Best Countries for Surfing  

Ranker Travel
Originally by
5.8k votes 927 voters 15.4k views 42 items

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
249 142
Australia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Canberra

2
203 132
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Lisbon

3
184 125
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Jakarta

4
60 34
Republic of Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

5
127 106
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Wellington

6
112 82
Peru is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Lima

7
130 100
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

8
100 76
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Brasília

9
134 121
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Washington, D.C.

10
77 65
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San José

11
80 60
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Mexico City

12
111 94
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Manila

13
70 53
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San Salvador

14
91 73
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Rabat

15
84 62
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

16
70 60
Fiji is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Suva

17
62 50
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
San Juan

18
83 75
Spain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
gamedemon24 added Madrid

19
91 83
France is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Paris

20
46 43
Samoa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Apia

21
60 45
Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte

22
50 41
Maldives is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Malé

23
53 52
Barbados is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Bridgetown

24
61 53
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Quito

25
46 38
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Santo Domingo