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The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing  

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221 votes 28 voters 1.4k views 36 items

List Rules Upvote the American beach that has the best waves and the best place to surf

This is a ranked list of the best U.S. beaches for surfing as voted on by men and women. These beaches include Zuma Beach, Satellite Beach, Ho’okipa and more. Some of the most beautiful beaches and best surf can be found at these greatest U.S. beaches for surfing. “What are the best beaches for surfing in the United States?” 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. This list is for those seeking the thrill of great surfing anywhere in the U.S. No matter what region of the country you find yourself in there are great surfing beaches from the pacific northwest to the southwest.

As a traveler looking for the the best surfing in the U.S., you might ask yourself, “Where are best U.S surfing beaches?” Well, here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.

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1
Huntington Beach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
California
2
Sunset Beach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Hawaii
3
Waikiki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Hawaii
4
San Onofre State Beach ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
5
Kill Devil Hills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
North Carolina
6
Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
California
7
Wrightsville Beach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
North Carolina
8
Trestles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
California
9
Sebastian Inlet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Florida
10
New Smyrna Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
11
Cocoa Beach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Florida
12
Satellite Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Florida
13
Zuma Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
California
14
Black's Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
California
15
Swami's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
California
16
Ho‘okipa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Hawaii
17
Montauk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Montauk New York
18
Rockaway Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
New York
19
Belmar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Belmar New Jersey
20
Fort Point, San Francisc... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Fort Point California
21
Narragansett Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Rhode Island
22
Manresa State Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Manresa State Beach California
23
Capitola is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Capitola California
24
Honolua, Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Hawaii
25
Peahi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Beaches for Surfing
Hawaii