Surfing is one of the most popular water sports in the world and it’s easy to see why. Surfing has been touted by many as an activity like no other—being in the water, catching the perfect wave and riding it to the end is purely exhilarating. Why not make the experience even more magical by conquering those great waves in some of the world’s most famous surf spots? If you’re on the lookout for the best places for surfing, look no more. Here are four of the most famous surf spots in the world:
Gold Coast, Australia is home to the stuff that every surfer’s dream is made of. Ranking sixth in the most-populous-city-in-Australia list, Gold Coast boasts of a warm and sunny climate, extraordinary surfing beaches, and great canal systems. Gold Coast might be a bit pricier for the usual tourist, but the experience it offers more than make up for it. This surfer’s paradise is composed of five point breaks—Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Narrowneck, Palm Beach, and the Spit. With its seventy kilometers of beaches, you can definitely surf all you want in Gold Coast. But these aren’t the only surf spots in Australia. Here are a few more.
Waikiki, Hawaii -Of course every true-blue surfer fan has to surf in Hawaii. After all, it’s the home of surfing itself! Waikiki is the place to be for beginners. Catch the gently rolling waves and soak in the fun, easy atmosphere. The most popular point break in Waikiki is Canoe’s. The break may be a bit crowded, but you’ll have no problem catching waves because you’ll probably be surfing with other beginners who are just as tentative as you are. In Waikiki you can find rental shacks that offer boards at an hourly rate. There are also plenty of surfing schools in the area if you prefer a little help in getting started.
Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa -Head to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and be mesmerized by the giant waves rolling and crashing in the shores of Jeffrey’s Bay. Also known as J-Bay, the area offers one of the better point breaks in the world. The most well-known surfing section is called Supertubes. It got its name because the great walls of water usually turn over and form into tubes. Jeffrey’s Bay is best visited from June to August.
Uluwatu, Indonesia -If you’re looking for the best place to surf to your heart’s content in Bali, then you should definitely be in Uluwatu. You can visit Uluwatu anytime of the year since the waves in the area crash and roll all year round. If you’re a beginner, you may find the waves in Uluwatu on the challenging side. However, if you’re a more advanced surfer, THIS is the surf spot for you; perhaps the fastest and most powerful waves you’ve ever experienced. Uluwatu isn’t considered one of the most famous surf spots in the world for nothing!
Not all surf spots are famous, but they are still great. Visit Surf Spots for more surf destination.
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