Not every single wave is created equal. If they were then we would never have to leave our homes in order to find the best breaks. Most of us can admit that staying around our local neighborhood would be much more ideal than leaving. But on the other hand, leaving our home and traveling to foreign lands to go surfing can be fun as well. Let’s take a look at the top 10 best beaches to go surfing.
10. Old Man’s: San Onofre State Beach, California
If you really want to take a taste of a classic Southern California culture then you should head out about 100 miles outside of Los Angeles to San Onofre State Beach. This beach thrives with all kinds of surfers and holds a rich history which rivals some of the most popular beaches in the world. Here, all ages of wave riders meet here and take on challenging waves while being spectated by massive crowds during all hours of the day. Also, check out Top Destinations for more surf spots in California.
9. Cape Hatteras Lightho use: Outer Banks, North Carolina
Commonly referred to as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic”, this beach contains some dangerous waters where a lot of shipwrecks have occurred. It is by far one of the more treacherous beaches on this list and a lot of surfers see this as a challenge. By far, the outer banks of this beach pick up swells from almost any direction and surfers of all skill levels come here to find fun in the water.
8. Les Cavaliers: Anglet, France
Would you like to go surfing in France? A lot of surfers would love to do this. Well if you want to then you should consider visiting Les Cavaliers in Anglet, France. This is a surfer’s paradise and can make any surfer want to lick their lips. The best time to come surfing here is during the fall and summer and can sometimes be dominated by large swells and crowds. However, there are places down the beach where you can find less crowded places and you can even rent boards if you don’t have your own.
7. Pavones: Costa Rica
In the southern tip of Costa Rica, you’ll find a small town called Payones and you’ll also discover some of the longest left point breaks in the world. Spending a solid summertime here will provide you with the ability to take on some two or three-minute rides that would prove to be unforgettable. This can feel like an eternity considering that most waves in the world only last for a few seconds or so.
6. Surfers Point: Margaret River, Australia
Located in southern Perth, Margaret River is a prime spot for Australia’s surf culture. It is home to waves that offer a solid and consistent powerful left and that can raise easily up to 20 feet. The secret to their massive swells are the swells that came rolling in from Roaring Forties. If you really want to experience some massive waves at this beach is one that you’ll want to visit during the months of October and November.