World’s Best Wild Surfing – Destinations 

Supertubes, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

Supertubes, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

Supertubes, Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa 

In the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, about an hour’s drive southwest of Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys Bay is one of the most famous surfing destinations in the world. Surfers come here for a great ride on beaches like Super Tubes, Boneyards, Kitchen Windows, Magna Tubes, Point and Albatross. The most famous of all is SuperTubes.The name itself should clue you in to the greatness of this lightning-fast wall that morphs into a large throaty barrel, especially when southwest swells rope into the bay from June to August. Apart from being a popular surfing destination, Jeffreys Bay is also renowned for its blue flag beaches and for hosting the annual Billabong Pro WCT surfing event at Supertubes during July.

Surfers Point, Margaret River, Australia

Surfers Point, Margaret River, Australia

Surfers Point, Margaret River, Australia

Probably the most famous big wave spot in Australia and home to a WQS contest every year around April. The wave breaks both left and right, though the left is the best, over a fairly shallow rock ledge and on the biggest of days it can produce a 25ft drop down it’s very steep face and into the bowl below followed by a long walling ride into the channel, assuming you made the drop!  It’s a long paddle out and the peak can sometimes be a bit shifty in strong currents. Definatly should only be attempted by qualified surfers on boards to handle it, and bicycle clips might help you to avoid any embarrasing moments after the drop.

 

Pavones, Costa Rica

Pavones, Costa Rica

Pavones, Costa Rica

In Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east, the Republic of Costa Rica is a legendary surfing location. Mostly ‘hardcore’ surfers come here mainly because of the consistent waves year round and also to the many great surf spots. This could be the trip of your life so better prepare yourself for the “country’s best waves” in Playa Naranjo and the quality right river mouth point break at Potrero Grande.

 

 

 

Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu

Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu

Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu

Ground zero of the surf action on the infamous North Shore, Pipe is arguably the most famous wave in the world. Most years from October to March, when the westerly swells are in season, this spot grinds out massive waves that are so perfect and hollow they look almost cartoon-like. But there’s nothing funny about Pipe. With a sharp volcanic reef just inches below the surface and waves breaking with spine-snapping force, unless you’re an expert it’s best just to sit on the sand and watch.

 

 

Surfrider Beach, Malibu, California

Surfrider Beach, Malibu, California

Surfrider Beach, Malibu, California

If for some reason you want  to surf  in North America, the best choice is California. When you are in California we recommend to you Surfrider Beach. The ‘Bu, as some locals call it, first gained national attention during the 1950s thanks to the novel and film Gidget. Today, it’s still the mecca of California cool and one of the best right point breaks on the West Coast. Though Malibu is always mobbed with surfers of every stripe hoping to lock into one of its perfect, machine-like peelers, it’s definitely worth braving the crowds on a perfect day when these waves can be ridden for a quarter-mile.



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