If you love traveling to the beach, there are loads of incredible beaches scattered throughout the world. If you like going to the beach so you can surf some waves though, you might need to be a little pickier. Sure, there are still plenty of beaches around to surf at, but there are only so many that are considered the best of the best. Want to know which surf spots those are? Look no further. Here are a few of the best beaches to surf at on the planet.
Gold Coast, Australia
The surf Mecca of Australia is located in the 6th largest city in the country, Queensland, and it’s known for its long beach breaks, right-hand point breaks, and a brand new artificial reef at the narrowness of the Nerang. This city is also surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful national parks. Aside from being a well-developed urban area, this region also has a mild subtropical climate. The best time to surf is during the winter season. Some of the most popular breaks that are known to have some of the best surfing are Straddie, The Spit, and Main Beach.
Bukit Peninsula, Bali, Indonesia
The northwest coast of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula is known for its incredible set of top-level breaks. These are ideal for everyone from beginner to expert surfers. There are also several other great surf spots that are suitable for everyone from experienced riders to those just learning to surf. Aside from surfing, there’s also a beautiful temple located in the Uluwatu region that overlooks a world-renowned break. The area is worth exploring as it offers a variety of great surf breaks, such as Dreamland, Balangan, and Bingin.
Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Out of all of the Hawaiian islands, Oahu is easily the best one for surfing. CNN named the island’s Pipeline the best surf spot in the world. Only experts can ride these large waves. Aside from the Pipeline, there are also plenty of other great surf spots that are located on the island of Hawaii. The North Shore is a 7-mile-long break that’s ideal for everyone from beginner to expert surfers. Some of these include Backdoor, Waimea Bay, Ka’ena Point, Sunset Beach, and Kahuku Point.
The town of Ericeira is known for its impeccable surfing. In 2011, it was named Europe’s first World Surfing Reserve. It’s also close to some of the best surf spots in the region, and it’s a short drive away from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. If you’re planning on visiting the area, make sure to take advantage of the ASP World Tour’s Ribeira d’Ilhas beach. The town of Ericeira has 8 miles of coastline, and it features a variety of breaks that are suitable for everyone from beginner to expert surfers. It also has the authentic Portuguese village feel and is known for its abundant natural beauty.