8 Top Surfing Spots Around the World The Ultimate Surf Spot Bucket List

Hawaii, US

How could the birthplace of surfing not be a surfing hotspot? A surfer, whether amateur or pro, must see the birthplace of modern surfing. The North Shore of Oahu is epic in November February.

Bells Beach, Australia

Bells Beach in Victoria is one of Australia's most renowned surfing beaches, which is saying something in a surf-friendly nation. Rip Curl Pro is held here in early October, so that says it everything.

Ericeira, Portugal

Portugal's surfing popularity has grown rapidly. Ericeira is a popular boardriding beach with a laid-back Portuguese town ambiance. Wave action includes a protected left-hand break and three-meter swells.

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A beach known for its Mexican Pipeline is a good surfing area. For beginner-friendly waves, visit Zicatela Beach or neighboring La Punta Beach. Expect calmer oceans outside of late April September, swell season.

Bali, Indonesia

World-class surfing and a laid-back lifestyle await in Bali. The dry season between April and October is the best time to enjoy the lovely island's breaks for all abilities.

Cloudbreak, Fiji

Cloudbreak in Fiji is dangerous. The protected coral reefs make it a famous surfing destination. The fast-moving water creates continually changing angles, challenging even expert wave riders.

Biarritz, France

France is Portugal's European adversary. Biarritz in the Bay of Biscay, 20 miles from Spain, competes with any surf place in the world.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica, has beginner-friendly surf breakers. Consistent swells and calm sea are typical. The low tuition is another benefit for budget vacationers.