World's 50 best surf spots

MGN Online
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 5:44am

Everyone whose been to the beach in the last 50 years is influenced by surf culture.

That's why even if you're the type who sits on the beach with your toes planted firmly in the sand, the world's best surf spots still matter.

To get you to them, we asked the editors of Surfing Magazine to help us compile picks for the world's greatest surf spots (our top 10 is heavily influenced by theirs), adding them to a mix of contributions from pro surfers and our own experiences.

50. Eisbach, Munich

49. Baja Malibu, Baja Norte, Mexico

48. Fulong Beach, Taiwan

47. Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand

46. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

45. Surfer's Point, Barbados

44. The Bubble, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

43. Black's Beach, San Diego, California

42. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton, North Carolina

41. Surf pool, United Arab Emirates

40. Biarritz, France

39. Ponta Preta, Maio, Cape Verde

38. Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada

37. Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

36. Les Cavaliers, Anglet, France

35. Killer Point, Taghazoute, Morocco

34. Pedra Branca Ericeira, Portugal

33. Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil

32. Coconuts, Samoa

31. Carrapateira, Portugal

30. Hanalei Bay, Hawaii

29. Rincon, Puerto Rico

28. Bundoran Beach, County Donegal, Ireland

27. Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

26. Pasta Point, Maldives

25. Backdoor, Oahu, Hawaii 

24. Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England

23. Cloudbreak, Tavarua Island, Fiji

22. Superbank, Gold Coast, Australia

21. Surfrider Beach, Malibu, California

20. The Box, Margaret River Valley, Australia

19. Jaws, Maui, Hawaii

18. Riyuewan, Sanya, Hainan Island, China

17. Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand 

16. Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia

15. Rincon, Santa Barbara, California

14. Montanita Beach, Montanita, Ecuador

13. Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii

12. Trestles, Orange County, California

11. Sultans, North Male, Maldives

10. Lance's Right, Sipora, Mentawais Islands, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia 

9. Cloud Nine, Siargao Island, Philippines

8. Puerto Escondido, Southern Oaxaca, Mexico

7. Hossegor, France

6. Maverick's, California

5. P-Pass, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

4. Uluwatu and Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

3. Teahupo'o, Tahiti, French Polynesia

2. Supertubes, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

1. Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii


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