The World’s Best Surfing Spots

Posted on 26 February 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

The opportunity to surf the waves at your chosen destination adds more excitement and fun to your trip. Across the globe, there are a number of surfing spots which are truly a paradise for those who stand ready with a surfboard in hand.

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Here are some of the world’s best surfing spots.

Pipa, Brazil

Pipa is one of Northern Brazil’s coolest beach towns. The unspoiled destination still retains its sense of magic. It offers great waves for beginner and advanced surfers alike. The alluring landscapes serve as a cherry-on-top, completing the perfect surfing experience. The best time to go is from October to April.

North Shore, Hawaii


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Hawaii is an excellent destination for surfers of all levels. There are different spots suited to different kinds of surfers. In particular, North Shore is famous around the world. The surfing spot is known for iconic surf competitions such as the Triple Crown of Surfing and the Pipe Masters.

The tropical island also offers jaw-dropping views of nature, making your surfing experience even more worthwhile.

Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa

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When it comes to surfing potential on the African continent, South Africa is the holy grail. Jeffrey’s Bay is considered a paradise for surfers as it offers abundant sunshine and awesome waves.

The spot is perfect for beginner, intermediate and expert surfers. The best time to go surfing at Jeffrey’s Bay is between May and October.

San Sebastián, Spain

As a travel destination, San Sebastián offers a mix of just about everything, especially for travellers who would like to stay youthful.

The destination also boasts three spectacular beaches and two of them offer a great surf. Zurriola Beach is ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers, while Zarautz is perfect for advanced surfers. The best time to head to the spot is between May and October.

Bukit & Canggu, Indonesia

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Indonesia is home to a number of awesome surfing spots. Bukit is one of the area’s most popular ones. It offers waves which are suitable for all levels (from beginner to expert surfer).

The hipster town of Canggu has also become an increasingly popular surfing destination. It is ideal for those who are still learning how to surf, as well as those who intend to practice their skill on waves that are relatively forgiving. The best times to surf Canggu are between May and September.

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