World's Best Surfing Beaches. Surf's up!

Find here a list of favorite beaches for surfing around the world. Not all are famous or support competition, but they are in scenic and great travel locales. Research them and find one right for you and your budget.

RankBeachRegionCountryOceanWave HtComment
1 Waikki Oahu Hawaii, USA Pacific 20+ Surfing's Origin
2 Papara Tahiti Fr. Polynesia Pacific 20+ Postcard Beach
3 Buzios Rio deJaneiro Brazil Atlantic 8+ Brazil, enough said
4 Jeffrey's Bay Africa So Africa Indian 8+ Billabong Fest.
5 Tamarindo Central Amer. Costa Rica Pacific 9 Endless Summer
6 Surfer's Paradise East Coast Australia Pacific 12 Unrivaled Cond.
7 Isla Esenada Central Amer. Panama Pacific 8 World Class
8 Huntington California Hawaii, USA Pacific 10 Surf City
9 Kandahar West Coast Mexico Pacific 15 Playa Majahau
10 Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Atlantic 6 Europe's Best