Get tired riding the same ways over and over again? Want to experience the thrill of a new sandbar? Check out our list of the top five surfing hotspots around the world you need to visit – at least once in your lifetime!
Black’s Beach, California, USA
A beach perfect for the expert and experienced surfers Black’s Beach has one of the most powerful waves in the US. Known for the challenge it brings as well as the friendly Californian surfer atmosphere, Black’s Beach is a must visit for those looking to ride some difficult yet unforgettable waves in the US.
Popular since the 1950s, surfers around the world have been flocking to Biarritz due to its unique, long-lasting waves. The Biarritz is known around the world to have one of the most intense waves due to its location. Near the Guld de Gascogne, surfers at the Biarritz regularly experience North Atlantic swells all year-round, meaning it’s a must visit for surf fanatics!
Killer Point, Morocco
Although sporting an intimidating name, Killer Point is not as dangerous as you may think. Popular amongst hippies and having been around as a surfing hotspot since the 1960s, Killer Point impresses surfers with unique waves and a beautiful scenery. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot a few killer whales in the area!
Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, USA
Like most Hawaiin beaches, Hanalei Bay is a must-visit surfer hotspot, simply because of its overhead tubes and constant fine waves. Located in a calm and chill town area, Hanalei Bay is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to go on a relaxing holiday, but still squeeze in some wave riding here and there.
Located in the South Pacific, Cloudbreak is a surfing spot only for the expert surfers. With waves forming around one and a half kilometers off the coast, Cloudbreak can make for an incredibly thrilling offshore experience. Waves can hold up to 500 meters long and may even get up to ten metres in size!
Superbank, Gold Coast, Australia
A crowd favourite, Super Bank, located in the Gold Coast produces long, consistent tubes and solid walls to surf through. What makes the Super Bank an extremely rewarding surfing hotspot however, is the two kilometre walk along the beach from car parking to the waves. Get some exercise done and visit the Super Bank for an unforgettable experience with mother nature!
Riyuewan, Hainan Island, China
While China might not be the first country to come to mind when it comes to surfing, Riyuewan is a surfing spot worth checking out for surfers who want all the waves to themselves. Located on a largely untouched island, Riyuewan gives surfers the full natural experience, and rewards them with intense and consistent waves to ride.
Looking to visit one of the surfing hotspots on this list? Be sure to prepare thoroughly first! Purchase all the necessary equipment you need (life jackets and wetsuits) before travelling the world to surf!