31 Best Surf Spots in the World

19. Mavericks (Off Pillar Point Harbor, California)

In a state that features plenty of challenging surf, this is the granddaddy. You’ll have to travel by boat or jet ski out to this break, and you’ll need to bring all of your skills.

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Perspectives – Jeff Smith / Shutterstock.com

20. White Beach (Okinawa, Japan)

The sand bar here creates some excellent surf that can provide challenges for experts and ease beginners into surfing culture. Plus, Okinawa is a place that every traveler should have the chance to visit.

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tororo reaction / Shutterstock.com

21. Riyuewan (Sanya, China)

It’ll take some doing to get out to this island off the southern coast of China. But trust us when we tell you that it’s worth it; the environment here is worth the price of admission alone. (The surf is pretty good, too!)

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Aleksander Karpenko / Shutterstock.com

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