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Hang 10: The Best Surfing Destinations On Earth

Tired of catching the same old waves? Not anymore!

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From the untouched, hidden cove that you have to take an oath of secrecy to enter to the world-famous beach where you're one of thousands riding the swell, finding that perfect surfing destination is one of the most rewarding experiences a surfer can have. If you're looking for the best locales to catch that perfect wave and hang ten, check out these ten beloved surf spots.

Manu Bay, New Zealand

The site of the 1960s surfing movie "Endless Summer," Manu Bay offers waves ranging one to three meters high, and is located near the mellow town of Ragland. This is great place to go if you're looking for a more laid-back, nostalgic surfing experience.
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The site of the 1960s surfing movie "Endless Summer," Manu Bay offers waves ranging one to three meters high, and is located near the mellow town of Ragland. This is great place to go if you're looking for a more laid-back, nostalgic surfing experience.

Hainan Riyuewan, China

China isn't typically known for its surfing, but that's the appeal of this spot. With tropical beaches and consistent, uncrowded waves, this is another perfect surfing getaway for those who aren't searching for the biggest waves around.
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China isn't typically known for its surfing, but that's the appeal of this spot. With tropical beaches and consistent, uncrowded waves, this is another perfect surfing getaway for those who aren't searching for the biggest waves around.

Tavarua Island, Fiji

Cloudbreak at Tavarua Island is a challenging ride for even the most experienced surfers. Waves reach up to 10 meters high here.
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Cloudbreak at Tavarua Island is a challenging ride for even the most experienced surfers. Waves reach up to 10 meters high here.

Rincon, Puerto Rico

Though no longer an undiscovered gem for surfing, Rincon still offers impressive waves and a chance to mix it up with the locals. You can even pick out the best surf from the top of a nearby hill.
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Though no longer an undiscovered gem for surfing, Rincon still offers impressive waves and a chance to mix it up with the locals. You can even pick out the best surf from the top of a nearby hill.

Montanita, Ecuador

The combination of great waves and friendly locals in this small town of just 1,000 residents makes Montanita an alluring and hidden surfing venue. There are plenty of small cantinas around where you can grab a cocktail and relax after riding the waves. According to experts from Montanita Estates, surfers are just beginning to realize the value of the uncrowded beaches in Montanita, so you’ll want to get out there as soon as possible.
Via surf.transworld.net

The combination of great waves and friendly locals in this small town of just 1,000 residents makes Montanita an alluring and hidden surfing venue. There are plenty of small cantinas around where you can grab a cocktail and relax after riding the waves. According to experts from Montanita Estates, surfers are just beginning to realize the value of the uncrowded beaches in Montanita, so you’ll want to get out there as soon as possible.

Okinawa, Japan

Offering the only sandbars in the region and steady waves, Okinawa is a great spot for beginners looking to hone their craft.
Via happysurfingokinawa.com

Offering the only sandbars in the region and steady waves, Okinawa is a great spot for beginners looking to hone their craft.

Watergate Bay, England

Watergate offers a great alternative to its more famous British cousin; Fistral Bay. Waves range up to three meters high here, offering a fun but not-too-challenging ride.
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Watergate offers a great alternative to its more famous British cousin; Fistral Bay. Waves range up to three meters high here, offering a fun but not-too-challenging ride.

Vancouver Island, Canada

The west coast of the island blends breathtaking views with a steady surf to make this the best spot in North America. Wet suits are a must though, as it can get a bit chilly.
Via vacay.ca

The west coast of the island blends breathtaking views with a steady surf to make this the best spot in North America. Wet suits are a must though, as it can get a bit chilly.

Sur, Oman

Miles of breaking waves make Joe's Point in Sur an awesome spot to surf. With heights that suit beginners and professionals alike, this stretch will make you think twice before labeling the Middle East as non-surfing region.
Via postvoyant.com

Miles of breaking waves make Joe's Point in Sur an awesome spot to surf. With heights that suit beginners and professionals alike, this stretch will make you think twice before labeling the Middle East as non-surfing region.

Anglet, France

Les Cavaliers in Anglet offers a magnificent surfing layout. You can paddle up the calm side channel to catch the killer waves on the far side of the breakwater. Watch out for local pros, however, who can be very territorial over their waves.
Via zenithholidays.co.uk

Les Cavaliers in Anglet offers a magnificent surfing layout. You can paddle up the calm side channel to catch the killer waves on the far side of the breakwater. Watch out for local pros, however, who can be very territorial over their waves.

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