In depth · 4 Min read

Jan 17, 2023

Catch a break. Go surfing!

Duuuude (sorry we couldn’t resist). Catchin’ some waves is one of the most exhilarating things you can do - it’s you and nature in symbiosis, truly awesome, even rad, or copacetic (yeah surfer lingo is quite out there, but we love it).

Some of the most beautiful and challenging waves can be found in some of the world’s most remote and picturesque locations. If you’re looking for that perfect wave break on stunning beaches in some of the most gorgeous spots in the world, this blog post’s for you.

Here are some of the gnarliest surf spots around the world. Like totally gnarly.

Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii: If you’ve watched the movie Point Break, you probably know this spot. Known as one of the most dangerous and challenging waves in the world, Pipeline is a must-visit for experienced (we said EXPERIENCED!) surfers looking for a thrill. The wave is known for its powerful barrels and the treacherous reef that lies beneath the water, making for a truly exhilarating ride. Proceed with extreme caution!

Teahupo'o, Tahiti: If you need a reason to visit the paradise that is Tahiti, this is it. This wave is considered to be one of the heaviest in the world, with a thick and powerful lip that can reach up to 20 feet in height. The wave breaks over a shallow reef, making it a dangerous spot for inexperienced surfers, but a true paradise for those with the skill and bravery to tackle it. If you’re a beginner, stay on the beach and watch the pro’s in action!

J-Bay, South Africa: Jeffrey’s Bay, or J-Bay as it’s known to the surf-initiated, is a world-renowned spot that offers long, fast, and powerful right-hand point breaks. The wave is known for its consistently good surf and the picturesque surroundings that make it a true surfer's paradise. Also, South Africa is magical. Make sure you get to see the rest of the country (book yourself a safari and check out our blog about Cape Town!)

Mavericks, California: Located just north of Half Moon Bay, Mavericks is a big wave spot that is only surfable during the winter months. It is known for its massive swells that can reach up to 60 feet in height, making it one of the most challenging and dangerous waves in the world. Its legendary status was confirmed in the awesome based-on-a-true-story movie Chasing Mavericks!

Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia: Say g'day to Bells Beach. One of the most beautiful spots on the Great Ocean Road and home to one of the longest-running professional surf competitions in the world, the Rip Curl Pro. The wave here is a powerful and rippable right-hander that attracts surfers from all over the world. The beach and surrounding areas also offer some beautiful coastal walks and scenic drives. Australia is a core memory making machine! You’re gonna love the surf and also the turf down under!

No matter what level of surfer you are, these five surf spots offer something for everyone. From the powerful barrels of Pipeline to the long and rippable waves of Bells Beach, there's no shortage of world-class surf to be found. 

So pack your board and head out on your next adventure to catch some of the best waves the world has to offer. You’ll be totally stoked that you did. Happy and safe surfing!

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