10 Melhores destinos para Surf no Mundo

10 Best Surfing Destinations in the World

10. Old Man's, San Onofre State Beach, California


If you want a taste of classic SoCal beach culture, head 80 miles south of Los Angeles to San Onofre State Beach. San-O is home to a thriving longboard scene with a rich history that rivals Oahu's Waikiki in terms of aloha. The beach is a meeting place for waveriders of all ages and widely known as one of the best places in Southern California to learn to surf, as the crowd is friendly and the waves are mushy and easy-breaking. There's no "locals only" attitude here, and every wave is a "party wave" (so you don't have to worry about cutting someone off). Prime time is summer, when the water's warm and southwest swells roll up the coast.

9. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina


Once known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" because of its treacherous waters and frequent shipwrecks, North Carolina's string of narrow barrier islands, including Cape Hatteras, rope in some of the East Coast's punchiest beach-break surf. By far, the most consistent spot on the Outer Banks is the Hatteras Lighthouse, which picks up swells from every direction and works on all tides. The lineup is usually filled with a mix of hot locals and newbie tourists just learning to surf, but you can easily escape the crowds by moving up the beach and finding a chunky peak all your own. Autumn is the best time to surf at the Lighthouse, when the water is still warm and big south swells march up the coast.

8. Les Cavaliers, Anglet, France


Surfing in France? You bet. Actually waves like Anglet's Les Cavaliers in the South of France boast peeling rights and lefts that would make any Californian surfer salivate.The Basque Country's prime beach break, Les Cavaliers loves the west swells and offshore winds of late summer and fall. When it's on, the break is dominated by a tight crew of locals, but simply walk a little farther down the beach and you're likely to find an uncrowded peak of your own.

7. Pavones, Costa Rica


At the southernmost tip of Costa Rica near the surfy little frontier town of Pavones, you'll discover one of the longest left point break waves on the planet. Though it can be fickle, with a solid summertime south swell Pavones switches on and cranks out waves that can provide three-minute-long rides—that's an eternity considering the average ride on a beach-break wave lasts just ten seconds or so. The wave at Pavones starts at the top of the point and rolls through a handful of bowl sections before reeling into a small bay just past the town's main cantina. Making every section is tough, and the lineup is often crowded, but the wave has multiple take-off zones to accommodate everyone from pros to beginners.

6. Surfers Point, Margaret River, Australia


Located in a relatively isolated region some three hours south of Perth, the town of Margaret River is the hub of Western Australia's surf culture and home to its crown jewel, Surfers Point. There's almost always a wave to be had at this consistent and powerful left, which can hold waves up to 18 feet. The secret to the spot's wave riches are reliable south swells that roll in from the Roaring Forties year-round (though most often between November and May). If the surf is too big for your taste or skill level, simply paddle out at the Margaret River Mouth, which has mellower rights and lefts breaking over a sandy bottom.

5. Tavarua Island, Fiji


A heart shaped Island in the South Pacific. You'll probably notice the words crowded or busy used to describe every other surf spot on our top ten list. Pretty much goes with the territory as the best waves are usually the most crowded as well. But what makes Restaurants so notable is its uncrowdedness. One of the premier waves on the private Fijian island resort of Tavarua, which limits the numbers of surfers on the island each week, Restaurants is a long, hollow left that's nearly perfect. It's fast, with sharp coral lurking below, so if you're not up to the challenge you can surf the far inside section nicknamed Kiddieland; it's fun for beginners and longboarders alike. Best season February to October.

4. Surfrider Beach, Malibu, California 

The ‘Bu, as some locals call it, first gained national attention during the 1950s thanks to the novel and film Gidget. Today, it's still the mecca of California cool and one of the best right point breaks on the West Coast. Though Malibu is always mobbed with surfers of every stripe hoping to lock into one of its perfect, machine-like peelers, it's definitely worth braving the crowds on a perfect day when these waves can be ridden for a quarter-mile. The surf is best with the summertime south swells, but Malibu warrants a visit anytime of the year thanks to its colorful crew, including hot-dogging longboarders, retro beach boys, total beginners, model-hot surfers, and the occasional Hollywood star.

3. Hanalei Point, Hanalei Bay, Kauai


A near-perfect crescent of white sand on Kauai's north shore, Hanalei Bay is one of the most scenic surf spots anywhere on earth. Sure, the two-mile-long beach is bordered by mist-shrouded cliffs and verdant mountains spilling waterfalls, but the surf at Hanalei Point is why you came. Strong winter swells pulse into the bay creating big, glassy right-handers that challenge even the toughest surfers. Thankfully for us mortals, when the waves at the Point are, say, 12 feet high, they might be only two feet high and mellow at Hanalei Pier. There you'll also find rental boards and surf instructors to help you get your game tuned up so you can paddle out to the point.

2. Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu 


Ground zero of the surf action on the infamous North Shore, Pipe is arguably the most famous wave in the world. Most years from October to March, when the westerly swells are in season, this spot grinds out massive waves that are so perfect and hollow they look almost cartoon-like. But there's nothing funny about Pipe. With a sharp volcanic reef just inches below the surface and waves breaking with spine-snapping force, unless you're an expert it's best just to sit on the sand and watch. No binoculars necessary as the wave breaks very close to shore. Best of all, you needn't be a pro surfer to appreciate its raw power and the cajones it takes to surf inside a watery barrel the size of an 18-wheeler truck.

1. Supertubes, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

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Widely considered the finest right-hand pointbreak in the world, J-Bay is worthy of all the accolades it receives and definitely worth the trip. There are several world-class sections here, the most famous of which is Supertubes. The name itself should clue you in to the greatness of this lightning-fast wall that morphs into a large throaty barrel, especially when southwest swells rope into the bay from June to August. While Supers, as it's also known, is the sole domain of advanced surfers, longboarders and beginners will find fun waves at a spot called Point, which is consistently smaller and more user-friendly than any of the other waves at J-Bay.

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