List of surfing areas


List of surfing areas

This is a list of areas associated with surfing. The most reputed surfing areas are found in Australia, Hawaii, and California, USA

Africa

outh Africa

*Durban
*Amanzimtoti
*Scottburgh
*Muizenberg
*Port Alfred
*Port Elizabeth
*Jeffreys Bay
*Cape St. Francis (Seal Point)
*Mossel Bay
*Cape Town

South Africa have lots of surfing potential, uncrowded spot, lots of waves and regular swell. The waves here can almost be compared to the heavy waves in Hawaii. So Go out there and explore and be sure to have the best waves of your life!!

Morocco

*Essaouira
*Taghazout

External links

* [http://www.Taghazoute.com Taghazoute.com Surf & Info]

Asia

Philippines

*Aurora
*La Union
*Siargao
*Zambales
*Pagudpud
*Samar
*Catanduanes
*Oriental Negros

Japan

WQS 2007
*Tahara, Aichi Prefecture - 6 star
*Hyūga ,Miyazaki Prefecture - 2 star
*Minamisōma, Fukushima Prefecture - 2 starJapan Professional Surfing Tour 2007
#"Bali, Indonesia"
#Ōarai, Ibaraki Prefecture
#Kujukuri Beach, Chiba Prefecture
#Tōyō, Kōchi Prefecture
#Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture - "All Japan Pro."
*other famous surfing areas
**Shōnan, Kanagawa Prefecture
**Shizuoka Prefecture

India

*Goa
*Indian Coastkovalam beach. kerala

Indonesia

*Bali
*Mentawai Islands
*Sorake Bay, Nias Island, North Sumatra

ri Lanka

South Coast
*Matara
*HikkaduwaSoutheast Coast
*Arugam BayEast Coast
*Trincomalee

Thailand

*Phuket

Oceania

Australia

New South Wales

North Coast, New South Wales

**Duranbah
**Fingal Head
**Kingscliff
**Byron Bay
***The Wreck
***The Pass
**Lennox Head
**Ballina
**Old Bar
**Angourie
**Coffs Harbour
**Crescent Head
**South West Rocks


=Newcastle Stretch=

Central Coast

**Soldiers Beach
**Forresters Beach
**Wamberal
**Terrigal
**Avoca Beach
**Copacabana

Sydney

**Northern Beaches
***Avalon
***Curl Curl
***Dee Why
***Manly
***North Narrabeen
***Palm Beach
***Whale Beach
**Eastern Suburbs
***Bondi Beach,
***Tamarama
***Maroubra Beach
***Bronte Beach
**Cronulla
***Shark Island
***Wanda Beach
***Elouera Beach
***North Cronulla Beach
***Cronulla Beach

Wollongong

**Sandon Point

South Coast

**Sharkys (Windang Island)
**Windang Island
**NASAS (Windang)
**Barrack Point (Barrack Point)
**Hot Rocks (Barrack Point)
**Bare Rock (Barrack Point
**Madmans (Mads) (Barrack Point)
**Mini Pipe (Barrack Point)
**Suck Holes (Barrack Point)
**Cowries (Shellharbour)
**Pools (Shellharbour)
**Pool Bombie(Shellharbour)
**Shatters (Shellharbour)
**Suicides (Bass Point)
**Shallows (Bass Point)
**Piers (Bass Point)
**Redsands (Bass Point)
**Black Box (Bass Point)
**BBQ's (Bass Point)
**Malonies Bay (Bass Point)
**The Farm (Killalee Reserve)
**Minnumurra Beach aka Mystics, Minnows (Minnumurra)
**Minummurra River Mouth (Minnumurra)
**Minnumurra Island (Minummurra)
**Jones Beach (Kiama Downs)
**Boneyards (Kiama Downs)
**Bombo Beach (Kiama)
**Kiama Harbour (Kiama)
**Rock Pools (Kiama)
**Kendals Beach (Kiama)
**Kendals Bombie (Kiama)
**Weri Beach (Gerringong)
**G-Wedge (Gerringong)
**7 Mile Beach (Gerringong)
**Aussie Pipe aka Black Rock (Summercloud Bay/Jervis Bay)

Queensland


=Gold Coast=

**TOS (The Other Side Straddie)
**Sandpumping Jetty
** Narrowneck Narrowneck Longboard Club
**Surfers Paradise
**Broadbeach
** Miami
** Burleigh Heads
** 19th Avenue Palm Beach Palmy Army
** Currumbin Alley - Alley Boys
** Kirra Point Kirra Boardriders
** Greenmount
**Snapper Rocks Snapper Boardriders
***The "Superbank" is a rare occurrence where sand banks combine with large wave conditions to provide a surfable ride from Snapper Rocks, through Greenmount, and finishing in the barrels of Kirra Point.
**Duranbah (actually just over border in Tweed)


=Sunshine Coast=

*Noosa Heads
**Double Island Point
**Noosa National Park
**Sunshine Beach
*Maroochydore
** Coolum
** Alexandra Headland
*Caloundra
** Kings Beach
*Bribie Island


=Victoria=

*Torquay,
**Jan Juc
**Bells Beach
**Winkipop
*Phillip Island
*(Gunnamatta)
*Sorrento
*Koonya
*Pt Leo
*Seaspray

Western Australia

*Margaret River,
*GnaralooBells BeachAlbany

South Australia

*Kangaroo Island

Tasmania

*Shipsterns
*Clifton Beach

New Zealand

North Island

*Gisborne,
*Mount Maunganui, North Island
*Piha, North Island
*Raglan, North Island
*Taranaki, North Island

South Island

*St. Clair, South Island
*The Catlins, South Island

Federated States of Micronesia

*Palikir Pass, Pohnpei

Fiji

*Cloudbreak, Tavarua
*Restaurants, Tavarua

Tahiti

*Teahupoo, Tahiti

Hawaii

Hawaii (Big Island)

*Banyans
*Hilo
*Kahuluu Bay
*Kapaa
*Kawaihae
*Kiholo Bay
*Hookena
*South Point

Kauai

*Hanalei Bay
*Kekaha
*Mana Point
*Na Pali Coast
*Niihau
*Poipu
*Polihale
*Windward

Oahu

North Shore

*Backdoor Pipe
*Pipeline
*Chun's Reef
*Gas Chambers
*Haleiwa
*Hulton's
*Kaena Point
*Kuilima
*Jocko's
*Laniakea
*Log Cabins
*Mokuleia
*Off the Wall
*Sunset Beach
*Rocky Point
*Rockpile
*Sunset
*Velzyland
*Waimea Bay

West shore

*Yokohama Bay
*Makaha
*Maili
*Ewa Beach

outh shore

*Ala Moana
*Black Point
*Canoes
*Four's
*Kaiser's
*Populars
*Queen's
*Publics
*Rockpile
*Three's
*Waikiki

Windward

*Hakalau
*Kahana
*Kahuku
*Kailua
*Kahuluu Bay
*Kalapana
*Makapu'u
*Oahu Westside
*Sandy Beach

Maui

*Kahana
*Kahului
*Hana
*Honolua Bay
*Honokohau
*Hookipa
*Lahaina
*Maalaea
*Olowalu
*Peahi (Jaws)
*Rainbows
*Richardson Beach
*Windmills
*Kahoolawe
*Wailea
*Waiopai

Lanai

*Manale Bay
*Kikoa
*Nanahoa
*Pohakuloa

Molokai

*Halawa Bay
*Haupu Bay
*Kalae Loa
*Kalaupapa
*Kepuhi
*Halena Beach

Europe

France

*Biarritz, Aquitaine
*Anglet, Aquitaine
*Hossegor, Aquitaine
*Seignosse, Aquitaine
*Lacanau, Aquitaine
*Capbreton, Aquitaine
*Cap-Ferret, Aquitaine
*le Lizay, Charente-Maritime
*Siouville-Hague, MancheThe south of the Atlantic coast in France is considered to be the best surfing area in Europe and one of the best in the world.

Norway

*Bore, Rogaland.
*Hellestø, Rogaland.
*Brusand, Rogaland.

Italy

*Capo Mannu, Sardinia
*Spiaggetta, Ostia
*Varazze, Liguria

Portugal

*Ericeira:Ribeira D'Ilhas, :Coxos, :Pedra Branca, :Foz do Lizandro, :Pico do Futuro, :S.Julião.
*Peniche:supertubos,:molhe leste,:cova da alfarroba,:lagide,:prainha,:consolação
*Espinho:Baia,:Cagalhotos
*Matosinhos
*Linha de Cascais
*Póvoa de Varzim:Salgueira Beach —"Póvoa de Varzim spot":Aguçadoura Beach — "Aguçadoura spot":Lagoa Beach — "Póvoa Hotel spot"

pain

*Mundaka, Biscay, North Coast
*La Coruna, Galicia, North coast
*Ferrol, Galicia, North coast
*Rodiles, Asturias, North Coast
*Xago, Asturias, North Coast
*Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz
*El Quemao, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
*Punta Blanca, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Great Britain

*Bude, Cornwall
*Crantock, Cornwall
*Chapel Porth, Cornwall
*Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
*Perranporth, Cornwall
*Porthtowan, Cornwall
*Porthleven, Cornwall
*St Agnes, Cornwall
*Watergate Bay, Cornwall
*Sennen Cove, Cornwall
*Lynmouth, Devon
*Westward Ho!, Devon
*Saunton, Devon
*Croyde, Devon
*Putsborough, Devon
*Woolacombe, Devon
*Sandymouth, Devon
*Challaborough, Devon
*The Mumbles, Wales
*Rhossili, Wales
*Llangennith, Wales
*Llangrannog, Wales
*Llantwit Major, wales
*St Davids, Wales
*Freshwater West, Wales
*Southerndown, Wales
*Newgale, Wales
*Cayton Bay, North Yorkshire
*Saltburn, Teesside
*Sandilands, Lincolnshire
*The Bar, Scotland
*Aberdeen, Scotland
*Coldingham Bay, Scotland
*Fraserburgh, Scotland
*Pease Bay, Scotland
*Thurso, Scotland
*Tiree, Scotland

Ireland

*Bundoran, Donegal Bay
*Carrownisky, Louisberg, County Mayo
*Keel Beach, Achill, County Mayo
*Rossnowlagh, Donegal Bay
*Portrush, Antrim
*Dingle Peninsula, Kerry
*Lahinch, Co. Clare
*Spanish Point, Co. Clare
*Doolin, Co. Clare
* Rosslare, Co. Wexford
*Easkey, Co Sligo
*Aughris, Co Sligo
*Dunmoran, Co Sligo
*Strandhill, Co Sligo
*Streedagh, Co Sligo
*Inniscrone, Co Sligo
*Mullaghmore, Co Sligo
*Dunlaughin, Co. Galway

Greece

Aegean Sea

*Poseidi, Chalkidiki
*Golden Beach, Thassos
*Agios Ioannis, Pelion
*Kolimbithres, Tinos
*Chorefto, Volos

Ionian Sea

Athens and Peloponnisos

Crete

Greek Islands

North America

Canada

West Coast

*Tofino, British Columbia

East Coast

*Halifax County, Nova Scotia

Great Lakes

*North Shore of Lake Superior

Lachine Rapids

*Habitat '67 standing wave

Mexico

*Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
*Baja California:*Isla Todos Santos:*Baja Malibu:*Seven Sisters, Baja California

USA

California

*San Diego County, California:*Swamis, Encinitas:*San Onofre State Park, between San Clemente, California and Oceanside, California:*Oceanside:*Carlsbad:*Cardiff, California:*Del Mar:*Imperial Beach:*Black's Beach:*Windansea
*Orange County, California:*Trestles, near San Clemente:*The Wedge, Newport Beach:*56th Street, Newport Beach:*Huntington Beach, California:*Salt Creek, Dana Point:*T-Street, San Clemente:*Brooks Street, Laguna Beach:*Doheny State Beach, Dana Point:*Seal Beach
*Los Angeles, California:*Malibu:*Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes:*Haggardys, Palos Verdes:*El Porto, Manhattan Beach, California:*Manhattan Beach, California:*Hermosa Beach, California:*Surfrider Beach:*Topanga:*Chart House
*Santa Barbara, California:*Rincon:*Sandspit:*Campus Point:*The Ranch
*Santa Cruz, California:*Pleasure Point:*Steamer Lane
*Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California

Pacific Northwest

Oregon

*Agate Beach
*Battle Rock
*Bastendorff Beach
*Cape Kiwanda
*Cannon Beach
*Indian Beach
*Hubbard Creek
*Oceanside
*Otter Rock
*Pacific City
*Roads End
*Nesika Beach
*Short Sands
*South Beach State Park
*South Jetty at Brookings
*South Jetty at Florence

Washinton

*La Push
*Neah Bay
*Westport

East Coast

Northeast

*Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York
*Gilgo, Long Island, New York
*Long Beach, New York
*Lawrencetown Beach and environs (Eastern Shore), Nova Scotia, Canada
*Narragansett, Rhode Island
*Ocean City, New Jersey
*Cape May, New Jersey
*Wildwood, New Jersey
*Ocean City, Maryland
*Indian River Inlet, Delaware
*Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
*Davis Park, New York
*Fire Island, New York

outheast

*The Outer Banks of North Carolina
*Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
*Masonboro Island, North Carolina
*Sand Dollar Shores, North Carolina
*Shackleford Banks, North Carolina
*New Smyrna Beach, Florida
*Cocoa Beach, Florida
*Virginia Beach, Virginia, Host of the East Coast Surfing Championships
*Sebastian Inlet, Brevard County, Florida

Gulf Coast

*Galveston, Texas
*Corpus Christi, Texas
*Freeport, Texas
*South Padre Island, Texas
*Bradenton Beach, Florida
*Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida
*Panama City, Florida
*Clearwater, Florida
*Laguna Beach, Florida
*Caladesi Islands, Florida
*Anna Maria, Florida

Great Lakes

*Sheboygan, Wisconsin, home to the Dairyland Surf Classic, the largest lake surfing competition in the world. [http://www.allaboutsurf.com/articles/dairyland]

Caribbean

*Barbados
**The Soup Bowl{home of the wold famous right hand break on the east coast of Barbados.
**Maycocks
**South Point
**Freights
**Brandens

*Dominican Republic
**Playa Encuentro
**Playa Bonita

*Puerto Rico
**Aguadilla
**Dome's
**Isabela
**Jobos
**Maria's
**Midless
**Ramey
**Rincón
**Shacks
**Steps
**Surfer's
**The Landing
**Tres Palmas
**Wilderness
**Wishing Well

Central America

* Witch's Rock, Costa Rica
* Tamarindo, Costa Rica
* Nosara, Costa Rica
* Playa Grande, Costa Rica
* Jaco, Costa Rica
* Dominical, Costa Rica
* Puerto Viejo de Limón, Costa Rica
* Playa Zunzal, El Salvador
* Playa El Tunco, El Salvador
* Playa El Zonte, El Salvador
* La Punta Roca, El Salvador
* Conchalio, El Salvador
* San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
* Popoyo, Nicaragua
* Maderas, Nicaragua
* Tola, Nicaragua
* El Remanso, Nicaragua
* San Francisco Bay, Nicaragua
* Ocos,San Marcos,Guatemala

South America

Chile

*Pichilemu, Chile
*Arica, Chile

Peru

*Cabo Blanco, Peru
*Pico Alto, Peru
*Chicama, Peru
*Cerro Azul, Peru

Brazil

*Saquarema, RJ
*Rio de Janeiro, RJ
*Ilha Grande, RJ
*São Sebastião, SP
*Ubatuba, SP
*Guarujá, SP
*Fernando de Noronha, PE
*Marataízes, PE
*Itacaré, BA
*Maceió, AL
*Praia do Francês, AL
*Praia da Pipa, RN
*Ilha do Mel, PR
*Garopaba, SC
*Joaquina, SC
*Praia Mole, SC
*Praia do Rosa, SC
*São Francisco do Sul, SC
*Torres, RS
*Ilha dos Lobos, RS
*Pororoca, tidal bore on the Amazon river

Uruguay

*Punta del Este, Maldonado
*La Pedrera, Rocha
*La Paloma, Rocha

Other South America

*Galapagos Islands

External links

* [http://www.trycostarica.com/index.php?temp=surf.tpl Costa Rica surf beaches] -review of surf in Costa Rica
* [http://www.wannasurf.com wannasurf world surf atlas] -the original and biggest atlas of surfing locations


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