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Top 10 Most Visited Surf Spots in The World

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The top surf spots in the world offer big waves, breathtaking views, and plenty of surf support with surf shops, lessons, and more. Whether you’re a beginner or a surfing pro, these popular surf destinations have something for everyone. 

The most visited surf spots were calculated by the travel app Visited, which has over 1 million users. You can browse top travel destinations, check off places you’ve been, see a custom map of your travels, set travel goals, and get a custom printed map of your travels using the Visited app.

Here are the top 10 surf destinations according to Visited:

  1. 1. Biarritz is the top surf spot in the world, drawing tourists from far and wide to enjoy the beautiful beaches and catch waves in the scenic south of France along the Basque coast. The Grand Plage and Code des Basque beaches offer a wide variety of surfing for all levels, with excellent hollow waves. 
  1. 2. North Shore Oahu in Hawaii offers big waves and pro surfing contests along more than 7 miles of beaches on the U.S. island state’s Oahu island. 
  1. 3. Daytona Beach, Florida, in the southeastern U.S. is a surfing town that is a great place for beginners to learn and enjoy the 23 miles of beaches and ride-able waves.
  1. 4. San Sebastian is a popular surfing destination along the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain’s Basque Country. Zurriola Beach in San Sebastian is a prime beach for surfers of all levels. 

5. Nazare along the coast of Portugal serves up big waves that attract high-level surfers from around the globe.

  1. 6. Uluwatu and Kuta in Bali, Indonesia, have some of the best surfing waves in the world, making them popular for surfers of all levels but especially intermediate and advanced surfers. 
  1. 7. Byron Bay, located along the southeastern coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales, has something for every surfer, with a variety of beaches and waves as well as lessons and surf shops. 
  1. 8. Honolua Bay located just north of Kapalua, West Maui in Hawaii, is world-renowned for its epic big waves including hollow, powerful, and long waves that challenge even the most experienced surfers. 
  1. 9. Canggu Bali is a popular surf spot in the resort village on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia. With three beaches to choose from and a variety of waves, Caggu is a top surf destination for beginners through advanced surfers. 
  1. 10. Apollo Bay in southwestern Victoria, Australia, offers picturesque surfing for all levels, with smaller waves by the beach in the sheltered harbor and larger, stronger waves heading farther from the harbor. 

Have you been to any of the top 10 surf spots in the world? Check out more top travel lists, mark off places you’ve been, and get a custom printed map of your travels using the Visited travel app. 

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For those that love to surf, there are other top 10 travel lists includes 10 Most Popular Snorkeling Destinations, Top 10 Beaches Around the World and Most Popular Countries to Visit in the World.

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