World's Best Surfing Destinations for 2013

2013-07-04 08:22

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Cape Town - CNN has just named what it considers to be the World's best surfing destinations and we're pretty stoked that South Africa's Jeffereys Bay has claimed spot number two.


We've rounded up YouTube videos of the top seven - take a look and let us know if you've surfed any of these spots and why you think it is great.

Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii - Known as the most dangerous wave in the world, it is located on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, near Ehukai Beach Park. Pipeline is home to the final event of the Vans Triple Crown, which is also the final stop of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour.



Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa - located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The town is situated just off the N2 Highway, about an hour's drive southwest of Port Elizabeth and is seen as a local surfing Mecca. It is also home to the Billabong Pro surf contest held each year in July.

 

Teahupo'o, Tahiti, French Polynesia - pronounced Te-a-hu-po-o, this village on the south-west coast of the island of Tahiti is known for heavy, glassy waves offshore, often reaching 2 to 3 metres up to 7 metres (21 feet). It is the site of the annual Billabong Pro Tahiti surf competition, part of the World Championship Tour (WCT) of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour surfing circuit.



Uluwatu and Kuta, Bali, Indonesia - The island of Bali attracts top surfers all year round but the peak surf season is April-October. The 5km long sandy stretch of Kuta is arguably the best beachfront in Bali. A lack of dangerous rocks or coral, makes the area attractive for beginners.



P-Pass, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia -  Situated 800 kilometers north of the equator this island offers world class reef and reef pass surfing including what many consider to be one of the world’s best right breaks, Palikir Pass, or P-Pass.  Waves range in size 2meters to  the bigger 4 metres (12 feet).

 

Maverick's, California - This surfing location is found in Northern California, near the town of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-By-The-Sea. After a strong winter storm in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 7.6 metres (25 feet) and top out at over 24 metres (80 feet) and the break is said to be caused by an unusually shaped underwater rock formation.



Hossegor, France - Soorts-Hossegor is a well known seaside resort in south-western France, famously touted as the surfing capital of Europe. It boasts powerful waves and has an impressive series of world-class beach breaks.

 

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