World’s 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the nearly magical sum of consistent waves, inviting accommodations, friendly locals, fun nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of activities should the ocean go flat. The following is a list of the world’s best surf towns, picked not necessarily because they are home to the best waves, but because the sum of their parts makes them inviting for locals and visitors alike. Plus, for each town, locals tell us where to eat, stay, and play.—Tetsuhiko Endo

Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii (Above)

Tofino, British Columbia

Taghazout, Morocco (Above)

Encinitas, California

Bundoran, Ireland

Florianópolis, Brazil (Below)

Byron Bay, Australia

Biarritz, France

Shonan, Japan

Muizenberg, South Africa (Below)

La Paloma, Uruguay

Montauk, New York

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Santa Cruz, California

San Sebastián, Spain

Nosara, Costa Rica

Paia, Maui, Hawaii

Raglan, New Zealand

Bukit Peninsula, Bali

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via: National Geographic

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