Features top surfing destinations ranging from Sunset Beach and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia to Malibu, California and Oahu, Hawaii. Lesser-known destinations such as Metigama, Sri Lanka and Aviero, Portugal take readers to every corner of the globe in search of the perfect wave.
100 Best Surf Spots in the World explores the planet’s premier surfing playgrounds, from the hollow curls of Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore to the massive breaks of Teahupoo, Tahiti. International surfing legend Rod Sumpter reveals the world’s greatest reef breaks, left- and right-handers, point breaks, and beach breaks, and offers vital details about the characteristics of the waves and how to surf them. Take the big drop into Oahu’s Gas Chambers; fly the barrel at Hossegor, France; or ride Super Tubes, Tubes, and The Point in one ride at Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa. This guide will take you to every corner of the globe in search of the perfect wave. Inside you’ll find: • full-color photographs of each location • first-hand descriptions of the areas with detailed analysis of the breaks • at-a-glance information on hazards, skill level required, and which boards to bring • quick-reference chart with the average swell size, air and water temperature, wetsuit requirements, and the average number of days per month you can charge the waves • suggestions for where to stay, how to find each break, and avoiding the crowd • and much more!