Living and breathing Cornwall sees us addicted to the outdoor lifestyle with no weekend complete without a visit to the coast come mizzle or shine. So as you can imagine, this surf-spot hot-list has got the team here at Ann’s Cottage a little excited.
Locating sites most surfers will never be good enough to surf, we’re aiming to tick off a visit to every spot even if it involves admiring the view from the safety of dry-land (we can dream?). These locations spanning all corners of the globe, range from the Daddy of all waves in Hawaii to unknown spots you’ll think a surfer has imagined while lost on his travels (Hong Kong anyone?).
What got us most excited, was a feature for Watergate Bay at a respectable number 18 and Fistral at 24. There’s something about Cornwall fighting its corner with the big-guns like Indonesia, the US and Australia; like a little brother showing what he’s made of (go Kernow).
Have you ever spent half an hour planning how to spend a win on the Lotto? Well we might have sorted it for you. Check out the world’s 50 best surf-spots below (how many can you tick off?)
1. Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii (The Directors at Ann’s Cottage were lucky enough to go here last year for The Quiksilver Eddie Aikau event (see our Facebook/Twitter for photos!)
2. Supertubes. Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa
3. Uluwatu and Kuta, Bali, Indo
4. Superbanks, Gold Coast, Australia
5. Mavericks, California, USA
6. Lima, Peru
7. Hossegor, France - this spot is also dubbed ‘surfing capital of Europe’ (Newquay would argue)
8. Cloud Nine, Siargao Island, Philippines
9. Sultans, North Male, Maldives
10. Honolua Bay, Hawaii
11. Montanita Beach, Montanita, Ecuador
12. Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand
13. Riyuewan, Sanya, Hainan, China
14. Surfrider Beach, Malibu, United States
15. Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
16. Cloudbreak, Tavarua Island, Fiji
17. Joe’s Point, Sur, Oman - apparently the Middle East is an un-explored surfing destination with breaks to rival the best (believe it or not)
18. Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England - tick!
19. Backdoor, Hawaii, United States
20. Pasta Point, Maldives
21. Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
22. Bundoran Beach, County Donegal, Ireland
23. Gold Coast, Australia - road trip up the East Coast anyone?
24. Fistral Beach, Newquay, England - tick!
25. Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, United States
26. Carrapateira, Taghzout, Portugal
27. Rincon, Puerto Rico
28. Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil
29. Pedra Branca Ericeira, Portugal
30. Killer Point, Taghazoute, Morocco - named after the orca’s spotted in the area, thankfully.
31. White Beach, Okinawa, Japan
32. Les Cavaliers, Anglet, France
33. Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Australia
34. Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada
35. Ponta Preta, Maio, Cape Verde
36. Special K, Samoa
37. Biarritz, France
38. Coconuts, Samoa (awesome name)
39. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton, United States
40. Bondi Beach, Sydney
41. Black’s Beach, San Diego, California, United States
42. The Bubble, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
43. Surfer’s Point, Barbados
44. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
45. Open Beach Umm Sequim, Dubai, UAE
46. Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand
47. Fulong Beach, Taiwan
48. Baja Malibu, Baja Norte, Mexico
49. Eisbach, Munich, Germany
50. Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
So there’s our bucket list. We think you’ll agree there’s an awful lot to see on this Earth of ours (just remember to buy a ticket for the Euromillions this week.)
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Until next time...