100 Best Surf Spots in the World: The World's Best Breaks for Surfers in Search of the Perfect Wave

100 Best Surf Spots in the World: The World's Best Breaks for Surfers in Search of the Perfect Wave

by Rod Sumpter

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100 Best Surf Spots in the World will include 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, Northern Portugal take readers to every corner of the globe in search of the perfect wave. Other countries that make the list include: South Africa, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, and Fiji. Each destination will include brilliant full-color photography of both the area and the breaks; location map, an introduction to the area, notes on the surf and why it ranked, a personal anecdote from the author while there, and a quick-reference chart including such items as skill level required, nerves needed, and surfable days.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762725984
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: 100 Best Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 763,508
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Author, Rod Sumpter, has been to and photographed every destination in the book, basing his selections on over 30 years of traveling the globe in search of the perfect wave, competing for national and world surfing titles, and shooting and filming surfing events for publication and production. He has won multiple national and international surfing championships, placed top ten in the World Surfing Championships; acted as president of the English Surfing Federation, held a starring roll in the U.S. surfing film "The Endless Summer," and captured more surfing titles in his 30 years of worldwide competition than most surfers in the world alive today.

Table of Contents

United States of America
1Backdoor, North Shore, Oahu4
2Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu6
3Chuns Reef, North Shore, Oahu8
4Gas Chambers, North Shore, Oahu10
5Haleiwa, North Shore, Oahu12
6Laniakea, North Shore, Oahu14
7Log Cabins, North Shore, Oahu16
8Off the Wall, North Shore, Oahu18
9Pupukea, North Shore, Oahu20
10Rockpile, North Shore, Oahu22
11Rocky Point, North Shore, Oahu24
12Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu26
13Velzyland, North Shore, Oahu28
14Waimea Bay Point, North Shore, Oahu30
15Waimea Bay Shore Break, North Shore, Oahu32
16Makaha Beach, Oahu34
17Mokuleia Beach Park, North Shore, Oahu36
18Sandy Beach, South Shore, Oahu38
19Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu40
20Honolua Bay, Maui42
21Ma alaea Pipeline, Lahaina, Maui44
22Huntington Beach46
25San Clemente Pier52
26San Onofre54
27Sunset Cliffs, San Diego56
29Mavericks, Half Moon Bay60
30Santa Cruz62
Eastern Seaboard
31Cape Hatteras, North Carolina64
32Ocean City, Maryland66
33Sebastian Inlet, Florida68
Latin America and the Caribbean
34La Rocca, Cabo San Lucas74
35Rio de Janeiro76
36Punta Rocas78
West Indies
37Soup Bowls, Bathsheba, Barbados80
Northern Europe
38Dingle Peninsula, County Clare86
United Kingdom
39Crantock, Cornwall, Southwest England88
40Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, Southwest England90
41Gwithian, Cornwall, Southwest England92
42Millock, Cornwall, Southwest England94
43Penhale Corner, Cornwall, Southwest England96
44Perranporth, Cornwall, Southwest England98
45Porthleven, Cornwall, Southwest England100
46Porthmere Beach, St. Ives, Cornwall, Southwest England102
47Secrets, St. Ouens Beach, Jersey, Channel Islands104
48Skaill Bay, Orkney Islands, Scotland106
49Thurso East, Caithness, Scotland108
50Bidart Plage, Biarritz110
51Cote de Basque, Biarritz112
52Guethary, Pays Basque114
53Hossegor, Landes116
55Mundaka, Pays Basque120
56Costa Nova, Aveiro126
57Supertubos, Peniche128
Canary Islands
58La Santa, Lanzarote130
59La Santa Lefts, Lanzarote132
60Lobos Island134
61The Bubble, Fuerteventura136
62Anchor Point, Agadir138
West Africa
63Cape Three Points, Ghana144
South Africa
64Cape St. Francis146
65Cave Rock, Durban, Natal148
66Dungeons, Cape Town150
67Jeffrey's Bay152
68North Beach, Durban154
69Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland160
70Duranbah, Gold Coast, Queensland162
71Greenmount, Gold Coast, Queensland164
72Kirra, Gold Coast, Queensland166
73Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland168
74Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland170
75Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland172
76Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast, Queensland174
77Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland176
78Avalon Beach, Northern New South Wales178
79Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales180
80Broken Head, Northern New South Wales182
81Cabarita Beach, Northern New South Wales184
82Grassy Head, New South Wales186
83Lennox Head, Northern New South Wales188
84Manly Beach, Sydney, New South Wales190
85Tallow Beach, New South Wales192
86The Pass, Byron Bay, New South Wales194
87Wategos, Byron Bay, New South Wales196
88Bells Beach, Victoria198
89Johanna, Victoria200
90Winkipop, Torquay, Victoria202
91Ocean Beach, Denmark, Western Australia204
New Zealand
92Indicators, North Island206
93Piha, North Island208
94Raglan, North Island210
95Tavarua Island212
97Niijima Island216
98Uluwatu, Bali218
Indian Ocean
United Arab Emirates
99Jumierah Beach, Dubai224
100Lohifushi Island226
About the Author229

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