The World’s 10 Best Watersports Locations

1. California, USA

 California, USA

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It could be argued that surfing is almost a way of life in this western American state. It’s so popular that Huntington Beach, which is located in Orange County, has trademarked the name Surf City, USA. There are all types of beaches as well as surfing opportunities in all areas of the state.

2. South Africa

South Africa

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One of the most popular areas all year long with kite surfers is Cape Town. Jeffreys Bay, which is in the Eastern Cape province, is a hot surfing location and regular competitions are held there.

3. Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Lake Arenal is a challenging spot for windsurfers and the scenery is wonderful with a volcano nearby to light up the sky with lava and ash. The Pacific and Caribbean coasts are also ideal for a variety of watersports.

 

4. Waikiki, Hawaii, USA

Waikiki, Hawaii, USA

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According to local legends and myths, ancient kings surfed the fantastic waves off of Hawaiian beaches. Waikiki offers gentle and rolling waves, making it a superb location to visit with your surfboard.

5. Australia

Australia

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All types of surfers visit the land down under as it’s regarded as one of the best nations on the planet for beaches and watersports. Each coast has something different to offer. Kirra Point in the east is ideal for experts. Bells Beach in the south offers fast, long waves and west coast is home to some of the country’s best swells and quiet beaches.

6. Spain

Spain

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Tenerife and Tarifa are regarded by kite surfers as paradises. The beaches might get a bit crowded, but it’s worth it for the strong winds, huge waves and continuous sunshine.

7. Newquay, England and Bundoran, Ireland

Newquay

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Great Britain and Ireland aren’t known for their beaches, but these locations are ideal for surfing. The water might be a bit cool though, but the beaches have plenty of room and they’re great places for beginners to learn how to surf.

8. Hood River, Oregon, USA

Hood River

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If you head to the Columbia River Gorge, you’ll find some spectacular scenery and a fantastic place to enjoy some serious windsurfing.

9. Cumbuco, Brazil

Cumbuco

Cumbuco

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This is actually a relatively small fishing village on the Atlantic Ocean, but it’s regarded as one of the best South American locations for kite surfing and windsurfing. The beaches aren’t crowded and accommodations are inexpensive, making it ideal for adventurists.

10. Paros, Greece

 Paros, Greece

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The wind is constant and strong here and that’s why this island attracts serious windsurfers from all over Europe. The Professional Windsurfers Association World Cup has taken place in Paros in the past.

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