Surfing Destinations: 15 Best Surf Spots In America 2020

Surfing Destinations: 15 Best Surf Spots In America 2020
For the love of surfing destinations, explore the best surf spots in America. (Image credit: moonjazz / Flickr)

In the United States of America, surfing is widely seen as a lifestyle, which several individuals are quickly adopting. From 2004 to the present day, surfers in America have increased from.1.4 million to 2.5 million. This increase can not only be alluded to the fact that surfing is a lifestyle in the country but also due to the several fascinating surfing destinations in the country. From the stunning shorelines of Hawaii to the amazing swells of the East Coast, there are several wonderful surf spots ideal for surfers in the United States. As the love of surfing continues to rise, SportyTell brings you the top-15 best surf spots in America and the waves you need to surf.

The Best Surf Spots In America 2020

15. Newport, Oregon

Along Oregon’s Central Coast, there exist one of the most magnificent oceanic wonders your eyes can behold. It is one of the top surfing destinations in the US. The landscape which comes alive with its foggy cliffs and wonderful forest beckons on surfers and many have heeded to that call. The site which is seen as a perfect ideal location for surfers gets crowded often, but moving a bit further along the coast, you’re sure to find a bit of solitude. Be sure to take advantage of the amazing topography of the Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

14. Narragansett, Rhodes Island

A less known but amazing spot for surfing, Narragansett is home to four beaches, all with perfect waves for surfing. For the best surfing experience in Narragansett, make sure you try out the Narragansett beach and the Scarborough State Beach.

13. Cocoa Beach, Florida

A top choice for surfing in America, at Florida’s Cocoa Beach, you’ll surely meet several surfers. The beach which houses the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop holds several surfing competitions which dates back to the 20th century such as the Easter Surf Fest which began in 1946. Aside from surfing, as a way to make your experience at the iconic beach which is well-recognized for surfing, feel free to visit the Cocoa Beach Museum.

12. Paia, Hawaii

When talking about top choice surfing locations in America, Hawaii is seen as the promised Land, and Paia is one of the top destinations on the island. In the small town of Paia, top surfing spots often visited all year by not just surfers, but by windsurfers and kite surfers includes, Ho’okipa Beach Park and Pai Bay. Do not hesitate to go down the Hana Highway as you will be greeted by one of the most fascinating waterfalls, the Ha Baldwin Beach. 

11. Encinitas, California

One of the most recognized surf spots in America, the southern town of Encinitas, is home to some of the best surf spots in the state of California. All year-round, you’re sure to see surfers as there exist local surf schools as well as surfers from around the world. Top choice destinations for surfing in the Encinitas are Cardiff State beach precisely the Cardiff Reef, Swami’s beach and D street.

10. Folly Beach, South Carolina

The Palmetto State is blessed with one of the best surfing attractions in the world. Located in Folly Beach city in Folly Island, the site attracts local surfers as well as surfing enthusiasts from around the world. For the experienced surfers, you have to try out the washout wave. Surfing lessons are often held in the top surf site precisely in the Folly Beach Fishing pier.

9. Montauk, New York

Located in the heart of America’s most populous city, Montauk is a surf spot you have to consider if you’re thinking of surfing in the US. Whether you prefer to surf in the summer or in the winter, Montauk waves are always set for surfing action. The Ditch plains, Turtle Coves and Shinnecock inlet are just a few of the amazing sites where locals enjoy surfing in Montauk.

8. Santa Cruz, California

Another surfing destination to marvel at in California, Santa Cruz is not just a top choice for surfing, it’s home to surfing. The California city which is blessed with waves only experienced surfers will dare to tread and gentle waves for young surfers is nicknamed the surf City. Top choices for surfing in Santa Cruz are the Steamer lane, Cowell’s beach and Pleasure points. The Harbour Beach and Santa Cruz are also top destinations.

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7. Haleiwa, Hawaii

One of the site that established Hawaii as a top destination for surfing is the Haleiwa shore in the city of Oʻahu. A mixture of a perfect wave, soothing water and sand, irrespective of age and experience, you can surf in the natural ocean wonder. Puaena Point is ideal for beginner surfers while experienced surfers can try out Waimea Bay and Sunset beach.

6. New Smyrna, Florida

One fascinating fact that attracts surfers to New Smyrna Beach all year is the fact that waves remain steady at all times of the year. With the gentle and steady waves, it is a perfect spot if you’re new to surfing. Apollo Beach is one of the places recommended where surfers can soak the ever-steady waves with ease. If you have any moves you wish to try on a steady wave, New Smyrna is your destination.

5. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

The site holds a lot of history, but it is more recognized for its amazing surfing spots. It takes a lot of skills to master the waves in the devil’s hills but any surfer who knows his/her onions can gallantly ride the waves. Home to the Wright brothers innovative ideas of creating the aeroplane, the hills have a lot to offer aside surfing. Do well to check that out after soaking in the waves. 

4. South Padre Island, Texas

Along the Gulf of Mexico, rarely will you see a surf spot with perfect steady waves which lasts throughout the entire year, but South Padre Island provides that. A place of natural wonder, its waters are one of the best where beginner surfers can try out their skills. For one of the best waves on the island, check out the Isla Blanca Park.

3. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Image credit: vcudnik / Pixabay)

If the roots of surfing along the east coast can be traced, it definitely will spring from the Virginia Beach. The beach holds dear one of the best surfing culture in the world. No year goes by without it holding it’s prestigious East Coast Surfing Championship. Several wondrous surfing sites in Virginia Beach includes the Sand bridge beach, First Street Jetty and Croatan beach.

2. Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City, New Jersey – Surfing Destinations in US
Ocean City, New Jersey. (Image credit: Danny Daly / Flickr)

What good will an ocean City be without offering one of the prime sites for surfing? From expert surfers to beginners, at New Jersey’s magnificent Ocean City, the waves can be made to submit to the suffers will. The surfing spot has produced several great surfers and due to the spot being an iconic and ideal location for surfing, surfing lessons are often held there.

1. San Clemente, California

San Clemente, California
San Clemente is the best surf spot in the US. (Image credit: moonjazz / Flickr)

Our number one surfing destination and favourite surf spot in America is located in California. This spot is a top choice due to the fact that it churns out the perfect wave for seasoned surfers and learners. The surfing culture at San Clemente can be said to be strongest in America. At the famous Surfing Heritage and Culture Cente located in the top surf spot, you’ll be thrilled to see how the famous surfboard evolved over the years. At the  San Onofre State Park, you are sure to learn more about the surfboard in practical terms.

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There you have it—Our list of the top-15 Best Surf Spots In America 2020. Which notable surfing destinations in the US do you think deserves a spot on this list? Please share with us in the comments section below.

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