When most surfers think about where they would like to surf in a perfect world, most of them choose an island.
From the south China Sea to the stormy north Atlantic ocean, the world has thousands of islands to choose from. Not all have waves, many are in sheltered waters. Others are blocked from long-period groundswell. Some are inhabited with millions of people, others are empty. Some are similar to the Channel Islands of California, which have good waves but access is highly restricted to protect wildlife.
Others are easily accessible and depend on the vicissitudes of the international visitor trade for their economic prosperity, a precarious situation in the past two years of global pandemic with closed borders and canceled flights worldwide.
Here are the ten best surfing islands, worldwide.
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