If you like to surf, you’ll find no shortage of places to ride the waves in the U.S. With 95,471 miles of coastline and a strong surfing culture in many towns, there are plenty of destinations for beginners and seasoned surfers alike. From the famous shores of Hawaii to California’s countless top spots and some east coast gems, heading to any one of these surfing destinations are sure to deliver some memorable rides.
Sebastian Inlet is one of the best surf spots on the East Coast — the place where the Hobgood twins, Lopez brothers, and Kelly Slater all learned to ride powerful waves. The swells that reflect off the jetty are amplified on the north side, where surfers tend to flock to the waves that rise higher over the shallow sandbars. The inexperienced will want to head farther north up the beach where it’s possible to avoid the crowds and the heaviest waves.
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