Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
The Mentawai Islands are made up of 70 wave-rich chains off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. If you want to be hit by a barrage of beautiful waves, the four picks of the southern and northern points of Pagi, Siparo, and Siberut are your best choices. One of the most consistent surf destinations in the world, you can get the most of your surfing experience by visiting the biggest swells that occur during the months of June to September. Accessible only by ferries or charters, the top Mentawai waves include Bankvaults, Lance’s Left and Lance’s Right, Macaronis, and for beginners, the Gilligan’s.
Supertubes, Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa
Known to many surfers as ‘J Bay,’ this is one of the most famous surfing destinations of the world located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This offers long fast barrels off the intense point breaks and has plenty of choices including Boneyards, Kitchen Windows, Magna Tubes, Point, Albatross, and the mother of all waves, Supertubes. Supertubes is something all surfers at any levels of expertise should see and try as it offers the highest walls of water in the area where unexpected scenarios can happen when the waves start to roll on over to form their tubes. Visit J Bay during the winter months from June to August, or go to the annual Billabong Pro WCT in July and enjoy a great ride in some blue-flag beaches.