Montauk, New York

The waves off of Long Island may need a wet suit, but they are worth it. An annual Surf Classic is held at the island's easternmost point.

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Obviously, when surfers wax lyrical about Oahu's North Shore, they are referring to the island's coastline.

Huntington Beach, California

Along with national and international contests, the city has staged its annual surf tournament for 50 years.

Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii

The Kaanapali Surf Club, which has taught both residents and visitors how to surf, offers classes for novice surfers in addition to being an excellent place for expert surfers.

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Kelly Slater, the 11-time world champion surfer and widely regarded as the best in the world, was born and raised in Cocoa Beach.

Santa Cruz, California

Jay Moriarity, a well-known surfer from Santa Cruz known for surfing Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, perished in a freediving mishap in the Indian Ocean.

Waikiki, Honolulu

Surfers visit Waikiki Beach, which holds the annual Duke's OceanFest every August, bringing surfing to the fore as a sport.

Dana Point, California

Although Dana Point and the nearby Laguna Beach do not host yearly events, you may still shred off the shore.

Imperial Beach, California

Imperial Beach is a classic surf town, which is why there is a surfboard museum there. From its farthest northern edge to the U.S.-Mexico border, IB boasts 3.5 miles of immaculate shoreline.