Even though I won't be surfing, it is an activity that I would have done in my younger days. It's all about the water! When we went to Hawaii watching surfers on Pipeline was great, but I have found that of the top 50 places to surf, 4 of them are in California and all 4 are in the top 15. They are Black's Beach, San Diego, Maverick's, Trestles, Orange County, Rincon, Santa Barbara.
Go ahead and check out the other great spots around the world that are known for surfing in this article.
Maybe you will venture to an other country and try your hand at surfing the big waves. Keep me informed, I can;t wait to hear about your adventures.