You won't believe your eyes! (unless you are G-Mac) (or Anderson Cooper)
The Daily Mail, a United Kingdom tabloid with center-right stance and a circulation just under 2 mil, is also, apparently, an authority on surfing. And so it was to much fanfare that they released their infographic revealing the world’s best places to surf. “The Surfer’s Bucket List” they called in. Breaks around the world held anthropomorphic breaths in hopes of maybe being number one………………..and the winner was……………..
Apparently “best” means “biggest” and “biggest” means “?” I don’t think the editors took in to consideration the face of the wave measurement vs. Hawaii’s back of the wave measurement but who cares…that’s just weird science.
Nazare was followed by Mavericks followed by Cornwall followed by Cloudbreak followed by Pipeline and Uluwatu in a tie. Tofino, Vancouver and Montanita, Ecuador also made the list.
Other surprises included the fact that Bondi, Australia is actually on the Gold Coast, Black’s Beach near San Diego has fierce locals, experienced surfers can surf Pipeline in Hawaii but “should also try Backdoor whilst on the island” and anyone who surfs Mavericks automatically “achieves legend status.” Congrats Taylor Paul!
And better luck next year Loser Trestles.