Some Famous Bodysurfing Beaches:
There are countless places around the world that offer good bodysurfing waves. Here is a selection of some bodysurfing spots around the world.
Manly Beach - Sydney, Australia
Great beach to bodysurf all year round; Manly Beach is a great place to go in Australia. There are consistent waves available most of the year. During winter in Sydney only 2 beaches have flagged areas for bodysurfing all winter, Manly and Bondi.
Bondi Beach - Sydney, Australia
An early start at Bondi Beach will find the bodysurfing flags up in the middle of the beach and a great team out bodysurfing …. A great beach to bodysurf and to enjoy the welcome surrounds of Bondi Beach. There are consistent waves available most of the year.
Las Escolleras beach - Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Las Escolleras Beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico is a world-class bodysurfing beach where the waves can power through. It is home of the annual body surfing competition the Torneo Internacional de Bodysurf Las Escolleras.
The Wedge - Newport Beach, California
The Wedge is one of the most famous bodysurfing breaks in the world. It is located in Newport Beach California. Wave faces here can reach upwards of 20 feet on big south swells and hurricane-generated swells during the spring, summer, and fall. Known as a proving ground for the world's best, The Wedge is for the most experienced bodysurfers only.
Sandy Beach - Southeast Oahu, Hawaii
Sandy Beach is a bodysurfing nirvana. The waves break close to shore over sand. They get very hollow over the shallow bottom which produces terrific barreling waves. The consistent easterly trade winds create wind swell waves all year round.
Pipeline - North Shore Oahu, Hawaii
The biggest bodysurfing event of the year, the Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic, runs annually at Banzai Pipeline. Once a year this event offers a chance to get Pipeline for bodysurfers only. Definitely a wave for the experienced only and it’s best not to try to learn to body surf in the lineup.
Waimea Bay - North Shore Oahu, Hawaii
Waimea Bay is the most popular bodysurfing spot on the North Shore. The wave breaks on the shore and can be thick and knarly. The currents rage when it gets big, so you must wear fins or the lifeguards will not let you out. If you're ready for the big barrels and an absolute smashing then Waimea Bay is the break to try (no pun intended!).
Oceanside Pier - Oceanside, California
Home of the World Bodysurfing Championships, the waves at the Oceanside Pier are great for bodysurfing.
Point Panic - South Shore Oahu, Hawaii
The only beach on the island that is exclusive to bodysurfers. The south swell lights up the Point with sensational right barrels.
As seen in many surf movies in recent years, the perfect waves of Indo are also great for bodysurfing when the conditions are right. A smaller day in Indo and you could be bodysurfing for ages….