The best waves in California

The August 2011 issue of Surfer magazine listed the 100 best waves. The majority of them were from Hawaii, Indo, and Australia but six Cali spots made the cut:

Rincon – #19
Lower Trestles – #28
Maverick’s – #55
Malibu – #59
Sandspit – #77
Blacks – #97

 

From the magazine:

Ranking waves? What were we thinking? It’s like trying to rank art pieces or putting a value on individual snowflakes.

We sent out ballots to surfers, photographers, journalists, and explorers – asking them to stick their necks out and provide us with their 20 best waves, listed in order of preference.

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