Local Surf Spot Among Top Breaks in US

Surfer Magazine names Santa Cruz top spot

Encinitas is ripping it up, according to Surfer Mag.

If you want to surf the best waves in the U.S., though, you'll have to head to Santa Cruz, Surfer Magazine reported recently.

The mag named the city as the No. 1 surfing spot in the nation, beating out hot spots like Hawaii, Southern California and places on the East Coast.

"Huntington Beach may have won the right to the name 'Surf City, USA' in the California courts, but any surfer who's ever paddled out at Steamer Lane knows the judge got it wrong," Surfer Magazine states.

Here are the top 10 best spots to surf, according to the article:

  1. Santa Cruz
  2. Haleiwa, Hawaii
  3. Encinitas
  4. Paia, Hawaii
  5. San Clemente
  6. Kill Devil Hills
  7. Malibu
  8. Montauk, N.Y.
  9. New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
  10. Ocean City, N.J.

In March, UC Santa Cruz was named the second best in the nation on their list of 10 Best Surf Colleges in America.

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