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Pipeline Oahu

Hawaiian island named world’s best surf spot

Pipeline, Oahu has been voted the number one surf spot in the world. The surfing Mecca located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii beat over 40 different surf spots to be labelled the best on the planet.

The list of the world’s best surf spots was compiled by editors at Surfing Magazine along with CNN and a handful of professional surfers. Pipeline came out as the overall champion, with its waves being some of the toughest and heaviest in the world. Pictured below is "Pe'ahi" - commonly know as "Jaws" - on the island of Maui, which came in at 19th in the list.

Big waves

Pipeline is famous for its giant waves, which can scale more than six metres over a shallow base of super sharp table reef.  However, it is without a doubt no place for beginners to surf, though CNN assures that the top locations are still perfect for family surf holidays.

“Everyone who has been to the beach in the last 50 years is influenced by surf culture,” it said. “'If you've ever listened to a Beach Boys record or donned a pair of baggy shorts ... you can claim a connection to surf culture. That's why even if you're the type who sits on the beach with your toes planted firmly in the sand, the world's best surf spots still matter.”
Surfers

Coming in second was Supertubes at Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa with the editors at Surfing Magazine saying it had the “best right-hand ride in the world.” Teahupo’o, located on the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia came in third, being described as “one of the most perfect and feared waves in the world."

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