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World's Best Surf Destinations

Zip up your wetsuit, grab your board and get ready to hit the waves at Travel Channel’s favorite surf destinations – known for their beauty as well as their break.

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San Clemente, CA

With Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal and Longboard Magazine based here and Surfer Magazine not too far off, San Clemente is undoubtedly known for its waves as well as its surf coverage. It’s also home to Lower Trestles, a favorite break among surfers which has been threatened by the state’s attempt to build a toll road, but has been defended repeatedly by numerous surf organizations.

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