Jeffreys Bay: go for the 1200-yard (1100 meters) long ride

Jeffreys Bay is a miracle and, for many, it's the best surfing wave in the African continent. A world-class wall of continuous breaking water.

The spot has many names. You can call it Jeffreys Bay, Jeffreysbaai, J-Bay, Jay Bay, etc. In the end, it's all about a powerful, fast right-hand point break admired by surfers from all corners of the world.

J-Bay has made world champions and surf icons. It proved to be a training ground for multiple generations of surfers. Shaun Tomson, Terry Fitzgerald, Mark Occhilupo, Miki Dora, and Mark Price will never forget the allurement of this South African spot.

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Cloudbreak: make it or break it

For many surfers, it's the ultimate wave. Welcome to the small island of Tavarua, in Fiji, where you won't find many things to do. That's it, you'll have to ride Cloudbreak.

Forget museums, historic buildings, and night life. You've probably traveled a long way to get to the Fijian island of Tavarua and enjoy the splendorous natural surroundings. There's blue water everywhere. And waves for all tastes.

But the truth is that if you're not an intermediate, skilled surfer, you should stay away from Cloudbreak. Even in its medium sized days, this wave hides many daunting secrets. The worst variable is, without a doubt, the shallow and sharp reef, which will rapidly tattoo your skin.

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