The magical trade winds of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands probably enjoy the best climate in the world. And they are also one of the most popular destinations in the planet for windsurfers, kitesurfers, and wave riders in general.

The archipelago's trade-wind-swept coasts and its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve seabeds are considered unique settings to practice a wide range of nautical and aquatic sports.

At the same time, they're an irresistible attraction for surfers and scuba divers from across the world who can meet up any time of the year, drawn by a climate like no other. Yes, in the Canary Islands, it's all about the sea and the waves.

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The best surf spots in Texas

If the word "Texas" conjures images in your mind of dusty cowboy boots, shootouts, pickup trucks and barbecue plates as big as your head, chances are you've learned everything you think you know about one of America's largest states by watching spaghetti westerns and Walker, Texas Ranger.

And you'd be dead right: you really can find all of these things in Texas. But they say everything's bigger in Texas, and, pardner, that sure does go for its surprises, too.

Possibly the last place you'd expect to find quality surfing, the southern and eastern coasts of the state are bordered by the warm, shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Anglet: 11 surf spots in 4.5 kilometers

Anglet is a synonym for surfing. In less than five kilometers, you will find some of France's best surf spots. Not to mention the delicious French patisserie that you'll come across along the iconic Boulevard des Plages.

Chambre d’Amour and La Barre are separated by a mere 4.5 kilometers. Welcome to Anglet, a surfing paradise where you almost don't need a car to ride all wave peaks. A bike is enough, and there are plenty of joyful options.

Officially, you will find 11 surf spots in Anglet. They all have names, and specific characteristics for all tastes and experience levels: long left-handers, classic beach breaks, tube riding challenges, mushy rides, and beginner arenas.

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When you reach the "End of the Road," you're all by yourself. Are you sure you're ready to get barreled at Tahiti's infamous Teahupoo?

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Isaac Thomas owns an interesting collection of rare skimboarding DVDs. They document the evolution of the sport since the turn of the millennium.

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Cory Teunissen and Sean Silveira have taken out the third stop on the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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