Can you identify these famous surfing spots?

Kuta Beach
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You may have seen 'Point Break' 100 times, but short of acing this quiz, you're still a surf culture novice.

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Bundoran Beach
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What Irish beach has a global reputation for its surf?

Ireland might not have a surfer culture, but it has a committed community, and there's no place they'd rather be than here. Not surprising, then, that it was named by National Geographic as one of the top surf spots in the world.

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Gold Coast
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This Australian city boasts a bevy of world class beaches for surfing:

Gold Coast is one of the world's most iconic surf cities. Heck, it even has a beach called Surfer's Paradise.

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Tiago Pires during day 3 of the Billabong Pro surf World Championship Tour Stage 4 on July 17, 2010
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Which South African bay is one of the most famous places to surf in the world?

Considered one of the most consistent tubes, Jeffreys Bay is annually ranked among the best places to ride a wave not only in South Africa, but in the world.

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Sunlight shines through a wave
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What northern Israeli city is home to these gnarly waves?

Outside of spots in France and Spain, Haifa is one of the Mediterranean's most popular draws for surfers. Though the size of waves depends entirely on wind, consistency is key, and the quality here is always good.

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Biarritz

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This French city has long attracted surfers to its shores:

Though well known for its glitz and glamour, Biarritz is also considered the surfing capital of Europe, with an established surfing culture that goes back all the way to the 1950s.

Pipeline
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This beach is the most iconic of all Hawaii's surf spots:

Banzai Beach is home to the Pipeline – the name given to the surf reef break here – which draws surfers from every corner of the globe. It's considered the most dangerous place to surf in the world.

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Mavericks
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This California surfing location shares its name with an NBA basketball team:

Mavericks sits just north of Half Moon Bay, California. Big wave surfing – the most difficult and dangerous of all surfing disciplines – is what it's known for, and only the best of the best do it here.

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Fuertaventura
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This Canary Island has made a name for its sweet surfing:

The International Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Championships are held here each year, but this island also attracts its fair share of traditional surfers as well.

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Kuta Beach
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