Feature: Top Barrel Wave Destinations For Summer

Without a doubt, Kelly Slater’s machine generated waves make perfect barrels. But if you are more inclined to experience natural barrels, then we give you a list of the top barrel wave destinations for the entire summer.

Kaifu Rivermouth
Geographic Location: Shikoku, Japan
Wave: Right
Bottom: Sand

Head over to the island of Shikoku. Here, you will find Kaifu Rivermouth. It has a nice barrel section especially when a typhoon spins offshore.

Image Source: magicseaweed.com

Image Source: magicseaweed.com

Cloudbreak
Geographic Location: Fiji
Wave: Left
Bottom: Coral Reef

Cloudbreak is located in Tavarua island several miles off Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island.
It is popular for producing one of the world’s best barrels.

Image Source: WSL

Image Source: WSL

Mentawai Islands
Geographic Location: Sumatra, Indonesia
Wave: Lefts, rights
Bottom: Coral reef

The Mentawai Islands is host to dozens of mind-blowing barrels. Some barrels last 10 seconds or more.

Image Source: mentawaiislands.com

Image Source: mentawaiislands.com

The Box
Geographic Location: West Oz, Australia
Wave: Right
Bottom: Reef slab

The Box has frequent white shark sightings, but if you’re brave enough, you can get one of the best barrels in the world right here.

Image Source: Surfline | Russell Ord

Image Source: Surfline | Russell Ord

Skeleton Bay
Geographic Location: Namibia, Africa
Wave: Left
Bottom: Sand

Skeleton Bay is famous for its green, spinning left handers. It has been spinning out barrel after barrel for free while Kelly Slater has been working on perfecting his wave pool.

Just a friendly warning, this wave isn’t easy. But it will be well worth it when you experience the barrel of your life.

Image Source: stab magazine

Image Source: stab magazine

Puerto Escondido
Geographic Location: Mexico, North America
Wave: A-frame
Bottom: Sand

It is famously referred to as the Mexican Pipeline. It produces awesome barrels. But Puerto Escondido can be one of the most terrifying waves to surf in the world when the conditions are not as favorable. Be sure to check forecasts first before booking your plane ticket.

Image Source: WSL

Image Source: WSL

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