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.
Geographic Location: Shikoku, Japan
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.
Geographic Location: Fiji
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.
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.
Geographic Location: West Oz, Australia
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.
Geographic Location: Namibia, Africa
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.
Geographic Location: Mexico, North America
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.