5. Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii
The granddaddy of all surf spots, Pipeline is hands-down the best place to surf in the United States. There’s a reason it ranks as the most well-known and sought after surfing destination in the world. But while Pipeline may be every surfer’s dream, it’s not for every surfer. With waves rising up close to 20 feet and a shallow base of razor sharp reefs, don’t even think about getting into the water unless you’re a seasoned pro.