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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 United States of America

North America

Location: North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
Geographic coordinates: 38° 0' N, 97° 0' W
Coastline km: 19,924 km km
Climate: Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
Terrain: Vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii
Elevation: lowest point: Death Valley -86 m highest point: Mount McKinley 6,194 m
Natural hazards: Tsunamis, volcanoes, and earthquake activity around Pacific Basin; hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts; tornadoes in the midwest and southeast; mud slides in California; forest fires in the west; flooding; permafrost in northern Alaska, a major impediment to development
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Population: 295,734,134 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: English, Spanish (spoken by a sizable minority)
Capital: Washington, DC
Divisions: 50 states and 1 district*; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia*, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Great Lakes 3 0
USA Hawaii 205 4
USA California 489 16
USA North West 97 4
USA North East 395 6
USA South East 269 6
USA Gulf Coast 91 4
Alaska 13 0
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Waddell Creek
By Pisco23
Aug 12, 2014
Sublime Evening - Caught an evening surf - with most other places flat or flat and crowded, Waddell had some nice beach breaks going in the mid area - but the real fun was at the point on the southern end of the beach - with several different bowl sections giving most
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Waddell Creek
By Pisco23
Jul 26, 2014
fun with son - Went north of Santa Cruz to find even a bit of swell - town is super-flat.  Tried to get my 8 yr old out on a soft-top, but the watre was just too cold for his cheap wetsuit.  So wrapped him in a blanket on the beach and had a few small wal
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Bayfront
By RandumbReasons
Dec 4, 2013
Randumb Reasons 12.2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNF4Vzm4wg4
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San Clemente Pier
By GromBomb
Aug 18, 2013
Fun - Well too small to shortboard, so I grabbed an old foamboard out of my garage and used that.  Really fun, vibe is great. Everyone is having a good time, no wave fighting, just good vibes.  Went surfing until 8 at night, best waves were at ni
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Trip: California Dreaming
By Pisco23
From Jul 10, 2014 to Aug 18, 2014
6 weeks in Cali in summer - may be flat the whole time...
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Trip: Family vacation in LA
By Pisco23
From Jul 12, 2012 to Aug 11, 2012
Family time, but maybe a few trips to the beach...
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Trip: Annual June Trip
By jaxon
From Jul 13, 2011 to Jul 19, 2011
June 16th had morning sickness bad (almost skipped it), but the wind just disappeared and it glassed off.  Turns out waves were waist to head and the tide was high enough to connect all the way to the inside. Summer crowd was there, but I was pa
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Trip: Spring Break Soul Surfing
By ccbridgman
From Feb 15, 2011 to Feb 15, 2011
A trip with me and one of my boys to surf our way up the east coast.
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Trip: Hawaii
By Alessia!
From Dec 9, 2009 to Jan 1, 2010
Oahu NS + Kauai + Maui = Heaven
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By clothbottom , 07-06-2011

Best Spot for surf - hey guys
can you tell me the best place to surf?

By Anonymous , 02-09-2008

manasquan, nj - 1 1/2 over head for next three weeks.

By rip_it87 , 16-11-2007

texas surfing - texas got acouple of great spots, how many of u surf around south padre or boca chica?

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