The Coolest Surf Towns In The World

What are the ideal surfing conditions? Ask 20 surfers and you'll probably get at least 15 different answers.

Factors such as who are you with, your skill level and mood are as important as wind, swell, seafloor and waves (World's Best Beaches for Big Wave Surfing).[slideshow:84529]

But what about the après-surf scene?

The cool surf towns on this list vary , depending on whether they are best for family vacations, adventurous surfers, enjoying local culture, or just soaking up the good vibes.

You will notice a few popular spots, like Santa Cruz in California, but you me surprised to find that a city in the Middle East also made the cut.

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