Smack-dab in the center of the Indian Ocean, the windswept, remote Chagos Archipelago is surprisingly devoid of surf spots. Most of its coralline structures are submerged reefs, and of its seven above-water atolls, Diego Garcia is the most well known, home to a USA/UK Navy and Marines installation. The only way you can access Diego Garcia is by joining the military, but you still won’t be able to surf there. The atoll is strictly off-limits to the public, and it’s actually illegal to surf, even for the troops who are stationed there. They are only allowed to swim in the lagoon.