What happens when there are no waves at all and boredom sets in on a Saturday morning... Enough of what surf journalism and travel magazines think. What do YOU think? Let's here everyone's personal top 20 (or however many you care to list). Doesn't matter if you've surfed it or not, but keep in mind your favorite sessions and soul surfing hideouts. I'm just interested to see other folks' perspective. Enjoy! Here's mine: 1. Ocean City, MD - so many memories, learned to surf there, I'd take a good hurricane swell with my friends over anywhere on Earth 2. Monterey Bay beachbreaks - don't want to name the exact one because people always get upset, but a great place to spread out, look for Whitey's, get slammed 1000 times, all for that one perfect barrel 3. Umatac Bay, Guam - had one of those "once in a lifetime" sessions there, where you just get lucky, only on the island for two days, and we got perfect lefts and mad aloha from the locals. 4. Rocky Point, HI - great place to surf and hang out, always lots of pro's and locals to watch and learn from while waiting your turn 5. Kaiser's, South Shore HI - must have surfed it 100+ days while living a few blocks away down Ala Wai Blvd., hollow rights, the funny tourist scene, and the occasional Carrissa Moore sighting. She freaking RIPS! 6. 1st St. Jetty, VA Beach - I probably wouldn't ever surf there otherwise, but found myself living in the area and go there all the time now, super fun local scene, and pretty long smooth rights on the proper swell. 7. Newport, RI - only surfed this reef once, but it was so epic. Hollow rights and lefts. I don't want to name the spot, but it's not Ruggles, and I got the feeling most people get run off. Many thanks to the fella's for sharing some waves and not being a-holes, aloha! 8. Irma's, Windward Side, HI - another marginal wave, spent lots of down-time there between the South and North Swells, consistently chest high and choppy but lots of fun, lots of urchins too. 9. Jocko's, HI - got POUNDED here more times than I can remember, but a great place to learn to commit oneself in big surf without too many consequences when you screw things up. 10. Lani'akea, HI - Loooooooong, big rights, big crowds too, but lots of space to move around. Sea turtles, mate. All over the place. 11. Log Cabins, HI - super sketchy and heavy, but patience pays, and you can get some epic barrels without the ridiculous crowds of Pipeline. Albeit not as good a wave, but just as fun on its day. 12. Washout, SC - spent many an afternoon there while stationed in Charleston. Actually gets good pretty often, and the water temp never dips to freaking 30-something like the spots on a little further north. 13. Lighthouse, South Shore, HI - beautiful area, just next to downtown Waikiki, but it still feels like you're in the country because of Diamond Head taking up the whole shoreline. 14. Sunset Beach, HI - really crowded and really heavy, but fun to go take some beatings, get some good ones, then stuff your face at Ted's Bakery. 15. Delaware right-hander - not sure how secret this place is, so I won't name it, but surfed it for the first time last fall. Amazing wave that I didn't even know existed before. Maybe it didn't, who knows. 16. Playa Negra, Costa Rica - really powerful right-hander's, fun to pretend you're back in the Endless Summer on a nice sunny Tico morning. 17. Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica - holds a special place in my heart because it was the first place I ever surfed outside of MD. Great wave, great people and pura vida spirit. 18. Asilomar, CA - not the best spot in the county or even the Monterey Peninsula, but beautiful area and great conditions every so often. 19. Ala Moana - I'd rank it much higher, but it's so hard to get waves that I wouldn't surf it that often even if I had the chance. Really hollow lefts, just mechanical perfection, but so ridiculously packed, even before dawn. 20. Queen's, Waikiki - not a critical wave by any means, but so much friendliness in the water, only place I've ever paddled out and came in with plans for the evening with a previous total stranger. Throw in the Duke statue and the history of Duke, Eddie, and so many other Hawaiian legends, and you can't help but think "thanks so much guys for giving us the gift of riding waves!"