SURF'S UP

Legendary Surf Towns

By , Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

Source Article: Legendary Surf Towns

Baía do Sancho beach in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. (Nina Choi)

A taco stand in Troncones, Mexico. (Dave Lauridsen)

North and south of the village center in Ericeira, Portugal, scalloped cliffs give way to white-sand beaches and consistent right-hand reef breaks. (Goncalo Fernandes Santos/4see/Redux)

The combination of relaxed European living and miles of beaches with waves for every level has lured surfers to Hossegor, France, for 20 years. (Jörg Brockmann)

Nighttime eats at Tiki Limbo, Montañita, Ecuador. (Mauricio Granados)

An iconic sign in Haleiwa, Hawaii. (Nina Choi)

The breaks attract surfers, and the setting—rain-forest-covered mountains, the Rio Barú, long stretches of beach—attracts everyone else to Dominical, Costa Rica. (Nikki McLeod)